Joe Collin’s Schedule for Workshops & Concert

We are excited that Joe Collins, folk musician and accomplished mountain dulcimer player is visiting Baton Rouge on Sept 23 and 24, 2022 to put on workshops and a concert. Joe’s dulcimer arrangements are some of our society’s favorites; Joe is an entertaining and masterful performer. You won’t want to miss this event. All skill levels of dulcimer players are encouraged to attend.


Workshop Descriptions & Schedule

FRIDAY  September 23, 2022

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm  Workshop 1 – Focusing on Basic Chords (multi-level players) A workshop on playing in DAd out of major chords.  Includes exercises and songs to improve one’s ability to change chords efficiently.

3: 15 pm – 4:30 pm  Workshop 2 – Classic Hymns for the Mountain Dulcimer – Volume 7 Well known hymns for the mountain dulcimer. We’ll focus on upbeat gospel tunes like “When the Morning Come,” “Gospel Plow,” “Bringing in the Sheaves,” and others. Great tunes to play in church with the traditional dulcimer sound.

Supper – on your own

7:00 pm    Concert by Joe Collins — Open to public and free of charge

SATURDAY September 24, 2022

8:30 am – 9:45 am Workshop 3 – From Bum-Ditty to Rock-n-Roll Get ready to ROCK! This is a workshop for strumming/picking hand technique with a flat pick.  We’ll use combinations of strumming and picking to play different rhythms, including some outside the norm for mountain dulcimers.

10:15 am – 11:45 am Workshop 4 – Dulcimer Christmas in DAC A repertoire workshop of Christmas tunes. Participants will play several songs in the DAc tuning and learn about some basic chord structures in that tuning. Songs include “I Wonder as I Wander,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and four others. While all the songs provided will probably not be covered during the workshop, participants will develop skills to help them play the rest on their own.

Workshops are of no charge to currently active and dues paid members of Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. Contact Helen Bankstion: text or call 225-953-1382 to register for the event.

Event Location:

Shadowbrook Clubhouse 
2601 Shadowbrook Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

 (Just off of Jones Creek and S. Harrel’s Ferry Rd.)