Dulcimer Groups & Jams 

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Check our SCDH Calendar page for current dates of sessions, jams, festivals and special events.
If there are no practice/jam groups in your area, START ONE and tell us about it!
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CD Sample:
"Dark is the Color of My True Love’s Hair"
Leo Kretzner
Old Gray Cats, recorded live at Monrovia Traditional Music Gathering


Dulcimer Practice/Session Groups
Dulcimer Player News (DPN) calls them 'Clubs'
Check DPN website to see our listings


4th Tuesday usually every month,  Downey, 10:00am-12N - HD
DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
6:00-8:45pm
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: www.Celticana.net (562) 861-7049
DowneyFolkMusicJam@yahoo.com


2nd Sunday usually every other month, Los Angeles, 12:30pm-3pm - FD
LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
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 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.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Bring a tune to share and 8 copies

1st Sunday, Periodic workshop series, Moorpark, 10:30am-12N - HD
MOORPARK HAMMERED DULCIMER CLASSES
Moorpark, Ca
Patti Amelotte 310-995-7171
patti@pattiamelotte.com


Monthly Group - 6:00-9:00pm - HD
ORANGE COUNTY HAMMERED DULCIMER SESSION [OC-HDs]
Led by Barbara Gershman
A week night/ month - 6:30-9:00 pm
Date and place vary 
Huntington Beach/ Orange County, CA
RSVP to - bgershman@socal.rr.com
for address and directions
Sharing tunes & playing for fun! 
Light potluck first. 

1st Saturday usually but can vary, San Diego, 11:00am-2pm - HD, FD
SAN DIEGO AREA DULCIMER MEETUP
11:00am - 2pm / Doors open at 11am
Callahan’s Pub and Brewery Restaurant
8111 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
http://www.callahanspub.com/
Hammered and fretted dulcimers welcome, as well as any acoustic instruments!
Please RSVP: Jim Przywara jimprzy@san.rr.com or
(858) 586-0472 - leave a message
No cost but purchases of food or beverages appreciated.
Mostly Irish music - but anything is fair game to play

1st Thursday, Fallbrook,1:00pm - 3pm - FD
SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
(aka Fearless Fretters)
1st Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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.
Can purchase on Amazon, about $10, includes CD
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

2nd Wednesday usually, Culver City, 6:30pm - 9:pm - HD
WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMER SESSION
Culver Palms United Methodist Church - Rm. 6
4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
All levels welcome. 
We share tunes, tips, and techniques.
Info & RSVP: Barbara Gershman (714) 963-4665

bgershman@socal.rr.com
 
 

2nd & 4th Thursday, San Diego, 6:30pm - 8:30pm - INACTIVE
FD FLUSTERED FRETTERS MOUNTAIN DULCIMER JAM 
Contact: Mike McClain (619)-284-6989 for directions & info. Jacob Health Care Center
4075 S. 54th St., San Diego, CA 92105 
http://www.jacobhealthcare.com/

2nd Saturday, Garden Grove, 9:30am - 11am - FD - INACTIVE
FRETTED FRIENDS DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
Bring yourself, your fretted dulcimer, and music to share and come play with us
Jam & practice for all levels. 
Info/RSVP: Bobbi Adler (714) 534.2855
arnmiraadler@sbcglobal.net

1st Thursday, South OC, 12:0 pm - 3pm - HD - INACTIVE
LAGUNA WOODS HAMMERED DULCIMER JAM
All  levels welcome. 
Led by Patti Amelotte (310)-995-7171
Info: RSVP For address & directions. 
patti@pattiamelotte.com
Donations accepted. 
Bring a snack to share

Ongoing Dulcimer-Friendly Events


4th Tuesday , Downey, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Bea & Jim Romano lead a traditional folk music jam
Barbara J. Riley Center, 7810 Quill Street, Downey, 90242
(562) 861-7049 
Bring your acoustic instrument(s) and voices and join in!


1st Saturday. Crestline, 7:00pm- 10:pm - HD
GRITS ’N’ GRADY - Old-Timey / Bluegrass
Bear House Restaurant
23420 Crest Forest Dr., Crestline
Free event
Info: Sandi at (909) 867-7105
Verify date and time with Sandi and for
info. on other events in Green Valley Lake area
and WAKE THE BARD Celtic Band events


Every Friday, Monrovia, 8:15-10:00 pm
KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Weekly webcast Concerts - including Hammered & Fretted Dulcimers
412 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
Info: Jennifer Ranger 
626-357-1091
jenranger@verizon.net
Watch Streaming Video via webpage
www.SoKattywompus.com
 
3rd Saturday every other month - Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov 7- 9:00 pm 
ON A LARK CELTIC TRIO
Newport Beach,
Alta Coffeehouse, 506 - 31st St. , Newport Beach
No cover - and the coffee and food are great!
Info: Barbara Gershman (714) 963-4665
bgershman@socal.rr.com

4th Saturday, Anaheim, 5:00pm-6:45 PM - HD, FD
TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Anaheim Community Center
250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
All levels welcome. $2 donation/ jammer
Sponsored by The Living Tradition
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
http://www.thelivingtradition.org