Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8am to 9:00pm – Music by the Bay
Cliff, Rob, and our friend Norm Williams will all be presenting workshops on hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer. They’ll also play in the evening concert as The Dulcimer Boys joined by Anna Lisa.
This is a one day retreat filled with a variety of workshops, concert and a covered dish dinner.
In addition to the music discussions and workshops, we will also host the following:
Basketry demonstrations – Mary and Steven Carty< – throughout the day in the Dining Hall
Nature Hike with Steven Carty. Weather permitting
If there is a time period where you are not taking a class please feel free to sit under a tree or anywhere and play, grab others to join you.
4:15-5:00 pm ~ Jam in lodge (all instruments)
5:30 pm ~ Pot Luck Dinner – Shared with all – Please bring a pot luck dish.
7:00 pm ~ Concert – Joe Wills & Martin Kavanagh; The Dulcimer Boys – Norm Williams, Rob Yoder, Cliff Cole with Anna Lisa Yoder; and Jennifer & Phil Mylod
For location and more information, see lighthousecenternj.org/music-by-the-bay/
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10am to 5:00pm – Quiet Valley Harvest Festival
We’ll be playing at 11:00 on the main stage and then again at 1:45 at the Farm House. In between, we’ll be jamming with friends here and there around the farm.
Come enjoy harvest time on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills such as spinning, weaving, hay fork making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making and candle making. There will also be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, one room schoolhouse presentations, outdoor brick bake oven and much more. For more information, click below.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm – Apple Butter Frolic
Anna Lisa and Rob will be playing this fun festival with musical friends Shea and Stan Zukowski. When playing with Stan & Shea we are often known as The South Mountain String Band. This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center.
$9.00 – Adults/Youth
$2.00 – Children age 6-12
Children under 6 free
Please no pets
Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 2019 — Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival, Milford, CT
Cliff will again be attending and teaching at Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival. This annual event is held at the Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 168 South Bond Street, in Milford, Ct. For more information and directions please see www.NutmegDulcimer.com/.
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM— Sunflower Festival at the Saucon Valley Farmers Market
Cliff and Brian Pearson (TACHYONMETRY) will be playing at this fine farmers market for this special occasion. The Saucon Valley Farmers Market is located next to the Hellertown Area Library, 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown, PA 18055. For more information and directions go to www.SauconValleyFarmersMarket.com/.
Sunday July 21, 2019 from 10am to 1pm – Blueberry Festival Historic Bethlehem
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Known as the Sweetest Festival of the Summer, this weekend-long celebration allows visitors to indulge in everything blueberry!
Join us for live music, kids crafts and activities, live colonial demonstrations, and the best blueberry desserts you’ve ever had.
Adults can enjoy sampling the Lehigh Valley’s beer, mead, wine, and more in the Blueberry Brewery Tent!
Kids will have a blast with pony rides, petting zoo, Read to Dogs program, and lots of games and activities. You’ll find local vendors selling amazing food, accessories, trinkets, and more – many handmade right here in the Lehigh Valley.
Saturday July 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm – Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm presents Music in the Valley
DayBreak will be playing all day around the farm.
Music in the Valley features various groups performing traditional music at different locations on the farm. There will be a sing-a-long for the children and storytelling. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments and traditional music. Enjoy this special day of wonderful, old-fashion entertainment. The event will be held under tents, rain or shine. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30pm.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 – MAIDENCREEK OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 8:00pm – Songs For the People
A benefit concert for the immigrant children in detention centers in Texas and Florida. An evening of songs of peace, love and justice by Rolly Brown, Tachyonmetry (Cliff Cole & Brian Pearson), Jennifer Worthington, and The Throwbacks (Dwight Shumate, Anthony Viscounte, and Bob Calandra.)
$20 donation – all proceeds go to support the cause of immigrant rights through the organizations RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) and Welcoming the Stranger. Sponsored by Upper BuxMont Rising. On-line tickets can be ordered HERE.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 pm > TACHYONMETRY opening for Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks
Come out for a delightful evening of music at Patchwork, located at Perkasie Mennonite Church, 320 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie, PA. Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for adults 65 and over; students 13 and up, $6; 12 and under free. All tickets sales at door, no advanced sales or reservations. The building is wheelchair accessible. The doors open at 7:00 and performances begin at 7:30.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, March 15, 16, 17, 2019 – St. Paddy’s Weekend at McCoole’s!
Join us for dinner & Irish music — call 215-538-1776 for reservations (recommended). We’ve been playing annually for St. Paddy’s at McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn, an historic Quakertown restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere & great food for reasonable prices. This year we’ll be playing all weekend with Cliff, Rob, Anna Lisa, and (sometimes) our friend L.A. Williams. Our scheduled starting times are 6pm Friday, 5:30pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday with breaks now & then for a Celtic piper. We’ll play until our hands fall off, our strings break, or the crowd starts throwing tomatoes. This time we’ll be in the main restaurant dining area. It’s a fun time for us when we roll out all the many Irish pieces we’ve added to our repertoire over the years, from hither and yon. So “Banish Misfortune” and come grab a bit of that “luck o’ the Irish” with us if you’re able!
