SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

October/November 2019

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CD Sample:
"Toss the Feathers and Jenny' Picking Cockles"
Performed by Looney’s Fortune from their EP
'Bird in the Bush'  
www.looneysfortune.com



President's Message

You Hello, Everyone, and Happy Autumn
Thanks to all who volunteered your time, effort, and good old dedication to SCDH during this year's Festival. There is not enough space for me to express the gratitude of the entire Board for the gift of yourselves. All the feedback has been very positive. We have had several constructive suggestions, and will discuss them all at our wrap-up meeting. Your input is very welcome.

We are very grateful to Tricia and Tom Paulsen, the Rev. Dr. Amy Aitken, and the entire Riviera UMC staff. Their welcome and unprecedented support made this Festival experience unique! Warrant Officer 3 Keith Willoughby, the wonderful ROTC Cadets from Redondo Beach High School, Bruce Attig-Scout leader and members of the Riviera UMC Boy Scout Troop 586 were "above" being at the top of their game. Our artist/teachers from near and far created experiences I for one shall never forget.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR(S) BADLY NEEDED
At the Festival, you received a letter outlining the need to fill this position - and as soon as possible. Because the Festival is completely staffed by volunteers, THIS POSITION MUST BE FILLED AS PLANNING BEGINS FOR NEXT YEAR'S FESTIVAL. Two Coordinators working together as a team would make the job easier. In supportive roles, 2 people, including myself, have already agreed to help contact SCDH Festival attendees and Sponsors to build next year's army of volunteers. A third caller would be beneficial. Anyone whose tech equipment will communicate with both Apple and Windows can fill this CRITICAL position. Coordinators can work from any location without leaving the comfort of their homes.

REMEMBERING JENNIFER RANGER
With deep sorrow, I must report that Jennifer Ranger passed away on Monday, September 23. We remember her as a matriarch, a woman of faith, an SCDH artist/teacher, the owner of Dollmakers, and the leader of the Kattywompus String Band, a wonderful family ensemble, beloved in Monrovia, CA and beyond. She enriched the lives of all who knew her. Her memory lives on as a blessing. Our prayers and support go out to her family and her other friends.



YOUR BOARD NEEDS YOU
There are 6 SCDH Board members who are the main caretakers of SCDH, along with essential Committee Chairs. THIS BOARD NEEDS MORE MEMBERS. The responsibilities of each member are too detailed to share here. Six people is not enough. PLEASE CONSIDER THE WELL BEING OF SCDH AND CONTACT BOBBI ADLER OR BARBARA GERSHMAN TO DISCUSS BECOMING A MEMBER AT LARGE or helping in some way.

Thank you for reading this rather long message. Barbara and I look forward to hearing from you.

Musically
Bobbi Adler, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

NOTES & SPECIAL THANKS TO SPECIAL FOLKS - from Barbara Gershman, SCDH VP

**Thanks to ALL the Festival Instructors, Attendees and Volunteers! You were adventurous in making the trek to a new, wonderful site!! We have enjoyed 15 years in Dana Point, 5 years in Culver City, 4 years in Costa Mesa, and now, 1 year in Redondo Beach. We can’t be close to everyone so we appreciate the planning and initiative it took to come to the new festival site!!!

*Thanks to ALL who have turned in Festival Evaluation forms! If you haven’t done so, please send informal comments to me at dulcimer@scdh.org as soon as possible to summarize for my recap and board report. Any and all comments are appreciated - to help us plan the next festival.

*Thanks to ALL 17 participants in the Hammered Dulcimer & Mixed Instruments Focus Workshop! We had a wonderful time, learning from Mark Alan Wade. And, thanks to ALL 11 participants in the Mountain Dulcimer Focus Workshop with Dave Haas, who enjoyed this so much!!

Best wishes to all,
Barbara Gershman




Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
October/November 2019



SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: Oct. 3, etc.
1:00-3:00pm
San Diego County Library Community Room
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Free. Beginners through advanced
Our basic text and tab is “First Lessons” DAD tuning by Joyce Ochs
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year ‘Round, Ongoing
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Oct. 5, 2019 - First Saturday, usually
Future - Nov. 2
11:00am - 2:00pm
Hammered and fretted dulcimers welcome,
as well as any acoustic instruments!
Bring a chair, and food to share if you’re inclined
No cost for this jam at Jim’s house in Mira Mesa
For location and directions: Contact/ RSVP to Jim Przywara
jimprzy@san.rr.com
858-586-0472 - leave a message
Mostly Irish music - but anything is fair game to play

