SADA festival drawing

Pictures of some of the items donated for our festival drawing on Saturday:


Carpe Dulcimer CD by Rob Angus and Denise Guillory. This also includes a book of the songs on the CD tabbed out.


DSC_0924Small canvas bag with dulcimer embroidered on it


DSC_0923Fleece blanket with floral dulcimer embroidery

DSC_0921Faith of our Fathers CD by After Class, donated by Rob Angus who plays Hammered dulcimer on the CD.


Hotels near the SADA festival

For those that don’t camp, the hotels are about 10-20 miles away as we’re in a state park.  Below is a link to hotels in the area. Note that Talledega has moved the races to the same weekend as our festival, so some of the hotels are very high priced if rooms are available. There tend to be a few more rooms available and lower prices the further you get from I-20.  I believe the motel off of I-459 exit 6 has the best prices and most availability, and is it in a very good area of town.

Link here:  Hotels

For those of you who do camp, a list of stores is at the bottom of the Hotel page.



Newsletter and article on Archie Lee

The SADA newsletter has been posted on the newsletter page, but a link is here:


Also, the Athens club has done a wonderful article about Archie Lee, who was once president of the Ala-sippi club and was a regular at SADA events. The article also discusses Mildred & Martha Jean Crain. The link is below.

July-September 2014 newsletter

The July-September 2014 newsletter has been posted on the newsletter page. The newsletters were sent out to current members the 2nd week of July.  We have had a changeover in e-mail systems, so if you did not receive yours please let one of the officers know.

Don’t forget our meetings on August 2nd & September 6th at Hueytown; at the September meeting we hold our annual elections.  Our October 4th meeting will be at Tannehill State Park for our picnic.