SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
July/August 2017


To ADD An Event

You don’t need to be a Sponsor/Member of SCDH to list an event. 
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

Hello, Dulcimer Lovers

Ah, Summer. The amazing storms we experienced in the latter part of Winter and Spring are memories now (I passed a green illuminated street sign hanging by only one rivet, damaged by the wind, as a police car parked under it in an effort to shield drivers if it crashed to the ground). Surf is normal. We awaken to the crisp stillness of the morning air. Days are long; it’s light past eight o’clock. As the day begins to fade, a calm falls over our Southern California community. It’s time to put work and the bustle of living aside. It’s music time. But wait – we need scenery and props.

Imagine a place big enough for a jam, but not too overwhelming in size. Surround this place with seating for people who need the comfort of beautiful music in the cool of the evening. Cue the trees, the sun, the sky, the slight breeze, the flocks of birds overhead. An occasional airplane streaks past, trailing a narrow streak brightened by the colors of the setting sun.

SCDH-SHIPLEY JAM
Where is this place? As close as Huntington Beach. On Thursday, August 10, at 6 pm, at the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach Central Park, we will gather once again for our traditional 'SCDH - Shipley Nature Center All Acoustic Music Jam'. Cue the fiddle, cello, guitar, hammered and fretted dulcimers, whistle, banjo, bodhran, voices... Any other instruments? Bring ‘em on! Friends gather together, and when they do, the result is. . .Ear Candy!

Click here for MORE INFO, MAPS, ETC

Don’t forget your insect repellant, a hat if it’s a bit too warm, and a light jacket just in case. But the most important thing to remember is. . .you.
Don’t miss it. And don’t miss checking out the wonderful events in our July calendar as well.

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Have you remembered to call Bobbi to volunteer for your favorite job at the Harvest Festival of Dulcimers on November 11?
That phone number and email again: (714) 534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net
Be well and happy.

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

 



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

Thanks Ahead Of Time To ....
Anyone who plans to participate in our 6th ANNUAL SCDH JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER in Huntington Beach Central Park, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, 6-8pm. It’s not just for DULCIMERS!! All acoustic instruments are welcome plus audience to sing along. The jam will be followed by the OC Astronomers with telescopes. See the listing at the bottom of this calendar for this FREE community event.

Thanks To ....
GEORGIANA HENNESSY for fantastic work in updating the SCDH website, SCDH.ORG to include info. for the 11/11/17 Festival. We will be adding workshop descriptions and the Mid-Day Concert line-up soon. Thanks from all of us!!!!! Georgiana plays fiddle and accordion with Looney’s Fortune Irish Band - showing that all can join in to support SCDH.

Thanks To ....
 
TERRY GUCWA for exploring how we can jazz up this monthly e-calendar. He puts in a lot of time sending this out to you. Thanks, Terry!! He plays cello and mandolin with On A Lark Celtic Trio, so also exemplifies our SCDH diversity. We couldn’t function without great people such as Terry and Georgiana!!!


SCDH FESTIVAL NEWS for 11/11/17 Our 23rd Festival!

FESTIVAL CONSIGNMENT BOOTH
Plan to donate to SCDH (for resale) or sell your excess instruments and music accessories. http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Consignment.html

FUNDRAISERS 'PAPER BAG'/ OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS:
It’s time to look around for items to donate for these special drawings at the festival evening concert. Check the website if needed to see what this is all about. New or gently used items, or handmade, music-related (or not), crafts, etc, etc.
Does anyone have contacts to offer a VACATION? GIFT CARDS? GIFT BASKETS?
Check out - http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Opportunity_Drawings.html
All the proceeds go to help finance the festival. Remember that we have 4 wonderful headliners this year, just for you.


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
 July/August 2017

HAMMERED DULCIMER JAM & LUNCH POTLUCK
Celebrating the conclusion of our series of technique and repertoire classes
Open to all hammered dulcimer players
July 1, 2017 - 10:30am - 12N
In the great room of Patti Amelotte’s home
A tune list from the repertoire classes will be sent out but other tunes will be played as well.
Call/ email patti@pattiamelotte.com for address & RSVP
310-995-7171

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: July 6, 2017 -
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Future Dates: Aug. 3, 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 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017
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
July 8, 2017 - First Saturday, usually
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.

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
July 12, 2017 - 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!

