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Dulcimer Day in Duluth traditional music festival — May 7

Saturday, May 7, is the tenth year for the Dulcimer Day in Duluth festival. There will be a concert at 1 pm and 7 pm at the Coppertop Church with top dulcimer performers from NC, IN and KS. There will also be 20 classes throughout the day on mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele, shapenote singing, music theory, needlefelting, backup guitar and how to jam. Local craft and instrument vendors will be there 10-4 p.m. For more info, go to DulcimersInDuluth.com/.

You’ll hear Cajun music, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley tunes, and good ol’ traditional music on the dulcimers.

May 1 – Dulcimer Day in Duluth

Master dulcimer performer/instructors will be in Duluth Saturday, May 1. Concerts at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Instrument vendors and local crafters 10 to 4 p.m. 20 classes held starting at 9 a.m. with assorted traditional folk instruments: dulcimers, autoharp, banjo, and bowed psaltry. Workshops to dye a scarf and make a whistle. Lunch will be for sale by Community Action Duluth to raise funds for their Circles of Support group. Class schedule at www.DulcimersInDuluth.com. This is the 9th year for this fair.

Treasures of the Earth Green Art Fair – March 27

Early notice about a neat marketplace that will be setup with over 25 local artists selling their creations made out of natural materials or recycled materials. Also, Peace Puppets will share enviro tips and tunes.

The event will be held at the Unitarian Church, 835 W. College St. on the last Saturday of March, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fair is coordinated by wendyupnorth.com. Check the website for other fairs including Dulcimer Day in Duluth folk music festival May 1 – the Spirit of Music, and Woman-Made: Marvelous Things made by Northland Women – July 24 at the College of St. Scholastica.

Woman-Made is now open to local female artists. Please inquire. The jewelry and pottery categories are filled.