Dulcimers Overview

Q. So what’s the deal with those “dulcimers” you see listed under “Upcoming Events” in the Peace Lutheran calendar or Sunday service folders?

A. They’re meetings, or sessions, of a group known as the Clayville-Prairieland Dulcimer Strings or the Clayville-Prairieland Pioneer Academy of Music. The group meets twice a month in the narthex at Peace and once at Clayville Historic Site on Illinois 125 in Pleasant Plains (see schedule below). They’re what are known as “slow jams,” an informal jam session for amateur musicians who want to play acoustic stringed instruments in a moderate tempo with a friendly, relaxed group of other players. You don’t have to be a member of Peace to join us, and you don’t have to be an expert musician. We’re open to all instruments and players of all skill levels – including beginners. We charge no membership fee, and our sessions are free and open to the public.

First Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church
First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon, at Clayville Historic Site
Third Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church

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If you have a dulcimer, guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, pennywhistle, or another musical instrument you want to learn, or you haven't touched in years--or if you want to make music with other people at a steady moderate pace in a relaxed atmosphere--Springfield has two "slow jam" sessions designed for novices and beginners who want to play with other amateur musicians. They are free of charge and open to the public.
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