SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
September/October 2017


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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 Friends

SCDH-Shipley Jam A Success
Our SCDH Jam at Shipley Nature Center was the most successful ever. For me, the greatest satisfaction was watching the seating area gradually fill up with more and more listeners of all ages. From children to seniors, the rhythm energized their bodies, known songs were sung, smiles spread from one end of the place to the other, hands clapped in rhythm, and applause were enthusiastic. It validates our mission: We love this music, and everyone it touches becomes absorbed in it as well. We are real, we are here, and we are 2017, all the way.

2017 Festival Planning
Your Board met on August 26. We had a long agenda, much concerning our Harvest Festival, with too much detail to share here. I clearly state again that we all have a stake in SCDH, and this organization is more than the Board. As we continue to put the nuts and bolts of our Festival into place, we need your involvement in any way which is appropriate for you. There are no paid people in this organization, but there are plenty of stakeholders. Carve out your slice of the musical pie. You will find eating it very satisfying indeed.

As we move into September, we wish everyone good times as Labor Day is celebrated, and work and school make busy days for all of us. Treat yourselves gently and well, and keep music in your lives, your fingers, and your hearts.

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



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

Thanks To ....
All the 32 participants/ musicians and 45-55 in the audience at our 6th Annual SCDH Jam at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach Central Park, Aug. 10. We even had a hammered dulcimer player visiting from Tokyo, Japan. It was a wonderful evening with clear skies for telescope viewing afterwards. Hope you can join us next year!

Thanks To ....
Georgiana Hennessy for a terrific job in posting all the WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS and PHOTOS of INSTRUCTORS. Check out your workshop choices here:
http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Workshop_program.html



SCDH FESTIVAL NEWS & REQUESTS from Barbara

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS for PRE-REGISTRATIONS POSTMARKED by OCTOBER 1
Registration form at http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Reg_Tickets.html

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR(S) & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We have contact info. for last year’s volunteers but need someone (or a team) to connect with them for 2017 jobs and time slots. This could all be done - from afar! VOLUNTEERS receive perks, depending on hours of service.

OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS/FUNDRAISER:
Time to plan something to donate to help finance the festival. Wouldn’t it be great if each festival attendee could help by donating an item??
http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Opportunity_Drawings.html
Some Suggestions: Music related - accessories, CDs; handcrafted items; something new or very gently used that needs a good home; gift cards; etc., etc. Please - no alcohol or messy items.
THIS YEAR -STREAMLINED DRAWINGS - winners must be present at the evening concert. To save time - winners’ names will be called, and they can pick up their items immediately after the concert.

INSTRUMENT FUNDRAISER
Separate drawing for each donated instrument. Winners do not have to be present at the evening concert. Hammered dulcimer package donated by Dusty Strings for the 23rd year; Ukulele donated by Shirley Orlando/ Island Bazaar; Fretted dulcimer donated by Elizabeth Preston.
We are very grateful to each donor!!
Does anyone have any other instruments they would like to donate for this festival fundraiser?
http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fundraiser.html

CONSIGNMENT BOOTH
Bring your unwanted musical instruments and accessories to resell - or donate to SCDH to sell.  http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Consignment.html


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
September/October 2017

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 - 8:15 pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact Jennifer Ranger (626) 357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Sept. 4, 2017 - Downey
Sept. 18 - 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/

DOWNEY UKULELE GROUP
Led by Jim Romano
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Sept. 5 & 19, 2017
10am - 12 noon
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

San Diego's NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
1st Thursdays: Sept. 7, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Future Dates: Oct. 5, 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: barbmhayden@gmail.com ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Sept. 9, 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.

PATTI AMELOTTE -SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Shoreline Village Pirate Festival, Long Beach
Sept. 9 - 1-7pm
Sept. 10 - 1-5pm
Shoreline Village
401-435 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free events all day.
It’s dog and pet friendly!

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Sept. 13, 2017 - usually 2nd Wed.
Future: Oct. 11, Nov. 2 (Thurs.)
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
Continuing Hammered Dulcimer Repertoire class in Pomona
September 16 - 10:30am-12:30pm
October 21 - 12-2pm
December 9 - 10:30am-12:30pm
January 13 - 10:30am-12:30pm
$35 each class or 4 classes for $100 (paid in advance)
We may do all repertoire building classes or some techniques/chords depending on responses.
Please email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com to reserve your spot.

BEA & JIM ROMANO
Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp, Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
Sept. 17, 2017, Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm
Future market dates: Oct. 15 and 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 Financial and Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.
Bea & Jim enjoy providing Folk, Celtic, Americana music
http://www.celticana.net/

DOWNEY DULCI-DIDDLES
Hammered Dulcimer Practice Group
Sept. 18, 2017 - Monday, 10am-12Noon
Monthly. Date and time varies.
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

BARBARA GERSHMAN - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Annual Members Meeting
Sept. 23, 2017 - Saturday
9:30-11:30am
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Australian Section
http://www.arboretum.org/events/laaf-members-meeting/2017-09-23
http://www.dulcimernotes.com/DulcimerNotes/Welcome.html

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-7:00 pm
Sept. 23, 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
This month celebrating our 2nd Annual ‘Half-Patrick’ Day
with an all-Irish session!!
Players of Celtic tunes especially welcome this month!!
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 4-7pm
(Every 4th Sunday)
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
www.theblackwatchpub.com

DOWNEY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Celebrating their 10th year making music!
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Sept. 26, 2017 - 6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th Tuesday
Future dates: Oct. 24, Nov. 28, NO Dec. jam
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/

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Sept. 27, 2017 - 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!

GREEN VALLEY LAKE JAM
Led by Sandi Huckaby & Diane Grady
2:00pm
Sept. ?, 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
Sept. ?, 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

LOOKING AHEAD/OCTOBER 2017 and Beyond

MOUNTAIN MUSIC DAY
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 - 11am - 5pm
Benefit Concert for the
Oak Glen Schoolhouse Museum & Park
Bands Featured:
• Grits n’Grady
• When Pigs Fly
• Kinfolk
• Kattywompus Band
Sound by Pat Huckaby
11am-1pm - Old Time Jam
1pm - Beg. Mountain Dulcimer Workshop - Bob Palmer
1pm - Intermed. Mountain Dulcimer Workshop - Jennifer Ranger
Other workshops TBA/ $10 per workshop
1 to 5pm - Bands
Donation - $8/ person; kids 12 & under free
11911 S. Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA
Bring lawn chairs. No alcohol or pets!!
Rain or shine.
Info: huckaby49@gmail.com
909-867-7105
http://www.mountainmusicday.homestead.com/

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
SUNDAY October date TBA, 2017 - 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
http://www.lapidusmusic.com/


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!!