Sunday, January 28, 2024

Day Passes are Now Available!


Celebrate a Decade of Musical Fun at the 10th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat

It's that time of the year again – the 10th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat is just around the corner! Hosted by Folkcraft Instruments, this musical celebration promises to be an unforgettable experience for dulcimer enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Set against the picturesque backdrop of The Hampton House, a 2-acre estate on the Homosassa River in Homosassa Springs, Florida, the retreat is scheduled from February 22nd to 25th, 2024.

What to Expect

Get ready for four days filled with workshops, jam sessions, and musical camaraderie featuring renowned instructors Richard Ash, Bing Futch, and Guy & Sharrie George. The retreat offers a diverse range of classes covering mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, steel drum, ukulele, Native American flute, and repertoire-building – ensuring there's something for everyone.

New this year are special instructor Deep-Dives held in the game room upstairs. These intimate sessions provide a unique opportunity to delve deeper into specific topics with the experts. Additionally, the retreat will continue its tradition of themed mimosa and margarita jams, adding a special sangria and Cheeseburgers-in-Paradise jam for opening night, creating an atmosphere that blends learning with relaxation. The grand finale will be a Saturday evening concert featuring the Manatee Orchestra as the opening act, with a chance for attendees to join in on the musical celebration.

Registration Details

To secure your spot at this milestone event, registration is essential. The retreat offers flexible options to accommodate your schedule and preferences:

  • All-Inclusive Four-Day Pass: $299

  • Two-Day Pass (Friday and Saturday): $179

  • Single-Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $99

It's important to note that the registration is limited to 65 attendees, and the slots are filling up fast. To avoid missing out on a decade of musical fun in beautiful Old Florida, make sure to register promptly.

How to Register

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Join the Celebration!

Whether you're a seasoned dulcimer player or a music enthusiast looking to broaden your horizons, the 10th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat promises an immersive and celebratory experience. Come join Richard & Aly, Bing & Jae, and Guy & Sharrie for a weekend filled with music, learning, and memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you at The Hampton House for this special musical milestone!

Camp Photo from our 9th annual retreat

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