SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
October/November 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


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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

It’s the month before the month that is! Yes, we are in a whirlwind of preparations for this year’s SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers on November 11 in Costa Mesa, CA. Please see below and http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Festival Main Page.html for more details.

VOLUNTEER to VOLUNTEER
Some folks have stepped up to the plate and added themselves to our ranks of Festival volunteers. Please contact Bobbi 714/534-2855 ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net to join in. We have a Volunteer Appreciation Policy that has wonderful perks for your time!

BECOME A SCDH SPONSOR/ SUPPORTER or RENEW
You will be greeted with an absolutely respectful request this year – to join SCDH as a Sponsor if you have not already done so. We have many musicians in our community who are not yet Sponsors, and we need you very much. The rates are very reasonable. You are very much wanted and appreciated, and your support makes the festival possible when combined with festival fees. As the weather cools down, we are just starting to heat up! Be well during this month of October, and enjoy your music.

As always

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



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

Thanks To ....
All the festival team! Board members, volunteers, instructors, performers, concert participants and more…



SCDH FESTIVAL NEWS & REQUESTS from Barbara

PRE-REGISTER FOR YOUR COMFORT
Zoom through registration to pick up your packet. Registration form at http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Reg_Tickets.html

SPREAD THE WORD: IT’S NOT JUST FOR DULCIMERS!!
Besides the 19 hours of Dulcimer workshops, we will also have workshops for other instruments: Autoharp, Bowed Psaltery, Drum & Flute Ancient Music Circle, Guitar, and Ukulele. And, for ALL instruments and singers, join in for: All Together Now; Blue Ridge Mountain Music; Modes, Moods & Choices; How Can I Keep from Singing - with Bill Dempsey; Songs about Country for All - with Ross Altman & Leo Kretzner; and Songwriting - with Award winning Steve Smith - plus all day/ all instrument jamming!!

OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS/FUNDRAISER:
Bring something to donate to help finance the festival. http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Opportunity_Drawings.html
Suggestions: Music related - accessories, CDs; handcrafted items; something new or very gently used that needs a good home; gift cards; etc., etc.
Please - no alcohol or messy items.
THIS YEAR - STREAMLINED DRAWINGS: Winners must be present at the evening concert (OR their DESIGNATED RETRIEVERS!!). Winners’ names will be called, and they can pick up their items immediately after the concert. No items will be held for anyone after the festival.

INSTRUMENT FUNDRAISER
Separate drawing for each donated instrument. Winners do not have to be present at the evening concert. Hammered dulcimer package donated by Dusty Strings for the 23rd year; Ukulele donated by Shirley Orlando/ Island Bazaar; Fretted dulcimer donated by Elizabeth Preston.
We are very grateful to each donor!!
Does anyone have any other instruments they would like to donate for this festival fundraiser?
http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fundraiser.html

CONSIGNMENT BOOTH
Bring your unwanted musical instruments and accessories to resell - or donate to SCDH to sell.  http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Consignment.html

LOAN US EASELS
Stand-alone or table-top types needed for festival day. Let Jim Romano know - jsromano1@yahoo.com

DONATE FALL DECORATIONS
Reply to Lori Young - dulcerine@gmail.com


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
October/November 2017

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAIN DAY
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 - 11am - 5pm
Benefit Concert for the Oak Glen Schoolhouse Museum & Park
Bands Featured:
• Grits n’Grady
• When Pigs Fly
• Kinfolk
• Kattywompus Band
Sound by Pat Huckaby
11am-1pm - Old Time Jam
1pm - Beg. Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
1pm - Intermed. Mountain Dulcimer Workshop - Jennifer Ranger
Other workshops - ukulele/ $10 per workshop
1 to 5pm - Bands
Entrance fee - $8/ person; kids 12 & under free
11911 S. Oak Glen Rd. Oak Glen, CA
Bring lawn chairs. No alcohol or pets!!
Rain or shine. Food available for purchase on site
Info: huckaby49@gmail.com 909-867-7105 www.mountainmusicday.homestead.com

DOWNEY DULCI-DIDDLES
Hammered Dulcimer Practice Group
Monday, 10am-12Noon Monthly. Date and time varies.
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

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Oct. 2, 2017 - Whittier
Oct. 16 - 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.
http://celticana.net/autoharp/

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
No meetings in October, 2017
10am - 12 noon
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

San Diego's NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
1st Thursdays: Oct. 5, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Future Dates: Nov. 2, 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: barbmhayden@gmail.com ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 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
Oct. 7, 2017 - First Saturday, usually
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Future Date: Nov. 4, 2017
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.

