SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
December 2017/January 2018


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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

Happy Holidays, Dulcimer Friends!
It seems like we barely have come up for air after the Festival before the winter holidays are upon us. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with everything you need, and a lot of what you want. May you know blessing.

I have had several complimentary messages about this year’s Harvest Festival of Dulcimers. Thank you for that. Everywhere I went, I found things running smoothly. The concerts were amazing. How can I possibly express appreciation to the army of volunteers? Everyone knows that without you, our Festival simply would not happen.

To Vice President Barbara Gershman, Treasurer Lori Young, Secretary Teresa Alvarado, and Members-at-Large Jim Romano and Kathryn LaMar: Your professionalism and dedication to SCDH as a volunteer Board deserve the admiration and thanks of our entire traditional music community. I am so honored to be one of you.

SCDH and the Church express our deepest appreciation and thanks to everyone for your patience and flexibility during construction at the Church. Be assured that this situation developed very quickly, causing your Board members to jump through a few hoops at the last moment. Representatives of the Church have expressed regret that the work to be done had to be completed before the winter rains. Nothing stops our music; you are all shining examples of that.

Our post-Festival Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 16. We have already had some very helpful feedback from Sponsors which will be included on the agenda. If you would like to add your comments to the process, please email me by Saturday, December 9. ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net
I assure you we will listen; that is our obligation to you, and we take it both willingly and seriously.

When we have finished addressing all of the details and needs of this year’s Fest, we’ll move on to the year ahead, filling our calendar (please see below) with musical treats for December and into 2018.
Celebrate these holidays happily, safely, and musically!
Until next year,

Happily,
BOBBI ADLER, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net



NOTES & SPECIAL THANKS TO SPECIAL FOLKS from B. Gershman, VP:

Hoping each of us can now take some time this month to:
• Share some music with folks in healthcare homes and centers
• Try out a tune, technique or inspiration from a festival workshop, concert or jam
• Connect with a music friend and set a date to jam/ practice together and/or join in on an organized group - or start your own (I’ll help!).
In fact - a brand new mountain dulcimer player who attended the festival wants to start a group at her home in Lake Forest.
Email me at dulcimer@scdh.org if you’re interested and I’ll put you in touch with her.

Thanks To ....
ALL for helping to produce the festival and for your participation and support. Special thanks to many who rose to the occasion and helped to deal with last minute changes and needs. And, very special thanks to the clean-up crew, especially Terry, Mindy, Ben, Arnold, Patti, Ralph, Bea, Jim and others who stayed to finish.

Thanks To ....
YOU who have shared constructive thoughts about the 2017 festival that will help in planning the next one. But, we need more input. If you want to share any comments or suggestions, please send to me at dulcimer@scdh.org Thanks!!


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
December 2017/January 2018

FOUNTAIN VALLEY STRUMMERS & SINGERS
Healthcare Outreach Holiday Programs
Barbara Gershman - hammered dulcimer/ accordion
Nov. 29 - 1:30-2:30pm - Carmel Village, Fountain Valley
Dec. 7 - 2-3pm - Carmel Village, Fountain Valley
Dec. 12 - 1:30-2:30pm - Huntington Terrace, Huntington Beach
Dec. 19 - 2-3pm - Brookdale, Westminster
bgershman@socal.rr.com

PATTI AMELOTTE
Solo hammered dulcimer
Free. Come on by for some holiday music,
a chat and maybe some shopping if you must!
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 1 - 4-8pm Bear Street bridge
Dec 3 - 4-8pm Jewel Court
Dec 7 - 4-8pm Pottery Barn Escalators
Dec 10 - 11-3pm Jewel Court
Dec 13 - 11-3pm Jewel Court
Dec 16 - 2-6pm Pottery Barn Escalators
Dec 21 - 2-6pm Pottery Barn Escalators
Dec 22 - 2-6pm Jewel Court

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 - 8:15 pm
412 S. Myrtle AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Dec. 2, 2017 - First Saturday, usuallyFuture: Jan. 6, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Dec. 5, 2017 - Whittier
Dec. 18, 2017 - Downey
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm
We learn new strums, new tunes, and enjoy playing the ‘oldies’.
Learning Autoharp (a cousin of the hammered dulcimer) will help with dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
Contact Bea Romano 562-861-7049 for more info.
http://celticana.net/autoharp/

BARBARA GERSHMAN
Solo Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Dec. 6, 2017 - Wed.
PEO - Members Holiday Luncheon
Villa Park, CA

San Diego's NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
1st Thursdays:
Dec. 7, 2017 - 5-7pm, Playing Holiday music for the Library Holiday Party
January 4, 2018 - 1:00 to 3:00pm - Play together to celebrate the New Year
San Diego County Library Community Room
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Free. Beginners through advanced
Our basic text & tab is “First Lessons” DAD tuning by Joyce Ochs
Purchase through Amazon, about $10, CD included
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Dec. 8 - 9:30-11:30am
Performing for the Lake Forest Garden Club
Holiday party (members only)

