Annual Dulcimer U Winter Weekend coming up at Lake Junaluska

More than 50 hours of instruction will be offered on two types of dulcimers and other instruments during the annual Dulcimer U Winter Weekend set for Thursday, Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska.

Larry Conger

All classes, concerts, jam sessions, vendor area and meals will be held inside the hotel. Instruction will be provided on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele and guitar.

“Mix and match any classes you wish to attend. There will be something offered each hour for all skill levels,” said Bobby Hensley, WCU’s associate director of continuing education.

Evening activities will include staff performances and a music sharing session for participants. Featured instructors include Larry Conger (Dulcimer U director), Elaine Conger, Judy House, Laurie Alsobrook, Joe Collins, Stephen Humphries, Jim Miller, Guy George and Sherrie George.

Miller also will lead jam sessions throughout the weekend.

The deadline for the early registration fee of $169 has been extended to Friday, Dec. 21. After that date, registration will be $199. For more information, visit dulcimeru.wcu.edu or call 828-227-7397.