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Holiday Tunes

Holiday Performances

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society has a tradition of giving the gift of music to the community during the holiday season. Venues include senior and assisted living facilities. Holiday decor adorn music stands and audience participation in encouraged, be it singing, clapping along, or shaking jingle bells.

While some holiday music is listed here, much of the music for performances is from Helen Johnson's book "Favorite Christmas Carols for the Mountain Dulcimer and Friends." Please see the Festivals, Camps, and Resources page for ordering information if you plan to participate in holiday performances.

Feel free to download and play this tab, and to link to it, but please do not take the PDFs to post on your own websites. Access the music by clicking on "pdf" or "link" for each tune.

Holiday Tunes Tab

Amid the Silence

(link: Shelley Stevens' website)

Angels We Have Heard on High pdf

(posted with permission)

Appalachian Carol melody pdf

Appalachian Carol harmony pdf

Auld Lang Syne pdf

Away in a Manger pdf

(posted with permission)

Carol of the Birds capo 1

(link: Shelley Stevens' website)

Carol of the Birds no capo 

(link: Shelley Stevens' website)

Coventry Carol pdf

Cradle Hymn
(link: Doofus Music website)

(The) Friendly Beasts melody

(link: Nina Zanetti's website

(The) Friendly Beasts harmony

(link: Nina Zanetti's website

Glad Christmas Bells

(link: Shelley Stevens' website)

(The) Huron Christmas Carol

(link: Shelley Stevens' website)

I Have a Little Dreidel pdf

Infant Holy

(link: Shelley Stevens' website)

Infant Holy fingerpicked harmony pdf


In the Bleak Midwinter
(link: Nina Zanetti's website)

Jingle Bells (multiple parts)

(link: website)

Joy to the World simple melody high pdf NEW 11/2

Joy to the World melody pdf NEW 11/2

Oh Little Town of Bethleham

(link: website)

Over the River and Through the Woods

(link: website)


(link: Nina Zanetti's website

Silent Night simple melody* pdf

Silent Night melody pdf

Silent Night fingerpicked harmony pdf

Silent Night bass pdf

Still Still Still pdf

(posted with permission)

(The) Twelve Days of Christmas

(link: website​)

Up on the Housetop

(link: website)

Walking Off the Egg Nog pdf

(posted with permission)

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