Saturday December 8th at 5:15 – OLD TIME CHRISTMAS
The Dulcimer Boys (Cliff and Norm Williams) will be leading an old-time carol sing on the Christmas tour at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA . Even if you miss us there, please go to any show on the December 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th featuring our wonderful musical friends.
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 – An Old-Fashioned Christmas
The Dulcimer Boys (Cliff, Rob, and Norm Williams) will be joining other folk musicians for this seasonal celebration.
Perkasie Mennonite Church and Patchwork Coffeehouse invite you to An Old-Fashioned Christmas on Sunday, December 16, at 3 pm. Music by the Tom and Betty Druckenmiller with Norm Williams; the Dulcimer Boys and the Kreider Family. Rob Yoder will lead the audience in a Christmas caroling. A prelude of holiday instrumental selections on classic guitar by Bert Coffman will begin at 2:40 pm.
A free-will offering will benefit the ministries of Perkasie Mennonite Church. You can also drop off donations of non-perishable food to be donated to Pennridge FISH, our local food pantry.
Enjoy coffee and homemade cookies with us following the concert.
Perkasie Mennonite Church is located at 320 W. Chestnut Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 – 215.257.3117
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Quiet Valley Harvest Festival
Cliff, Anna Lisa, and Rob will be playing on Sunday at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm for their Harvest Festival celebration. A bunch of us traditional musicians will be playing our music here and there around the farm. Come on out and enjoy this bucolic setting in the hills near Stroudsburg, PA,
44th Annual Harvest Festival – “Living Off the Land”
Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7, 2018. Open 10am to 5pm both days. Rain or Shine.
Admission – Adults $10; Ages 3-12 years old $5
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Apple Butter Frolic
Cliff, Anna Lisa, and Rob will be playing between 11am and 3pm at the annual Apple Butter Frolic held at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA, with parking at Indian Valley Middle School, 130 Maple Ave., Harleysville, with a shuttle to the nearby Frolic.
This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center. The Frolic is a rain or shine event! There is plenty to do undercover if we have a shower.
ADMISSION: $8.00 – Adults/Youth, $2.00 – Children age 6-12, Children under 6 free – Please no pets
FEATURES: –Pancake & Apple Sausage Breakfast (7:30-10:00 am) –Apple Foods Tent –Folk Craft Demonstrations –Delicious PA German Food –Children’s Activities –Tractor and Wagon Rides –Farming Demonstrations –Grandma’s Kitchen -18th Century Hearth Cooking
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society
Cliff, Rob, and Norm Williams, (as The Dulcimer Boys) will be presenting a concert and workshops on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and playing well together. This event is sponsored by the Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1376355469106735/)
Venue: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 910 Marne Hwy, Hainesport, NJ
Workshops: 3- 4:15 pm ($15)
Pot luck dinner 5 pm (perhaps a jam time between dinner and concert)
Concert: 7 – 8:30 ($10)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Music in the Valley
Cliff, Anna Lisa, and Rob will be playing at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm for their Music in the Valley celebration. A bunch of us traditional musicians will be playing our music here and there around the farm. Come on out and enjoy this bucolic setting in the hills near Stroudsburg, PA.
Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Maidencreek Old-time Music Festival
Rob will be presenting two workshops this year at Maidencreek. In the first, Rob and Norm Williams will introduce the student to methods of finding and singing harmony. We’ll talk a little theory and use familiar trad tunes to try out our developing skills. In the second, Rob will help students with techniques to find confidence in singing. Visit www.mcotmf.org for times and more information about the festival in Blandon, PA.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market
Cliff, Anna Lisa, and Rob will be playing at the opening day of the Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. We’ll be sharing our music between 9am and 1pm . It looks like it should be a nice Spring day for the Market.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – St. Paddy’s Day at McCoole’s
Join us for dinner & Irish music — call 215-538-1776 for reservations. We’ve been playing annually for St. Paddy’s at McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn, an historic Quakertown restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere & great food for reasonable prices. Personnel this yr. will be Cliff, Rob, Anna Lisa, Trudy, and our friend L.A. Williams. We’ll play from about 5:30 or 6:00 to 9:30 with breaks now & then for a Celtic piper. This time we’ll be in the main restaurant dining area. It’s a fun evening for us when we roll out all the Irish pieces we’ve added to our repertoire over the years, from hither and yon. So “Banish Misfortune” and come grab a bit of that “luck o’ the Irish” with us if you’re able!
McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn
4 South Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse
Hey! It’s a reunion. Cliff, Anna Lisa, and Rob will be joined by all of their now adult offspring for a concert at Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse. Trudy, Emily, Lydia, and Seth will come back from parts far and wide to join us for a great evening of folk music. We’ll play some of our old favorites as well as several new selections. It will be great to have the band back together.
Sam Edelston, mountain dulcimer virtuoso, will warm up the crowd for us.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for adults 65 and over; students 13 and up, $6; 12 and under free. All tickets sales at door, no advanced sales or reservations. The doors open at 7:00 and performances begin at 7:30.