About SCDH


The Southern California Dulcimer Heritage was formed by a group of dulcimer enthusiasts to foster the vitality of common and diverse musical heritages by promoting public awareness, access, and appreciation of Fretted and Hammered Dulcimers and their international relatives. Many opportunities to meet others who share a love of music can be found by participation in SCDH events. Check the Monthly Calendar for these events and more...

Sample Tune
“St. Anne’s Reel”
Traditional Tune
Recorded live at SCDH Picnic/Jam 5/31/2009
Huntington Beach, CA

SCDH Sponsored Regional Dulcimer Groups and Jams

Culver City, Downey, Fallbrook (N. San Diego Co.), Laguna Woods,
Los Angeles (Santa Monica),
Moorpark, Orange County (Huntington Beach), Poway

SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers - Annual FESTIVAL
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
2850 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Plus Daytime Focus Workshops, Day after Festival
Hammered Dulcimer - 9:30am-1:30pm
Mountain Dulcimer - 9:30am-1:30pm

SCDH “All Acoustic Instrument” Special Music Jam
Shipley Nature Center Amphitheatre, Huntington Beach
followed by OC Astronomers with
Telescope viewing

SCDH “All Acoustic Instrument” Picnic/Jam
Huntington Beach Central Park

SCDH “All Acoustic Instrument” Jams
Co-sponsored by TLT (The Living Tradition)
Mo’s Music, Fullerton


From SCDH President, Bobbi Adler......
SCDH is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the
HAMMERED and FRETTED (Mountain or Appalachian) Dulcimers and their international relatives.
Along the way, we hold musical events during the year, such as our monthly regional dulcimer
group gatherings, annual Shipley Center and Picnic/jams, co-sponsored jams, and
the Harvest Festival of Dulcimers each Fall.

If you love dulcimer and traditional music, whether you play or not, you’ve come to the right place.
You will find a warm group of people who believe in the beauty of music just as you do.

We hope you will consider becoming an annual Sponsor/Supporter (think ‘Member’).
We are staffed entirely by an all volunteer board and depend on sponsorships for operations.
Other volunteers are greatly appreciated at festival time or year-round.
You are also encouraged to join our e-calendar email list for monthly dulcimer-friendly event listings.
Be assured that SCDH at no time discloses addresses to any other persons or organizations.
Can we help you in any way? Contact us!
Best Musical Wishes,
Bobbi Adler, SCDH President

Our WORKSHOPS & MUSICAL ACTIVITIES are for all levels and talents.
Our JAMS include ALL acoustic instruments, singers and listeners.
YOUR SUPPORT helps to pass on a musical heritage to future generations.


Southern California Dulcimer Heritage

 Email: dulcimer@scdh.org
 SCDH is a registered non-profit organization under Federal Law 501(c) (3)