Down a dusty, wash boarded, gravel and dirt road in Southeastern Oklahoma, you will find the Winter Creek Reunion taking place each October. A festival of dulcimer and acoustic music. Professionals and amateurs, young and old, are all welcome.
A production of the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club and David’s Dulcimers, it takes place on a working farm.
Folks from around the Country attend, filling the RV section of the festival grounds.
We found ourselves destined to an overflow area with ten or twelve other rigs. Actually liked our location better as we had shade trees scattered around. As it was the location for earlier festivals, we had water and electric available.
Musicians are a trusting bunch. You find instruments laying around everywhere.
Lessons under tents and trees, along with sheds and shops.
You could learn dulcimers and steel drums, Sacred Harp singing, and much more.
There were vendors,
with any instrument you wanted to learn, or improve your ability on.
Plenty of fine food was prepared for supper each night. Peeling potatoes even became fun when being serenaded by an impromptu jam session.
And If playing with a group isn’t your thing, just get yourself a bucket and a friend.
Quite a week enjoying good friends and great music. The evening concerts by the instructors and other more talented folks started at 7 PM, and lasted till 10 or so.
The after concert jam sessions lasted till the wee hours of the morning, or so I’m told.
Just wish I could play something.