OCTOBER 5th, 2015
21st ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
SATURDAY OCT 10th - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Southern California Dulcimer Heritage group invites you to the 21st annual Harvest Festival of Dulcimers on Saturday, October 10, 2015! In addition to the workshops and concerts on Saturday, there are special 4-hour focus workshops the next day taught by two featured performers, both back by popular demand: Fretted dulcimer virtuoso Bing Futch from Florida and hammered dulcimist extraordinaire Jody Marshall of Virginia. Additionally, over a dozen excellent local players will also be teaching and performing, including mountain dulcimer legend Joellen Lapidus and Patti Amelotte’s Irish music band Looney’s Fortune with hot hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and accordions.
The festival will be happening this year at a new, larger location: The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in beautiful suburban Costa Mesa, CA. There is a ‘festival motel’ with a convenient location and lodging package at a reasonable rate for out of town visitors. Additional information will be at www.scdh.org
As always, there will be a large variety of 'other workshops' - including 'try out' fretted dulcimers (loaner instruments available), guitar, ukulele, keyboard backup, singing, banjomer, music computer software and bowed psaltery (with loaner instruments) - taught by various members of the folk music and dulcimer communities in Southern California. Two tracks of dulcimer workshops will be given by Jody, Bing and six other instructors. You’ll find a full range of topics and hands-on classes in the 28 hours/ 7 tracks of workshops, plus a free Mid-day concert “Celebrating Regional Dulcimer Jam/ Practice Groups” and free jamming throughout the day.
The annual SCDH Dulcimer Festival is the only California dulcimer festival for both hammered and fretted dulcimers and the closest dulcimer festival for players in many nearly states.
SUNDAY OCT 11th - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
The Old Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival, a celebration of Traditional American Music, is held every year at Rancho La Patera & Stow House. The family-festival features all day entertainment, one of the premier Old-Time Music contests on the West Coast, free workshops taught by some of the best teachers in the industry, opportunity to "jam" with other musicians, entrance to the museums and much more. This year's lineup includes the Old Time sound of GRAMMY winner Kathy Kallick Band, the award-winning Bay Area group Front Country, Joe Sands Fontenot Creole Cajun Band, along with local bluegrass favorites Ventucky String Band and the Salt Martians. The goal of the festival is to share and preserve Old Time American Music, an important part of our country's rich heritage and encourage a new generation o
With Tannahill Weavers, Celtic Spring, The Angry Brians, Golden Bough, Highland Way
Seaside Park - Ventura County Fairgrounds
9:00am-8:00pm HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
Presented by Southern California Dulcimer Heritage
1:00pm JENI & BILLY
Sun City Library
6:30pm BUYEPONGO / ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Jam session and Cumbia Dance
Downtown Pomona Art Walk
2nd St. between Thomas and Main St., Pomona, CA 91766
Holy Cross High School Youth Ministry
7:00pm THE KENNEDYS
8:00pm LEFTOVER CUTIES
8:00pm THE KATHY KALLICK BAND
California Institute of Technology - Beckman Institute Auditorium
Presented by Pasadena Folk Music Society
8:00pm FRONT COUNTRY
1:00pm - 5:00pm HERMOSA BEACH OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM second Saturday
3:00pm - 8:00pm SAN CLEMENTE SONG CIRCLE & BBQ/POTLUCK (SONGMAKERS) second Saturday
San Clemente (contact via Songmakers Website)
San Clemente, San Clemente, CA 92672
6:30pm BLUEGRASS CONCERTS every Saturday
Me N Eds Pizza Parlor
7:30pm LOS ANGELES MENSA FOLKSONG SIG second Saturday
Los Angeles Mensa Folksong SIG
STEVE AND LEDA SHAPIRO
- Crooked Jades - Soundtrack for Bright Land with Kate Weare Company (CD); Live September 7 at The Echoplex. We’ve heard the Crooked Jades over the years with different band configurations and the current one really works. The little we’ve seen of their collaboration with the Kate Weare dance company is amazing. We hope that they can bring the show out west in 2013.
- Jen Hajj - I of the Storm (CD)
We met Jen at the FAR-West conference in Irvine this past October. Her 2011 CD was a standout and we look forward to her upcoming release.
- Lunasa - Live November 17 at Caltech Public Events (Beckman).
Although we’ve heard them before and have enjoyed their CDs for years, the balance of the sets of the group and as individual players was superb. Perhaps because we were sitting in the balcony but this was the first time that we thought the sound at Beckman was great.
- Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden (CD); live April 6 at UCLA Royce Hall.
We were amazed when we first heard these guys and, with their new lineup, we continue being big fans! The new folks augment the strengths of Rhiannon and Dom.
- Eric Bibb – Deeper in the Well (CD)
We’ve been a fan of Eric’s since he started touring the US. The new CD with Dirk Powell, Cedric Watson, Danny Devillier and Grant Dermody and some other friends brings out the best in Eric. He combines traditional and contemporary music with a Louisiana flavor.
- Sixto Rodriguez - Searching for Sugarman (Film), Cold Fact (CD).
If you haven’t seen the movie, do. It is an amazing story and led us to immediately buy the CDs. The first CD is perfect, the second, not so much.
- Run Downhill - Performances at FAR-West Conference (October 18-20) FolkWorks Guerilla Showcases.
Percussionist and singer/songwriter T.J. Troy has brought together an innovative band. We really enjoyed both nights, the first with just T.J. and bassist Colin Burgess, the second with the full band. Watch for them in 2013.
- Joey Abarta - August 30, Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Joey has become an outstanding Irish (Uilleann) piper. He current lives in the Boston area and plays with the finest Irish players. His on-stage presence and enthusiasm is infectious. He is unlike any other piper and we look forward to recordings from him.
- Little Black Train - Barndance (CD); Live February 26 at CTMS Center for Folk Music.
Stu Mason and John Weed of Molly’s Revenge fame have joined forces with mandolinist Kenny Blackwell to form the old-time powerhouse group, Little Black Train. Grab their CDs and see them in 2013.
- Blame Sally – Live at KVIEO Studios (CD); Live September 22 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.
These ladies from San Francisco rock. Yup, literally and figuratively. They are on the folk-rock side of the spectrum but their individual personalities shine on stage and the band is solid.
- FOLK BEAT / Audrey Coleman
- GRACE NOTES / Linda Dewar
- JIGS & JAMS / Roland Sturm
- HOW CAN I KEEP FROM TALKING / Ross Altman
- MIGHTY FLOWIN' RIVER / Tom Cheyney
- REED'S RAMBLINGS / Dennis Roger Reed
- OLD TIME ORACLE / David Bragger
- SINGIN' THE MOON UP / Susie Glaze
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