The Skylands Duclimer String Band was founded in the Autumn of 2015. An offshoot of the Rockaway (NJ) Dulcimer Club, the group formed to play at a benefit event, SEQUAL's Grapes and Goodies. That performance led to performances at Lusscroft Farm and Crystal Springs. Subsequent public performances have included the New Jersey State Fair in Sussex County, NJ, Waterloo Village, Foster Armstrong House. In March of 2017, the band played for over 200 attendees at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains' St. Patrick's Day Dinner.
Words that describe our sound include "unique", "eclectic", "relaxing", "inspiring", "dynamic" and "original". The five person group consists of:
The Skylands Dulcimer String Band plays at a wide range of venues from centuries old rooms to stately halls and outdoor gardens.
The band plays at both public and private functions. Our sound is ideal as background music for large dinners and cocktail hours or as the main event at a fundraiser. From public libraries to private banquet rooms, the band's sounds transcend and adapt to the specific setting.