SCDH Calendar

Updates, Concerts, Gigs & Happenings

October/November 2018


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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 Autumn, Dulcimer and Traditional Music Lovers,
I am delighted to report that the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant is still standing. I thought the vibrations of the incredible music resounding all through that holy space might have broken a window. Not so. What a beautiful Festival! The weather was perfect, our artist/teachers were phenomenal, and. . .

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!
All of you who stepped forward to help are the reason I have been receiving emails praising our 24th Fest. Without you, simply put, there would be no Festival.

THANK YOU BOARD!!!
It is impossible to calculate the number of hours invested in administrative tasks and other preparations necessary to make the Harvest Festival actually happen. We have only SIX Board members: Barbara Gershman, Lori Young, Jim Romano, Teresa Alvarado, Kathryn Lamar, and -- well, you know. Each went into overdrive to complete a list of overwhelming tasks, no matter how difficult or how short the deadline for completion was. Words can't say "thank you" enough for the gift of yourselves.

Did we miss your feedback about the Festival? Please email me ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net We want to hear from you.

Now that the Harvest Festival is behind us, things are slowing down -- a little. Believe it or not, it is already time to set a date for our Silver Anniversary fest. We will have a wrap-up meeting on this year's Fest some time in October. SCDH is more than a Festival, and we have other planning to do.

As always, please see the list of events for this month and choose those which will work for you. Do you have ideas for events? Do you want to host an event? Please let me know.

Keep the music going as we prepare for Halloween and the Holidays. Be well.
BOBBI ADLER, SCDH President
714-534-2855
ArnMiraAdler@sbcglobal.net



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

SCDH FESTIVAL THANKS & RECAP

Thanks to our wonderful headliners, Karen Ashbrook and Sarah Morgan, who personified the best in hammered and mountain dulcimer teaching and performing!!

Thanks to all our local instructors, performers, jam leaders and vendors!! You are the best!!

Special thanks to the brave souls who performed in the Mid-Day Concert. Some groups rehearse for many months, and it shows!!

Special thanks to all the volunteers. You helped make it all happen!!

PLANNING FOR 2019 FESTIVAL - OUR 25th
- We need your reflections on the 2018 festival as well as suggestions for the next!!
- Do you like 75 min or 60 min. workshops or a combo?
- Suggestions for teachers and performers?
- Workshop topics?
- Other instruments/ topics workshops?
- One concert or two?
- How to increase attendance at the Evening Concert?
- Change format of Mid-Day Concert?
- Other activities?
- Other ideas???????
- Please send your input to me, Barbara Gershman, at dulcimer@scdh.org

You can review Festival info. at http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Festival%20Main%20Page.html

Thanks in advance for any and all reflections, ideas and constructive suggestions!! - BG


Musical Events/Performances/Workshops
October/November 2018

SAN DIEGO’S NORTH COUNTY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Practice Group
Oct. 4, 2018 - 1:00-3:00pm - 1st Thursdays
Future: Nov. 1, 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
Info: ncmountaindulcimers@gmail.com
Instructor: Ellen Hahn at 760-644-5660

KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND
Every Friday, Year ‘Round, Ongoing
October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 - 8:15pm
412 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact: Jennifer Ranger 626-357-1091
www.SoKattywompus.com
Live sidewalk concert/jam
Live webcast

BANSHEE IN THE KITCHEN
BRENDA HUNTER - Hammered Dulcimer
Sat., Oct. 6 - 7:30pm
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
San Diego Folk Heritage
$18
World Celtic tunes, songs & humorous stories/
Jim Hinton is opening act

MOUNTAIN MUSIC DAY
Sunday, Oct. 7
11am - Old Time Jam
1pm - Workshops
2-5pm - Stage Concerts with:
GRITS n’ GRADY
KINFOLK
KATTYWOMPUS
11911 S. Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA
$8.00 admission / Kids 12 & under Free
$10.00 - 1 hour workshop
Contact: 909-867-7105
www.mountainmusicday.homestead.com
This is a fund raiser for the Old School House
A fun day in beautiful Oak Glen with old timey music, Fall colors and apple season!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
October Performances:
Oct. 9 - 12:45pm - CalRTA, Costa Mesa
Oct. 31 - Newport Beach Memory Care, Newport Beach 3-4pm
Meet 1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays - Group singalong &
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals at:
Fountain Valley Senior Center
17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. Oct. 9, usually 2nd Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30pm
Future: Nov. 13, 2018
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!

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Oct.. 13, 2018 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
Future: Nov. 3, Dec. 1
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
Christmas Music on Hammered Dulcimer
Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate group classes
Oct. 6 10:30-12:00pm
Nov. 3 10:30-12:00pm
Dec. 8 10:30-12:00pm
$50 - each class
$125 for the series of 3. Sheet music and mp3s will be sent to you if you aren’t able to make 1 or more of the classes
Class size is limited to 10
Contact Patti Amelotte at 310-995-7171 or email
patti@pattiamelotte.com to reserve your spot
Classes are held in Pomona
Rental instruments available as well as instruments for purchase.

BANSHEE IN THE KITCHEN
BRENDA HUNTER - Hammered Dulcimer
Sat., Oct. 20 - 8:00pm
Boulevard Music
4316 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 398-2583
$15
World Celtic tunes, songs & humorous stories!

DOWNEY COMMUNITY FOLK MUSIC JAM
Led by Bea & Jim Romano
Oct. 23, 2018 - 6:00-8:45pm
Future: Nov. 27
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/

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018 - 6:30-9pm
Thurs., Nov. 29, 2018
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-6:45pm
Oct. 27, 2018 - 4th Saturday
Nov. 24, 2018
(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

BILL DEMPSEY
Carlsbad by the Sea
Oct. 31, 2018 - Wednesday
2:30pm - Monthly gig
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
billdempsey@cox.net

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.
Loaners available. Try out an autoharp, just for fun!
Info: 562-861-7049 http://celticana.net/bea/


LOOKING AHEAD

LOS ANGELES MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB
Led by Joellen Lapidus
Next date? Probably November. Check with Joellen
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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