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Central Indiana Players


Central Indiana Players

   Central Indiana group of players

Location: Central Indiana
Members: 35
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

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Comment by Rick Garrett 21 hours ago

Thank you, Sharon.  I'd love to find some folks who might be willing to do a lunchtime jam.  Since we're just getting started, we don't have much of a budget...but we can at least feed some folks :)

Comment by Sharon Day 21 hours ago

Regarding Rick's post:  If you know someone who is wanting to get started on the dulcimer, this will be a great opportunity for them.  There will be dulcimers for them to use.   We will be starting from scratch,  assuming no musical or dulcimer knowledge at all. 

Comment by Rick Garrett 23 hours ago

Hey friends!  I just wanted to let you know about Dulcimer Day in Metamora, Indiana, on November 8th.  Our own Sharon Day will be teaching a beginners workshop in the morning, there'll be a nice lunch break for you to wander around town or jam, and then John Sheckler will be teaching an intermediate/non traditional workshop in the afternoon. I'm hoping that we have enough interest to have a swap/sell/buy area, also.  Best of all?  100% free.  Let me know if you want details.  Thanks for letting me post this!

Comment by Rick Garrett yesterday

Julia, as soon as I find something out concrete, I certainly will!

Comment by Julia Poor on Friday

Thanks for the info, Rick.

Would you mind letting me know what your group might do?  I know it is early, but If I have to tab out songs, I need some time.  I'm really slow!  :)

Comment by Rick Garrett on Friday

Julie, I know we're planning some things in Metamora for the birthday, but nothing is set in stone yet.  We're actually having a meeting on Sunday to start laying plans!

Comment by Julia Poor on Friday

New Subject...

As many of you know, Indiana is going to have a big birthday in 2016.   Our county planners are working on the festivities, and our dulcimer group has been asked to play.  The planners came up with two songs for us, "Willie's Wooing" and "Mudlavia March and Two Step".

Have any of you been involved in the planning of this in your counties, and if so have you any other song ideas? 

I can use TablEdit and rewrite Willie Wooing, but the March, I think, would be better left to a band.

Thanks for any help,


Comment by Glenda Hubbard on Thursday

Welcome Rick! Sharon said it best you'll find sight extremely Valuable please visit often. Glad you found us.

Comment by Sharon Day on Thursday

Hey, Rick.  Welcome to the site.  I just happen to be moderator of the Central Indana branch of the website.  This particular branch is not extremely active much of the time, but is great for making some Indiana contacts and promoting local dulcimer events.   You'll find many other forums here on Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer which can prove to be extremely valuable.  Lots of folks with expert answers to all your question.  I can spend an entire evening just reading through many of the forums, then find myself pulling out the dulcimer and trying what they are discussing.   Yes, this site is a real treasure.  Glad you found us.

Comment by Rick Garrett on Thursday

HI all!  I'm new here.  I think a few of you know me in real life already, but I had no idea about this site!


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