SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

March/April 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


Hello, Dulcimer Friends
We continue our planning for our Silver Anniversary Harvest Festival of Dulcimers Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Riviera United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, followed by 2 Focus Workshops on Sunday, September 22, at private homes. Please mark your calendars now! Details will be announced as they are finalized.

Your HELP is needed in this planning process. Your Board is made up of 6 members, all volunteers, who, like a measure of music, take a piece of responsibility for our common good in the midst of other aspects of life. Many hands make light work, the saying goes. They also make for beautiful music and excellent learning at our Festivals. Again, my email is ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

Happy St. Patrick's Day. We are blessed to have a voluminous repertoire for instruments both hammered and fretted. I think we all agree that the music from the Emerald Isle is among the most spirited, sensitive, and beautiful of what is available to us. Enjoy it, and enjoy the events on our busy calendar below.

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

IN CASE YOU MISSED SEEING FRAMEWORK DETAILS RE:
SCDH 2019 FESTIVAL

• ADDRESS: Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
• DAVE HAAS will be our Fretted Dulcimer Artist /Teacher. http://www.davehaasmusic.com
• MARK ALAN WADE will join us as our featured Hammered Dulcimer Artist /Teacher. http://www.markalanwade.com
• SCHEDULE: 9am - 6pm. Includes: 3- 75 min. workshops; 1-60 min. workshop. ONE concert, 4-6pm, featuring our headliners. Dinner on your own off site. 2 Focus Workshops on Sunday (FD in Downey / HD in Fullerton).


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

THANKS TO
Patti Amelotte, Kay Bolin, Bill Dempsey, Terry Gucwa, Karen Harvey, Leo Kretzner, Patty McCollom and Bob Palmer for their speedy acceptances of invitations to teach workshops at the Festival. Bobbi and I hope that others who have been asked will reply ASAP. We need to finish the schedule, a unique challenge with our compressed festival day.

MEANWHILE - PLANNING FOR 2019 FESTIVAL - OUR 25th!!

- We need your suggestions: How to celebrate our 25th SCDH Anniversary
- Who would like to be a team member to assemble a SCDH History Exhibit?? Fellowship Hall is large enough to house all our exhibits, vendors, jams and dining.
- Please send your input to me, Barbara Gershman, at - dulcimer@scdh.org
Thanks for any and all ideas!! - BG


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
March/April 2019

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year ‘Round, Ongoing
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact: Jennifer Ranger 626-357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
March 2, 2019 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
Future: April 6, 2019
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
Performs at Dana Point Whale Festival
March 2, 2019 - Saturday, 12N-3pm
Whale songs and sea songs for the whole family
Mariner’s Alley (behind Harbor Grill)
34499 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.billdempseymusic.net / 949-357-7333

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
Church service
Five Hammered Dulcimers:
Kay Deeney,
Barbara Gershman, Alice Hall,
Cheryl Handel, Lori Young
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10:30 am
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
Info. - Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
In gratitude to CPUMC for providing a monthly
meeting place for the group.

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
March 3, 2019 //
May 5, 2019
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

BILL DEMPSEY
Performs Mardi Gras and fun songs for seniors
and residents at Carlsbad by the Sea
March 5, 2019 - Tuesday
3:30-4:30pm
Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Contact: Bill Dempsey (949) 357-7333
billdempsey@cox.net

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: March 7, April 4, May 2, 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

BILL DEMPSEY
Performs at Dana Point Whale Festival
March 9, 2019 - Saturday, 11am-2pm
Whale songs and sea songs for the whole family
Wooden Boat Event (boater lot next to Harpoon Henry)
34555 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.billdempseymusic.net / 949-357-7333

BILL DEMPSEY
Performs at Dana Point Whale Festival
March 10, 2019 - Sunday, 12N-3pm
Whale songs and sea songs for the whole family
Dana Wharf Courtyard
34675 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.billdempseymusic.net / 949-357-7333

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. March 12, 2019, 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!

LEGACY BAND
Irish House Party Show
March 15, 2019 - 10-10:50am
Patty McCollom- fiddle, banjo, whistle, bodhran, vocals
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Marianne Scanlon-guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Step-dancer
Huntington Beach Senior Center
18041 Golden West St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS
Irish Tunes & Songs w dulcimer, fiddle & bodhran
Saturday, March 16, 12N - 2pm, no cover
Last Name Craft Brewery
2120 Porterfield Way
Upland, CA 91786
909-579-0032
www.lastnamebrewing.com

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS
Irish Tunes & Songs w dulcimer, fiddle & bodhran
Saturday, March 16, 6 - 8pm
Lytle Creek Community Center
14082 Center Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
Public Welcomed
$10 for corned beef and cabbage dinner.
909-887-0983 for more info., reservations

LEGACY BAND
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 17, 2019 - Sunday
2:00-3:00pm
3:45-4:45pm
Patty McCollom- fiddle, banjo, whistle, bodhran, vocals
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Marianne Scanlon-guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Step-dancer
Sunrise Villa Bradford - Senior Living
1180 N. Bradford Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LEGACY BAND
Irish House Party Show
March 19, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm
Patty McCollom- fiddle, 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

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing / Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
March 20, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Newport Beach Memory Care
March 21, 2019 - 2:00-3:00pm - Victoria Healthcare & Rehab Center
March 28, 2019 - TBD
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

BILL DEMPSEY
Performs Sing and Swing Along Songs for Seniors
March 23, Saturday, 3:30-4:30pm
Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
www.billdempseymusic.net
949-357-7333

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
March 23, 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, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS
Celtic & Old-Time Music
Sunday, March 24, 4-7pm, no cover
The Black Watch British Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
909-981-6069
www.theblackwatchpub.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., March 27, 2019 - 6:30-9pm
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
March 28, 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 http://celticana.net/bea/

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Two days a month (usually Thursday)
Downey/ Whittier, 11am - 1pm
We learn new strums, new tunes,and play all genres.
Learning Autoharp (a cousin of the hammered dulcimer) will help with dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
We work on our singing techniques, too!
Loaners available. Try out an autoharp, just for fun!
Info: 562-861-7049 http://celticana.net/bea/

LOOKING AHEAD

ON A LARK - Celtic Trio
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa-cello
April 6, 2019 - Saturday
11-12N / 12-12:45pm
Acacia Quilt Guild
Parisian Inspired Tea & Auction
“Spring in Paris”
Ehlers Event Center
8150 Knott Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
Info.: Barbara Gershman bgershman@socal.rr.com

SCDH 25th HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
SATURDAY - Sept. 21, 2019
9am - 6pm
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Details to be posted on www.scdh.org
Questions: dulcimer@scdh.org
Workshops, Jamming, Concert 4-6pm

2 FOCUS WORKSHOPS - Sunday - Sept. 22, 2019
1) Hammered Dulcimer & Other Instruments
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

2) Fretted / Mountain Dulcimer
Time TBA - Private home in Downey



Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!




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