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LARRY CONGER: At Getaway.
  • LARRY CONGER: At Getaway.
The 2nd annual Little Rock Dulcimer Getaway has lined up dulcimer champs Larry Conger of Paris, Tenn., Guy George of Cleveland, Ohio, and local dulcimer masters for a two-day workshop Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Seven instructors in all will hold classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced players from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days. Registration is at 1 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Classes are $30 each day. Jams and open mic performances start after the 1 p.m. set up Thursday, Aug. 11, and will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on workshop days. Concerts will be given at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in the church sanctuary and a workshop of the whole is set for 3 p.m. Saturday. The Arkansas Dulcimer Society event will also feature classes in penny whistle and novice guitar if demand allows. Conger will teach mountain dulcimer with Linda Brockinton, Neil Gaston and Scott Odena. George will teach hammered dulcimer with Weesa Boyd and David Peterson. The church will supply meals. For more information, contact Jim Munns at jimmunns@phbcarkansas.com or Bob Bruce at robjbruce@cox-internet.com, 501-922-2797.
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