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Bakersfield, CA: Central California Hammer Hands  -  Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield, CA: Central California Hammer Hands


Contacting the club

Contact person: Brenda Hunter

E-mail: brendaj [at] datacourse [dot] com

Phone: 661-587-9577


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Bakersfield, CA 93312

Meeting schedule: 1st Sunday (HD)

Downey Dulci-Diddlers  -  Downey, CA

Downey Dulci-Diddlers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bea Romano

E-mail: celticanamusic [at] yahoo [dot] com

Phone: (562) 861-7049


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Downey, CA 90242

Meeting directions: contact Bea

Instruments welcomed: hammered dulcimers


Other club information

Special club events: We are all active with Southern California Dulcimer Heritage and the Harvest Festival of Dulcimers.

Dulcimer Jammers  -  Oakland, CA

Dulcimer Jammers

East Bay (San Francisco area of Northern California) mtn. dulcimer players get together in each others' homes once or twice a month, alternating Friday nights &amp; Sunday afternoons or evenings. Each player brings copies of a tune they'd like us all to play. We use Steven Siefert's &quot;Join the Jam/DAD&quot; as a backup. All mtn. dulcimer players welcome!

Contacting the club

Contact person: Deborah &quot;DJ&quot; Hamouris

E-mail: deborahj [at] djhamouris [dot] com

Phone: 510/910-2574

Club website: http://www.djhamouris.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Varies
Oakland, CA 94609
United States

Meeting schedule: 3/2913, Friday, 7:30-9-ish pm, Nomi's North Berkeley home

4/7/13, Sunday,Noon-3:30pm Potluck &amp; Playing Circle, Humanist Hall, 27th St. btwn Telegraph &amp; Broadway, Oakland (see event listing)

4/21/13, Sunday, 7:30-9-ish, Deborah's North Oakland home

5/18/13, Saturday, Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (see event listing)

5/31/13, Friday, 7:30-9-ish, Deborah's North Oakland home

RSVP for address (contact phone or email)

Meeting directions: RSVP for address (contact phone or email)

Instruments welcomed: Mtn. Dulcimers and dulcimer-friendly players of all instruments.


Other club information

Other club comments: Open to any dulcimer players that can follow a simple chart and want to play with others! We meet every other week on a Friday or Sunday with alternating hostesses. RSVP to Deborah and bring 6 copies of apiece you'd like to have us play. Free!

Four Directions Dulcimer Kindred  -  Hayward, CA

Four Directions Dulcimer Kindred


Contacting the club

Contact person: Kathryn LaMar

E-mail: kathryn lamar [at] yahoo [dot] com

Phone: 510/733-0425


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Hayward, CA

Meeting schedule: 2nd Saturday

Four String Fretters  -  El Centro, CA

Four String Fretters

Informal group of Mountain Dulcimer players working together to improve their skills.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Nan Rebik

E-mail: nanrebik [at] hotmail [dot] com

Phone: 760-353-2604


Meeting information

Meeting location:

1241 Scott Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243
United States

Meeting schedule: Monday afternoon 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer and anything acoustic interested in playing along

Golden Gate Dulcimers  -  San Mateo, CA

Golden Gate Dulcimers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jim Wells

E-mail: jwells [at] gleecircus [dot] com

Phone: 650 573 8948


Meeting information

Meeting location:

San Mateo, CA 94403

Meeting schedule: we meet once a month on Sat afternoon 1 to 4 pm

Meeting directions: email Jim Wells

Instruments welcomed: anything goes HDs MtnD guitar autoharp etc


Other club information

Other club comments: We are a new club founded 2005. We are all dulcimer inclusive plus any other zither type instruments. we play all types of music with empasis on Celtic Irish old time and euro tunes.

Los Angeles Mountain/Urban Dulcimer Club  -  Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles Mountain/Urban Dulcimer Club

We meet every other month on Sundays at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA to play mountain dulcimer tunes together, exchange new songs, play duets, learn new techniques and create a Los Angeles dulcimer community. There is a 1/2 hour total beginners class at 1PM and the full club from 1:30-3PM

Contacting the club

Contact person: Joellen Lapidus

E-mail: lapidusmusic [at] aol [dot] com

Phone: 310-391-8246

Club website: http://www.lapidusmusic.com

Other club page: http://www.mccabes.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

3101 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
United States

Meeting schedule: every other month on Sundays, look at Joellen's website www.lapidusmusic.com or McCabes' website www.mccabes.com for the exact dates.

