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  • See Posts section below for the latest news, activities that might be of interest even though not featuring hammered dulcimer, and general music-related tidbits.  The detailed information that had been placed on the Concerts, Workshops and Classes pages are being transitioned over to this page's Posts, to be completed by the end of the year.
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  • Hammered dulcimer and plein air painting camp in Ireland, June 11-20, 2015, see more information on the Classes/Workshops page.

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  • Donation to Fairfax Library Foundation.  The Fairfax libraries have offered us very nice space for our jams at no cost for many years.  In 2013 we collected donations totaling $80 to send to this Foundation which provides assistance to the libraries.  Thanks to all those who contributed.  If you missed this opportunity, you may donate directly to them using the choices on their website,  See their thank you letter.
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  • Web Site Updates: Notification by Email.  A list has been developed of musicians and listeners who want to be emailed when the site is updated each month.  To get your name on the list, send an email to Hilary with the subject of "Add Me for HD email."  Use the subject "Remove Me from HD email list" to be taken off.  REMINDER:  If you were on the list, but Hilary's email to you bounces, you'll have to resubmit your email address as she then has no way to contact you!
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Martin Family band

posted Aug 13, 2015, 6:13 PM by Eleanor Holsopple

 The Martin Family Band (with Jeanean on HD) will perform at the  Colonial Market and Fair   from 9am - 5pm on both Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.  Location:  George Washington's Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121(703) 780-2000.

Kolodners and friends in concert 8-23, 7 pm

posted Aug 7, 2015, 3:20 PM by Eleanor Holsopple



Join us for our annual outdoor summer evening of old-time and original music.  Suggested donation: $23 advance; $25 door; $12 under 15 years old, under 5 free.


Location: Backyard of 3806 Fenchurch Rd, Baltimore MD 21218



Or by credit card over the phone at 410-746-8387 or via the mail (Ken Kolodner, 3806 Fenchurch Rd., Baltimore MD 21218)  


Featuring Ken (fiddle, hammered dulcimer) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals) with Alex Lacquement (bass and banjo) and guests Richie Stearns (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Rosie Newton (fiddle, vocals). Richie and Rosie are two of the most captivating and talented old-time musicians anywhere!

Jam following the concert!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and something to drink/eat. Watermelon will be served!!

Rain location: Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210  Call 410-746-8387 or go to the website for an update 

New CD from Maggie's Music

posted Aug 4, 2015, 1:17 PM by Eleanor Holsopple   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 1:18 PM ]

Maggie’ Music announces Cold Frosty Morn at West River ( Maggie Sansone, Andrea Hoag, Sharon Knowles and Patrick Egan) -  a new CD for fall/holiday season 2015 and concerts..

Celebrate new CD- ,visit the website: hear audio samples too: /

Workshops with Maggie Sansone (Annapolis, MD)

posted Aug 4, 2015, 10:49 AM by Eleanor Holsopple

Karen Ashbrook at World Cimbalom Congress

posted May 26, 2015, 8:18 PM by Eleanor Holsopple   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 10:43 AM ]

Here I am playing it at the World Cimbalom Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in October 2013:
Happy hammering!
Karen Ashbrook

Maggie Music - Artists - Performance Schedule

posted May 10, 2015, 9:25 AM by Eleanor Holsopple   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 10:48 AM ]

For all Maggie's Music Artists Performance Schedules, click on the Calendar Link below:

Receive notifications when new Posts are added

posted May 9, 2015, 9:01 PM by Eleanor Holsopple

You will need an RSS feed reader to receive them when you subscribe to Posts (see above).  Insert this URL in your reader:  This will enable you to keep current on concerts and classes offered by your favorite local HD players as I post the notices they send to me.  Ellie

News from Jody Marshall

posted Apr 7, 2015, 6:56 PM by Eleanor Holsopple   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 10:53 AM ]

Join Jody on the last Sunday of each month as she plays for the Celtic Communion service at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, Va. This meditative service is a relaxing way to end the busy weekend and get in a peaceful state of mind for the coming week. Service starts at 6:00 pm and is held in the chapel at Trinity Methodist, located at 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd. in McLean. All are welcome! 

Classes and Concert - Karen Ashbrook

posted Apr 6, 2015, 2:53 PM by Eleanor Holsopple   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 10:51 AM ]

None currently scheduled.  Karen may still be abroad.

Performance Schedule: Ken Kolodner

posted Feb 10, 2015, 9:38 PM by Eleanor Holsopple   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 10:54 AM ]

Local Performance and Workshop Schedule:

Fri, Aug 28, 2015: Alexandria, VA 

Ken & Brad with Alex Lacquement in Concert, Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, 7:30-8:30 p.m.  

Sept-Oct Annual Sandbridge Retreat -- See separate 

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