The Spring Dulcimer Festival was founded in 1981 at the former Palfrey Street School in Watertown, and for years was known as the Flower Carrol Dulcimer Festival. In 1991 it moved to the Cambridge Center and celebrates its 27th continuous year this spring.This year’s festival begins on Friday, May 4 with a special Dulcimer concert featuring folk artists Heidi and John Cerrigione and Lorraine & Bennett Hammond. Saturday features a day of workshops, to learn about and play this wonderful instrument, before a feature concert in Watertown with dulcimer maestro Don Pedi. It’s a rare opportunity to hear this wonderful instrument played by one of its finest artists.
On Sunday, turn off the TV and come to Harvard Square for some authentic fun! It’s a playful concert of folk music for children of all ages, featuring the Hammonds.