SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

January 2018      Happy New Year!

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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 New Year, Dulcimer Friends!
May your 2018 be filled with peace, kindness, loved ones, friends, blessings, and plenty of the music that touches our lives so beautifully.

Your Board met on December 16 to begin reviewing details and needs arising from our Festival. We’re not done yet. The agenda was very full, and we will continue the process at our next meeting on January 20. Thank you so much to those of you who have sent very constructive observations and suggestions. We are carefully discussing all of them. Keep those ideas flowing, people. We need all of them, the more the better.

Important Message About Volunteers
One of the key elements of our Festivals – and all events held by SCDH during the year as well – is the work of our absolutely essential army of volunteers. A new policy is now in place. Volunteer coordination will now be shared by Board members Kathryn LaMar, and Bobbi Adler. We are grateful for all communications, all year long, about volunteer needs and scheduling whenever and wherever needed. All communications should be directed exclusively to me. This will streamline the process and assure that all needs are addressed to the best of our ability.

Thank you to everyone who has stepped forward in the past on behalf of SCDH. With your continued help, Kathryn and I, and the rest of your Board, look forward to our future. Once again, my email is ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net. Phone 714/534-2855. Your Board welcomes you – we need you, we want you, and SCDH cannot exist without you.

Check out the usual monthly calendar. It may be Winter, but you will find much warmth there.

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



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

Thanks To ....
ALL who took the time and energy to share holiday music with folks in healthcare homes and centers - and everywhere!!

Thanks To ....
YOU who have shared constructive thoughts about planning our 2018 festival. Please send any additional input to me at dulcimer@scdh.org
I seem to always deal with the nuts and bolts details of festival management and appreciate your involvement. If it’s to be… it’s up to US. Thanks!!


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
January 2018
Happy New Year!

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
First Monday - Whittier
Third Monday - Downey
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm
We learn new strums, new tunes, and enjoy playing the ‘oldies’.
Learning Autoharp (a cousin of the hammered dulcimer) will help with dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
Contact Bea Romano 562-861-7049 for more info.
http://celticana.net/autoharp/

San Diego's NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
1st Thursdays:
January 4, 2018 - 1:00 to 3:00pm - Play together to celebrate the New Year
Feb. 1, March 1, 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
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 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

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Jan. 6, 2018 - First Saturday, usually
Future - Feb. 3
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.

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Private Party
January 6, 2018 - Saturday
6-9pm
Long Beach, CA

PATTI AMELOTTE, BARRY FISHER
Jan. 7, 2018 - Sunday
4:30-7:30pm
Hosting at the Traditional Irish Session
Good food, good pints, good tunes!
First session of 2018 at the pub!
Auld Dubliner
Pine St., Long Beach, CA

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Jan. 10, 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!

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
Ongoing Hammered Dulcimer repertoire class in Pomona
January 13, 2018 - 10:30am-12:30pm
New class series and dates will be decided upon.
$35 each class
Email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
?Jan. , 2018
10am - 12 noon
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays usually
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

LOONEY’S FORTUNE & FRIENDS
Concert and Ceili
Jan. 20, 2018 - 6:00-10:00pm
The Ebell Club
Pomona
Fund raiser for Pomona Historical Society
Donations in any amount accepted
Email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com

BEA & JIM ROMANO
Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
Jan. 21, 2018, Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm
Future market dates: most 3rd Sundays
5th Street between Broadway & Spring, 2 blocks from Pershing Sq.
Map on website
http://historiccore.bid/farmers-market/
No cost to shop the freshest produce and delicious foods.
See the improvements in the Downtown LA Financialand Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.
Bea & Jim enjoy providing Folk, Celtic, Americana music
http://www.celticana.net/

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Celebrating their 10th year making music!
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Jan. 23, 2018- 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
Info: (562) 861-7049
DFMJ page: http://celticana.net/bea/

PATTI AMELOTTE AT NAMM - DUSTY STRINGS
Jan. 26, 27 & 28, 2018
Patti giving hammered dulcimer demonstrations
All day at the Dusty Strings booth
NAMM Show in Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Jan. 27, 2018 -
5:00-7:00 pm
4th Saturday
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

OLD GREY CATS with LEO KRETZNER,
Fidlin’ Bill McClennen & Others
(Tune Players Welcome)
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, 4-7pm
An open session of songs and tunes both
Celtic and American, old and new!
Otherwise Every 4th Sunday of the month
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
(Corner of Central and Arrow)
www.theblackwatchpub.com
(909) 981-6069

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Jan. 31, 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!

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

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Performing prior to the Merry Wives of Windsor show and at the interval
Feb. 2 & 3, 2018 8:00pm
Woodbury University Enkeboll Courtyard
7500 Gleno
aks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510
http://www.archwayla.com

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Feb. 4, 2018 - TBA
Possible concert at Woodbury University Enkeboll Courtyard
Email for info: patti@pattiamelotte.com

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/ URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
Stay tuned for February date
SUNDAY - 2018 -
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

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Feb. 24, Feb. 25, 2018 - Saturday & Sunday
Riverside Dickens Festival
Food, Music, Re-Enactments, Talks, Dances, Costumes, and More!
Time - Throughout the day on the grounds and at the Tavern
Main Street between University Avenue and 10th Street -
In front of City Hall in Historic Downtown Riverside
Festival Ticket Info. at http://dickensfest.com


Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!