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Dulcimer Heritage


President's Message

Hello, Dulcimer Friends
As we approach the month of May, we have one eye on Spring, and another on October. For many years Festival responsibilities have been assumed by members of your all-volunteer SCDH Board, their families, and a rock solid “crew” of “the usual and expected” loyal and talented supporters. This year, some changes have occurred, some of the “usual people” are not available, and there are important positions to be filled. I am asking all of you to consider these needs, and to contact me (714/534-2855) if you are able to help at any level.

Food Management & Kitchen Crew
Under the guidance of SCDH Treasurer Lori Young, arrange food for lunch and dinner. In the past, lunch has been ordered through a store specializing in sandwiches. Dinner arrangements have varied from pizza to baked potato bars we have enjoyed over the last 2 years. Other ideas are always welcome. And let’s not forget that indispensible morning coffee and bun. Don’t want to be the “arranger”? Fine! Help is needed to serve meals, and to keep the “kitchen account”. Your service could range from a couple of hours to whatever time you wish to give to SCDH.

SCDH Booth
This is the nerve center of the Festival. Opportunity drawing instruments are displayed here; T shirts and other SCDH items are for sale; and it’s our “information booth”. It also serves as a registration area after the Registration Table closes. This important area needs a coordinator, and volunteers to spend whatever time you wish to donate to the cause.

Discovery Booth
Well, Bobbi, we haven’t had the Discovery Booth for a couple of years. Why not? Because there has been no one available to cover the booth. Here the curious can see and manipulate unique and beautiful instruments, and who knows – someone may “discover” a love for an instrument which they did not know exists. Again, a limited number of hours is requested.

Set-Up, Take-Down and Clean-Up Crews
Want to be a team member? Jim Romano is looking for you! There’s much to prepare: Tables and chairs to be moved, assuring fans are in place and properly running. Jim often starts the set-up the Friday before Festival Day. After the Festival is over, everything must be returned to its original place before we leave the Church grounds.

Other Volunteer Needs - Equally Important!!
Parking lot monitors, Registration Desk, Workshop Monitors, Stage Managers & Assistants for both concerts, Opportunity Drawings, Decorations

Depending on the number of hours you serve, your volunteer efforts on behalf of SCDH are recognized with free meal ticket/s and/or opportunity drawing tickets. Your efforts are indeed rewarded. More than that, they are very valuable and very much appreciated.
This is our Festival. We own it; we enjoy it. We, as a community, need to assure that this annual event continues to thrive. That takes many willing hands.
Do those hands belong to you?


Please help publicize our 3 headliners for our
2016 Festival!
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Costa Mesa
Focus Workshops will be scheduled on Sunday, October 2

Multi-instrumentalists and singers CATHY BARTON (hammered dulcimer) & DAVE PARA
- AND -
ROBERT FORCE (fretted dulcimer)

Enjoy their websites if you don’t already know them.
http://bartonpara.com/ and http://www.robertforce.com

CD Sample
"Half Past Three"
Composed & Played by Jody on her CD
'Cottage in the Glen'

Consignment Booth

 *CONSIGNMENT TABLE at our 2016 Festival.
Bring your instruments & music accessories needing new homes & $$ to buy other items!
Download Consignment Table2015.pdf and bring with your items for resale.

Dulcimer Rescue

Click above (or under RESOURCES)

Sample Listings
• Dusty Strings D500 - Needs New Home
• ANTIQUE, possibly pre-Civil War HD
• Sold 5/27 - Dusty Strings D500 package

Get your unused Dulcimers back into circulation!
Sell them through Dulcimer Rescue
- or -
DONATE them to SCDH for resale & payments to SCDH
(Donation letter will be given for your tax records)

Renew Your Sponsorship

Have you RENEWED your ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP (think ‘membership’)?

Turn on your computer speaker/sound system to hear tunes on selected website pages.
Check “Music Credits” on the “Resources” Page to find information on each tune posted.

Please support the generosity of the contributing artists for providing a preview of their products for music on the website.
Sound control panel is located below each selection.