Thursday, January 31, 2019

Have You Registered Yet? We're Getting Close!



Registration is STILL OPEN for the 7th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat - February 21st - 24th, 2019 in Homosassa, Florida! You can register for $159 per person to the top right of this page. Workshop descriptions and schedules are listed here as well.

For those going with us on the Royal Caribbean vessel Enchantment of the Seas for another Castaway Music Cruise, which will depart right after the retreat on February 25th from Port Canaveral and return from Nassau, Bahamas and Coco Cay on Friday, March 1st,  be sure to register for workshops aboard the ship if you haven't already.

There will be a number of workshops available for mountain dulcimer, ukulele and pennywhistle along with jams, flash mobs and more!  If you're a registered retreat attendee, the cost per person is $79 while $129 is the fee for those just doing the cruise.  Use the drop-down menu for payment options.



2019 Castaway Music Cruise



Check out some of the fun from last year's retreat and cruise in this special episode of "Dulcimerica"!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

T-Shirts and IMPORTANT Cruise Dining Info!



T-shirts are now available to order online, for both our Retreat and the cruise!  Go to www.islandguymusic.com and scroll down to order!   We'll have them for you at the retreat or the first jam night of sailing! 

Shown above is the 2019 Cruise T Shirt - 100% cotton tee - design on front only.   If you would like to order and have it for you, click here:  We will not be ordering extra T shirts.  If you would like one, but don't wish to order online, contact Sharrie by phone or txt and she will take care of that for you!  Sharrie's number: 440-478-1302.  If you need a size small or XXXL, email Guy @ hdggeorge@aol.com for those. Make sure he confirms your order.   Our online store is too limited......

We also NEED to know if you wish to sit for dining at a table with specific people for our dinner time.  This only applies for the first night, as we will be able to move about within our group after that, but if you would like to be near a friend or cabin-mate, please reply to this email, or call or text Sharrie at 440-478-1302!  We must return this by Jan 18th, so there isn't much time to get requests done.  We appreciate hearing from you ASAP!  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2019 Retreat Schedule

Thursday

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Absolute Beginning Ukulele - Sharrie
9:45 am - 10:45 am - Beginner Pennywhistle - Guy
11 am - 12 pm - Fresh Strings For The Festival - Richard
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Manatee Orchestra - Mountain Dulcimers - Bing
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - Manatee Orchestra - Hammered Dulcimer & Pennywhistle - Guy
3 pm - 4 pm - Manatee Orchestra - Ukulele - Sharrie
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Beginner Mountain Dulcimer - Richard

Friday


8:30 am - 9:30 am -  Reading Rhythms/Strum Patterns - Richard
9:45 am - 10:45 am - Learn Easier, Practice Smarter, Get Ready To Jam - Guy
11 am - 12 pm - Chord Melody Style - Bing
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Ukulele Strum Magic - Sharrie
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - The Magical Harmonies of DAA - Richard
3 pm - 4 pm - Rockin’ The 1+ and 8+ Frets - Bing
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Uncharted Gospel & Folk Territory - Guy



Saturday


8:30 am - 9:30 am - Get That Island Feel - Guy & Sharrie
9:45 am - 10:45 am - Learning Native American Flute - Bing
11 am - 12 pm - Play The Melody - Sharrie
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Performance Gear AMA - Bing
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - Retuning Your Dulcimer - Richard
3 pm - 4 pm - Manatee Orchestra Rehearsal

The Manatee Orchestra will open up the Saturday evening concert at 7 pm

Sunday


8:30 am - 9:30 am - Sunday Morning Coming Down - Bing
9:45 am - 10:45 am - Celtic Music For HD and UKE - Guy & Sharrie
11 am - 12 pm - Murder Ballads - Richard