The Festival has come and gone for 2015, we could not have asked for better weather! Many regular attendees were missed that could not come, especially Jake. Mark your calendars for next years festival the weekend of May 6-8, 2016 which will be our 43rd annual festival.
Below are links to some of the videos that were taken of different groups during the festival.
SADA on the open stage playing Moonshine and Mountain Home: https://youtu.be/k8T5WCrmttk
Magnolia Strings at the Gazebo playing Clinch Mountain Backstep: https://youtu.be/p_x7CUBIdD0
Ric & Dawn on open stage: Pants song and Sweet Hour of Prayer: https://youtu.be/xvQLR5vWqgo
Whistle Stop Pickers at the Gazebo playing Cluck Old Hen: https://youtu.be/vLTnqZYkhDM
Southern Strings at the Gazebo playing Bonnie Blue Flag: https://youtu.be/Ur2SuhAv7Js
Shelby Strummers at the Gazebo playing the tune Bunessan: https://youtu.be/J2EZT_KKHkE
Royce & Darlene at the Gazebo playing song Wooden Heart: https://youtu.be/YALkpAjad2c
Hangmans Reel played at the Wednesday night schoolhouse jam: https://youtu.be/NMGKEwmgrZI
More videos to come, they take a while to process and upload.
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.
Small canvas bag with dulcimer embroidered on it
Fleece blanket with floral dulcimer embroidery
Faith of our Fathers CD by After Class, donated by Rob Angus who plays Hammered dulcimer on the CD.
Scarflett made and donated by Amy Parsons
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.
The SADA April-June newsletter has been added to the site. Information on our festival is here, as well as information on many festivals upcoming in the Southeast.
The festival flyer and Gazebo Schedule are on the festival page, but are also linked here:
42nd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival
Gazebo Schedule and times 2015
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.
New officers have been listed on our “About” page, pictures have been added to the 2014 Festival page, and a new dues page has been added since dues will now go to our new secretary.