Dulcimer Fête 2018

Plans are in progress for our next dulcimer fête in March 2018. It’s going to be a great birthday party celebration. Our organization will be 20 years old and over the years we’ve played alot of music and made many of friends. It’s time to look back and remissness about our club as we celebrate the dulcimer.

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“Bon Anniversaire, Lagnaippe”

Next year, 2018, marks our 20th year as a dulcimer organization. We celebrate the successes of our group at the next fête, March 8-11, 2018. The theme is “Bon Anniversaire, Lagniappe” or “Happy Birthday, Lagniappe”. Come and celebrate a birthday party with us. “Save the Date.” We are already making plans.

As a special feature, we’re asking folks to think back to our Lagniappe beginnings, and recall most memorable moments; especially pertaining to our club. What prompted you to learn the dulcimer; how have you received joy from helping someone else learn, what Lagniappe memories do you have. We will feature these stories throughout the festival. Continue reading

Yankee Doodle Dulcimer: Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête 2017

Welcome to our music festival. “Yankee Doodle Dulcimer” is the theme of our 2017 Lagniappe Fete. Yankee Doodle comes to the bayous and swamps of Louisiana in a pirogue pulled by an alligator playing the drums, fife and dulcimer!. We will have a good time! A grand time. The planning is underway and our performers are selected.table-basket-2-img_1351_1 Continue reading

15th Annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete: Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Our Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete in March of 2016 featured a Mardi Gras extravaganza complete with a pageant and a Mardi Gras Krewe with king and queen. The plans for our celebration grew as the month’s went by. It turned out to be quite a production! Here’s what happened.Denise and Jim - 2 - Continue reading

Meet the Performers: Joe Collins

Our annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête in March brings dulcimer players from all over the country to teach workshops and perform in concert. It’s a good way for local members and dulcimer players to become introduced to new music, ideas and techniques. As always, I am impressed with the talented musicians that come join in our festival. I’d like to share some of what I learned.  Meet Joe Collins.Joe Collins - 1 - IMG_7870 Continue reading

15th Annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête Highlights

Our 15th Annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête is history. The weather was rainy, damp and humid. It didn’t dampen the spirits of the dulcimer players — the workshops and concerts, food and vendors were great. Kudo to the fête planners. Here are some of the highlights in photos.  King Millard and Queen Larie - IMG_7941We started the festival with a Mardi Gras Extravaganza and picked a new queen and king by secret ballot.

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15th Annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête – River Rat Strummers

Join the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society in March 2016 for our 15th Annual Dulcimer Festival. We have many activities planned around the theme of “River Rat Strummers.”  If you are new to the Fête, it is a good opportunity to visit our part of the country and enjoy the Cajun culture. Our co-chairpersons are hard at work planning new events, classes and activities. These are detailed further in this blog post. The dates for the Fête are March 10 – 12, 2016; ending Sunday morning, March 13, with a gospel jam.High Country Dulcimer - IMG_2706_1 Continue reading

West Baton Rouge Museum: Great Place for Dulcimer Workshops

What is Dan Delancey doing teaching a guitar class in a room full of aprons at a dulcimer festival? The West Baton Rouge Museum is perhaps “off the beaten track” but it has been very gracious in hosting many of our dulcimer and related musical instrument workshop classes.

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Joyce Bedell – Louisiana Folk Artist and Dulcimer Player

Our Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete is in full swing with many talented performers and players in attendance. Some are multi-talented. Meet Joyce Bedell, Louisiana folk artist and dulcimer player, who paints our stage backdrop almost ever year.Joyce Badells Stage Backdrop - IMG_2435

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