For more than 40 years, members of the Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society (GPDS) have been getting together to play and share traditional and folk music, and music of the British Isles.

GPDS welcomes:
• All acoustic instruments, including fiddles, guitars, banjos, ukuleles, folk harps, and - of course - our namesake mountain and hammered dulcimers.
Players of all ages and skill levels.

GPDS offers a variety of activities:
• Monthly business/program meetings
• Practice groups for all skill levels
• Jams
• Workshops/concerts by visiting artists

GPDS is configured into three groups:
• The Confidence Clinic group provides the mountain dulcimer player an opportunity to play a variety of tunes at a slower, more relaxed pace.
• The Mountain Dulcimer Only group is an ensemble where members play in parts, and the mountain dulcimer can always be heard. Dulcimers in mixed tunings, banjammers, baritones, and bass dulcimers are all welcome.
• The Performance group presents club music at area venues using a variety of acoustic instruments. All members are welcome to perform. The group also interacts with the audience discussing the club, music and instruments.

(Alien Dulcimer player from Fall 1981 Dulcimer Players News.)


GPDS meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, September to June. Please consult our Calendar for the current meeting schedule and any changes.

Meetings are held at:

Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Bishop Farmstead
17 Pemberton Road
Vincentown, N.J. 08088

Please check our Calendar for upcoming events.

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Dulcimer Resources

•  GPDS Calendar
•  GPDS Youtube channel
•  Dulcimer Players News (DPN)
•  Dulcimer Players News archives (1975-2012)
•  Hearts of the Dulcimer: Film & Podcast
•  Mountain Dulcimer Tabs & More
•  "Dulcimer Gillian" instructional videos
•  Free dulcimer tabs & sheet music
•  Richard and Mimi Fariña fan site
•  Richard Fariña Dulcimer Book (with tabs, by Neil Hellman)
•  Richard and Mimi Fariña on Pete Seeger's "Rainbow Quest" (2/26/1966)
•  Joni Mitchell performs dulcimer at Isle of Wight (1970)
•  Remembering Bill Spence
•  Bill Spence - "The Hammered Dulcimer"
•  Steeleye Span electric dulcimer, make a fretboard (1970)
•  Pentangle, Willy O' Winsbury, featuring dulcimer (1972)
•  Yes, you can play classic rock on the dulcimer
•  Mountain dulcimer tab generator


For bookings contact GPDS:

Contact GPDS

GPDS may be contacted via email at:

U.S. mail address:

GPDS, Inc.
P.O. Box 292
Rancocas, NJ 08073