Dulcimer Jambalaya

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In Cajun Louisiana culture, “jambalaya” is a flavorful rice dish with a little zesty seasoning, a little meat and a little vegetable all mixed and cooked together in a pot. The flavors blend together and the end result is delicious concoction.

So, Dulcimer Jambalaya is a potpourri of information about the dulcimer: how to play the dulcimer, dulcimer tunings, songs and tablature and musings about my experiences with the dulcimer. I’ve played and explored the dulcimer for a long time and have alot to share; perhaps you’ll learn something new here!.

Dulcimer Jambalaya represents my own ideas about the dulcimer; and is not intended to represent the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. However, I’m the 2018 Festival Co-Chairman this year and have included information about the 2018 fête for your interest and convenience. Activities and events planned for the fête are shared here as well as the schedule and forms to download.

The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society is an organization of dulcimer enthusiasts in the greater Baton Rouge area. We meet weekly to jam with the dulcimer, learn new music and plan activities.Here’s the official club page:  http://www.lagniappedulcimerbr.org/

Our primary activity is to share the music that we learn and play on the mountain dulcimer. We give performances to many local organizations including church groups, civic organizations, schools and retirement centers. We meet twice a month to jam at the farmer’s market in downtown Baton Rouge. We host an annual dulcimer festival of workshops, performances, jams in March each year. Visit our WEB site for a calendar of performances planned.


    1. Hello, Yes, you can purchase dulcimers on-line. One source is Elderly Instruments. Also, there are many dulcimer dealers that have one-line stores and dulcimer makers, too, such as McSpadden. Locally, several vendors are coming to our Dulcimer Festival here in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area, March 10-11. You can see and try out the dulcimers this way.


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