SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

May/June 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

This week I watched as Lori Knight, former SCDH Secretary and Treasurer, tenderly rescued a baby bird that flew into her classroom and carried the stunned little bundle of feathers outside. A few moments later, the fledgling was once again safe in the branches of a large tree. Are you a fledgling fretted/mountain dulcimer player? Have you hoped for a group that would focus on developing your ability to learn how to play the music you have running around in your head? I have news for you! See Marcia McCormack’s announcement below. I will be delighted to lend support, technique, and repertoire to this new regional group.

NEW MOUNTAIN DULCIMER GROUP FORMING IN SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY
Marcia McCormack would like to organize a Mountain (Fretted/Appalachian) and Stick Dulcimer (aka trail dulcimer) BEGINNER group that would meet once or twice a month in south Orange County. The Stick Dulcimer has 3 strings, tuned D-A-D, and is held & played more like a guitar. If you are a new player and would like to get together with other beginners, to learn new songs and play together, please contact Marcia. If enough people are interested, Marcia will get the group going! She’s considering meeting on the last Tuesday/ month, 10am - noon. Please email her at marciamccormack@cox.net if interested. - THANKS, MARCIA!!!

SCDH FESTIVAL HEADLINERS: KAREN ASHBROOK - HAMMERED DULCIMER / SARAH MORGAN - MOUNTAIN DULCIMER - SEPT. 15-16, 2018, Costa Mesa

KAREN ASHBROOK
- (Maryland) has been involved with the hammered dulcimer since the mid 70’s, promoting it in the U.S., Japan and more recently in its revival in Belgium. She is a premier player/ instructor and also a CMP (Certified Music Practitioner). https://www.karenashbrook.com

SARAH MORGAN - (East Tennessee) has already established a track record of championships and excellent teaching technique and style - and while studying Traditional Music and Appalachian Studies at Morehead State University. http://www.sarahmorganmusic.com
You are in for a treat to experience the music of these excellent musicians as well as from our entire teaching staff. Updates will soon be on the website.

Good and Welfare: Please add your prayers to those already being said for a complete recovery for Bea Romano. All of us have known her for years as a friend, performer, and integral part of SCDH. She is fighting a serious illness. Bea, we hope that, in September, you are well once again and with us at the Festival where you belong. Blessings also to your wonderful husband, our indispensable Board member, Jim.

As always, please select from the musical menu of events shown below. An early email saying you will volunteer at this year's Fest would be like hearing my favorite piece of music.

Happy Mother’s Day, ladies,

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



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

We have a fantastic line-up of instructors and performers for the next SCDH Festival. The schedule is almost complete.
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!!! Just waiting to get the last of the confirmations…

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.

Thanks To ....
ALL who organize and participate in regional dulcimer groups!!
HD - Culver City, Orange County-Huntington Beach, San Diego County-Mira Mesa;
FD/Mountain Dulcimer - LA-Santa Monica, Fallbrook and soon South Orange County.
Some groups include mixed instruments such as the Downey Community Jam. Most will be performing in the festival Mid-Day concert. Start a group if there’s not one near you. That’s what Marcia McCormack is doing after getting the spark to pursue this at the 2017 SCDH Festival!

Thanks ....
For sharing your suggestions about planning the 2018 festival. Please send any additional input to me at dulcimer@scdh.org


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
May/June 2018

SAN DIEGO'S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Practice Group
May 3, 2018 - 1:00 to 3:00pm - 1st Thursdays
Future: June 7, 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
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 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
Beginning/ Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer Repertoire class
Continues in Pomona
We work on improving Repertoire as well as some techniques to improve your playing.
May 5 - 10:30am-12:30pm
Check for cost/workshop
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
May 5, 2018 - First Saturday, usually
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Future - June 9, 2018 - Second Saturday
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.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
May Performances:
May 11 - 3-4pm, Brookdale - Brookhurst, Fountain Valley
May 18 - 2-3pm, Seaside Terrace, Fountain Valley
Meet 1:30-3pm 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

WHEN PIGS FLY! IRISH MUSIC SHOW
May 12, 2018, Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm
Bea Romano - hammered dulcimer, autoharp, percussion
Marianne Scanlon - hammered dulcimer, guitar
Jim Romano - guitar, bodhran, banjolele
Terry Gucwa - cello
Artesia Library
18801 Elaine Ave
Artesia, CA
562-865-6614
Free event. All ages welcome.
Facebook: When Pigs Fly Music

JOELLEN Lapidus and the Urban Gypsies in Concert
Sat May 12th 8PM. $17.50
Boulevard Music
4316 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Tickets and info:
310-398-2583
or online:
www.boulevardmusic.com
Joellen on Dulcimer, accordion and vocals
Yvette Devereaux on violin
Oliver Steinberg on bass

BILL DEMPSEY At Calico Bluegrass Festival!
May 12 & 13 Saturday & Sunday
12:30 and 2:30 each day
Bill Dempsey will perform at Bluegrass In The Spring, Lil's Saloon
Calico Ghost Town
36600 Ghost Town Rd
Yermo, Ca. 92398
Admission: $10. adults, $5. ages 4 - 11, under 3 Free!
1(760)254-2122
www.calicotown.com

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
May 22, 2018 - 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
Info: (562) 861-7049
http://celticana.net/bea/

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
May 23, 2018 - 7:00-9:00 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
May 26, 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

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/ URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
Check - for May date
May 27, 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

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS
Bill McClellen & many others
Celtic and American Songs & Tunes Session
Free admission
Sunday, May 27, 2018, 4-7pm
Usually Every 4th Sunday of the month
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
(Corner of Central and Arrow Route)
“Laid-back British bar offering pub grub, brews & live bands in a casual atmosphere." (909) 981-6069
www.theblackwatchpub.com

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
May 30, 2018 - usually 2nd Wed.
6:30-9:00pm
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!

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Two Monday evenings a month Downey / Whittier
7:00 - 9:30 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 infoand 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 alcohol)
Info.: 714-488-3166, Barbara Gershman, Jam Leader
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 / Bombal 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!!