BARBARA GERSHMAN, SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
in the Galleries
5th Annual Rejoice in Art!
Rivera UMC Fine Art Fair and Exhibition
Oct. 13, 2019 - Sunday, 2-3pm
Exhibition runs thru Oct. 27
Open to the Public
Free Admission & Parking
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Info. - www.RejoiceinArt.com
310-378-9273

SCHMALTZ in CONCERT
Joellen Lapidus and her new Klezmer Band
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
7:30-10:00pm
Pacific Resident Theatre
703 Venice Blvd,
Venice, CA 90291
Tickets: www.pacificresidenttheatre.com

BILL DEMPSEY
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Contact Bill for info. on his gigs.
949- 357- 7333
www.billdempseymusic.net

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Oct. 22, 2019 - 6:00-8:45pm
Always 4th Tuesday (except dark in Dec.)
Barbara J. Riley Senior and Community Center
7810 Quill Drive, Downey, CA 90242
Bring acoustic instruments, voices, guests & join in.
All levels welcome. No charge. All genres enjoyed.
Info: 562-861-7049

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues., Oct. 22, 2019, usually 2nd Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
Future: Nov. 12, Dec. 10
Performance - Dec. 1 - CPUMC, service
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Room 7-
4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

BILL DEMPSEY
Doing ‘G' rated sea music, Bill says
Tall Ships
Sat. & Sun. - Oct. 26 &27, 2019
Marina Del Ray
FREE family event.
Contact Bill for info. on his gigs.
949-357-7333
www.billdempseymusic.net

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
6:30-9:00pm
Meets Wed. night monthly - Fountain Valley
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing / Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
Oct. 30, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Sunrise, Huntington Beach
Oct. 31, 2019 - 3:30-4:30pm - Brookdale-Brookhurst, Fountain Valley
1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays - Group singalong/ $1 fee to FV Sr Ctr
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals
Fountain Valley Senior Center
17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info: Barbara Gershman bgershman@socal.rr.com

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Oct. 26, 2019 - 4th Saturday
5:00-6:45pm
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Anaheim Community Center
250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA
Sponsored by The Living Tradition
$2 donation requested / jammer
Info: 714-267-4567

ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
Medieval Music for Brass Rubbings
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Melodica
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Medieval Arts Center
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
525 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
11:00am - 12:30pm
Info.: Barbara Gershman bgershman@socal.rr.com

LOOKING AHEAD

MUSIC in the MOUNTAINS 2019
Nov. 1-3, 2019
Acoustic folk music weekend
Play, sing or listen
Camp de Benneville Pines
41750 Jenks Lake Road West
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
909-794-2928 / 794-1252
www.uucamp.org- Register for camp /
Music in the Mountains
registrar@uucamp.org
uucamp@aol.com

UCLA ETHNOMUSICOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, half-day
Time and Location to be announced
Keynote speaker: Anthony Seeger, Prof. Emeritus, UCLA
UCLA Ethnomusicology - symposium & evening concert in honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the publication of “Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings.”
The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe. The collection includes 150,000+ audio,
video, print, and photographic items plus field recordings and rare commercial recordings. Over 50 years of recordings - from Mantle Hood to Ravi Shankar to Dizzy Gillespie.

LOS ANGELES URBAN / MOUNTAIN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
Nov. 3, 2019 and Jan. 12, 2020
Sunday - 12:30-3pm
12:30-1:30pm Absolute Beginners Session $30
Please pre-register for the Beginners Class
1:30-3pm Everybody plays together $35
McCabes Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Between Bundy and 28th St.
To pre-register call 310-828-4497
For more info: call Joellen Lapidus 310-474-1123
Learn new songs, duets, ensemble pieces, improvisation.

SANS FRONTIÈRES (Without Borders) – International Dance Band
Laguna International Dancers
Nov. 24, 2019 - Sunday
3:00-6:00pm
Live dance music by:
Madison Avenue Folk & SANS FRONTIÈRES
Barbara Gershman-accordion, hammered dulcimer, keyboard
Brian Cwik-saxophone
Lance Gucwa-bass
Lee Otterholt-vocals, violin, percussion, mandolin
Marcella Lawson-vocals, percussion
Mindy Belli-recorders, percussion
Sebastian Otterholt-violin
Terry Gucwa-guitar, fretted dulcimer, cello, trombone, vocals
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
bgershman@socal.rr.com
terrygucwa@earthlink.net

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Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!