SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

December 2019/January 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, Dulcimer Friends,
And welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I know the weather was far from ideal, and hope you weren't too badly affected.

FESTIVAL NEWS
BREAKING NEWS!! We have the DATE, PLACE and FEATURED DULCIMER ARTISTS FOR THE NEXT SCDH FESTIVAL!!

TINA BERGMANN will be our featured HD artist and TULL GLAZENER will be our featured FD artist, Sept. 26, 2020 at Riviera UMC in Redondo Beach.

Barbara Gershman & Lori Young were very impressed with Tina as an outstanding instructor and performer at the 2019 Oregon Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous.

Tull Glazener was highly praised after his participation in the 2013 SCDH Festival. He also is a highly gifted artist and a masterful teacher. Both musicians make their music accessible to all, regardless of playing levels.

VP/Co-Artistic Director and Festival Coordinator Barbara Gershman and I continue to work on other aspects of the workshop schedule.

We are still in need of a Volunteer Coordinator. This is an urgent situation. The Coordinator will be able to work electronically from home, and be supported by a crew of recruiting callers. Google Docs, or similar software able to interface with both Apple and HP hardware, is needed. So are you. Contact Bobbi Adler 714/534-2855 or Barbara Gershman.

As Christmas and Hanukkah approach, why not tune up those strings and dive into the beautiful music of the season? Much literature exists for both HD and FD. Enjoy. Certainly your loved ones and friends will. May we have a New Year of peace and well being. May our music touch others and help them through life's challenges and bumps in the road.

Holiday prayers and blessings to you and yours,
Bobbi Adler, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net


NOTES & SPECIAL THANKS TO SPECIAL FOLKS
- from Barbara Gershman, SCDH VP

*Thanks again to all of you who have contributed to planning our next SCDH Festival - #26!! SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 at the new, wonderful festival site in Redondo Beach - Riviera United Methodist Church!! Focus Workshops with headliners on SEPTEMBER 27, 2020. SAVE THE DATES!! I am so thankful that these essential elements of festival planning have been accomplished. Looking forward to more input from you re: festival planning and production. This event is for YOU! Constructive comments have led to these changes:

- MID-DAY CONCERT returning; featuring regional Dulcimer groups and planned, open mic spots as time allows (6 min. or 2 tunes).

- FESTIVAL TIME FRAME extended 1 hour.

- LIGHT DINNER OPTION to buy: Ideas? Volunteers to handle this?

*Thanks to ALL the Dulcimer and music groups who are sharing holiday music through community outreach programs, special events, and gatherings. For pay, for play or playing for a purpose - it’s what we all can do.

Holiday wishes to all, Barbara

For Resale from SCDH supporters:

(1) L1 BOSE AMPLIFIER: Compact Portable Line Array System. 2 channels. Signal/clip indicator. XLR (microphone), 1/4" line, 1/8" stereo, and RCA stereo inputs. Channel 1: Vol, Treble, Base. Channel 2: Vol, three input options, Two outputs. Quite light: 24+3 lbs (depends what you include) Excellent and well cared for. $600. "…fabulous for single & duo performers."

(2) Alvarez Dreadnought Acoustic GUITAR: Built by Yari (1987), very respected Japanese builder. $350. Comes with Fishman Rare Earth pick-up, Taylor protective gig bag, Ultra portable stand, "Lock-it"
guitar strap, extra set of Elixir strings, tuner. Have owned it for 30+ years. Big sound. Very playable. Will send photos.
Contact for both: chris@many-strings.com or 619-339-5171. "10% of sale would be dedicated to SCDH.”


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
December 2019/January 2020



WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
Sunday Church service
Six Hammered Dulcimers:
Kay Deeney, Barbara Gershman, Alice Hall,
Cheryl Handel, Denee Jordan, Lori Young
December 1, 2019, Sunday 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.

PATTI AMELOTTE, SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
Free
November 30 – BEAR ST., LEVEL 1 near Pottery Barn– 11AM TO 3PM
December 6 – BEAR ST., LEVEL 2 near big Poinsettia tree – 4PM TO 8PM
December 8 – JEWEL COURT near gigantic Christmas Tree/Nordstrom’s–4PM TO 8PM
December 15 – BEAR ST., LEVEL 1 near Pottery Barn– 6PM-10PM
December 20 – BEAR ST., LEVEL 1 near Pottery Barn– 1PM TO 5PM
December 24 – BEAR ST., LEVEL 2 near big Poinsettia tree – 2PM TO 6PM

