A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO actress, Rachel Rogers & the KY Humanities Council for the outstanding presentation of Jean Ritchie, Damsel with a Dulcimer hosted by the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers on September 20, 2018. In case you missed it, and would like to learn more about this unique and well-portrayed presentation of Jean Ritchie, Damsel with a Dulcimer, please click on the link above!
THANK YOU, JOE COLLINS, 2007 Mountain Dulcimer Champion for an AWESOME WORKSHOP ON JULY 14th!
THE HILLS OF KENTUCKY DULCIMER CLUB enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones at the ohio valley gathering 2018 on March 23rd - 25th in Lexington, Kentucky.
the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club celebrated our first 25 years as a club on June 15, 2017 at ST. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Cincinnati
Beginning with founding member and our first HOKD President, Sharon Eggemeier, followed by founding member, Mal Cobb, each of the remaining presidents shared a few memories of the club and performed a song or two in celebration of the twenty five years HOKD has been educating and entertaining those in our communities with the sweet sounds of the Appalachian dulcimer and other traditional instruments that compliment it.
What a special night it was when 105 members and guests joined in to commemorate 25 years as a club. Our theme for the night was "How Sweet the Sound." After a delicious supper, Emcee Don McCoy shared bits of HOKD's history from 1992 until the present. Two founding members, Sharon Eggemeier (HOKD's 1st President) and Mal Cobb were the first to perform as part of the night's program. Nine of HOKD's other presidents performed after them. THANKS to all who helped make this night such a special one! Be sure to check out pictures from the event in our GALLERIES! (Thanks to our awesome photographer, Patty Jump for capturing so many special moments and friendships. Pictured above 1st Row: Sharon Eggemeier; 2nd Row: Judy Munninghoff, Janet Lucas, Judy Durham, Betty Stoeckel; 3rd Row: Dan Hamilton, Mal Cobb, Dana Gruber, Patty Smith, Gail Michalack, and Dinah Shelley. (3 past presidents who were not able to make the celebration were Tom Depenbrock, Nancy Trokan, and Steve Fitzsimmons.)
The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club
Special Recognition: Education
On March 30th Behringer-Crawford Museum honored outstanding local individuals and groups for their significant accomplishments in the areas of history, education and community service at an awards dinner and gala emceed by Local 12 newscaster, John Lomax. Among those honored was The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club for its community service in the area of education. To learn more about this award and event, click on this link, Behringer-Crawford Museum and enter 2 headed calf award in the search box.
Special Note for the colder months of the year:
HoKD meetings and classes will be cancelled whenever Kenton County Schools are closed due to weather conditions.
Dulcimer pictured above taken by Elaine Caldwell while visiting Mountain View, Arkansas.