SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
August/September 2017


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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
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•  Phone contact for info
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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 August, Dulcimer Lovers,
Three things to share with you this month.

SCDH-SHIPLEY JAM
Please look below for details from Vice President Barbara Gershman about our jam at the Shipley Nature Center on Thursday, August 10. I wrote enthusiastically
about this wonderful annual event last month. It’s a lovely, peaceful experience. I hope you will be there.

TOPICS FOR BOARD MEETING
We will have a Board meeting Saturday, August 19. If you have anything you would like your Board to discuss, please email me ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net and
we’ll put it on the agenda and respond to you. Your Board always welcomes your comments, new ideas, and suggestions.

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
As Festival Day approaches (Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the beautiful Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa), I am again reaching out to
you to be a Festival volunteer. These wonderful Harvest Festivals do not happen without you. The nuts and bolts of such an event are many,
and without you,
the day will not be as all of us expect. There are so many things to be done, and the six members of your Board cannot do them all.
Our attention to each aspect of planning must be very detailed. Our responsibilities on Festival day, both individually and as a Board, are, frankly, intense.

We love
bringing the Festival to our entire community, but doing it without you is not realistic. We work hard and months in advance to plan each detail, always
keeping an eye on expenses so our Sponsorship rates can be as low as possible. Please stand up for SCDH and all it means to you, email me, and take a slice of
the action, either large or small.

Let’s talk or email.
Until next month, stay well and make music

Be well and happy.
BOBBI ADLER, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

 



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

Thanks Ahead Of Time To ....
Participants in our 6th ANNUAL SCDH JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER in Huntington Beach Central Park, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, 6-8pm. It’s not just for DULCIMERS!! All acoustic instruments are welcome plus audience to sing along. The jam will be followed by the OC Astronomers with telescopes. See the listing at the bottom of this calendar for this FREE community event.

Special Thanks To ....
All the regional dulcimer groups preparing for the Festival Mid-day Concert. You are all the best!!


SCDH FESTIVAL NEWS for 11/11/17 Our 23rd Festival!

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

FUNDRAISERS 'PAPER BAG'/ OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS:
It’s time to look 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.


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
 August/September 2017

San Diego's NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
1st Thursdays: Aug. 3, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Future Dates: Sept. 7. etc.
San Diego County Library Community Room
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Free. Beginners through advanced
Our basic text & tab is “First Lessons” DAD tuning by Joyce Ochs
Purchase through Amazon, about $10, CD included
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Aug. 8 & 22, 2017 - this month
10am - 12 noon
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 DULCIMER MEETUP
Aug. 5, 2017 - First Saturday, usually
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Aug. 7, 2017 - Whittier
Aug. 21 - Downey
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm
We learn new strums, new tunes, and enjoy playing the ‘oldies’.
Learning Autoharp (a cousin of the hammered dulcimer) will help with dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
Contact Bea Romano 562-861-7049 for more info.
Autoharp | www.celticana.net

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Aug. 9, 2017 - usually 2nd Wed.
Future: Sept. 13, Oct. 11
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!

SCDH JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER ‘Cool Summer Nights'
for DULCIMERS & ALL Acoustic instruments
Aug. 10, 2017 - 6-8pm
Bring your instruments and join in, or just come to listen or sing!
Followed by OC Astronomers with telescopes
Family & friends welcome!! Open to the public / FREE
Shipley Nature Center - amphitheater
Huntington Beach Central Park
17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(NOT on side next to HB library)
See http://www.scdh.org for map
If the parking lot is full on Goldenwest, take Slater
www.shipleynature.org or Ellis to Edwards & park off Center Park Dr.
BRING: your water & insect repellent.
NO PETS, FOOD or ALCOHOL
Dress for the weather. Hat? Jacket?
Info. 714-488-3166, Barbara Gershman, Jam Leader
RSVP to bgershman@socal.rr.com and for suggested tune list.

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
New Series
10:30am-12:00N - Saturdays
August 12 & 19
September 2 & 16
October 14 & 21
November 11 - the SCDH Dulcimer Festival so no workshops
December 9 & 16
January 13 & 20
Choose 5 classes for $125 (paid in advance)
We may do all repertoire building classes or some techniques/chords depending on responses.
Please email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com and to reserve your spot.

BEA & JIM ROMANO - Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp,
Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
Aug. 20, 2017, Sunday, 9am-2pm
Future market dates: Sept. 17 and most 3rd Sundays
5th Street between Broadway & Spring, 2 blocks from Pershing Sq.
Map on website http://historiccore.bid/farmers-market/
No cost to shop the freshest produce and delicious foods.
See the improvements in the Downtown LA Financial and Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.
Bea & Jim enjoy providing Folk, Celtic, Americana music
http://www.celticana.net/

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Aug. 22, 2017 - 6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th Tuesday
Future dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, NO Dec. jam
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
Info: (562) 861-7049
DFMJ page: http://celticana.net/bea/

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Aug. 23, 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
Aug. 26, 2017 - 4th Saturday
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

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
12th Annual Traditional Music Gathering
Aug. 26, 2017 - Last Saturday
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Kattywompus and Guest Bands
Free Shows
Library Park, Old Town Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
SUNDAY AUGUST 27, 2017 - 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

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS,
The McWANNABEES & Others
Open Session of Celtic & American Folk Music
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, 4-7pm
(Every 4th Sunday)
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
www.theblackwatchpub.com

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
Aug ?, 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
August ?, 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



LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES


FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS 2017!

Festival Page
Registration Info
Schedule

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
APPALACHIAN HERITAGE MUSIC
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

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

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!