SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

April/May 2018

Happy Spring!


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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 Spring, Everyone
It's been a busy month of March for SCDH.

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2018 - NEXT SCDH FESTIVAL
Vice President and Co-Artistic Director Barbara Gershman and I have been working on our Festival workshop schedule. Many slots are filled, but the process is not complete. We're continuing to contact artist/teachers and are very confident you will find this year's lineup and variety of workshops one of the best we have ever offered. Other necessary tasks "behind the scenes" are progressing well.

THANKS TO LORI & MICHELLE
This is a "thank you" shout out to TREASURER LORI YOUNG and SPONSORSHIP CHAIR MICHELLE WALLACE for their faithful work on behalf of all of us. Michelle, Lori and I had a working lunch (well it really was more fun than work). We reviewed our list of Sponsors to assure it is up to date. Please, when you receive your invitation to join SCDH, consider what this music brings to your life, choose the level of Sponsorship that's right for you -- and support our SCDH community, which includes our annual festival production. If you have been away for awhile, we are delighted to welcome you back.

WHAT’S NEXT - HOUSE CONCERT TBA
Looking forward. . . Watch for details concerning a SCDH sponsored house concert. We hope to finalize details on an exciting and enriching evening of music for you very soon.

Your Board meets Saturday, April 7
Let me know of any agenda items you would like addressed.
That friendly email again is ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

 Be well, stay safe, and fill your life with music.

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



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

Thanks To ....
ALL who played/ shared Irish music during the March Madness of Irish Music and especially if you donated your time and expertise to benefit folks in healthcare homes and centers. We need you out there!!

Thanks ....
For sharing your suggestions about planning the 2018 festival. Please send any additional input to me at dulcimer@scdh.org
If it’s to be… it’s up to US. Thanks!!


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
April/May 2018

Happy Spring & All That It Brings!


UKE 101 - DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
April 3 & 17, 2018
10am - 12 noon
1st & 3rd Tuesdays usually
Ukulele practice group
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

STRING PICNIC
PEO Chapter - East Whittier
April 3, 2018 - 6:30-7:15pm
Letty Brooks - Recorder
Jill Cassidy - Irish Flute
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Patty McCollom - Fiddle, Bodhran
Marianne Scanlon - Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar
East Whittier Woman's Club
14148 2nd Street
Whittier, CA 90605
Info. Letty Brooks 562-400-2944

SAN DIEGO'S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Practice Group
April 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 3:00pm
May 3, etc. - 1st Thursdays
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

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
April 7, 2018 - First Saturday, usually
Future - May 5
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.

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.
Apr. 7 - 2:00-4:00pm
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.

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
April 7, 14, 21, 28, 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

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
April 11, 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!

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
April 18, 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!

WHEN PIGS FLY! IRVINE RANCH JAMBOREE
April 21, 2018, Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm
Bea Romano - hammered dulcimer, autoharp, percussion
Marianne Scanlon - hammered dulcimer, guitar, washboard
Jim Romano - guitar, bodhran, banjolele, fretted dulcimer
Terry Gucwa - washtub bass
Irvine Ranch Historic Park
13042 Old Myford Road
Irvine, CA 92602
714-973-6607
Agricultural-themed crafts, petting zoo, live music, photo booth, park tours, blacksmith demonstrations.
Free event. All ages welcome.
Facebook: When Pigs Fly Music

BILL DEMPSEY IN CONCERT
April 21, 2018 - Saturday
7:30 pm
45 min. opening set for Rick Shea
Living Tradition Concert Series
Anaheim Community Center
250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA
$18/person ($15 with TLT membership)
http://www.thelivingtradition.org/tltbodyconcerts.html
Info: Ron at (714) 997-8590
concerts@thelivingtradition.org

LEO KRETZNER & THE OLD GREY CATS,
Bill McClellen & many others
Celtic and American Songs & Tunes Session
Free admission
?Sunday, April 22, 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."
www.theblackwatchpub.com (909) 981-6069

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
April 24, 2018 - 6:00-8:45pm
Future: May 22, 2018
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/

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
April Performances:
April 25 - 3:00pm, Huntington Terrace, Huntington Beach
April 27 - 3:00pm, Huntington Valley, Huntington Beach
Meet 1:30-3pm Wednesdays - Group singalong &
3-4pm - Rehearsals at:
Fountain Valley Senior Center
Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info. - Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

BILL DEMPSEY SOLO
Adams Avenue Unplugged
April 28, 2018 - Saturday
12 noon-1:00pm
4141 Adams Avenue
Kensington
San Diego, CA 92116
http://billdempseymusic.com

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
April 28, 2018
5:00-6:45 pm
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

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
Not in April but usually some Sundays, 10:30am-2:30pm
BEA & JIM ROMANO
Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
5th Street between Broadway & Spring, 2 blocks from Pershing Sq.
Map: http://historiccore.bid/farmers-market/
No cost to shop the freshest produce and delicious foods.
See the improvements in the Downtown LA Financial & Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.

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 info and next date

LOOKING AHEAD

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

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

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)

2 FOCUS WORKSHOPS - Sunday - Sept. 16, 2018
1) Hammered Dulcimer & Other Instruments
10am - 2pm - Private home in Fullerton

2) Fretted Dulcimer & Other Instruments
Time TBA - Private home in Downey






Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!