SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings
November/December 2017


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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

THIS IS IT!! My last chance to say “See everybody at the Fest”! I’m so excited about our featured artists, our spectacular local artist/teachers who give of themselves year after year, the army of volunteers (DOES THAT INCLUDE YOU?) without whom there would be no fest – the whole package. It’s so wonderful to connect, enjoy, learn, jam, and just be ourselves in the midst of a world where that isn’t always possible.

IMPORTANT REQUEST
When you arrive, no matter where you park, proceed directly to our friendly welcome area where we’ll get you checked in and receive your Festival Program. Those of you who have been at the beautiful Presbyterian Church of the Covenant before will be familiar with the layout, but you’ll find signage and a map in the program to guide you. If you are a volunteer, please check in with Bea Romano when you arrive.

If this is your first time at PCC, there is wonderful, hassle free parking. The Church is located on the east side of Fairview Avenue near Adams, across the street from Orange Coast College. That’s a short distance south of the 405. Even the freeway loves us – it’s always been running clear and safe on Festival day.

If I haven’t had the pleasure of talking with you, I’m looking forward to that.
Please go to the SCDH booth if you need any assistance. We’ll find a Board member to help you.
Let the music roll!!!

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



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

Thanks To ....
All the hard working festival team of SCDH Board members, volunteers, instructors, performers, concert participants and more…



SCDH FESTIVAL NEWS & REQUESTS from Barbara

PRE-REGISTER FOR YOUR COMFORT
Zoom through registration to pick up your packet. Registration form at http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fest._Reg_Tickets.html

SPREAD THE WORD: IT’S NOT JUST FOR DULCIMERS!!
19 hours of Fretted & Hammered Dulcimer workshops
Workshops for Other Instruments: Autoharp, Bowed Psaltery, Drum & Flute Ancient Music Circle, Guitar, and Ukulele.
And for ALL instruments and singers: All Together Now; Blue Ridge Mountain Music; Modes, Moods & Choices; How Can I Keep from Singing - with Bill Dempsey; Songs for Veterans & Families - with Ross Altman & Leo Kretzner; and Songwriting - with Award winning Steve Smith - plus all day/ all instrument jamming!!

OPPORTUNITY (aka PAPER BAG) DRAWINGS/FUNDRAISER:
Please donate something to help finance the festival. http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Opportunity_Drawings.html
Suggestions: Music related - accessories, CDs; handcrafted items; something new or gently used; gift cards; etc. No alcohol or messy items.
THIS YEAR - STREAMLINED DRAWINGS: Winners must be present at the evening concert (OR give your ticket stubs to a friend at the concert to claim your prize!!). Winners’ names will be called, and they can pick up their items immediately after the concert. No items will be held for anyone after the festival.

INSTRUMENT FUNDRAISER
4 Separate drawings. Winners do not have to be present at the Evening Concert.

1) Hammered Dulcimer package donated by Dusty Strings for the 23rd year;
2) Ukulele donated by Shirley Orlando/ Island Bazaar;
3) "Vintage” Fretted Dulcimer donated by Elizabeth Preston; and
4) NEW Fretted Dulcimer - handcrafted and donated by Dennis Herbert, San Diego luthier.

We are very grateful to each donor!! http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Fundraiser.html

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


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
November/December 2017

San Diego's NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Practice Group
1st Thursdays: Nov. 2, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm practice
Future Dates: Dec. 7, 5-7pm, Playing Holiday music for the library Christmas Party
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

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Nov. 2 (Thurs.), 2017 - usually 2nd Wed.
Future: Dec. 13
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!

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS 2017/ Song Makers
Acoustic folk music weekend
Nov. 3-5, 2017
Camp de Benneville Pines
41750 Jenks Lake Road West
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
(909) 794-2928 or 794-1252
http://www.uucamp.org
Click on ‘Register for Camp' then on 2nd page to view event flyer
http://www.uucamp.org/camps-retreats/adult-camps/music-in-the-mountains/

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year 'Round, Ongoing
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 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

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEET UP
Nov. 4, 2017 - First Saturday, usually
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Future Date: Dec. 2, 2017
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
Pomona Heritage Old Home Tour & Craft Fair
Nov. 5, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
http://pomonaheritage.org/
The tour begins at the Pomona Ebell Museum of History
585 E. Holt Ave., Pomona
Advance tickets $20
Day of event tickets $25
Children under age 10 -free
Online Advance Tickets are available here.

