LATEST NEWS - 10/31/20
BLUE LION DULCIMER STRING SETS
BACK IN STOCK
We have all strings sets including our Blue Lion loop end standard sets back in stock and available for purchase on the Accessories page. Thanks for your patience!
Trio and Quartet Ensembles for Mountain Dulcimer Players
A lovely collection of well-crafted ensemble pieces by Madeline MacNeil is now available through us. Check it out! Maddie's Page
We are happy to report that Blue Lion is still safe from the latest wildfire threats and our thoughts are with all those who are having to deal with evacuations, losses and the health issues brought on by the fires and the virus.
A good friend suggested I let you all know that I (Janita) miss teaching and seeing all my friends from the various workshops. We do not have fast enough internet here at Blue Lion to support my participation in the online workshops nor is it available due to where we live. (But on the bright side, we do have a great view of the Milky Way every evening.) I've definitely not retired and in place of getting to teach I've been working on a lot of new music for whenever it is safe for us to work together in person.
I'm hoping to have a new tablature book out within the next month or so for solo bass dulcimer--I'll post a notice on our website when it's available.
Thank you all for the emails checking in on us and we wish you all the best.
Keep playing music and stay tuned!!!
ORDER STATUS UPDATE
We are a little more than 1/2 of the way through the Summer run of dulcimers and making good progress in spite of the heat waves and the smoky skies. We ran into some equipment maintenance issues that have slowed us down a bit but things are looking up and the shop is functioning again.
It is too early to say when this batch will be completed but we're doing our best to get them out to our patient customers as soon as we can.
Thank you all for being so gracious and patient.
When it is nearing time to begin the next run we will be contacting our waitlisted customers by chronological order of the date they contacted us. If your email address may have changed in the last year please send us an email with the new contact information so we can still get in touch with you.
Rumors notwithstanding, we have neither the desire nor intention of retiring any time soon so rest assured Blue Lion is NOT closing its doors. We are still building dulcimers and plan to keep on as long as we can; we are just not able to build as many or build them as quickly as we used to. 43 years of building guitars and dulcimers have taken their toll on our joints!
We thank you for your understanding and patience; as soon as we know more we'll post updates on this page.