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
December Performances:
Tues. Dec. 3 - 3-4pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Apts., Huntington Beach
Wed. Dec. 4 - 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Terrace, Huntington Beach
Thurs. Dec. 5 - 3-4pm, Carmel Village, Fountain Valley
Sat. Dec. 14 - a.m. TBD, Fountain Valley Heritage Park Gazebo
Tues. Dec. 17 - 3-4pm, Merrill Gardens, Huntington Beach
Wed. Dec. 18 - 3:30-4:30pm, Newport Beach Memory Care, Newport Beach
Meet 1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays - Group singalong &
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals at:
Fountain Valley Senior Center
17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: Dec. 5, 2019
Future: Jan. 2, 2020
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
Holiday performances:
1) Bonsall Christmas Tree Lighting, Nov. 30, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm
Bonsall Village Square
2) Fallbrook Library Holiday Party, Dec. 12, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year ‘Round, Ongoing
Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019 - 8:15pm
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Dec. 7, 2019 - First Saturday, usually
Future - Jan. 4, 2020
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

MANY STRINGS - Holiday Music in San Diego Area
Jamie Burns - Hammered Dulcimer
Chris Burns - guitar, banjo
The Star of India (San Diego Maritime Museum)
Dec. 7, 11am-1pm. Free with admission
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
Phone: (619) 234-9153

A Renaissance Christmas- Dec. 8, 3-4pm
Mission Trails Church, Free.
4880 Zion Ave. San Diego, CA 92120

A Renaissance Christmas- Dec. 11, 5pm
Potrero Library, 24883 Potrero Valley Rd,
Potrero, CA 91963, (619) 478-4669

A Renaissance Christmas- Dec. 13, 11:15am
Santee Parks & Recreation Dept.
Santee City Hall- Building 8P,
10601 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071
Call (619) 258-4100 ext. 120 Music precedes luncheon.
Call for reservation and information.
Info.: Many Strings & events-chris@many-strings.com
https://www.many-strings.com

BETTER THAN ONE
Patti Amelotte & Barbara Gershman
Holiday Music on Two Hammered Dulcimers
Dec. 7, 2019 - Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm
56th Annual CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY WASSAIL GALA
Performing during the Wassail hour and through dinner in Fish Interfaith Center
Many college musicians will be performing as well and later for the Concert following in Musco Center for the Arts
Info. or tickets: College of Performing Arts
714-997-6624 /copatickets@chapman.edu

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. December 10, 2019
Future: January 14, 2020
6:30-8:30pm, usually 2nd Tuesdays
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!

BARBARA GERSHMAN-HD & Accordion SingAlong
Family & Consumer Science/ Home & Community Org.
Dec. 11, 2019 - Wednesday
11:00am-2:00pm
Villa Park, CA

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Dec. 11, 2019 - Wednesday, 6:30-9pm
Future: Jan. 29, 2020
Fountain Valley, CA
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

TWO BANDS PLAYING HOLIDAY MUSIC at
34th ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALK / HERITAGE HILL


1) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Marianne Scanlon-hammered & fretted dulcimers, guitar
Jim Romano-guitar, bodhran, snare drum, banjolele, small percussion
Terry Gucwa-cello
Dec. 13 & 15, 2019 - Friday & Sunday - 5:30-8:30pm
St. George’s Episcopal Mission

2) ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa-cello, singing leader
Dec. 14, 2019 - Saturday
5:30-8:30pm
St. George’s Episcopal Mission

INFO. FOR BOTH BANDS:
Festive holiday music in each decorated historic building.
More than 1,000 luminaries lighting the park’s pathways.
Traditional refreshments. And Santa!
Family-friendly. Admission - $5 cash only. Free-if under age 3.
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Info: 949-923-2230
http://www.ocgov.com/civicax/inc/blobfetch.aspx?BlobID=101443

PATTI AMELOTTE, Accompanying the USC Thornton School of Music
4 Christmas Carols arranged by Shawn Kirchner
Dec. 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
See website for more information, ticket price, parking and reservations
https://music.usc.edu/wintergala/

BILL DEMPSEY
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 - 5:30-11pm
San Diego Troubadour Christmas Party
Columbus Club
4425 Home Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
Contact Bill for info. on his gigs.
949-357-7333
www.billdempseymusic.net

LOONEY’S FORTUNE and PATTI AMELOTTE SOLO
Southern California Dickens Faire inside of “Winter Fest”
OC Fairgrounds
https://winterfestoc.com/
Daily - Dec. 20 - Jan. 5 (with a few exceptions)
2:30-5:30pm and 7:00-10:00pm
Email Patti for exact days/times
patti@pattiamelotte.com

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
No jam in Dec. 2019
Next jam: Jan. 25, 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

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
No jam in Dec. 2019
Next jam: Jan. 28, 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

BILL DEMPSEY
Dec. 31, 2019 - 3:30-4:30pm
Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Contact Bill for info. on his gigs.
949-357-7333
www.billdempseymusic.net


LOOKING AHEAD

LOS ANGELES URBAN / MOUNTAIN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
Jan. 26 , 2020
Sunday - 12:30-3pm
12:30-1:30pm Absolute Beginners Session $30
Please pre-register for the Beginners Class
1:30-3pm Everybody plays together $35
McCabes Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Between Bundy and 28th St.
To pre-register call 310-828-4497
For more info: call Joellen Lapidus 310-474-1123

SCDH 26th ANNUAL DULCIMER FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 9am-7pm
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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
Check www.scdh.org for Calendar Updates

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!