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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 9:00PM
Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be MONDAY, December 10th. We will be playing mainly Christmas music from the music list. Well pick up on the tunes below at our first January meeting

Tunes printed in bold will be played first.

  • Hammered Dulcimers: Doodler’s Reel, Friendship Waltz, Harvest Home, 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: Arkansas Traveler, Ash Grove, Ashokan FarewellAway in the Manger (both), Bay of Fundy, Black Mountain Rag, Blind Mary, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Brian Boru’s March, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Come By the Hills, Down By the Sally Garden, Fanny Powers, Flop Eared Mule, Flowers of Edinburgh, Frosty the Snowman, Going Home, The Hundred Pipers, Hyfrydol, I’ll Fly Away, Josephine’s Waltz, LibertyLullaby for Ruthie, Mississippi Sawyer, Mountains of Mourne, Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre, Off to California, Over the Waterfall, Paddy Whack Jig, Redwing, Rudolph the Red etc, Santa Cause is Comin’ to Town, Si Bheag Si Mhor, Simple Gifts, Soldier’s Joy, Spotted Pony, Southwind, St Ann’s Reel,

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.