SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

End of June/July 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

Happy Fourth of July, Dulcimer Friends
The weather is getting more like Summer. July is our month of so many seasonal events.

JOIN THE SCDH JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER
For us, the most enjoyable of all will be the EVENING SCDH JAM AT THE BEAUTIFUL SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER IN HUNTINGTON BEACH. Please see Vice President Barbara Gershman's column for the important details. For those of you used to a Thursday evening. . .not this time. It's a Saturday. Please plan to join in, and bring your family and friends. The music we love, and the stars, are always beautiful.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
A big SHOUT OUT to a small but mighty army of helpful SCDH folk who will be CALLING AND/OR EMAILING YOU!!! -- to volunteer at this year's Silver Anniversary Harvest Festival of Dulcimers Saturday, September 21. They are: Carol Chirpich, Annabel Demuth, and Wendy Munster. When you hear from them, please join our all-volunteer Festival staff. You choose the time slots you are available. As always, our Volunteer Appreciation Policy, which is unchanged from last year, will make the rest of your Day more special, and economical too.

If you would like to join the Festival Staff, please email Bobbi Adler at ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net
I will make sure that you are "logged in". Thanks again to our Secretary, Teresa Alvarado, for maintaining this year's assignment spreadsheet. It is, of course, a huge task.

Please see our website for even more Festival details (thanks to Georgiana Hennessey and Barbara Gershman). Just log on to http://www.scdh.org

Until next month, long may our music ring.
Email me!
Bobbi Adler, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

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

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!!! Info, previous jam photos, tune ideas - at: http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Shipley_Center_Jam.html



FESTIVAL NEWS

• WEBSITE UPDATED FOR FESTIVAL
- Check out our website, http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Welcome.html for festival details.
- Check out: Festival Flyer; Schedule; NEW Workshop Descriptions / Instructor Photos; Registration; Maps to the new venue in Redondo Beach; Concert; Bios & audio samples of headliners - MARK ALAN WADE and DAVE HAAS; Volunteer needs; Vendors application; Press release; Lodging & Tourist Info; Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer Focus Workshops; Consignment booth; Opportunity Drawing and more.
- PRE-REGISTRATION Early Bird DISCOUNT by 'AUGUST 1' or paid sponsorship/membership -
http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Reg_Tickets.html

• 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).

• FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS - FOR DULCIMERS & OTHER INTERESTS
Hammered Dulcimer 1&2; Fretted Dulcimer 1&2; Ukulele; Bowed Psaltery; Bodhran; Sing Along;
Autoharp; Storytelling; Go Outside the Melody; Shape Note Singing; Harmonica; Drum & Flute Circle; Jam workshop for FDs;
and all instrument Community Jam. Something for everyone!!!
• Schedule http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/2019_Festival_Files/SCDH%20Fest%20Schedule%202019%20v11%20Final%20color.pdf
• Workshop descriptions  http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Workshop_program.html

• SCDH HISTORY PROJECT - BOB PALMER NEEDS ITEMS & INPUT
- Who would like to help assemble a SCDH History Exhibit?? Fellowship Hall is large enough to house all our exhibits, vendors, jams and dining.
- Thanks to BOB PALMER, who is assembling a photo composite for all-day projection and will 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 projects? Contact him at judd3@aol.com
Thanks for any and all contributions!! - BG

WHO HAS A FOLKROOTS DULCIMER & CASE TO SELL?
WANTED: Cyntia Smith is looking to purchase a used “Folkroots dulcimer (and case) for her work with intellectually & developmentally disabled adults. If anyone has one to sell, please contact Cyntia at 714-895-3396


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
End of June/July 2019



KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year ‘Round, Ongoing
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 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
July 6, 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

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: July 11, (Library closed July 4), Aug. 1, Sept. 5, 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

BILL DEMPSEY
Sunday, July 14, 2019
10 am - 2 pm
Coast Vintage Market
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
949-357-7333
www.billdempseymusic.net

LOS ANGELES URBAN / MOUNTAIN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
July 14 and September 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 Shop3101 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!

BILL DEMPSEY
Friday, July 19, 2019 3:30pm
Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
www.billdempseymusic.net
949-357-7333

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

PATTI AMELOTTE
Solo Hammered Dulcimer
Big Bear Renaissance Faire
Fawnskin
San Bernardino Mountains
Saturdays & Sundays
July 20, 21, 27, 28
Aug. 4, 10, 11
Sets all day in the Fairy Garden
Patti says - “Come up, escape the heat of the summer. It’s a lovely Faire.”
Faire open - 10am - 6pm
39115 Rim of the World Dr.
Fawnskin, CA 92333
https://www.bigbearrenfaire.org/?fbclid=IwAR074wwX6r1b-oG3Ej15yTS9fC5_BpandNfDvQTKPsckxIXM8bun6utbYZg

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
http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Shipley_Center_Jam.html - Photos of past jams and list of jam tunes played 2012-2018
www.shipleynature.org

BANSHEE IN THE KITCHEN
Brenda Hunter - hammered dulcimer
Jill Egland, Kat Edmonson
The Living Tradition Folk Music Concerts
Sat. July 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
PLUS
LILIES OF THE WEST
Patty McCollom, Barbara Whitney, Jill Worley, Christi Hudson
Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St.
Anaheim, CA
Tickets: Ron - 714-997-8590 / concerts@thelivingtradition.org
$18 in advance; $20 at the door

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
July 23, 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/

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. July 23, 2019, but 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!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing / Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
July 25, 2019 - 3:30-4:30pm - Sea Cliff Health Care, Huntington Beach
July 31, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Seaside Terrace, Fountain Valley
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

ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa-cello
July 28, 2019 - Sunday
2:00-3:00 pm
Celtic Eucharist - church service
Ancient Gaelic and Traditional Irish Music
Old St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Info.: 714-377-0303
All are welcome.

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., July 31, 2019
6:30-9:00 pm
Meets Wed. night monthly - Fountain Valley
RSVP to Barbara Gershman -
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 25th HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
SATURDAY - Sept. 21, 2019
9am - 6pm
Featuring:
DAVE HAAS - Mountain Dulcimer
MARK ALAN WADE - Hammered Dulcimer
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Details posted on www.scdh.org
Questions: dulcimer@scdh.org
Workshops, Jamming, Concert 4-6pm
Dinner on your own - lots of nearby restaurants

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

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


Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!