TWO BANDS PLAYING HOLIDAY MUSIC at
32nd ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALK/ HERITAGE HILL


1) ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO and More
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Dec. 8, 2017 - Friday
6:00-6:30pm/ 7:00-7:30pm/ 8:00-8:30pm
St. George’s Church

2) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Bea Romano - hammered dulcimer, autoharp, bowed psaltery
Marianne Scanlon - Hammered & fretted dulcimers, guitar
Jim Romano - guitar, bodhran, snare drum, banjolele
Terry Gucwa - cello
Dec. 9 & 10, 2017 - Saturday & Sunday - 5:30-8:30pm

INFO. for Both: Festive holiday music in each decorated historic building.
More than 1,000 luminaries lighting the park’s pathways.
Traditional refreshments. And Santa!
Family-friendly. Admission- $5. Free-if under age 3.
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Info: 949-923-2230
http://www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
Ongoing Hammered Dulcimer repertoire class in Pomona
December 9, 2017 - 10:30am-12:30pm
January 13, 2018 - 10:30am-12:30pm
$35 each class or both for $60
Call or email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

BETTER THAN ONE
Patti Amelotte & Barbara Gershman
Holiday Music on Two Hammered Dulcimers
Dec. 9, 2017 - Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm
54th Annual CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
HOLIDAY WASSAIL GALA
Performing during the Wassail hour and through dinner in Fish Interfaith Center.
Many college musicians will be performing as well and later for the Concert following in Musco Center for the Arts
Info. or tickets: College of Performing Arts
714-997-6624 / copa@chapman.edu

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/ URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
SUNDAY December 10, 2017 - 12:30-3PM
12:30-1:30PM Absolute Beginners Session $25
1:30-3PM Regular Club Meeting $30
McCabes Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Between Bundy and 28th St.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
More Info? Call Joellen: 310-474-1123 or
Call McCabes to sign up: 310-828-4497
Meet other dulcimer players, learn new tunes, sing, share new techniques, tunings and recordings.
Our goal is to have as much fun as possible with the mountain dulcimer and meet other players so you can get together and play together
www.lapidusmusic.com

BARBARA GERSHMAN - Solo Hammered Dulcimer
Dec. 11, 2017 - Monday
6:30-8:30pm
Adult Coloring Program
Mission Viejo City Hall
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Info.: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
Dec. 12, 2017
10am - 12 noon
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays usually
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

BARBARA GERSHMAN - Solo Accordion
Dec. 13, 2017 - Wednesday
11:30am
Holiday luncheon & Sing-along
Family & Consumer Sciences - Home & Community
Villa Park, CA
bgershman@socal.rr.com

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Dec. 13, 2017 - usually 2nd Wed.
6:30-9:00pm
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Room 6-
4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
RSVP to Barbara Gershman bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

ON A LARK Holiday Program
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Dec. 14, 2017 - Thursday
1:30-2:30pm
Newport Beach Memory Care
1000 Halyard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Info. - bgershman@socal.rr.com

BEA & JIM ROMANO
Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp,Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
Dec. 17, 2017, Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm
Future market dates: most 3rd Sundays
5th Street between Broadway & Spring, 2 blocks from Pershing Sq.
Map on website http://historiccore.bid/farmers-market/
No cost to shop the freshest produce and delicious foods.
See the improvements in the Downtown LA Financialand Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.
Bea & Jim enjoy providing Folk, Celtic, Americana music
http://www.celticana.net/

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Dec. 20, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 pm
Meets Wed. night monthly - date and place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Celebrating their 10th year making music!
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th TuesdayNO Dec. jam
Future: January 23, 2018
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
Info: (562) 861-7049
DFMJ page: http://celticana.net/bea/

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
NO jam in December
Future: Jan. 27, 2018
4th Saturday
5:00-7:00 pm
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, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

OLD GREY CATS with LEO KRETZNER,
Fidlin’ Bill McClennen & Others
(Tune Players Welcome)
This month only:
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, Boxing Day 4-7pm
An open session of songs and tunes both Celtic and American, old and new!
Otherwise Every 4th Sunday of the month
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
(Corner of Central and Arrow)
www.theblackwatchpub.com (909) 981-6069

GRITS & GRADY - Old Timey Bluegrass
Diane Grady and Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers
Date TBD - 5:00 - 8:00pm
Bear Claw Saloon
Crestline, CA 92407
Contact info. 909-867-7105 for next date
www.facebook.com/gritsandgrady

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
Date TBD - Second Saturday?
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Clubhouse
33268 Green Valley Lake Rd.
Green Valley Lake, CA
San Bernardino Mtns.
Contact Sandi Huckaby 909-867-7105 for more info and next date

DOWNEY DULCI-DIDDLES
Hammered Dulcimer Practice Group
Date and time varies. All levels & talents are welcome.
We talk technique, play our favorites, learn new tunes, and have fun!
Dates TBD - Contact Bea Romano for dates and details:
562-861-7049 Celticanamusic@yahoo.com


Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!