DOWNEY AUTOHARP CIRCLE
Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, 2017 - Whittier
Nov. 20 and Dec. 18, 2017 - 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
Nov. 7 and Nov. 21, 2017
10am - 12 noon
Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Contact Jim to check on dates, place and to RSVP
Info. - jsromano1@yahoo.com

LOONEY'S FORTUNE with Richard Cook
Nov. 10, 2017 7:30-9:00p.m.
Friends of Music at First Presbyterian Fullerton
838 N. Euclid Street
Fullerton, California 92832





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


LOOKING AHEAD/ SAVE THE DATES

PATTI AMELOTTE - Solo hammered dulcimer
Free. Come on by for some holiday music,
a chat and maybe some shopping if you must!
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 17 - 11am -3pm The Pottery Barn Escalators
Nov 26 - 4-8pm Jewel Court
Dec 1 - 4-8 Bear Street bridge
Dec 3 - 4-8 Jewel Court
Dec 7 - 4-8 Pottery Barn Escalators
Dec 10 - 11-3pm Jewel Court
Dec 13 - 11-3pm Jewel Court
Dec 16 - 2-6pm Pottery Barn Escalators
Dec 21 - 2-6pm Pottery Barn Escalators
Dec 22 - 2-6pm Jewel Court

BEA & JIM ROMANO - Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp,
Fretted Dulcimer, Guitar
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FARMERS MARKET
Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, 2017, 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 Financial and Arts Districts.
Street parking - free, Sundays.
Bea & Jim enjoy providing Folk, Celtic, Americana music
http://www.celticana.net/

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
Nov. 25, 2017 - 4th Saturday 5:00-7:00 pm
Future: NO jam 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

OLD GREY CATS with LEO KRETZNER,
Fidlin’ Bill McClennen & Others
(Tune Players Welcome)
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, 4-7pm
Every 4th Sunday of the month
An open session of songs and tunes both Celtic and American, old and new!
Each month unique.
The Black Watch Pub
497 N Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
(Corner of Central and Arrow)
www.theblackwatchpub.com (909) 981-6069

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Celebrating their 10th year making music!
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Nov. 28, 2017 - 6:00-8:45pm - Always 4th Tuesday
Future dates: NO Dec. jam
See you 4th Tuesday in January
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
Nov. 29, 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!

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

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

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Dec. 8 - 9:30-11:30am
Performing for the Lake Forest Garden Club
Holiday party (members only)

TWO BANDS PLAYING HOLIDAY MUSIC at 32nd ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALK/ Heritage Hill
1) ON A LARK - Celtic Trio and More
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Dec. 8, 2017 - Friday
5:30-8:30pm

2) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Bea Romano - hammered dulcimer, autoharp, bowed psaltery
Marianne Scanlon - Hammered & fretted dulcimers, guitar
Jim Romano - guitar, bodhran, snare drum, banjolele
Terry Gucwa - cello
Dec. 9 & 10, 2017 - Saturday & Sunday - 5:30-8:30pm

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

PATTI AMELOTTE’S HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOPS
Ongoing Hammered Dulcimer class in Pomona
December 9 - 10:30am-12:30pm
New class series will begin after the first of the year
Call or email for more information
patti@pattiamelotte.com
310-995-7171

BETTER THAN ONE
Patti Amelotte & Barbara Gershman
Holiday Music on Two Hammered Dulcimers
Dec. 9, 2017 - Saturday, 5:30-7:30pm
54th 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 / copa@chapman.edu

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN/ URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
SUNDAY December 10, 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
www.lapidusmusic.com


BARBARA GERSHMAN - Solo Hammered Dulcimer
Dec. 11, 2017 - Monday
6:30-8:30pm
Adult Coloring Program
Mission Viejo City Hall
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Info.: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

ON A LARK
Holiday Program
Jill Cassidy - Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman - Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Terry Gucwa - Cello
Dec. 14, 2017 - Thursday
1:30-2:30pm
Newport Beach Memory Care
1000 Halyard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Info. bgershman@socal.rr.com

Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!