Holy Sixties! When I first saw the cover of the latest DPN (Volume 37, #3), and then found myself looking at pages 36/37, I just had to dig out some old Country Joe and the Fish records (as in “LP”, as in “vinyl”…) for a few nostalgic spins while I read the article and “grooved” on the artwork. Your publication is tops for graphic design, content and presentation. What a joy that this level of expertise has found it’s way down to the level of our dulcimer community - thanks!
Barrett “Fish” Wilson, NJ
Thank you for an enjoyable publication. I’ve especially liked the percussion lessons in the last few issues.
Coral Flikkema, IL
I always enjoy the CDs included. The magazine is great. I’ve changed to bulk rate to keep the cost down and because I’m more relaxed in my old age. No rushing around.
Clare Stein, MA
Dear friends at Dulcimer Players News,
We want you to maintain your subscriber numbers. Please, one or two months before expiration, mail a letter which advises the approach of expiration, and include a means for renewal (best, enclose business reply envelope).
Geri and Ralph Thaemlitz, MO
Thanks for the suggestion. Nearly all of our subscribers use email these days, so our first renewal reminders are sent by email. We follow up with a postcard if needed. We also send postcards to subscribers with no email. The reason we do not send reply envelopes is expense. We are trying to keep costs down so we can keep rates down. Postage rates have gone up every year, but our rates have not. We print expiration dates on the magazine envelopes in hopes readers will renew without further reminders. We now print, “This is your last issue. Renew Today” above the name and address. If your envelope for this issue says, “Expiration Date: 1/1/12”, that means the Winter issue that comes in January 2012 will be your last, so it’s time to renew. Renewing early saves us time and expense, and those savings are passed on to you.
You are doing a beautiful job! Keep up the good work please. Love the CD!
Susie Moore, MO
Please renew my subscription to DPN. I’m enjoying the magazine very much. I prefer Old Time music but believe you’re striking a sensible balance between old and new.
Bill Engle, NY
I just received your Dulcimer Players News. I just love the CD you made. It is the best one ever. It is a great inspiration to listen to such talent and variety of music. Thank you very much for sharing your music.
Debra Sanders, WI
Your beautiful magazine and CD are a great bargain. I always get excited when I go through a stack of (mostly junk) mail and find DPN. Thanks for all you do!
Carol Spurlock, MO
I started playing the Mountain Dulcimer almost 2 years ago after seeing the local club at the Athen’s State Old Time Fiddler’s Convention held each year in Athens, Alabama, and I look forward to each issue as much as I look forward to playing my dulcimer each morning before I go to work and before I go to bed each evening. My favorite articles are any that deal with of the instruments or instrument makers/players. I usually read the last article, Ralph Lee Smith’s, first.
David Bennett, AL
I usually don’t write about music I hear or letters to the editor, but....
I just received my Summer 2011 Dulcimer Players News and as I write am listening to the CD. The music is breathtaking and beautiful, the CD is amazingly professional! I simply can’t say enough about it. Thank you so much for all the hard work you do.
Glynda Willis, TX
I really enjoy DPN and look forward to every issue! Always interesting articles (I even read the mountain dulcimer ones), reviews of new CDs, etc.I appreciate your hard work in getting every issue ready for publication.
Nancy Basford, TN
Thanks so much for such a wonderful publication. I save every issue and enjoy rereading them. The CDs are also a fantastic plus. Keep up the great work!
Janine Toomes, NC
We certainly enjoy every issue of the Dulcimer Player News magazine. Also enjoy the CDs that come with our subscription. We belong to a small, but dedicated group of players – with an impressive name – The Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County. Bill Schilling is our very able, very patient, always encouraging teacher, leader, mentor.
Gordon and Phyllis Hare, OH