Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering & Dulcimoon
A member of Intersection for the Arts
The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering & Dulcimoon are online music festivals focusing on classes & performances with mountain & hammer dulcimers.
The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering is a virtual music festival spanning 3 days, providing quality music education on the dulcimer. Nationally-renowned mountain & hammer dulcimer teachers join local favorites to teach two full days of classes. With a focus on community, participants join a casual teacher meet-and-greet, participate in an online brown-bag lunch time, and end the day in a playing circle for all. Evening concerts provide 20-40 minute sets where our teaching artists get to shine. We welcome all musicians, from complete beginner to advanced player.
Dulcimoon is a woman-led virtual dulcimer festival where all are welcome. It's format is similar to the Berkeley Dulcimer gathering. We are shining a light on the women of the dulcimer community – as musicians, as teachers, as tech-savvy event producers. Dulcimoon strives to create a community culture fostering collective exploration & personal expression, encouraging possibilities in a supportive & cooperative learning environment, with leaders who allow for play. Children of participants are invited to daily events.