SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
January/February 2017


To ADD An Event

You don’t need to be a Sponsor/Member of SCDH to list an event. 
But the event should be
Dulcimer-Related or of musical interest to our organization. 
This is a public service of SCDH, which does not endorse or fund these events unless stated.  
Send your dulcimer events in the following format to: dulcimer@scdh.org
 

• Name of Performer(s) /Group/Event
•  Date, Day, Time
•  Location: Address, City, State, Zip
•  Cost - if any
•  Type of music or very brief description (optional)
•  Phone contact for info
•  Email contact, Website

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, Friends

This is written on the eve of the holidays. Those of you celebrating Christmas, may this joyous holy day find you in your circle of loved ones and friends. For Hanukkah, may the Festival of Lights shine in your hearts, and may your lives be a light as the Maccabees were so long ago. For Kwanzaa and Solstice and – well, for all of us, may we, and our Nation, know blessing and peace in the year to come.

FACEBOOK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DULCIMER HERITAGE GROUP
December has seen many musical events. Have you followed us on our Facebook Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Group (not page)? Barbara, our Vice President, has posted some fun events and lovely pictures. (Can also access from Welcome page of scdh.org)

NAMM SHOW
The National Association of Music Merchants show returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in January. This closed trade show features the latest, and sometimes the most amazing, instruments. Celebrities roam the aisles. Impromptu and planned concerts might be in progress when you turn the corner from one aisle to the next. Also roaming the aisles, undeterred by the crowds, will be your representative, Bobbi. It’s always a pleasure to search and find dulcimers on the show floor. Look for my report in this column next month.

BOARD NEWS

Your Board is continuing its mission of serving our dulcimer community with enthusiasm and dedication. We are always sensitive and responsive to your suggestions. MORE MEMBERS AT LARGE ARE VERY MUCH NEEDED. I repeat that there are tasks both large and small; that all are important; and we are respectful of your time and other commitments. Each officer and at large member has time constraints and other commitments as well, and that does not stop us from fulfilling our voluntary duties on behalf of SCDH. Please join us. Call Bobbi Adler, 714/534-2855.

May your music in 2017 be beautiful!
Until next month,

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



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

Thanks
To everyone who has shared their music as our Dulcimer Community Outreach. Many of you have performed in public at such places as: the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa; Fallbrook Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Library Celebration; Victorian Christmas and Candlelight Walks at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest; Pomona Historical Home Tour; Chapman University Holiday Wassail Gala; McCabe’s Guitar Shop Christmas Show; holiday parties in Hacienda Heights, Villa Park, Tustin Ranch, etc.; and many other unreported performances.

Special Thanks
If you shared music or staged holiday sing-alongs with ‘groups confined to quarters’ - senior residences, memory care homes, special friends, etc. Our 24 member ensemble from the Fountain Valley Senior Center performed at 9 different local facilities. It was a holiday treat to make it to 7 of them plus share music and our dog as ‘furry friend’ at a friend’s care residence. Plan on doing more of this in 2017 - NOT JUST AT HOLIDAY TIME!!! Make this a year-round commitment.


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 TBD

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
 January/February 2017

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Jan., 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

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: January 5, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Different location for January only.
Email barbmhayden@gmail.com for directions
Feb. 2 - check in Feb. listings for regular location info.
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

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Jan. 11, 2017 - usually 2nd Wed.
(Feb. 8? Check date)
6:30-9:00pm
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Room 6
4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
RSVP to Cheryl Handel - cphandel@gmail.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

SAN DIEGO AREA DULCIMER MEETUP
Jan. 14, 2017- First Saturday, usually
(Feb. 4? - check date)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Doors open at 11:00
Callahan’s Pub and Brewery Restaurant
8111 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
http://www.callahanspub.com/
Hammered and fretted dulcimers welcome, as well as any acoustic instruments!
Please RSVP: Jim Przywara jimprzy@san.rr.com
(858) 586-0472 - leave a message
No cost but purchases of food or beverages appreciated.
Mostly Irish music - but anything is fair game to play.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
Jan. & Feb.?, 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

ONGOING INTERMEDIATE HAMMERED DULCIMER
Class with Patti Amelotte
Jan. 15, 2017 - Sunday 10:30am-12:00pm
Private home in Moorpark
Call or email to reserve your spot
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

PATTI AMELOTTE AT NAMM
Jan. 20-21-22, 2017
Patti will be demonstrating Dusty Strings Hammered Dulcimers in their booth at the NAMM show
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
January 24, 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

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Jan. 25, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 pm
This month in Buena Park
Meets monthly - date and place vary
RSVP to Lori Young dulcerine@gmail.com for address
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Jan. 28, 2017 - 4th Saturday
5:00-7:00 pm
New temporary location for 2 months
First Congregational Church of ANAHEIM
515 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim
Entrance - on Sycamore
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Sponsored by The Living Tradition
$2 donation requested/ jammer
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom

SAN DIEGO'S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: Feb 2, 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

GRITS & GRADY - Old Timey Bluegrass
Diane Grady and Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers
Feb. ?, 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

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Feb., 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
Feb., 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

THE MYSTERY OF MODES WORKSHOP (Weekend)
Karen Ashbrook, CMP (Certified Music Practitioner)
Feb. 24-26, 2017 - (Fri. night to Sun. afternoon)
Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn
1601 N. El Camino real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Explore modes used for relaxation, in therapeutic music, and in Celtic & Appalachian traditional music.
Cover: Defining characteristics, chord progressions, improvising.
Geared to Hammered Dulcimers & Harps, but  other melody instruments are welcome.
Contact Karen for more info & questions:
http://karenashbrook.com/lessons/mystery_ca.html
mail@karenashbrook.com
301-655-0103
Join Jim P, Lori Y, Barbara G, and Bill J from SCDH at this super special workshop!!!

LOONEY’S FORTUNE at RIVERSIDE DICKENS FESTIVAL
Feb. 25 & 26, 2017
Patti Amelotte, Georgiana Hennessy and Matt Tonge will be performing all day, both days
http://www.dickensfest.com

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
February 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


LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES

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

Check www.scdh.org for Calendar Updates