SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
March/April 2017


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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 ST. PATRICK’S DAY, Dulcimer Friends,
It’s the month for the beautiful music of Ireland. “Gentle Maiden”, an Irish waltz (if you don’t already know!) is the piece that captured my heart and led me years ago into the wonderland of the fretted dulcimer. I hope you’ll join me in a friendly challenge: Search out and play as much Irish music as you can, and choose your favorite. There are so many that often replay in my head.

You know the legend about St. Patrick driving all the snakes out of Ireland? It actually refers to the fact that he spread Christianity across the Emerald Isle (and adjoining countries as well). Christianity replaced the ancient religions of the time, and their symbol was. . .a snake.

MAKING SCDH DULCIMER FESTIVAL PLANS for 11/11/17
We are very busy preparing for our Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, November 11, 2017, at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa. Regular attendees will recognize the Church as our site for the last two years. We are blessed with plenty of rooms and abundant parking, a lovely courtyard, and the kindness and open welcome of our hosts. The festival schedule is “under construction”. Co-Artistic Director/VP Barbara Gershman and I have been very active. We are working to have all artists/teachers confirmed as promptly as possible. We will be publicizing the schedule as quickly as possible.

Please, as always, review the March into April calendar below. You will find so many wonderful opportunities to hear the “music of the month”.

Happy music,
BOBBI ADLER, SCDH President
714/534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

HELP IS STILL NEEDED ON THE SCDH BOARD
More Members-at-Large are badly needed in order to produce and promote the festival.
Call Bobbi at 714/534-2855 for more info.



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

Thanks
To Michelle Wallace, our Sponsor/ Supporter/ Membership Chair!! - for continuing to send out renewals and maintain contact with everyone. Michelle makes the sponsor system work - to help finance SCDH activities! The festival is NOT self supporting, so we need your annual support!!

To all you hammered and fretted dulcimer players plus other musicians who have taken the plunge to prep. and perform Irish music or to just play for fun! It’s not just for MARCH!


SAVE THE DATE! 

Our next festival will be NOVEMBER 11, 2017 - at PCC - with
Ruth and Steve Smith on Hammered Dulcimer and
Multi-Instruments  

The fretted dulcimer side soon to be announced

Let’s start planning for 2017 - with your input  
Please send any comments and suggestions to me at
dulcimer@scdh.org    
THANKS!!


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
 March/April 2017

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2016
8:15 pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

ONGOING INTERMEDIATE HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASS
with Patti Amelotte
March 4, 2017 - Sunday 10:30am-12:00pm
Private home in Moorpark
Call or email for info. on future classes.
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
March 8, 2017 - usually 2nd Wed. (Cancelled)
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!

HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES in POMONA
Taught by Patti Amelotte
Saturdays 10:30am -12:00N
Choose 5 classes for $125 (paid for in advance)
Additional single classes available for $30 per class.
Early beginning - advanced technique/chords/accompaniment
or repertoire/speed & accuracy improvement focused.
Handouts and audio available for absences.
March 11 - Techniques
March 18 - Repertoire
April 8 - Techniques
April 15 - Repertoire
May 13 - Techniques
May 20 - Repertoire
June 10 - Techniques
June 17 - Repertoire
Email patti@pattiamelotte.com for more information
and to sign up!

SAN DIEGO AREA DULCIMER MEETUP
March 11, 2017 - First Saturday, usually
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hammered and fretted dulcimers welcome,
as well as any acoustic instruments!
For location: 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.

ON A LARK - Celtic Trio
March 12, 2017, Sunday
9:45-11:15 am / Celtic Mass
Providing music before, during and after the service.
Jill Cassidy - Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
525 E. 7th St., Long Beach. CA
Info: 714-377-0303

BARBARA GERSHMAN - Solo Hammered Dulcimer
March 14, 2017 - Tuesday
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

LEGACY - St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 17, 2017 - Friday
2:30-3:30pm
Patty McCollom - Banjo, Whistle, Bodhran, Vocals
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon - Guitar, Vocals
Anna Johnson - Irish Dancer
Emerald Court of Anaheim
1731 Medical Center Dr., Anaheim, CA 92801
Info.: Patty McCollom - mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

ON A LARK - IRISH Tunes on St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2017, Friday
7:00-9:00 pm
Jill Cassidy - Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant
506 - 31st St., Newport Beach
http://www.alta-coffee-co.com
Info: Barbara Gershman - 714-488-3166
bgershman@socal.rr.com
No charge - and the beverages and food are great!

