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Acoustic Music in the Tri-Cities, WA

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society

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Three Rivers Dulcimer Society holds regular jams (with free beginner lessons) in the STEAMSpace room of the Richland Public Library, which is located at 955 Northgate Drive in Richland, Washington.

Our jams are usually held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, but our schedule sometimes changes if we have a performance, if there’s a holiday, or if the weather is bad.

For updates on our schedule, please be sure to sign up for our email list through this website, and also check the Richland Public Library calendar on their website ( If there’s a change, we’ll email to let you know.


12 to 1 p.m. - BEGINNER LESSON

We'll start by having a lesson for new or newer players at noon. Please bring your dulcimer (if you have one) and any music we have given you in the past.

If you don't have a dulcimer, come anyway! We usually have an extra dulcimer you can borrow to play during the lesson.

New and newer players, please come prepared by printing the tunes from our music page on this website. You can 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.

1 to 4 p.m. - DULCIMER JAM! 

Bring your dulcimer, mandolin, whistle, recorder, fiddle, guitar, or other acoustic instrument and join us at 1 p.m. for a jam!

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.


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.