West Virginia
Holiday Dulcimer Playing
Immerse yourself in the holiday traditions of Appalachia and learn to play the mountain dulcimer, enjoying expert instruction on holiday songs, Old World carols and regional favorites.
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Program No. 18068RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
Ripley, WV
Ripley, WV
Ripley, WV
Ripley, WV
Ripley, WV
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At a Glance

For mountain (lap) dulcimer players, novice and up. We'll explore traditional Appalachian holiday tunes, Old World carols and old favorites while mainly in DAD tuning. If you wish, please bring capo, music stand and recording device.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Share in the joy of the holidays with other dulcimer players like you.
  • Experience the magic of Cedar Lakes Holiday Winterfest Celebration!
  • Enjoy full campus lighting, musical events and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Tish Westman
In 1990, Tish Westman moved to West Virginia with her husband Greg, leaving behind their careers to find a more relaxed lifestyle. Tish discovered the music of the Bowed Psaltrey, while traveling and working at craft festivals, and began building them shortly thereafter. In July of 2001, Tamarack invited Tish and Greg to become their resident wood workers and build Bowed Psaltries on site. Today, Tish teaches music workshops and has released a CD of Bowed Psaltrey music.
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