LOONEY’S FORTUNE - St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:00pm-12 midnight
Traditional Irish Music and Songs
Patti Amelotte - Hammered Dulcimer & Accordion
Georgiana Hennessy - Fiddle & Accordion
Matt Tonge - Guitar & Mandolin
Griffin’s Grill
11272 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720
http://www.griffinsgrill.com/

Barbara Gershman - Solo Hammered Dulcimer
March 18, 2017 - Saturday
10-11:30am
AAUW (American Assn. of University Women)
Westminster-Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach Branch
24th Annual Authors Luncheon
Mesa Verde Country Club
3000 Club House Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Info.: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

LEGACY - St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 18, 2017 - Saturday
2:00-3:00pm
3:30-4:30pm
Patty McCollom - Banjo, Whistle, Bodhran, Vocals
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon - Guitar, Vocals
Anna Johnson- Irish Dancer
Bradford Square Senior Living
1180 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia, CA 92870
Info.: Patty McCollom - mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LEGACY - Irish Celebration
March 20, 2017 - Monday
2:00-3:00pm
Patty McCollom - Banjo, Whistle, Bodhran, Vocals
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon - Guitar, Vocals
Anna Johnson - Irish Dancer
Bixby Knolls Towers
3747 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
Info.: Patty McCollom - mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LEGACY - An Irish Journey
March 21, 2017 - Tuesday
9:00-9:45am & 10:30-11:15am
Patty McCollom-Banjo, Whistle,
Bodhran, Vocals
Barbara Gershman-
Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon-Guitar, Vocals
Irish Dancers
Harbor City Elementary School
1508 W. 254th St., Harbor City, CA 90710
Info.: Patty McCollom - mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
March 22, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 pm
Meets monthly - date and place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
March 25, 2017 - 4th Saturday
5:00-7:00 pm
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Sponsored by The Living Tradition
$2 donation requested/ jammer
For MARCH location,
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net
April, May - meet back at Anaheim Community
Center, 250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
March 28, 2017 - 6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th Tuesday
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
DFMJ page: www.Celticana.net
Info: (562) 861-7049
DowneyFolkMusicJam@yahoo.com

ON A LARK - IRISH Tunes
March 29, 2017, Wednesday
11:00am-12:00N
Jill Cassidy - Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Newport Beach Memory Care
1000 Halyard., Newport Beach, CA
Info: Barbara Gershman - 714-488-3166
bgershman@socal.rr.com

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
March, 2017 - dates will vary
Usually 1-3pm
We learn new strums, new tunes, and enjoy
playing the ‘oldies’.
Learning Autoharp (a chorded zither) will help with
dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
See ‘Autoharp’ page at www.celticana.net
Contact Bea Romano 562-861-7049 for info & dates

DOWNEY DULCI-DIDDLES
Hammered Dulcimer Practice Group
March, 2017. Dates vary - usually Thursdays, 10am-12N.
All levels & talents are welcome. We talk technique,
play our favorites, learn new tunes, and have fun!
Contact Bea Romano for dates and details: 562-861-7049
Celticanamusic@yahoo.com

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
March ?, 2017 - Thursday 2:00pm
Check for dates
Log Cafe
Green Valley Lake Rd.
Green Valley Lake, CA
San Bernardino Mtns.
Contact info. 909-867-7105
Check with Sandi for the date
www.facebook.com/gritsandgrady

GRITS & GRADY - Old Timey Bluegrass
Diane Grady and Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers
March ?, 2017 - Saturday - Every other month
Check for date
7:00pm
Bear House Restaurant
23420 Crest Forest Dr.
Crestline, CA 92407
Contact info. 909-867-7105
www.facebook.com/gritsandgrady

San Diego's North County Mountain Dulcimer Practice Group
1st Thursdays: April 6, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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.
You can purchase it through Amazon for about $10, CD included.
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
8:15 pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES in POMONA
Taught by Patti Amelotte
Saturdays 10:30am-12:00N
Choose 5 classes for $125 (paid for in advance)
Additional single classes available for $30 per class.
Early beginning - advanced technique/chords/accompaniment
or repertoire/speed & accuracy improvement focused.
Handouts and audio available for absences.
April 8 - Techniques
April 15 - Repertoire
May 13 - Techniques
May 20 - Repertoire
June 10 - Techniques
June 17 - Repertoire
Email patti@pattiamelotte.com for more information
and to sign up!

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
April 12, 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!

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
SUNDAY APRIL 23rd 12:30-3PM
12:30-1:30PM Absolute Beginners Session $25
1:30-3PM Regular Club Meeting $30
Led by Joellen Lapidus at 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 www.lapidusmusic.com
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

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
April 26, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 pm
Meets monthly - date and place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES

FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 11th, 2017!!!
Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!

Check www.scdh.org for Calendar Updates