SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
May/June 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 month of May, Everyone.

PLEASE continue to keep a close eye out for information on our Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, Saturday, November 11, and our 2 Focus Workshops on Sunday, November 12, both including all instruments. Our website www.SCDH.org is being updated. I have shared the specifics multiple times in this Message, and I do not wish to burden you with constant repetitions.

The theme of this month’s message is: “Have You Spread Your Music Today?” I have integrated community service into my music therapy practice. Every Tuesday during the school year, I join first grade teacher and dedicated SCDH member Lori Knight in co-teaching fretted dulcimer to some of her students from last year. Yes, last year. They are now second graders. They know how to change strings, how to tune, and are preparing for a performance at the end of the school year. For microwave popcorn, they’ll memorize anything!!

Have you given yourself the pleasure of watching someone’s face when they hear you play for the first time? Have you talked about the HD, FD or both that we all love? Our daily demands make us run in different directions, at different speeds. One thing we can all do, however, is expose others to the reason these instruments are part of our lives.
Give the gift of “sweet sound". Embrace our SCDH mission to preserve and proliferate the existence of dulcimers within our own communities. Play for others.

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

 



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

Thanks To ....
All the fretted and hammered dulcimer regional groups
who are already practicing their tunes for the Festival Mid-Day concert - 6-7 months ahead!!! Learning music and playing together is only part of the gatherings. Most players become good friends and keep each other going when LIFE HAPPENS.
FUNDRAISER EARLY ALERT
'PAPER BAG'/ OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS
It’s time to start looking around for items to donate for these special drawings at the festival evening concert. Check the website if needed to see what this is all about. New or gently used items, or handmade, music-related (or not), crafts, etc., etc. Does anyone have contacts to offer a VACATION? GIFT CARDS? GIFT BASKETS? Check out: http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Opportunity_Drawings.html
All the proceeds go to help finance the festival. Remember that we have 4 wonderful headliners this year, just for you.

FESTIVAL CONSIGNMENT BOOTH
You can also plan to donate to SCDH (for resale) or sell your excess instruments and music accessories. http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Consignment.html


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
 May/June 2017

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
May 12, 19, 26, 2017
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

SAN DIEGO AREA DULCIMER MEETUP
May 6, 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.

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
May 10, 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!

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.
May 13 - Techniques/chords
May 20 - Repertoire
June 10 - Techniques/chords
June 17 - Repertoire
Email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com
and to sign up!

PATTI AMELOTTE
Solo Hammered Dulcimer
May 20, 2017 - 6:30-9:30pm
Spring Soiree at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia
380 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
626-574-5440
Wine, cheese, henna artist, sidewalk astronomer
Current exhibit “Heart and Soul:
The Art of Kathryn Hansen”
Adult program so proof of age required for wine service

MOORPARK HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES
with Patti Amelotte
May 21 or May 28, 2017 - Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm
Beginning/ Intermediate Levels
Private home in Moorpark
Call or email for info.
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

JOELLEN LAPIDUS AND THE URBAN GYPSIES
Sunday May 21st 3:30-4:30PM
Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest Railroad Stage
My trio of mountain dulcimer, violin, bass playing traditional, original and contemporary folk music.
Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
For more info: lapidusmusic@aol.com or
info@topangabanjofiddle.org
9AM - 6PM Over 200 instrumental
and singing contestants, jamming all day.

PATTI AMELOTTE-HAMMERED DULCIMER
KAREN ANDREWS-FIDDLE, AND MORE!

Auld Dubliner Irish Traditional Music Sessiun
May 21, 2017 - 4:00-7:00pm
71 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA
Good pints, good food, good music!

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
May 23, 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: Info: (562) 861-7049
www.Celticana.net
DowneyFolkMusicJam@yahoo.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
May 24, 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
5:00-7:00 pm
May 27, 2017 - 4th Saturday
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Now back at 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,
The McWANNABEES & Others
Open Session of Celtic & American Folk Music
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 4-7pm
(Every 4th Sunday)
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
www.theblackwatchpub.com

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
May, 2017 - dates will vary
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Downey or Whittier
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
Monthly. Date and time varies.
Hammered Dulcimer Practice Group
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
2:00pm
May ?, 2017 - Thursday
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
May ?, 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 DIEOG'S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: June 1, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
San Diego County Library Community Room
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Free. Beginners through advanced
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

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.
June 10 - Techniques/chords
June 17 - Repertoire
Email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com
and to sign up!

MOORPARK HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES
with Patti Amelotte
June 25, 2017 - Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm
Beginning/ Intermediate Levels
Private home in Moorpark
Call or email for info.
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
June 27, 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: Info: (562) 861-7049
www.Celticana.net
DowneyFolkMusicJam@yahoo.com

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
?SUNDAY JUNE ?? 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

   



LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES

FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS 2017!

Saturday - Nov. 11, 2017 - YES, IT’S VETERANS DAY!!
WORKSHOPS, ALL-DAY JAMMING,
MID-DAY AND EVENING CONCERTS,
VENDORS, OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS

9am - 8pm
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
2850 Fairview Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(Freeway close off the 405 and across from Orange Coast College)

2 FOCUS WORKSHOPS - Sunday - Nov. 12, 2017

1) Hammered Dulcimer & Other Instruments
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

2) Fretted Dulcimer & Other Instruments
11am - 3pm - Private home in Downey

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!