SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

September/October 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

You put your fingers on your fretboard
Or take your hammers in your hand
It's time to make the music,
That we love and understand
Our Festival is here at last
The melodies are sweet
The workshops just can't be beat

Come join the celebration
As our close community
Recalls its creation
On its Anniversary
Silver is the color
Make the scene, let music shine
Let's play together in time!!

SCDH 25th Anniversary Harvest Festival of DULCIMERS

DATE:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9am - 6pm

LOCATION:
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Dave Haas - Fretted Dulcimer
Mark Alan Wade - Hammered Dulcimer
22 Local Artist/Teachers / 27 Workshops

OTHER WORKSHOPS - It’s not just for Dulcimers!!
Autoharp, Bodhran, Bowed Psaltry, Drum/Flute Circle,
Go Outside the Melody, Harmonica, Shape Note Singing,
Sing-Along, Storytelling, Ukulele

JAMS all day - Free Plus 'Workshop - Ease into Jamming'; Community Jam!

CELEBRATE 25th Anniversary 12:30-12:45pm
Morning coffee & goodies; lunch for purchase on site.
RECEPTION 3:30-4:00pm
CONCERT 4:00-6:00pm / Dinner on your own

FOCUS WORKSHOPS- Sunday, Sept. 22 - 4 hours
Hammered Dulcimer and Mixed Instruments - Fullerton home, 10-2pm, Mark Alan Wade
Mountain Dulcimer - Lakewood/Long Beach home - 11-3pm, Dave Haas

INFO
Web: www.scdh.org
Email: dulcimer@scdh.org
Need more help? Call Bobbi Adler, 714-534-2855

BE A VOLUNTEER
We are URGENTLY in need of VOLUNTEERS. Together - we make these wonderful Festivals happen.
Call Bobbi Adler and be part of the team that keeps our Festivals going.

It will be wonderful for all of us to be together again. We need each other, and all of us need the music and learning,
SEE YOU THERE!

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

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

*Thanks to Annabel Demuth and Deb Luken for working on Volunteer Recruitment.

*Thanks to Leo Kretzner - for sending out festival info. to Dulcimer clubs and contacts far and near.

*Thanks to Bob Palmer for assembling a photo projection program showing previous SCDH festivals.

FESTIVAL NEWS
• WEBSITE UPDATED FOR FESTIVAL
    http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Welcome.html

• PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
   
For paid Sponsorship/Membership -
    http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Reg_Tickets.html

• FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

    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).
    http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/2019_Festival_Files/SCDH%    20Fest%20Schedule%202019%20v11%20Final%20color.pdf

• FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS - FOR DULCIMERS & OTHER INTERESTS            
    http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Workshop_program.html

• LOANER INSTRUMENTS

    Have any to share for festival day?
    Email me at dulcimer@scdh.org

• CONSIGNMENT BOOTH
    Recycle your surplus instruments and music accessories

• INSTRUMENT FUNDRAISER
    Some beautiful instruments could be yours!!!            
    http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fundraiser.html

• OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS (aka ‘paperbag’ drawings)
    Don’t forget to bring at least 1 ITEM to DONATE and $$ for tickets.

• SCDH HISTORY PROJECT - BOB PALMER NEEDS ITEMS & INPUT
    Please help assemble the SCDH History Exhibit. Any memorabilia to put on display or for Bob to incorporate in his project?
    Contact Bob at judd3@aol.com

• PRE-REGISTER
    To help you speed through check-in and to help us in producing the festival. Thanks! - BG


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
September/October 2019



SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, 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
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Sept. 7, 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

BILL DEMPSEY
Saturday, Sept. 7, Sept. 20, 2019 - 3:30pm
Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
www.billdempseymusic.net

LOS ANGELES URBAN / MOUNTAIN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
Sept. 8, 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!

SANS FRONTIÈRES (Without Borders) – International Dance Band
Barbara Gershman-accordion, hammered dulcimer, keyboard
Brian Cwik-saxophone
Lance Gucwa-bass
Lee Otterholt-vocals, violin, percussion, mandolin
Marcella Lawson-vocals, percussion
Mindy Belli-recorders, percussion
Sebastian Otterholt-violin
Terry Gucwa-guitar, fretted dulcimer, cello, trombone, vocals
Sept. 15, 2019 - Sunday
6:00-8:30pm
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
For information and gate access: Terry Gucwa 714-283-2052 or Miriam Kahn 949-770-7026

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Sept. 24, 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

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues., Sept. 24, 2019, but usually 2nd Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
Future: Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 10
Performance - Dec. 1 - CPUMC, service
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!

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
6:30-9:00pm
Meets Wed. night monthly - Fountain Valley
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing / Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
Sept. 25, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Seacliff Assisted Living, Huntington Beach
Sept. 26, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Atria, Newport Beach
1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays - Group singalong/ $1 fee to FV Sr Ctr
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

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Sept. 28, 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

LOOKING AHEAD

MUSIC in the MOUNTAINS 2019
Nov. 1-3, 2019
Acoustic folk music weekend
Play, sing or listen
Camp de Benneville Pines
41750 Jenks Lake Road West
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
909-794-2928 / 794-1252
www.uucamp.org - Register for camp /
Music in the Mountains
registrar@uucamp.org / uucamp@aol.com


UCLA ETHNOMUSICOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, half-day
Time and Location to be announced
Keynote speaker: Anthony Seeger, Prof. Emeritus, UCLA
UCLA Ethnomusicology - symposium & evening concert
in honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the
publication of “Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings.”
The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned
research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions
from around the globe. The collection includes 150,000+ audio,
video, print, and photographic items plus field recordings and
rare commercial recordings. Over 50 years of recordings -
from Mantle Hood to Ravi Shankar to Dizzy Gillespie.

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Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!