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Pictures from the Key West Dulcimer Gathering 2012

A selection of photos from the 2012 Key West Dulcimer Gathering

Sunrise off of Smathers Beach

Jae Futch and JT Taylor meet Captain Jack Sparrow

Our group gathers for a Cuban meal at El Meson de Pepe in Mallory Square

Cuban cookout at Casa Cabanas (say that five times fast!)

Jamming at Casa Cabanas

Cuban cookout at Casa Cabanas

Cuban cookout at Casa Cabanas

Robert Force and George Cabanas

Gary Zimmerman, Robert Force and Scott Snyder

Smathers Beach

The Ride of Your Life

Dining at the Conch Flyer after a nice biplane flight!

Conch Flyer Restaurant

Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor

Robert Force at Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Dr. Dan and Sheri Cabanas on Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach

Schooner Wharf

Half Shell Raw Bar

Jae Futch, JT Taylor and Dr. Dan at Half Shell Raw Bar

Looks like a great time, huh?  Think about coming down to join us for this event!  No registration fee - just show up and pay for your workshops/private lessons directly to your instructors.  Donations accepted for the Cuban cookout.  Hope to see you there!

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We had a BLAST at this year's Gathering and are already making plans for 2014!  Thanks to everyone who joined us - we hope you think back on these few days and smile at the memories.  Plan on joining us again next January!

2013 Key West Dulcimer Gathering - 1/24 - 1/27

The 2013 Key West Dulcimer Gathering will take place January 24th - 27th at Casa Cabanas (2510 Harris Ave.) in Key West, Florida!  The low-key nature (pun fully intended) of the 2012 event worked so well that we've decided to stick with that formula; whoever shows up, shows up and will be welcomed with music, fun, great food and the beauty of wintertime in the sub-tropics of the United States.

No registration fee is required and with the workshops on mountain dulcimer, Native American flute and ukulele (perhaps even guitar), you simply pay as you go.  Or nap on the deck.  Or go snorkeling - it's all your call.

The dynamic duo of Butch Ross and Bing Futch will be on staff and ready to help you learn as you have fun - or is that have fun as you learn?  Either way, it's going to be a good time as we enjoy lots of jamming, an honest-to-goodness Cuban cookout, some sightseeing and whatever else may come into play;  this is Key West after all.

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The Key West Dulcimer Gathering is just around the corner and we're starting to get excited about spending four lovely days in the place that you see in the picture above.  (That's Smathers Beach, by the way, and we'll head over there at least once.)

There's no registration fee - merely point your GPS to 2510 Harris Ave in Key West and plan on showing up sometime on Thursday, January 24th.  Nothing is planned yet - that's completely up to those who arrive!  Butch Ross and myself will be on hand to lead jams, offer private lessons and see who's interested in what.  Once we have a consensus, we'll know what kinds of workshops to put together and when to offer them.

Now, if you don't have a place to stay yet, contact Sheri Cabanas at Conch Republic Concierge (305) 294-6019.

Other than that - prepare to have a blast in the tropics!  If you're joining us later than the 24th, text or call me at (407) 342-1447 and I'll let you know where we're at if …