2012 Indiana Dulcimer Festival recap (Posted by Richard Ash on 8/15/2012)
On July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 Folkcraft Instruments hosted the third annual Indiana Dulcimer Festival. We had a slew of top-tier instructors - Bing Futch, Steve Seifert, Lois Hornbostel, Butch Ross, Dave Haas, Sue Carpenter, and Tull Glazener.
Most of our guests were repeat attendees. No big storms this year (and IDF first!). IDF 2012 was the first to utilize the nearly-complete concert hall. Here are a few photos that might jog a memory or two:
Tull Glazener on stage
Dave Haas on stage (with the overhead projector showing the audience how he does what he does)
Steve (Stephen) Seifert on stage
Ehukai Teves and Lois Hornbostel on stage
Bing Futch showing off a new resonator dulcimer
Steve Seifert on stage
Sue Carpenter on stage
Butch Ross, Steve Seifert, Bing Futch, and Ehukai Teves hamming it up for the red carpet camera
Several guests having their photos taken
Dave Haas, Sue Carpenter, and Richard Ash
Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves
Richard emcee-ing at a concert
Lois Hornbostel on stage
Steve Seifert teaching a class in the wood storage area
Lois Hornbostel on stage
Butch Ross teaches a very small class
Dinner time (ravenous dulcimer players are gathering around the buffet table like wolves might gather around the carcass of an antelope - dulcimer players are more civilized than wolves, but after a long day of classes, they're just as hungry)
Chatting with friends while polishing off lunch
New for IDF2012 was our "official unofficial" jam leader. Mary Jane Cookingham did a marvelous job organizing after-hours jams and making sure there was plenty of food to keep the music going well into the night.
At least one audience member was enthralled with the dulcimer, and decided to start learning how to play right away.
Richard performs on the open mic concert
Thank you to all of our instructors and guests for IDF2012. We're already looking forward to IDF2013 - July 13, 2013 and July 14, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday).
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