Our Faculty

Melanie Johnston

Mountain Dulcimer, Faculty

Laurie Alsobrook

Mountain Dulcimer, Faculty

Karen Alley

Hammer Dulcimer

Sarah Kate Morgan

Mountain Dulcimer, Happiness Liaison

Erin Mae

Standard & Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer, Technical Director

Judy House

Mountain dulcimer, Education Director

DJ Hamouris

Standard & Baritone Mountain Dulcimer, Executive Director

Karen Mueller

Featured Teaching Artist, Mountain Dulcimer

Tina Bergmann

Featured Teaching Artist, Hammer Dulcimer


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ABOUT Dulcimoon

Dulcimoon is a woman-led virtual dulcimer festival where all are welcome. We are shining a light on the women of the dulcimer community – as musicians, as teachers, as 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.

Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering is the Producer of Dulcimoon Festival and a member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts nonprofit that provides people working in arts and culture with fiscal sponsorship and resources to grow.

A Jean Ritchie Christmas Card

A Special Presentation by Aubrey Atwater

Saturday, 12/10/22,  4pm PST/ 5pm MST/ 6pm CDT/ 7pm EST
FREE with Zoom registration*

Join Aubrey in celebrating the 100th birthday of the late, great Jean Ritchie. When Aubrey drove to Hindman, Kentucky in 1992 to meet Jean, she never imagined they would become longtime friends and collaborators and that she would research Jean’s life and music for decades.
Jean Ritchie, the person primarily credited with introducing the mountain dulcimer to the wider music world in the mid-20th century, was a fascinating singer and curator of her eastern Kentucky family songs. She was also a beautiful songwriter, author, performer, scholar, and activist.

Aubrey will share personal stories and a brief timeline of Jean’s long career, and demonstrate some of Jean’s tunings and songs as well as her unique method of using the dulcimer as a harmony voice. Live performance, video and audio clips, photos, and a Q & A will all be part of the program.

Join us for this glimpse into the world of one of America’s most fascinating folk singers and mountain dulcimer players!

*You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 10, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register HERE in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This presentation is a gift from the Dulcimoon Virtual Dulcimer Festival to the dulcimer community. There is no fee to attend or participate. If you would like to make a donation to our scholarship fund, please do so through our fiscal sponsor, here: DONATE HERE

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Event Dates

January 13 – 15, 2023


Online Everywhere via Zoom!



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