Department of Parks
“Dulcibrrr” Weekend Planned At Rough River Dam Feb. 6-8
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Rough River Dam State Resort Park will be hosting its annual “Dulcibrrr” Weekend Feb. 6-8.
Join the park for a celebration of great American dulcimer music with music, workshops, and jam sessions during the weekend. Performers include Gary Gallier, Molly McCormack and Bettie Keeling, Anne MacFie, Jon Kay, and Richard Albin.
The Mountain or lap dulcimer is Kentucky’s official music instrument. People outside of Kentucky were first introduced to the dulcimer, which developed in the Appalachian Mountains from European folk instruments, when Perry County native Jean Ritchie took one with her to New York in 1947. The internationally known folk singer’s use of the dulcimer spread its popularity around the country and world. Originally associated with old ballads and front porch musicales, the dulcimer is now used to play everything from folk music to classical music and rock and roll.
Ann MacFie and Dick “Richard” Albin started the Dulcibrrr over 20 years ago as an off season event for Rough River State Park. The “brrr” in Dulcibrrr denotes the cold weather expected in February; however, the first dulcibrrr was greeted with a short sleeve winter. Then, as now, the Dulcibrrr is designed as a break from cabin fever whether it is cold or warm!
Package includes two nights lodging, Saturday breakfast and dinner, and Sunday morning breakfast. Concerts, jam sessions and workshops are also included in the package for $225 plus tax per couple. Concerts and workshops can be purchased for $6 per person, per event.
The weekend begins Friday with a concert at 8 p.m. It continues Saturday with lessons at 10 a.m., then a Jam Session at 1:30 p.m., and up close sessions following with several performance and workshop areas to visit. Another concert Saturday night at 8 p.m. will wrap up the event. For information, contact Sheila Jones at Rough River Dam State Resort Park at 1-800-325-1713, Sheila.email@example.com
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and gift shop.
Rough River is on KY 79. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 N at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and U.S. 60.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov