Red River Valley Dulcimer Club

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November 2015 Newsletter

November 1, 2015

The Red River Valley Dulcimer Club will meet on November 21, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 124 Evergreen St. in Durant, Oklahoma.  Doors will open at 8:45 am for new players in MD and HD.  Classes will begin at 9 am.  If you are a beginner and would like instruction please contact Lynda Bowers at 215-622-6394 or e-mail her at   General practice time will start at 10 am.

We will break for lunch at 12, have a short business meeting and then jam as a group.  We encourage you to bring your lunch so you don’t miss any news.  This meeting will have all the reports for Winter Creek Reunion and you sure don’t want to miss that.  This is also the meeting that you can input any thoughts you may have on how things might work better.  We are always open to new ideas and consider your suggestions seriously.  Hope you can be there!!!

Winter Creek Reunion!!!!!!  What can we say but that it was another great festival!!  It’s always a big job getting it all ready but our club members and “early birds” got the job done!  Some are there weeks in advance working everyday.  We appreciate all of you.   And those big tents!!!!!!   Oh my they were just great-------------------and we didn’t have to put them up or take them down!!!!  Was looking at some pictures of WCR 2014 and the guys wrestling with that big one we used to put in the front yard.  I counted 11 men in that picture!!!  What a difference with the big tents!!  But it all still goes back to our WCR board and our club members.  We can’t thank all of you enough, especially  David and Annette Lindsey who open up their farm to us for the festival.  You are special people and so generous with your time and talents!!!  You are dearly loved by this club. 

The talent at this festival was just amazing.  Anywhere you looked you saw one of  the performers sitting with a group jamming or teaching.  The workshops were all full of people eager to learn.   Jams going on everywhere!!!  That’s what we like to see and hear.

  Food was outstanding again this year.  Jerry and Quinna Lewis made the stew this year and we fed 265 hungry folks.  Mark Klein worked his magic on the big BBQ which made for an outstanding meal with all the trimmings for 320 folks.  The RRVDC jumps in there and sets up, serves, and cleans up the shop for the nightly jam in record time.  They are outstanding folks to work with.

We could go on and on but we have hit on the highlights.  We send a big “THANK YOU” to all who helped in some way, to our performers, and to all of you who come year after year and jump right in to do anything you can to help.  We are already started on WCR for 2016 which will be our 15th year!   So mark your calendars for October 6th through 9th, 2016.  We are going to celebrate and would love for you to be there too!!!

Facebook users!!  Please share your 2015 WCR pictures.  If you would make an album and make it for public viewing, let us know and we will share on the festival page for everyone to enjoy!!  Thanks in advance.

Items left at WCR!!!!  One XL 2015 festival t-shirt in the “Wright Nice Shower”, and a piano bench that was left under the front yard tent.  If these items are yours call Lynda Bowers at 215-6226394 to claim.

RRVDC will be jamming at the Grayson County Arts & Crafts show on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  This is our regular monthly jam meeting day at Pioneer Village.   We need to set up at about 10:45AM and will be in the arena located at the back of the village.   Take the road through the village and it ends up at the arena.  So come join us. 


Old Mill Fest in Kennard, TX will be on November 6 & 7, 2015.  This festival is produced by Lloyd and April Wright.  Lots of jamming goes on with workshops available.  Concerts start at 2 pm on Friday and Saturday.  There is camping and food available.  For more information call Lloyd Wright at 936-222-8895 or April Wright at 936-222-3110.  You can also check out their web site at (link is defunct)


Alice Craig taught a fiddle workshop at WCR.  She wanted us to share her email address for any students who would like to stay in touch with her.   She could share more information and tunes with them.

That’s all the news for this month!  We hope all of you have a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

Many thanks to Teri Siddens for putting together the newsletter!

RRVDC Secretary

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