SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

December 2018/January 2019

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But the event should be
Dulcimer-Related or of musical interest to our organization. 
This is a public service of SCDH, which does not endorse or fund these events unless stated.  
Send your dulcimer events in the following format to: dulcimer@scdh.org
 

•  Name of Performer(s) /Group/Event
•  Date, Day, Time
•  Location: Address, City, State, Zip
•  Cost - if any
•  Type of music or very brief description (optional)
•  Phone contact for info
•  Email contact, Website


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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

Dear Dulcimer Friends,
Bells ringing, gifts being purchased from stores or online, parking lots as full as our hearts -- may you feel the happiness of Christmas and the the glow of the Chanukah lights. If you haven't dusted off that holiday music and taken some time to refresh your fingers, I suggest you might want to do that now! The peace, beauty and caring that this season is all about are desperately needed in our beloved country. Our music expresses that. Whatever your faith, may you be filled with blessings this month.

NEED NEW FESTIVAL SITE FOR 2019
We have been on a fast track - searching for a new site for our 2019 Festival. Despite that (here's a pun, Rich Briggs) we've come close, but "no Cigar Box" yet. The bottom line is that we have not yet been successful. THIS CONTINUES TO BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR OUR ORGANIZATION. IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY POTENTIAL SITES WHICH MIGHT WELCOME US & INCLUDE:

* AT LEAST 6 CLASSROOMS WITH NO SOUND BLEED
* STAGE AND SOUND EQUIPMENT FOR A CONCERT (ALONG WITH CHAIRS FOR SEATING)
* KITCHEN AND TABLE AREA FOR EATING LUNCH
* ADEQUATE PARKING
* EASILY ACCESSIBLE ELEVATOR IF MORE THAN ONE FLOOR

ALLOW SCDH TO SET UP FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THE DAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL
ALLOW SALES OF ARTIST PRODUCTS AND OUR VENDOR BOOTHS (INDOORS OR OUT)
And, it must be AFFORDABLE to SCDH.

Barbara Gershman and I need to hear from you ASAP.
The proposed Festival date is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019.

Thank you for your most immediate ideas and responses.

Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone who has been impacted by the horrific mass shooting and fires. Do you know any members of our SCDH family who are in need of help? Let Bobbi or Barbara know.

Please see the very full calendar below, "stuffed" with music we all know and love, and some music which might be new to you. Make it part of your busy schedule this month.

Take care and enjoy
BOBBI ADLER, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net


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

SPECIAL THANKS
To Wally Eastwood, Deb Luken, Tricia Paulsen, George McCalip, Patty McCollom and others who are actively helping SCDH find a new site for Festival 2019

PLANNING FOR 2019 FESTIVAL - OUR 25th

- We still need your reflections on the 2018 festival as well as suggestions for the next!!
- Suggestions for teachers and performers?
- Workshop topics?
- Other instruments/ topics workshops?
- Other activities?
- Initial Planning Includes:
            3- 75 min. workshops
            1-60 min workshop
            One concert, 4-6pm
            Dinner on your own off site
            2 Focus Workshops on Sunday.
- Please send your input to me, Barbara Gershman, at dulcimer@scdh.org

You can review 2018 Festival info. at http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Festival%20Main%20Page.html

Thanks in advance for any and all reflections, ideas and constructive suggestions!! - BG


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
December 2018/January 2019

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
November/December Performances:
Nov. 29 - Carmel Village, Fountain Valley - 3pm
Nov. 30 - Alzheimer’s Family Center, Huntington Beach 1:30pm
Dec. 5 - Huntington Terrace, Huntington Beach - 2pm
Dec. 5 - Sea Cliff, Huntington Beach - 3:30pm
Dec. 8 - Fountain Valley Heritage Park Gazebo - 12:30-1:00pm
Dec. 13 - Merrill Gardens, Huntington Beach - 4pm
Dec. 14 - Sunrise Senior Living, Huntington Beach - 3pm
Dec. 19 - Brookdale, Westminster - 2:30pm
Meet 1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays - Group singalong &
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals at:
Fountain Valley Senior Center
17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

PATTI AMELOTTE - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
FREE PERFORMANCES - South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Nov. 30 - 11:00-3:00pm Bear Street Level 1
Dec. 2 - 4:00-8:00pm Jewel Court
Dec. 7 - 4:00-8:00pm Bear Street Level 2
Dec. 9 - 4:00-8:00pm Jewel Court
Dec. 15 - 2:00-6:00pm Bear Street Level 1
Dec. 16 - 9:00-1:00pm Bear Street Level 2
Dec. 21 - 6:00-10:00pm Bear Street Level 1
Dec. 23 -10:00-2:00pm Bear Street Level 1

ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
American Assn. of University Women-Whittier Luncheon
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Dec. 1, 2018 - Saturday
11:00am-1:30pm
Doubletree by Hilton
7320 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Dec. 1, 2018 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
Future: Jan. 5, 2019
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
Patti Amelotte, Georgiana Hennessy & Matt Tonge
with Richard Cook, pipes
Playing for the Hanging of the Greens Service
Dec. 2, 2018 - Sunday, 10am
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
22850 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ring in the Advent season
Free event

SAN DIEGO MOUNTAIN DULCIMER GROUP
Dec. 5, 5:00-7:00pm
Holiday music for the
Fallbrook Library Winterfest

TWO BANDS PLAYING HOLIDAY MUSIC at
33rd ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALK/ HERITAGE HILL

(1) ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello, Singalong leader
Dec. 7, 2018 - Friday
6:00-6:30pm/ 7:00-7:30pm/ 8:00-8:30pm
St. George’s Episcopal Mission

(2) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Bea Romano - Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Bowed Psaltery, Percussion
Marianne Scanlon - Hammered & Fretted Dulcimers
Jim Romano - Guitar, Bodhran, Snare Drum, Banjolele, Small Percussion
Terry Gucwa - cello
Dec. 8 & 9, 2018 - Saturday & Sunday - 5:30-8:30pm
St. George’s Episcopal Mission

INFO. FOR BOTH BANDS:
Festive holiday music in each decorated historic building.
More than 1,000 luminaries lighting the park’s pathways.
Traditional refreshments. And Santa!
Family-friendly. Admission- $5. Free-if under age 3.
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Info: 949-923-2230
http://www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year ‘Round, Ongoing
December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact: Jennifer Ranger 626-357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
Hammered Dulcimer Christmas Class
Early Beginning/ Intermediate level group classes
Dec. 8 10:30-12:00pm
Held in Patti’s home in Pomona
Email, Call or text for pricing and if there is room!
310-995-7171 or email patti@pattiamelotte.com

SAN DIEGO MOUNTAIN DULCIMER GROUP
Dec. 8, Saturday, 5:00-7:00pm
Bonsall Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
River Village

BETTER THAN ONE
Patti Amelotte & Barbara Gershman
Holiday Music on Two Hammered Dulcimers
Dec. 8, 2018 - Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm
55th Annual CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY WASSAIL GALA
Performing during the Wassail hour and through dinner in Fish Interfaith Center.
Many college musicians will be performing as well and later for the Concert following in Musco Center for the Arts
Info. or tickets: College of Performing Arts
714-997-6624 / copatickets@chapman.edu

BARBARA GERSHMAN - Solo Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Whittier Year Round Garden Club
Dec. 11, Tuesday
1:00-2:00pm
Liberty Community Plaza
14181 Telegraph Rd.
Whitter, CA

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. Dec. 11, 2018, usually 2nd Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
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!

BARBARA GERSHMAN - HD & Accordion SingAlong
Family & Consumer Science/ Home & Community Org.
Dec. 12, Wednesday
11:30am
Villa Park, CA

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018 - 6:30-9pm
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

ON A LARK - CELTIC TRIO
Newport Beach Memory Care
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Dec. 18, 2018 - Tuesday
3:00-4:00pm
1000 Halyard, Newport Beach, CA

PATTI AMELOTTE - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
& LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Winter Fest OC Fairgrounds
12/22 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
12/24 Patti solo
12/25 Patti solo
12/27 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
12/28 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
12/29 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
12/29 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
12/30 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
12/31 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
January 2019
1/1 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
1/2 DAY OFF
1/3 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
1/4 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
1/5 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
1/6 Patti solo and Looney’s Fortune
https://winterfestoc.com/experience/
Email, Call or text Patti for times:
310-995-7171 or email patti@pattiamelotte.com

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.
Loaners available. Try out an autoharp, just for fun!
Info: 562-861-7049 http://celticana.net/bea/

LOOKING AHEAD

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Practice Group
Jan. 3, 2019 - 1:00-3:00pm - 1st Thursdays
Future: February 7
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
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
January 2019 date to be announced
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

BILL DEMPSEY
Carlsbad by the Sea
Date to be announced
Jan. 2019 - Monday
3:00pm - Monthly gig
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
billdempsey@cox.net
Private event for residents

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
NO JAM IN DECEMBER
Jan. 22, 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/

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
NO JAM IN DECEMBER
5:00-6:45pm
Jan. 26, 2019 - 4th Saturday
(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



Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!



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