FESTIVAL DATES:  April 19 - 23, 2023      PLAN AHEAD for BDF #30 !!!

Welcome to Buckeye's
venue, Recreation Unlimited
Miscellaneous Information
T-shirt design
Past Vendors
Discovery Classes
for New Players
Clawhammer Banjo
Hammered Dulcimer
Mountain Dulcimer


Friday, July 15, 2022

6:00 to 6:45 pm EDT
(Zoom doors open at 5:50)
1)  Hammered Dulcimer - Chris Steiner
2) Mountain Dulcimer - Joe Steiner, Shari Wolf

Happy Hour at 7:00
Zoom Jam at 7:30

For more information
including Zoom links, Early Bird descriptions,
Jam List for #15, PDF Tablature,

Saturday, August 13, 2022
North Central State College
Bucyrus, Ohio

If you've always wanted to play an instrument,
this is your opportunity live and in person.

Chris & Joe Steiner and Shari Wolf will be
opening that door for you .

Clawhammer Banjo (Joe)
Hammered Dulcimer (Chris)
Mountain Dulcimer (Shari)

For more information

including registration, schedule, and contact info

April 19 - April 23, 2023
Recreation Unlimited
Ashley, Ohio

This year we celebrate the 30th year of this special festival at a wonderful facility.

Join us
(Shari, Chris, Joe, Shirley, Debbie, Brian)
for a time to remember!

Refer to the LINK TOOLBAR below for
more information on the festival
including music sessions, housing, food,
instructors, schedule, concerts,
and vendors.



INFORMATION FROM:  2022       
The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival moves forward FACE-to-FACE

On Friday, March 4, most of the Buckeye TEAM met with David from Recreation Unlimited (I consider him on the Buckeye Team as well!) our venue home. 


Covid mandates have been lifted for RU's lease groups of which the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival is one. 

What does this mean for the festival?  

-- Feel free to make your choices on masking, distancing, and other previous covid protocols. 

-- At this point (early March), there will still be covid screening upon arrival.

-- Registration:  There will be no changes to what is in place.  It is still a priority to limit the ins and outs during our time at RU and the festival.  This year we are truly sorry ... No commuters, no outside vendors, no weekend or Saturday-only packages. 

-- Vendors:  We hope to see them in 2023.

-- Schedule:   Check for updates.  

-- Dining Hall:  Provisions will be made for those who want some distancing as well as for those that don't. It is so great to have the ability to provide for these needs.

-- Housing: 
     Greif House 'pod' housing (see Facebook live video);
     Residence Halls A (females only) & B (mixed) ...  extra distancing between beds will remain for several months.

For now, that's we have as we move slowly towards SPRING and to the future.  Feel free to contact me by email or phone (937-295-5253).   


The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival #29 .... FACE-to-FACE Festival

April, 2022 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival Face-to-Face will look and feel very different from previous Buckeye Dulcimer Festivals. 

See March 5 Post above regarding the latest on removal of Covid mandates and how this affects

We will be using the Greif House and Residence Hall A or B for housing.  There will be symptom screening following protocols at arrival and registration at RU on Wednesday and also when leaving on Sunday. 
 The final decision to have the festival face-to-face or not will be made no later than March 15, 2022.  

What this means for Buckeye 2022:

1)    Registrations limited to 50 participants, Package #1 only for $390.  (All four days:  Stay onsite; All meals onsite.   No commuters or vendors coming in for the weekend.

2)   Morning classes (3 hours Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning) will include Jeff Furman - mountain dulcimer headliner and Pam Bowman - hammered dulcimer headliner plus Chris & Joe Steiner and myself, Shari Wolf.  

      Morning classes ...
            -- Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate/Advanced (Jeff Furman) and Past Beginner/Early Intermediate (Joe Steiner)
            -- Hammered dulcimer Intermediate/Advanced (Pam Bowman) and Past Beginner/Early intermediate  (Chris Steiner)                  
            -- Band it!  Multi-instrument sessions with Shari Wolf

      Afternoon classes will focus on playing with a group, backup playing skills and much more.  We'll explore a variety of ways to enrich playing in a group.  It's amazing at the number of ways we can play together.

3)    As usual, the festival will concentrate on quality instruction.  This year there will be focus on individual skills and repertoire along with exploring ideas on playing together.  There will also be opportunities for other activities based on our lower attendance and ... a lot of fun!

4)    If you need to cancel or if the festival needs to cancel, you will absolutely receive a full refund. 

Questions?   Don't hesitate to call Shari at 937-295-5253 or email Shari at buckeyedulcimer@yahoo.com .



WELCOME to zoom jams, Buckeye Dulcimer Festival style.  Join Chris & Joe Steiner and Shari Wolf in jamming our favorite jam tunes from the dulcimer world, old-time music world and bluegrass world.  Music in the jams will all be traditional and from public domain. 
No copyrighted music.

These are not beginner jams, BUT beginners ... anyone is welcome to join

We'll increase speed as we play through tunes and play singing songs at singing speed.
We'll play tunes more than just a few times.  
You'll be able to hear only the three of us during the jam.  We will be muting you during the playing and unmuting
in between tunes for comments.    We hope this will help you to continue to jam even when jamming in person is not possible.  .

For Zoom sign-in information and Jam List,

Mark your calendars.  Hope to see you then!    
Buckeye Dulcimer Roadshow ... Chris, Joe, and Shari


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If you have any further questions, please call Shari at 937-295-5253.

Thanks to Ashley Ernst and the Dulcimer Players News for all she does for the Dulcimer World!

Last updated:  July 9, 2022

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