SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

July/August 2018


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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 Summer, Music Makers. Things really are heating up around here as we prepare for our 24th Harvest Festival of Dulcimers at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa on Sat., Sept. 15.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need YOU - all ages & levels of strength and experience to help produce the festival. http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Volunteers.html Board member Kathryn LaMar and President Bobbi Adler are in charge of coordinating our Volunteer Corps. Please email Bobbi at ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net and let me know you are able to be part of the action.

FESTIVAL INFO ON WEBSITE

Check out www.scdh.org - there’s plenty of information about the Fest.
Send me an email or call 714/534-2855 if questions.

ON A LARK AT DAY OF MUSIC FULLERTON
Congratulations to ‘On A Lark Celtic Trio’ for being one of four featured groups in the June 22, 2018 edition of the Orange County Register. The trio, VP Barbara Gershman, E-calendar chair Terry Gucwa, and resident artist Jill Cassidy, played at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Mo’s Fullerton Music and Les Amis Restaurant patio as part of Day of Music Fullerton’s more than 200 participating groups in celebration of World Music Day, June 21.

POSSIBLE HOUSE CONCERT AUG. 5 With STEVE EULBERG: INTERESTED?
Steve Eulberg http://www.steveeulberg.com (a previous festival featured artist) and a partner have offered to perform an early evening house concert at the Adler residence in Garden Grove, Sun., Aug. 5. This is the Sunday before our annual jam at the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach, Thursday, Aug. 9.
WHO would be interested in coming to this concert? We need a head count and to determine if we would have a large enough audience to schedule this concert. Ticket price to be determined, $15-$20 is standard.
PLEASE EMAIL ME NO LATER THAN SUN., JULY 8 for ‘pre-registrations'. Would this interfere with you participating in the SCDH-Shipley Jam? Let me know - ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

May the music add happiness to your days. All the best,

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



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

SCDH JAM at SHIPLEY
AUGUST 9, 6-8pm -SCDH JAM at SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER in Huntington Beach.
We had 32 jammers & 45+ in the audience in 2017.
See info. at end of this list.
RSVP to Barbara at dulcimer@scdh.org
All acoustic instruments and listeners welcome!
Followed by OC Astronomers with telescopes to view the night sky.

WEBSITE UPDATED FOR FESTIVAL
Check out our website, www.scdh.org for festival details and updates.
Special thanks to our wonderful website guru, Georgiana Hennessy!!

Check out the festival flyer, schedule, registration, evening concert, bios of our headliners - Karen Ashbrook & Sarah Morgan, volunteer needs, vendors application, press release, mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer focus workshops, consignment booth, opportunity drawing and more.

Pre-registration early bird discount by Aug. 1 or paid sponsorship - http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Reg_Tickets.html

Coming soon - extensive webpage on Workshop descriptions; Instrument Fundraiser; Mid-Day Concert and more.

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

Hammered Dulcimer 1&2; Fretted Dulcimer 1&2; Music Theory; Train Songs for FDs; Ukulele; Fiddle; Bodhran; Autoharp; Storytelling; Sing & Play; Harmonica; Demo-Cigar Box Instruments; Jam workshop for FDs; Drum & Flute Circle; and Community Jam. Something for everyone!!! It’s not just for Dulcimers!! http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/2018_Festival_Files/Other%20Workshops%20SCDH%20Festival%202018%20v1%20BW.pdf


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
July/August 2018

SAN DIEGO'S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Practice Group
July 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 3:00pm - 1st Thursdays
Future: Aug. 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: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 - 8:15 pm
412 S. Myrtle AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer group classes
Continue in Pomona
Saturdays, July 7 & Aug. 18 - 9 to 10:30am
Call or email for more information
Contact Patti Amelotte at 310-995-7171 or email
patti@pattiamelotte.com
Rental instruments available as well as instruments for purchase.

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
July 7, 2018 - First Saturday, usually
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Future - Aug. 4 , 2018
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.

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
July 10, 2018 - Tuesdays - during summer
6:30-8:30pm
Future: Aug. 21, Sept. 4
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!

PATTI AMELOTTE SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Big Bear Steam Punk weekend
July 14 & 15, 2018
Big Bear Renaissance Faire weekends
July 21, 22, 28, 29;
Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12
https://www.bbvrsinc.org/

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/ URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
July 22 and Sept. 23, 2018
Sunday - 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

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
July 24, 2018 - 6:00-8:45pm
Aug. 22, 2018
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
Info: (562) 861-7049
http://celticana.net/bea/

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
July Performances:
July 25 - 3:30-4:30pm, Carmel Village, Fountain Valley
July 27 - 3-4pm, Sunrise Senior Living, Huntington Beach
Meet 1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays - Group singalong &
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals at:
Fountain Valley Senior Center
Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info. - Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
July 25, 2018 - 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!

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
July 28, 2018 - 4th Saturday
5:00-6:45 pm (dark 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

WAKE THE BARD
With Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady on Hammered Dulcimers
July 28, 2018 5:30pm
Green Valley Lake Community Garden
San Bernardino Mountains
Quilt Show - Summer Festival
Free event

TRADITIONAL MUSIC GATHERING
Produced by Jennifer Ranger
Summer 2018 Last Saturdays
7:00-9:00 pm
June 30, 2018
July 28, 2018
Aug. 25, 2018
Free Concert & Jams
Library Park, Old town Monrovia
626-357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Two days a month (usually Thursday)
Downey / Whittier, 11 am - 1 pm
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.
Loaners available.
http://celticana.net/bea/
 

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

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
Date TBD - Second 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 and next date


LOOKING AHEAD

SCDH ANNUAL JAM - AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER
Cool Summer Nights Series
Aug. 9, 2018 - 6-8pm
Followed by OC Astronomers with Telescopes
Shipley Nature Center Ampitheater
Huntington Beach Central Park
(NOT on side next to HB Library)
17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Dulcimers & All Acoustic Instruments
Free Community Event
All welcome - musicians & listeners!!
(No pets, food or alcoho
PARKING UPDATE:  Parking lot off Goldenwest is temporarily CLOSED for redo.
ALTERNATE PARKING: Take Slater or Ellis to Edwards Street & park off Center Park Dr.
Follow sidewalk to Shipley Center entrance
Info.: 714-488-3166, Barbara Gershman, Jam Leader
Click Here For Details!
www.shipleynature.org

SCDH 24th HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
SATURDAY - Sept. 15, 2018
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)
TWO FOCUS WORKSHOPS - Sunday - Sept. 16, 2018

1) Hammered Dulcimer & Other Instruments
Karen Ashbrook
“Continental / Boombal Tunes - French & Flemish Dance Tunes for Mixed Instruments"
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

2) Fretted Dulcimer & Other Instruments
Sarah Morgan
“Combining Right Hand and Left Hand Mastery"
11am - 3pm - Private home in Downey


Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!