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One Year From Now!

Exactly 365 days from now, 150 folks will be gathering in Key West, Florida to meet with, jam with, listen to and learn from 15 of America's finest musicians. The general public are invited to attend workshops and concerts on the island featuring two unique instruments; the mountain dulcimer and the hammered dulcimer. Not related, but very much intertwined in the national folk music scene. Alongside these two instruments will also be guitar, steel drum, banjo, Native American flute, pennywhistle and more!

Even a year away, our 150 registered slots are nearly all taken, leaving just a handful of registrations for those who want to reserve a place for the 1st Annual Key West Dulcimer Fest, taking place January 28th-31st, 2010. Admission is $95, which includes all workshops and concerts, plus special discounts on island fun. Don't miss out on a most unique holiday excursion to a tropical paradise filled with music, friends and great times!

Pre-register now by e-mailing bingf…

Half-way there!

Nope, I'm not talking about half-way to the festival, of course. Rather, half-way to our cap of 150 registrations! If you're thinking about attending the Key West Dulcimer Fest, don't hesitate - we are at 50% for pre-registrations, which means there are only 75 slots left!

Don't be left out, don't miss the boat, drop me a line at and reserve a spot or several spots for you and your family and friends. If you have folks in your group who will not be attending workshops, let us know - we'll get a good count of those people and have activities planned for them while you're in classes.

I'll post another blog when we reach the 75% mark - just want to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Come as you are!

Key West Florida Official Tourism Website - Southernmost City in the Continental USA
Discover a city where real estate titles date back to the Kings of Spain. Stroll the palm-lined streets and discover gingerbread mansions, tin-roofed conch houses, the John Audubon House and Ernest Hemingway's home. Walk in the footsteps of Thomas Edison, Lou Gehrig, Harry Truman, and Tennessee Williams.

This is a great site that gives you a nice overview of not only Key West, but the Florida Keys in general (if you're driving, you'll visit every single one of them, each with their own colorful history and interesting attractions.)

You might want to take your time making the drive on the Overseas Highway. It's magical (and everyone else will be taking their time as well.)

How's The Weather Down Here?

Many of you who are thinking about coming down to the festival have inquired about the weather this time of year. Our latest addition to the page will help give you an idea of what to expect. The weather report to the left comes courtesy of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and is continuously updated.

This may help you to decide what to pack and what to leave at home! In January - it does get a little cooler at night, so sweaters are optional.

Here we go!

As you can see, we've got the countdown clock ticking down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the First Annual Key West Dulcimer Fest, just a little over a year away! We're all pretty excited because this will be the first ever tropical dulcimer festival and lots of folks will not only have a great time in one of the most beautiful places on earth, but many will also get a chance to visit the island of Key West for the first time.

Even better still, we've got 15 top-notch instructors on staff who will make this an unforgettable extended weekend of music, fun and fellowship!

Pre-registration has begun, which is basically just a way of reserving your place in line since we're only offering 150 registrations. Folks have been busy e-mailing for the past couple of months and those slots are filling up, so don't miss out!

In the meantime, we've added a few things to the site, so have fun looking around and whetting your appetite for the adventure that'l…