22ndHarmony Harvest Festival 

September 18 -20, 2015
Fairfield County Fairgrounds
157 East Fair Ave., Lancaster, Ohio

Sponsored by Standing Stone Strings and Things – Lancaster, Ohio

Festival Registration HERE.
Workshop Schedule HERE.

ed Artists for 2015



Hank and Dana Gruber

Dana and Hank Gruber (Sweet Funk) make up this instrumental duo of mountain dulcimer and acoustic guitar. Their music is a blend of contemporary and traditional favorites, along with their own original compositions. Their unique arrangements explore the contemporary side of the mountain dulcimer and add a new dimension to traditional tunes.

Sweet Funk, comes from the origin of the word dulcimer; “dulci” from the Latin word for “sweet,” and “funk” from the fact that they enjoy playing music that is a little funky and not traditionally played on the mountain dulcimer.

They enjoy teaching and performing as a duo. They have been the featured performers/instructors at a number of dulcimer festivals and clubs in the mid-west. They are currently active members of the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers, a mountain dulcimer club in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area.

Dana has been playing the mountain dulcimer since 1997. Her musical background goes back to playing the classical piano as a child and on into adulthood. She has always enjoyed arranging music and is known for her unique arrangements on the mountain dulcimer. She enjoys teaching all levels and styles of music.

Dana Gruber is best known for teaching and performing on the mountain dulcimer, but has added the ukulele to her musical repertoire. Her teaching approach centers on learning basic chords and then adding melodies to those chord shapes. Classes are “low key” and geared to being simple and fun.

Hank first learned to play electric guitar in the Air Force. He soon transitioned into acoustic guitar and is currently studying classical guitar. He has made an art of accompanying other acoustic instruments but can step into the lead with ease.

Recordings include Deja New, unique arrangements of traditional tunes; Sweet, contemporary favorites; and, Christmas Time, holiday favorites and an original holiday tune. Dana is the author of seven tablature books for mountain dulcimer and one for ukulele.

For more information, please go to their website.

Sample their music: You Tube.

Harmony Harvest takes place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio, which is about 40 minutes down U.S. Rt. 33 from Columbus.

  If this is a return visit to the festival, you know that the Grandstand and other buildings provide wonderful settings for both classrooms and shelter from the sun, rain and other weather. The surrounding green space is a pleasant camping area. Leashed pets are welcomed too!

  Again there will be a jam tent for those who just cannot get enough of that.  There will also be jamming in the evenings after open stage and the concert.

  Friday evening is our traditional Bean & Cornbread Supper provided free of charge by our club.     Saturday features the Potluck Supper, so bring something to share with 8-10 people. There are also many restaurants in the area from which to choose.

 Pets OK, but must be leashed at all times and should not attend concerts.  THANKS!

Other hotels is the area:

Hampton Inn – 740-654-3962

Baymont Inn & Suites 740-654-5111

Holiday Inn Express – 740-654-4445

Relax Inn – 740-654-5855

Many offer AAA discounts.


Beth Duffield – Registrar



Laura Elder - Festival Coordinator


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Amerihost 740-654-5111
Best Western            740-653-3040
Baymont Inn & Suites 740-654-5111
Hampton Inn     740-654-2999
Holiday Inn Express   740-654-4445
Knights Inn                 740-687-4823

Harmony Harvest will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio. See map.