JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week celebrates the role of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer in American life with nine days of concerts, workshops and “Hands on Jonesborough” opportunities in pottery, drawing and painting May 13-21 at the McKinney Center.
Kicking off the week is Ivy Rowe, a play about the life of a spunky Appalachia woman while tying in dulcimer accompaniment 7 p.m. at the McKinney Center. Tickets are $10.
Grab a chair and head down to the Jonesborough Courthouse steps for a unique Music on the Square performance. Joe Collins, a mountain dulcimer player, plays Friday, May 19 with opener Thistle Dew, an eclectic dulcimer group.
Joe Collins leads three workshops, the first being in the morning designed for expert dulcimer players May 20. Collins teaches dulcimer basics for beginners 11 a.m. with a repeat clinic at 1:30 p.m.
Free dulcimer workshops happen throughout downtown along with “Hands on Jonesborough” opportunities in pottery, drawing and painting.
“Hands on Jonesborough” is a group of artists who invite the general public to join them in creating a piece of art work for free. “Hands on Jonesborough” began as a way for individuals to experience Jonesborough’s story through their very own hands.
For a full schedule and more information, call 423-753-1010 or visit www.Jonesborough.com.
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