Hocking Valley Dulcimer Friends

Athens County Ohio and vicinity.

For more information please contact Charlotte Pedigo at (740) 797-4060 or cpjans@frontier.com

Our regular group's 10-year celebration, 22 October 2011
(The four original members and most of the rest of us.)


Hocking Valley Dulcimer Friends (HVDF) began in the Fall of 2001 when two of Joe Zsigray's pupils, Marlene Reinhart and Charlotte Pedigo, came together to learn more of the craft of playing the mountain dulcimer. Charlotte had been taking lessons from master player, Linda Sigismondi. By Spring of 2002 four others had joined the group (Becky Peerey, Kasie Ruth, Molly Gurien, and Theresa Hosack). The decision was made to establish a dulcimer club and "Hocking Valley Dulcimer Friends" became the official name of the club that summer. Currently we have 12 members in the regular class.

What we are about:

While our main interest is to learn Appalachian, old-time fiddle, folk, Celtic, and gospel music, and to play and fellowship together, we also enjoy sharing our music with others. Occasionally HVDF performs at nursing homes, churches and socials. Some of our members also play other instruments such as fiddle, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, autoharp, and guitar. We encourage any traditional instruments and invite anyone to come and join us and play and sing along.


All beginners have advanced to the regular class, so no beginners class is currently meeting, but we are open to the idea of starting a new one.

The regular intermediate/advanced class meets every other Monday from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Albany Senior Center (the old grade school, around back). (Please see calendar.)

For more information about these classes please call Charlotte Pedigo at (740) 797-4060 or email cpjans@frontier.com .



Regular Monday Class

2 January 2017

16 January 2017

30 January 2017

13 February 2017

27 February 2017

13 March 2017

27 March 2017

10 April 2017

24 April 2017

Play Dates

(Currently no dates scheduled,
stay tuned.)

Play Dates


Dulcimer Player News (Quarterly Magazine)

Everything Dulcimers (All kinds of useful information for the dulcimer enthusiast.)

Prussia Valley Dulcimers (Gary Sager's shop in Waverly.)

Wikipedia - 'Appalachian dulcimer' (Also called mountain dulcimer or lap dulcimer.)

Music Samples:

Amazing Grace, Jackson, Ohio (mp3; 2.3mb)

Rosin The Bow, The Plains, Ohio (mp3; 1.3mb)

Red River Valley, Athens, Ohio (mp3; 1.8mb)

updated 2 December 2016