The Maryville Area Dulcimer Club (MADC) will perform on Monday, November 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Gallery of Blount County Public Library.
MADC members will play a variety of tunes including waltzes, selections of bluegrass, gospel, patriotic and even classical music.
Highlights of the program will include banjammer specials, as well as a Wild West Waltz, hammered dulcimer solo and audience sing-alongs.
Members primarily play the mountain dulcimer; however just about any instrument is welcomed. Individuals in the club membership have been known to play banjammers, hammered dulcimers, violins, guitars, mandolins, autoharps, and bass fiddles.
With a blend of men and women of varied ages, walks of life and skill levels, the club continues to be a gathering of Maryville area people who enjoy playing and jamming in addition to sharing the love of music with the community.
MADC welcomes anyone with a willing heart and love of music into its membership. There is no requirement for reading music when one plays the mountain dulcimer. Mature children are also welcome as long as a parent or responsible adult accompanies them at the meeting. For raw beginners, the club provides informal mentoring and refers them to area instructors.
Playlist for November 7 concert:
Medley: Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, Grey Cat on a Tennessee Farm, Spotted Pony Medley
A Little Bit of Jenny’s Waltz
Turkey in the Straw
Be Still My Soul
Give Me the Roses/Midnight on the Water Medley
Shortnin’ Bread/Whiskey Before Breakfast Medley
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Squirrel Heads and Gravy
Nearer My God to Thee
Come by the Hills
The Wild Mountain Thyme
Wild West People:
Audience Sing Along:
My Country Tis of Thee
Sweet By and By
Take Me out to the Ballgame
Hammered Dulcimer Solo:
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Minuet in G
Various members of the club or the club as a whole have put on concerts for community festivals and clubs, nursing and assisted living homes and church gatherings.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the website at www.blounttn.org/197.