SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

February/March 2020

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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

Dear Dulcimer Friends,
This is my first chance to wish you a Happy New Year. May you know good health, blessings, a smooth road ahead, and plenty of your favorite music.

We're continuing to plan for this year's SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers. Please see Vice President and Co-Artistic Director Barbara Gershman's "Special" column below. Always a good read. Your Board would appreciate suggestions for special events at convenient times during the year. Please send your ideas to Bobbi Adler or Barbara Gershman.

The music for February and Valentine’s Day is wonderful! You will love exploring it.

REMINDER: I still have a fine Oscar Schmidt autoharp in foster care, waiting to be reclaimed by its owner. Somehow it became separated from its rightful home at last year's Festival. Please call me 714/534-2855 if it belongs to you.

Keep a healthy diet of music every day. It's good for the heart, the blood pressure, the ears, the foot that taps along, the relaxation it brings, and above all, the soul.
Take care.
Bobbi Adler, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net


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

THANKS TO ALL - who are helping with festival planning!

SPECIAL THANKS
to the OCHDs, West Side HDs (Culver City), San Diego’s North County Mountain Dulcimer Practice Group, and The Urban (Mountain) Dulcimer Gang (LA) - 4 regional dulcimer groups who are planning to participate in the MID-DAY CONCERT. We’re hoping that other groups will also sign on before the line-up is opened to other players. Let me know if you are interested.

MEANWHILE - PLANNING FOR 2020 FESTIVAL - OUR 26th!!
Constructive comments have led to these changes:
- MID-DAY CONCERT returning; featuring regional Dulcimer groups and planned, open mic spots as time allows (6 min. or 2 tunes).
- FESTIVAL TIME FRAME extended 1 hour. Now 9am - 7pm.
- LIGHT DINNER OPTION to buy before the Twilight Concert: Ideas? Volunteers to handle this?

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR or TEAM still needed. We need YOU!!
What would you like to do to help produce the festival? We can’t take our little festival for granted.
- Please send input to me, Barbara Gershman, at - dulcimer@scdh.org

Thanks!! - BG


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
February/March 2020

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Feb. 1, 2020 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
Future: March 7, 2020
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

BILL DEMPSEY
Carlsbad by the Sea Sr. Sing Along
Feb. 1, 2020 - Saturday
3:30-4:30pm - Monthly gig
Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Contact: Bill Dempsey (949) 357-7333
billdempsey@cox.net
Cost - Free to residents
Bill will sing and lead seniors in songs like
5’2”, On the Sunny Side of the Street, etc.

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: Feb. 6, March 5, 2020, 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
February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. Feb. 11, March 10, 2020, usually 2nd Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
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!

PATTI AMELOTTE - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Riverside Dickens Faire
Feb. 22 & 23, 2020 - Sat. & Sun.
10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Riverside, CA
http://dickensfest.com/
Mostly a free event (Concerts are FREE)
and some extra paid activities

BILL DEMPSEY - SOLO PERFORMANCE
The Living Tradition Concert (TLT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:30pm Saturday
Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 East Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
Contact: Ron (714) 997-8590 or email
concerts@thelivingtradition.org
Cost: Check www.thelivingtradition.org for details
Bill will be performing Acoustic Americana -
A mix of bluegrass, folk, country & old time music.
Fun for the whole family!

HILLCREST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS
…TWO BANDS WITH DULCIMERS!!!

60th year - Juried arts show plus crafts
Hillcrest Congregational Church
2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631
Free admission. Lunch and snacks available
www.hillcrestfestivaloffinearts.com
(1) STRING PICNIC
Feb. 22, 2020 - Saturday
10 - 12N Barwick Hall - inside stage
Evan Anderson-Guitar, Mandolin
Letty Brooks-Recorder
Jill Cassidy-Irish Whistle
Peggy Dougherty-Guitar
Barbara Gershman-Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Deb Luken-Hammered Dulcimer
Marianne Scanlon-Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar
Barbara Whitney-Fiddle, Banjo
Info.: Letty Brooks - 562-400-2944
(2) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Feb. 22, 2020 - Saturday
12N - 2pm - Barwich Hall - inside stage
Marianne Scanlon-Fretted & Hammered Dulcimers
Jim Romano-Guitar, Percussion
www.WhenPigsFlyMusic.com

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-6:45pm
Feb. 22, 2020 - 4th Saturday
Future: March 28, 2020
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Fiddlers Fake Book - a good reference
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
Folk music jam followed by Contra dance
7:10pm-Lesson/ 7:30-10:15pm Dance
http://www.thelivingtradition.org/tltbodydance.html

SANS FRONTIERES (Without Borders) - International Dance Band
LAGUNA WOODS INTERNATIONAL DANCERS
Feb. 23, 2020 - Sunday
Time: 6:30pm
Live dance music by:
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
Information and gate access: Terry Gucwa 714-283-2052 or Miriam Kahn 949-770-7026

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Feb. 25, 2020 - 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

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
Feb. 26, 2020 - 3:00-4:00pm - Alzheimer’s Family Ctr.,HB
Feb. 27, 2020- 3:00-4:00pm - Atria Newport Plaza, Newport Beach
1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays- Group singalong
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

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 - 6:00-8:30pm
Future: March 25, 2020
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

LOOKING AHEAD
To March, Irish Music & More

SANS FRONTIERES (Without Borders) - International Dance Band
LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL - 50th Anniversary
March 6, 2020 - Friday
Time: 8:40pm
Live dance music by 3 bands including SANS FRONTIERES:
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
Information and gate access: Terry Gucwa 714-283-2052 or Miriam Kahn 949-770-7026

ON A LARK - Celtic Trio
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa-cello, vocals
March 17, 2020 - Tuesday
11-12N
Beverly Sills Chapter of the Guilds of Segerstrom
Center for the Arts
Talega Golf Club
990 Avenida Talega
San Clemente, CA 92673
Info.: Barbara Gershman bgershman@socal.rr.com
Private event

LEGACY BAND
Irish House Party Show
March 19, 2020 - 3:00-4:00pm
Patty McCollom- banjo, whistle, bodhran, vocals
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Marianne Scanlon-guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Step-dancer
Emerald Court
1731 Medical Center Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
March date TBD, 2020
Sunday - 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

SCDH 26th ANNUAL DULCIMER FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 9am-7pm
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

HEADLINERS:
Tina Bergmann - Hammered Dulcimer

Tull Glazener - Fretted/Mountain Dulcimer

Workshops, Jamming, Mid-Day & Twilight Concerts


FOCUS WORKSHOPS
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 10am-2pm
Hammered Dulcimer & Mixed Instruments - Fullerton
Mountain Dulcimer - Lakewood area/ Long Beach
Check www.scdh.org for Calendar Updates

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!