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Hammered Dulcimers, Mountain Dulcimers, & Autoharps

What we’re about:

QUADAS is a group of good folks who are interested in learning more about playing the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and/or autoharp. We come in all different shapes and sizes and skill levels. Some of us are just starting out on one of these instruments and others of us have been playing for years, but all of us can learn from one another. We typically break up into groups based on our level and instrument with one of our more advanced players, learn some good music and playing technique, and then we all come together for a group jam session. Beginners are welcome to join us!

Where we playThe Zwingli United Church of Christ in Souderton has welcomed us to its community. QUADAS [kwah-dus] is easily accessible from Bucks County, Lehigh County, and Montgomery County in eastern Pennsylvania. We also have members from New Jersey who make the short and scenic trek across the Delaware River. You can find directions here.

When we play: We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30PM
Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be MONDAY, January 28th. We will be focusing on Irish music in preparation for a St Patrick’s Day concert at an as yet to be identified location. Below is our current playlist.

Tunes printed in bold will be played first.

  • Hammered Dulcimers: Doodler’s Reel, Friendship Waltz, Maggie Brown’s Favorite, Shepherd’s Hey, Simple Gifts/Pachelbel’s Cannon, Whistling Swans, White Choral Bells
  • Mountain Dulcimers: Child Grove, Cluck Old Hen, Elk River Blues, Old Joe Clark, Sally Ann Johnson, Scarborough Fair, Scotland the Brave
  • All: Black Nag, Blind Mary, Brian Boru’s March, Down By the Sally Garden, Fanny Powers, Irish Washer Woman, Harvest Home, Lad O’Beirne’s JIg, Liberty, Mountains of Mourne, Over the Waterfall, Paddy Whack Jig, Rakes of Mallow, Red Haired Boy,Si Bheag Si Mhor, Spotted Pony, Southwind, St Ann’s Reel, Star of the County Down, Tennessee Waltz.

Links to scores are available on the MUSIC LIST.

CLICK HERE to view Jonathan Widgins’ photos from the 9/27/2015 concert or
CLICK HERE to view Jonathan’s video compilation from the concert.