ON A LARK TRIO - AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER
SHIPLEY VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY
Oct. 7, 2017 - Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm
Jill Cassidy - Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman - hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa - cello
Outside Shipley Nature Center Gates
Huntington Beach Central Park
17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Info. - bgershman@socal.rr.com

GRITS & GRADY - Old Timey Bluegrass
Diane Grady and Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers
Oct. 7, 2017 - Saturday
5:00 - 8:00pm
Bear Claw Saloon
Crestline, CA 92407
Contact info. 909-867-7105
www.facebook.com/gritsandgrady

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Oct. 11, 2017 - usually 2nd Wed.
Future: Nov. 2 (Thurs.)
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!

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
Oct. 14, 2017 - Saturday
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Clubhouse
33268 Green Valley Lake Rd.
Green Valley Lake, CA
San Bernardino Mtns.
Contact Sandi Huckaby 909-867-7105 for more info.

CAMBRIA PICKIN’ IN THE PINES (Autoharp)
Oct. 17-20, 2017, Tues. through Fri.
Cambria Pines Lodge
2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
Phone (800) 966-6490
Offers autoharp enthusiasts a supportive venue for
jamming, workshops, open mic, and concerts.
Includes complete meals.
All acoustic instruments welcome.
http://cambriapickininthepines.com
$265 + hotel

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
Continuing Hammered Dulcimer Repertoire class in Pomona
October 21 - 12-2pm
December 9 - 10:30am-12:30pm
January 13 - 10:30am-12:30pm
$35 each class or 4 classes for $100 (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
Oct. 22, 2017, Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm
Future market dates: Nov. 19 andmost 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/

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
SUNDAY October 22, 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

OLD GREY CATS with LEO KRETZNER,
The McWANNABEES & Others
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, 4-7pm
Future: Nov. 26, 2017
(Always 4th Sunday)
Acoustic jam session with a mix of Irish and
American folk songs and tunes.
Players welcomed!
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
(Corner of Arrow Route)
www.theblackwatchpub.com (909) 981-6069

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Celebrating their 10th year making music!
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Oct. 24, 2017 - 6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th Tuesday
Future dates: 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
Oct. 25, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 pm
Meets Wed. night monthly - date and place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

ON A LARK - Medieval Music
Medieval Brass Rubbings & English Tea
Oct. 28, 2017 - Saturday, 11:30-2:30pm
Jill Cassidy - Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman - hammered dulcimer
Terry Gucwa - cello
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Medieval Arts Center/ Tea Room
525 E. 7th St. (at Atlantic Ave.)
Long Beach, CA 90813
http://www.stlukeslb.org/brass-rubbing.html
Info. - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Reservations: brass.rubbing.lb@gmail.com
Cost - $16/youth; $26/adults

ST. RAYMOND’S HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Oct. 28, 2017, Saturday
WHEN PIGS FLY! playing at 3:00pm
Marianne Scanlon - hammered dulcimer, guitar, fretted dulcimer
Jim Romano - guitar, banjolele, fretted dulcimer, doumbek, bodhran
Bea Romano - hammered dulcimer, autoharp, tambourine
Special Halloween-themed festival with concerts, dancing
food & games
12348 Paramount Blvd., Downey, CA 90242
(562) 923-4509 http://www.saintraymond.org

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Oct. 28, 2017 - 4th Saturday 5:00-7:00 pm
Future: Nov. 25; no jam in December
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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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!!