SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
June/July 2017


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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

Dear Dulcimer Friends,

Score another point for our mission, to increase the knowledge of, and the music of, hammered and fretted dulcimers and their international relatives. On May 23, eight students at Morrison Elementary School in Norwalk performed before a large audience of their peers, instructors, friends, and (doting) parents and grandparents. A surprise display at the assembly was a magnificent quilt still being designed by the grandmother of one of the student performers. In the middle of the design is a beautifully crafted fretted dulcimer. The large background is now signed by the young players/performers. When finished, this work of art will be entered in the LA County Fair. Please visit the Morrison Elementary School Facebook page to see pictures of the quilt and the performers. Seven of them will be returning in the Fall for a third year of playing. Their growth this past year as musicians is as significant as their academic growth.

Do you have a favorite patriotic song? With July on the horizon, please consider making it a part of your Independence Day celebration.
It is never too early to contact me (ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net, 714/534-2855) to let me know you are able to volunteer in a capacity of your choice at our Harvest Festival of Dulcimers on November 11, 2017. You are the engines that keep our Festival on track.
Please see VP Barbara Gershman's note for information on our jam at the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach in August. This is starting to become a tradition. We hope you will be able to join the fun.
Take care, and may the joy of music be yours each day.

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 ....
Anyone who plans to participate 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.

Thanks Once Again To ....
All the fretted and hammered dulcimer regional groups who are already practicing their tunes for the Festival Mid-Day concert. The San Diego North County Mountain Dulcimer Practice Group is working on a patriotic medley that will open our concert. Ellen Hahn leads the group assisted by Barbara Hayden.


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.htmlAll the proceeds go to help finance the festival. Remember that we have 4 wonderful headliners this year, just for you.


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
 June/July 2017

San Diego's North County Mountain Dulcimer Practice Group
1st Thursdays: June 1, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Future Dates: July 6, Aug. 3
San Diego County Library Community Room
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Free. Beginners through advanced
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017
8:15 pm 412 S. Myrtle AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Possibly June 20
10am - 12 noon
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com m

HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES in POMONA
Taught by Patti Amelotte
Saturdays 10:30am-12:00N
$35 each class
Early beginning - advanced technique/chords/accompaniment
or repertoire/speed & accuracy improvement focused.
Handouts and audio available for absences.
Last 2 classes in the series.
June 10 - Techniques
June 17 – Repertoire
Email for more information patti@pattiamelotte.com
and to sign up!

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
First Saturday, usually
July 8, 2017
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.

Bea & Jim Romano - Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
June 18, 2017, Sunday, 9am-2pm (mostly 3rd Sundays)
Future market dates:
July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17
5th Street between Broadway and Spring
http://historiccore.bid/farmers-market/ Map on website
No cost to shop the freshest produce and delicious foods.
Note 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/

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-7:00 pm
June 24, 2017 - 4th Saturday
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Now back at 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

MOORPARK HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES
with Patti Amelotte
June 25, 2017 - Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm
Beginning/ Intermediate Levels
Private home in Moorpark
Call or email for info.
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017 - 12:30-3PM
12:30-1:30PM Absolute Beginners Session $25
1:30-3PM Regular Club Meeting $30
Led by Joellen Lapidus at 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 www.lapidusmusic.com
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

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS, The McWANNABEES & Others
Open Session of Celtic & American Folk Music
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4-7pm
(Every 4th Sunday)
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
www.theblackwatchpub.com

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
June 27, 2017 - 6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th Tuesday
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
DFMJ page: Info: (562) 861-7049
www.Celticana.net
DowneyFolkMusicJam@yahoo.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
June date TBD, 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!

LEGACY - SINGING ACROSS AMERICA
June 29, 2017 - Thursday
2:00-3:00pm
Patty McCollom-Banjo, Fiddle, Whistle, Vocals
Barbara Gershman-Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon-Guitar, Vocals
Bixby Knolls Towers
3737 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA
Info.: Patty McCollom - mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
June, 2017 - dates will vary
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Downey or Whittier
We learn new strums, new tunes, and enjoy playing the ‘oldies’.
Learning Autoharp (a chorded zither) will help with
dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
See ‘Autoharp’ page at www.celticana.net
Contact Bea Romano 562-861-7049 for info & dates

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
June ?, 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
June ?, 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

HAMMERED DULCIMER JAM & Lunch Potluck
Celebrating the conclusion of our series of
technique and repertoire classes
Open to all hammered dulcimer players
July 1, 2017 - 10:30am - 12N
In the great room of Patti Amelotte’s home
A tune list from the repertoire classes will be sent out
but other tunes will be played as well.
Call/ email patti@pattiamelotte.com for address & RSVP
310-995-7171

BARBARA GERSHMAN - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Artists’ Reception
Mission Viejo Annual Photography Exhibit
July 14, 2017 - Friday, 6:30-9pm
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Info. - bgershman@socal.rr.com



LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES

SCDH JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER ‘Cool Summer Nights'
for DULCIMERS & ALL Acoustic instruments
Bring your instruments and join in, or just come to listen or sing!
Aug. 10, 2017 - 6-8pm
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
www.scdh.org for map
www.shipleynature.org
If the parking lot is full on Goldenwest, take Slater 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.

FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS 2017!

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!!