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Acoustic Music in the Tri-Cities, WA

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society

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Upcoming Jam Days:

Unless otherwise announced:

First and Third Saturdays of every month

from 11 - 2pm at the West Richland Library
To learn more about jam dates, times, and locations, please sign up for our e-mail list through this website.

Jam from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   ~  The jam circle starts at 11 a.m.  Bring your dulcimer, mandolin, whistle, recorder, fiddle, guitar, or other acoustic instrument and join the fun!

Please bring your big book of jam tunes from the 3RDS website.  We'll go around the jam circle so that folks can pick tunes they want to play.

Beginner Time from 11 a.m. to noon   ~  If you're a new or newer player, and you'd like to take a lesson on how to play dulcimer, come at 11 a.m.  Beginners can learn the basics, including how to play TAB, in a relaxed setting.  We usually have a dulcimer or two that can be borrowed during the jam, and we even have some dulcimers that you can take home and try out for a while!

We hope you’ll COME and PLAY!


New and newer players, please come prepared: download the tunes from our music page on the website.

Create your own music book by putting the tunes in sheet protectors and then into a binder. Organizing them alphabetically helps you locate the tune in a hurry.

We usually have a mountain dulcimer or two that can be loaned during the jam.


The West Richland Library is at 3803 W. Van Giesen (Click for map)

The Benton REA building is at 6095 W. Van Giesen in West Richland. (Click for map)

Benton City Library is at 810 Horne Drive in Benton City. (Map)

May 20 - playing for assisted living facilities

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society plays St. Patrick's Day tunes at assisted living facilities in the Tri-Cities.

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* And when we say beginner, we mean it!  Even if you don’t own an instrument... Even if you can’t read music...  The dulcimer is a very forgiving instrument and dulcimer tablature is so simple to read that we will have you playing a tune within minutes without reading a dot of music.  We almost always have a few “spares” at our practices, and we are truly delighted to share with you what we know.

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We like to get out into our community and share our love of music. Our members play often at local events, such as senior living facilities, art galleries, wineries, churches, and civic events.

We have two different levels of performances.  Three Rivers Dulcimer Society (3RDS) performances are less formal and open for all players to join in.  We also have a small ensemble group named Fine Fretted Friends (FFF), which is open to anyone willing to learn a few additional tunes and attend extra practice sessions.

Playlists and any special instructions will be e-mailed to interested parties prior to the event.