SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

March/April 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

 Hello, SCDH Friends
I'm usually pretty upbeat in sharing the month's news with you. Sadly, today that is not the case. I must inform you that our founding SCDH Vice President, Shirley Davis, passed away on February 23. If you did not know her, imagine a lady of average height, silver hair, pretty eyes, with lots of spunk who spoke her mind courteously but very clearly. She viewed SCDH as an entity worthy of all her support and efforts, and that is exactly why her legacy to our organization is indelible. As a music therapist, I had the honor and duty of paying Shirley and her family a hospice visit. Shirley's other great love was the ukulele, and Shirley Orlando, owner of Island Bazaar, also visited while I was there. We created a duet of what Shirley Davis loved the most. Her Celebration of Life was on March 6.



Plans continue to move forward for our Festival. Please mark your calendars and prepare for a wonderful musical experience.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Anybody got some green strings for our instruments?

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 prep and lining up for special participation!

To DEB LUKEN who will be teaching “HDs - Beginners & the Next Steps” fest. workshop for beginners moving on...

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, planning to participate in the MID-DAY SHOWCASE. We’re hoping that other groups will also sign on.

To BILL DEMPSEY for joining the Showcase on Ukulele. He will be teaching ‘Beginning Ukulele” at the festival.

PLANNING FOR OUR 26th FESTIVAL
MID-DAY SHOWCASE
featuring 1) regional Dulcimer groups and 2) planned, open mic spots as time allows (6 min. or 2 tunes).
FESTIVAL TIME FRAME
extended 1 hour. 9am - 7pm.
LIGHT DINNER OPTION to buy before the Twilight Concert: Suggestions? Volunteers?

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR or TEAM
still badly needed.
-Please send festival input to me, Barbara Gershman, at dulcimer@scdh.org

Thanks!! - BG

Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
March/April 2020

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: March 5, April 2, 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
March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

SANS FRONTIERES (Without Borders) - International Dance Band
LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL - 50th Anniversary
March 6, 2020 - Friday
Time: 8:40-9:25pm
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
https://www.lagunainternationaldancers.com/laguna-folk-dance-festival-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2I6JqmJoZvmw8Of1RkRLL1nIzsRH0MvYBnFq4eQKkEuVBv5gsNBuYHGn8

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
March 7 & Aoril 4, 2020 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
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

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
March 8, 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

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
March 10, 2020, usually 2nd Tuesday
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 12, 2020 - 10:00-11:00am
Patty McCollom-banjo, whistle, bodhran, vocals
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Marianne Scanlon-guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Rob McCollom-U-bass
Advanced Rehab Center
2210 E First St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Trad. Irish Music Band
Several bands performing...
March 14, 2020 - Saturday, 9:00pm
Beach Hut Deli
19025 Beach Blvd.
Beach Blvd./ Garfield Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
https://beachhutdeli.com/store/huntington-beach/
Info: patti@pattiamelotte.com

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
Rob McCollom-U-bass
Step-dancer
Emerald Court
1731 Medical Center Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

STRING PICNIC
Whittier Audubon Society
March 19, 2020 - 5:45-6:30pm
Evan Anderson-guitar, mandolin
Letty Brooks-recorder
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Patty McCollom-fiddle
Rob McCollom-U-bass
Marianne Scanlon-hammered dulcimer, guitar
Barbara Whitney-fiddle, banjo
Hillcrest Congregational Church
Barwick Hall
2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631
Info: Letty Brooks-562-400-2944

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
March 24, 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:
March 25, 2020 - 3:00-4:00pm - Sunrise Senior Living, HB
March 26, 2020- 3:00-4:00pm - Oakmont, Huntington 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., March 25, 2020 - 6:00-8:30pm
Future: April 29, 2020
Meet monthly - Fountain Valley
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
March 28, 2020 - 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
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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

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!