SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

May/June 2019

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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,
I am delighted to report that our Harvest Festival of Dulcimers SCHEDULE is complete. Now we'll be moving on to the next steps in the planning process.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT TEAM NEEDED
The most important need now is for a VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE to call and/or email festival groupies and ask if we can count on their help this year. This is a critical task which is best accomplished by several people. Our Secretary, Teresa Alvarado, will maintain a spreadsheet once she's notified that someone has been scheduled.

SCDH 25th ANNIVERSARY
We are planning a special Silver Anniversary celebration. Please come prepared to enjoy some unique events and some workshops that inspire you and deepen your ability as a player and your relationship to your instrument.
Please log on to our website, http://www.scdh.org for more details as they are posted.

As always, check out the calendar below. We're working on some different events for the future. More on that when we have details to share.

Have a musical month
Happy Mother's Day to all, including to women who have, in your own way, touched the life of any child.

Bobbi Adler, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

SPECIAL THOUGHTS, THANKS & HOT TOPICS - from Barbara Gershman, VP
We all feel great sadness at the passing of Cathy Barton Para, April 17, 2019. Her sunny personality, unique voice and expertise on so many instruments made her a treasure at any folk music festival or gathering. We are so grateful that Cathy and her equally talented husband, Dave, were with us at the 2016 SCDH Festival. Those of us in their hammered dulcimer/mixed instruments focus workshop will continue to play that great group of Carp Camp tunes they taught. Here’s to Cathy…and Dave!

SCDH 2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE BASICS
• 9am - 6pm. Includes: 3- 75 min. workshops; 1-60 min. workshop. ONE concert, 4-6pm, featuring our headliners. Dinner on your own off site. 2 Focus Workshops on Sunday (FD in Downey / HD in Fullerton). Email me, Barbara Gershman, at - dulcimer@scdh.org if you want an early copy of the schedule or have any questions.

SCDH HISTORY PROJECT
- Who would like to be a team member to assemble a SCDH History Exhibit?? Fellowship Hall is large enough to house all our exhibits, vendors, jams and dining.
- Thanks to Bob Palmer, who has volunteered to work on a Blog to celebrate the 25 years of SCDH.
- Do you have any memorabilia to put on display at the festival or for Bob to incorporate in his project?
Thanks for any and all contributions!! - BG

SCDH 8th ANNUAL JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER, HUNTINGTON BEACH
SATURDAY - JULY 20, 2019 - 6-8pm / Followed by OC Astronomers with telescopes
Jammers and listeners needed!!! Save the date.


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
May/June 2019

BILL DEMPSEY
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7 pm
Songwriters At Play
Branch Street Deli
203 E. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805-489-9099
All ages welcome
Info.: www.billdempseymusic.net

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: May 2, June 6, 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
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019 - 8:15pm
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
May 4, 2019 - 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

ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa-cello
May 5, 2019 - Sunday
9:45-11:15 am
Celtic Eucharist - church service
Ancient Gaelic and Traditional Irish Music
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
525 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA
Info.: 714-377-0303
All are welcome.

LOS ANGELES URBAN / MOUNTAIN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
May 5, 2019
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
Learn new songs, duets, ensemble pieces, improvisation, meet other dulcimer players. Good fun!

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. May 7, 2019, usually 2nd Tuesdays
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!

PATTI AMELOTTE
Hammered Dulcimer Performance of
“I Will Arise and Go” by Shawn Kirchner
Los Osos High School Spring Concert
May 8, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm
6001 Milliken Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga
Donation $5

PATTI AMELOTTE
Hammered Dulcimer Performance of
"Little Potato” by Malcolm Dalglish
LA Children’s Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble
May 12, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
$27-46 (half price for children)

PATTI AMELOTTE
Hammered Dulcimer Featured Instructor
Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous
May 16-19, 2019
Hull Park and Retreat Center/ Oral Hull
Foundation for the Blind
Sandy, OR
http://nwdulcimer.com/?page_id=737
Sold out event!

CARL BERNHARDT & BOB PALMER
Each playing a variety of instruments in separate locations
28th Annual Old Riverside Foundation Vintage Home Tour
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 am - 4 pm
Tour of several vintage homes in Riverside, plus vintage fair with a variety of musicians at each residence
https://www.oldriverside.org/home-tour
See website for ticket info.

BILL DEMPSEY
Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:30-4:30pm
Private gig
Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
www.billdempseymusic.net
949-357-7333

CARL BERNHARDT & BOB PALMER
Each playing a variety of instruments in separate locations
Heritage House 26th Annual Ice Cream Social
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12 - 4 pm
Celebrating Victorian Riverside during the 1890’s.
Various musicians around the grounds and in the Victorian house parlor.
Carl - 12-1pm-Outside/ 1-2pm - Parlor
Bob -TBA for both
Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s Heritage House
8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504
951-826-5273
https://www.riversideca.gov/museum/heritagehouse/icecreamsocial.asp
Free and open to the public

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
May 25, 2019 - 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

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
May 28, 2019 - 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 http://celticana.net/bea/

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing / Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
May 29, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Alzheimers Family Center, Huntington Beach
May 30, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Merrill Gardens, 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., May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019
6:30-9:00 pm
Meets Wed. night monthly - Fountain Valley
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Two days a month (usually Thursday)
Downey/ Whittier, 11am - 1pm
We learn new strums, new tunes,and play all genres.
Learning Autoharp (a cousin of the hammered dulcimer)
will help with dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
We work on our singing techniques, too!
Loaners available. Try out an autoharp, just for fun!
Info: 562-861-7049 http://celticana.net/bea/

LOOKING AHEAD

SCDH 8th ANNUAL JAM - AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER
Shipley’s “COOL SUMMER NIGHTS
Series”
SATURDAY, July 20, 2019, 6-8pm
Followed by OC ASTRONOMERS with Telescopes
Shipley Nature Center Amphitheater
Huntington Beach Central Park
(NOT on side next to HB Library)
17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Parking lot on Goldenwest St.
Other parking off of Edwards St. / Center Park Drive
Dulcimers & All Acoustic Instruments
Free Community Event
All welcome - musicians & listeners!
(NO pets, food or alcohol)
Info: 714-488-3166, Barbara Gershman, Jam Leader
www.shipleynature.org

SCDH 25th HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
SATURDAY - Sept. 21, 2019
9am - 6pm

Featuring:
DAVE HAAS - Mountain Dulcimer
MARK ALAN WADE - Hammered Dulcimer

Workshops, Jamming, Concert 4-6pm

2 FOCUS WORKSHOPS - Sunday - Sept. 22, 2019
1) Hammered Dulcimer & Other Instruments
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

2) Fretted / Mountain Dulcimer
11am - 3pm - Private home in Downey

NEW LOCATION
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Details to be posted on www.scdh.org

Questions: dulcimer@scdh.org


Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!