SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

February/March 2019

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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

2019 FESTIVAL IS SET!!
We are proud to announce the venue for the SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers Silver Anniversary Festival!
• Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

DATES: Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21, with Focus Workshops Sunday, September 22. Get ready to enjoy a Fellowship Hall so large that it will accommodate all of our booths and vendors. Parts of the building feature an ocean view. Our 4-6pm concert will be held in the Sanctuary with lovely acoustics. We are being welcomed with a warmth, support, and enthusiasm beyond anything we have experienced before. The best news is our budget: never in our history have we been charged such a minimal fee.
• Applause and appreciation to SCDH Vice President Barbara Gershman and Treasurer Lori Young for months of hard work necessary to make this happen. As I accompanied them during this mission, I saw their professionalism and interpersonal skills on display.

HEADLINERS
• DAVE HAAS will be our Fretted Dulcimer Artist/Teacher. Many of you might remember his first visit with us in 2009. Be prepared to be delighted with an excellent teacher and performer. http://www.davehaasmusic.com
• MARK ALAN WADE will join us as our featured Hammered Dulcimer Artist/Teacher. He’s a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist and excellent instructor. http://www.markalanwade.com

PLANNING CONTINUES
• Barbara and I are working on the Festival schedule. Please stay tuned. We want to make it extra special!
• The Board will meet Sun., Feb. 3. Please forward any questions, concerns, or feedback to President Bobbi Adler, ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net

For Valentine's Day, practice a song about love -- any kind of love -- and play it for another person.
As always, choose your favorite dulcimer events from the calendar below, and enjoy.

Happy Music Making
Bobbi Adler, SCDH President

714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net


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

SPECIAL THANKS TO
All who have helped in exploring 6++ possible festival sites.

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
Tricia Paulsen and others who are actively helping SCDH complete plans for a new site for Festival 2019. We’re almost there!!

MEANWHILE - PLANNING FOR 2019 FESTIVAL - OUR 25th!!
- We need your suggestions for Teachers, Workshop Topics, Other Instruments/ Topics Workshops
- How to celebrate our 25th SCDH Anniversary
- Schedule includes: 3- 75 min. workshops; 1-60 min. workshop. ONE concert, 4-6pm. Dinner on your own off site. 2 Focus Workshops on Sunday (FD in Downey / HD in Fullerton).
- Please send your input to me, Barbara Gershman, at - dulcimer@scdh.org
Thanks for any and all ideas!! - BG

See 2018 Festival info. for reference at http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Festival%20Main%20Page.htm
Thanks in advance for any and all reflections, ideas and constructive suggestions!! - BG


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
January/February 2019

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 - 6:30-9pm
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Feb. 2, 2019 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
Future: March 2, 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

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PRACTICE GROUP
1st Thursdays: Feb. 7, March 7, etc.
1:00 - 3:00pm
San Diego County Library Community Room
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Free. Beginners through advanced
Our basic text and tab is “First Lessons” DAD tuning by Joyce Ochs
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

BARBARA GERSHMAN - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Book Launch of poetry Chapbook by Jan Hanson, Poet
(Chapbook - Def. - small collection of poetry or literature)
Title - “I’ll Never Play the Hammered Dulcimer”
Finishing Line Press
https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/ill-never-play-the-hammered-dulcimer-by-jan-hanson/
Sun., February 10, 2019, 3-5pm
Ebell of Santa Ana
718 Mortimer St., Santa Ana, CA
Private Event

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. Feb. 12, 2019, usually 2nd Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Room 7-
4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

BILL DEMPSEY
Carlsbad by the Sea
Feb. 16, 2019 - Saturday
3:30pm - Monthly gig
Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Contact: Bill Dempsey (949) 357-7333
billdempsey@cox.net
Cost - Free to residents
Bill performs sing and swing for seniors
Vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, etc.

LOONEY’S FORTUNE
Patti Amelotte-hammered dulcimer
Georgiana Hennessy-fiddle
Matt Tonge-guitar
Riverside Dickens Festival
Feb. 23 & 24, 2019 - Sat. & Sun.
Performances all day
Downtown Riverside, CA
http://dickensfest.com/
Mostly a free event (Concerts are FREE)
and some extra paid activities

HILLCREST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS
…TWO BANDS WITH DULCIMERS!!!
59th year - Juried arts show plus crafts
Hillcrest Congregational Church
2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631
Free admission. Lunch and snacks available
www.hillcrestfestivaloffinearts.com

(1) STRING PICNIC
Feb. 23, 2019 - Saturday
10 - 12N Barwick Hall - inside stage
Evan Anderson-Guitar, Mandolin
Letty Brooks-Recorder
Jill Cassidy-Irish Whistle
Barbara Gershman-Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Marianne Scanlon-Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar
Barbara Whitney-Fiddle, Banjo
Info.: Letty Brooks - 562-400-2944

(2) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Feb. 23, 2019 - Saturday
12N - 2pm - Barwich Hall - inside stage
Bea Romano-Hammered Dulcimer, Autoharp
Marianne Scanlon-Fretted & Hammered Dulcimers
Jim Romano-Guitar, Percussion
www.WhenPigsFlyMusic.com

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-6:45pm
Feb. 23, 2019 - 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

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
Feb. 27, 2019 - 3:30-4:30pm - Vivante, Costa Mesa
Feb. 28, 1019 - 3:00-4:00pm - place TBD
1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays- Group singalong
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals
Fountain Valley Senior Center
17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019 - 6:30-9pm
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Feb. 28, 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/

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.
We work on our singing techniques, too!
Loaners available. Try out an autoharp, just for fun!
Info: 562-861-7049 http://celticana.net/bea/

LOOKING AHEAD
- To March, Irish Music & More

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
March date TBD, 2019
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



Stay tuned for more dulcimer-related events!!




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