LEGACY TRIO - SINGING ACROSS AMERICA
July 13, 2017 - Thursday
10:30-11:15am
Patty McCollom - Banjo, Fiddle, Whistle, Vocals
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon - Guitar, Vocals
Advanced Rehab Center
2210 E. First St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Info.: Patty McCollom - mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

BARBARA GERSHMAN - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Artists’ Reception
Mission Viejo Annual Photography Exhibit
July 14, 2017 - Friday
6:30-9pm
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Info: bgershman@socal.rr.com

BEA & JIM ROMANO
Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
July 16, 2017, Sunday, 9am-2pm (mostly 3rd Sundays)
Future market dates:
Aug. 20, Sept. 17
5th Street between Broadway and Spring
http://historiccore.bid/farmers-market/
Map on website
No cost to shop the freshest produce and delicious foods.
Note the improvements in the Downtown LA Financial
and Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.
Bea & Jim enjoy providing Folk, Celtic, Americana music
http://www.celticana.net/

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
July 18 - this month
10am - 12 noon
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
July 19, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 pm
Meets monthly - date and place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-7:00 pm
July 22, 2017 - 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

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS, THE McWANNABEES & OTHERS
Open Session of Celtic & American Folk Music
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 4-7pm
(Every 4th Sunday)
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
www.theblackwatchpub.com

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
July 25, 2017 - 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
DFMJ page: Info: (562) 861-7049
www.Celticana.net
DowneyFolkMusicJam@yahoo.com

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
12th Annual Traditional Music Gathering
July 29, 2017 - Last Saturday
Also August 26
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Kattywompus and Guest Bands
Free Shows
Library Park, Old Town Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
July, 2017 - dates will vary
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Downey or Whittier
We learn new strums, new tunes, and enjoy playing the ‘oldies’.
Learning Autoharp (a chorded zither) will help with dulcimer chording knowledge & rhythm.
See ‘Autoharp’ page at www.celticana.net
Contact Bea Romano 562-861-7049 for info & dates

DOWNEY DULCI-DIDDLES
Monthly. Date and time varies.
Hammered Dulcimer Practice Group
All levels & talents are welcome. We talk technique, play our favorites, learn new tunes, and have fun!
Contact Bea Romano for dates and details: 562-861-7049
Celticanamusic@yahoo.com

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
2:00pm
July ?, 2017 - Thursday
Check for dates
Log Cafe
Green Valley Lake Rd.
Green Valley Lake, CA
San Bernardino Mtns.
Contact info. 909-867-7105
Check with Sandi for the date
www.facebook.com/gritsandgrady

GRITS & GRADY - Old Timey Bluegrass
Diane Grady and Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers
July ?, 2017 - Saturday - Every other month
Check for date
7:00pm
Bear House Restaurant
23420 Crest Forest Dr.
Crestline, CA 92407
Contact info. 909-867-7105
www.facebook.com/gritsandgrady

SCDH JAM AT SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER ‘Cool Summer Nights'
for DULCIMERS & ALL Acoustic instruments
Bring your instruments and join in, or just come to listen or sing!
Aug. 10, 2017 - 6-8pm
Followed by OC Astronomers with telescopes
Family & friends welcome!! Open to the public / FREE
Shipley Nature Center - amphitheater
Huntington Beach Central Park
17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(NOT on side next to HB library)
www.shipleynature.org
If the parking lot is full on Goldenwest, take Slater
or Ellis to Edwards & park off Center Park Dr.
BRING: your water & insect repellent.
NO PETS, FOOD or ALCOHOL
Dress for the weather. Hat? Jacket?
Info. 714-488-3166, Barbara Gershman, Jam Leader
RSVP to bgershman@socal.rr.com and for suggested tune list.
Click here for MAPS & MORE!

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Sunday August 27, 2017 - 12:30-3PM
12:30-1:30PM Absolute Beginners Session $25
1:30-3PM Regular Club Meeting $30
Led by Joellen Lapidus at 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.
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



LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES


FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS 2017!

Festival Page
Registration Info
Schedule

Saturday - Nov. 11, 2017 - YES, IT’S VETERANS DAY!!
WORKSHOPS, ALL-DAY JAMMING,
MID-DAY AND EVENING CONCERTS,
VENDORS, OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS
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)

2 FOCUS WORKSHOPS - Sunday - Nov. 12, 2017

1) Hammered Dulcimer & Other Instruments
APPALACHIAN HERITAGE MUSIC
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

2) Fretted Dulcimer & Other Instruments
PLAYING TOGETHER IN PARTS
11am - 3pm - Private home in Downey

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!