The Heartland Dulcimer Club is a group of musicians who enjoy playing traditional instruments. The club meets at 2:00pm on the second Monday of every month and 6:00pm on the fourth Monday of every month (excluding major holidays) at Our Place, 790 North Dixie, in Elizabethtown KY. Instruments are acoustic and include: Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer, guitar, banjo, autoharp, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, and more. The group plays a variety of music from traditional to classical.
The club started in 1994 with a small group of enthusiastic dulcimer players. During the past 25 years the HDC sponsored a weekend music festival. The highlight of the weekend was the Saturday night concert. The 2017 and 2019 concerts were featured on Kentucky Educational Television. Below is the link to view the 25 Anniversary concert from November, 2019:
Meetings: The group meets for a short meeting and jam session the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Our Place, 790 North Dixie, in Elizabethtown. The meetings are held from 2:00-4:00pm on the second Monday of the month and from 6:00-8:00pm on the fourth Monday. Meeting are open to guests. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled as needed.
New Members: Prospective members attend at least one meeting prior to making the decision to join the club. Membership forms are available at the club meetings.
Playdates: The club frequently performs for community and private events. Members are encouraged to learn the music and play for performances as they feel ready. Performance attire is required.
Dues: Initial dues are $35 and includes access to club music ($35/family). Subsequent annual dues are $20 ($20/family). Dues must be paid to the treasurer during the month of January each year. Membership is forfeited if dues are not received by January 31st.
Club Education: The club may sponsor workshops for improving skills of members throughout the year. These sessions are highly recommended for members and offered at a reduced rate or free of charge.
Privileges of Membership:
Access to the club music library
Discount on club DVD/CD's
Club rates for workshops offered by the club
Access to the "Members Only" section of the website
Performances with the group
Responsibilities of Membership:
Become familiar with club by-laws and mission statement
Attendance at club meetings, rehearsals and performances
Participation in instructional offerings
Involvement in the annual festival
Book a Performance
The Heartland Dulcimer Club members perform frequently in the Elizabethtown and surrounding area at community-sponsored events, nursing homes, private functions, etc. If interested in booking a performance, contact the club by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a written request to:
Heartland Dulcimer Club
P.O. Box 1163
Elizabethtown, KY 42702
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2022 Executive Board
President, Martha Richard
Vice-President, Lorinda Jones
Treasurer, Joan Klotz
Secretary, Carolyn Warren
Librarian, Claudia Tamplin
Program Director, Betty Grusy
Music Director, Jaime Smith
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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides American Rescue Plan funds to the Heartland Dulcimer Club with federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Heartland Dulcimer Club Performs multicultural songs at the 2016 Heartland Dulcimer Club Fest