The South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music Society is a group of music lovers who play folk and traditional music on folk instruments. Members play everything from the Autoharp to the Zither, but we mostly play Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers. At any given meeting or performance, you may hear one of us playing the banjo, guitar, fiddle, spoons, drum, penny whistle or recorder, or any number of other simple folk instruments.
We love to play together and it shows. Our meetings are full of good music and good fun. We like showing one another what we’ve learned, new instruments we’ve acquired or a new skill we’ve mastered. We’re not all “music majors” either. Many of us have had little or no formal music training, while others are masters in their field and have taught music at one time or another. Whether you are a novice player looking for some help getting started, or a seasoned player who wants to jam with friends, you will find a home with SSDFMS.
Membership in the Society is as easy as paying a $15 membership fee which covers the cost of mailing out our monthly newsletter and membership list. We gather as a group on the last Thursday of each month(except for November and December when we work around the holidays) at 7:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Forest, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago. Many of our members are a part of our performance group which meets on the second Monday of each month at the same time and location.