Meeting directions: McCabes is on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica between Bundy Drive and 28th Street.

Instruments welcomed: This club is for mountain dulcimers only.

Los Angeles Mountain/Urban Dulcimer Club  -  Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles Mountain/Urban Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Club website: http://www.lapidusmusic.com/


Meeting information

Meeting location:

McCabes Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, CA

Meeting schedule: every other month


Other club information

Other club comments: The Los Angeles Mountain/Urban Dulcimer Club meets every other month at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Our goal is to bring mountain dulcimer players together so we can trade tunes, techniques, play duets, make new dulcimer friends and increase our love of the mountain dulcimer. All levels are welcome and we have a beginners half hour before the start of the regular club meeting. The group is facilitated by Joellen Lapidus.

New Practice Group  -  Yorba Linda, CA

New Practice Group


Contacting the club

Contact person: Megan Smock

E-mail: msmoc2 [at] jcpenney [dot] com

Phone: 714-579-7842


Meeting information

Meeting location:

17092 Saga Dr
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Instruments welcomed: Hammered Dulcimer


Other club information

Special club events: Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Harvest Festival of Dulcimers

Other club comments: I am starting a new practice group. If you are interested please call or email me for more information.

No. California Hammered Dulcimer Soc.  -  Tracy, CA

No. California Hammered Dulcimer Soc.


Contacting the club

Contact person: Joan Gaegke

E-mail: JFGaedke [at] aol [dot] com

Phone: 209/832/5843


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Tracy, CA 95376
United States

Orange County Hammered Dulcimers  -  Huntington Beach, CA

Orange County Hammered Dulcimers

Sharing tunes and playing for fun!

Contacting the club

Contact person: Barbara Gershman

E-mail: bgershman [at] socal [dot] rr [dot] com

Phone: 714-488-3166

Club website: http://www.dulcimernotes.com/

Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173032279420635/


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Varies - call or email
Huntington Beach, CA
United States

Meeting schedule: Meet one evening/ month, 6-9pm

Instruments welcomed: Hammered dulcimers primarily


Other club information

Special club events: We link with Southern California Dulcimer Heritage and the SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, Oct. 10, 2015
www.scdh.org dulcimer@scdh.org

Other club comments: We enjoy playing at community care facilities.

River City Dulcimers  -  Roseville, CA

River City Dulcimers

Informal gathering of mountain dulcimer enthusiasts in the Sacramento area. We gather in a local music store the third Sunday of every month. A few times a year we organize special workshops and concerts with national artists as well. We encourage all levels of players from novice to advanced and welcome all genres of music.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Dusty Turtle

E-mail: dustyturtle [at] gmail [dot] com

Club website: http://www.rivercitydulcimers.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

The Strum Shop
Roseville, CA 95678
United States

Meeting schedule: Third Sunday of each month, 12:00-4:00. The first hour is always devoted to a beginner lesson.

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimers


Other club information

Other club comments: Contact Dusty Turtle for details.

San Diego's North County Mountain Dulcimer Practice Group  -  Fallbrook, CA

San Diego's North County Mountain Dulcimer Practice Group


Contacting the club

Contact person: Ellen Hahn

E-mail: ncmountaindulcimers [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 760-749-3013


Meeting information

Meeting location:

San Diego County Library Community Room, 124 South Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA
United States

Meeting schedule: We meet every 1st Thursday
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Beginners through advanced welcome

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer

Southern California Dulcimer Heritage  -  Buena Park, CA

Southern California Dulcimer Heritage

SCDH promotes public awareness, access, and appreciation of both fretted and hammered dulcimers through facilitating an annual festival, workshops, jams, concerts and regional practice groups. The 501(c) (3) nonprofit helps preserve and promote traditional music from many cultures for both players and listeners.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Barbara Gershman

E-mail: dulcimer [at] scdh [dot] org

Phone: 714-963-4665

Club website: http://www.scdh.org

Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173032279420635/


Meeting information

Meeting location:

P. O.Box 5477
Buena Park, CA 90622
United States

Meeting schedule: Events posted on www.scdh.org

Meeting directions: Locations of events vary throughout Southern California.

Instruments welcomed: The focus is on fretted and hammered dulcimers, but all acoustic instruments are welcome at SCDH events.


Other club information

Special club events: 21st annual SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers is Oct. 10, 2015 at new location in Costa Mesa: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Special focus workshops on fretted and hammered dulcimers to be held Oct. 11, 2015, times and locations TBA.

Other club comments: SCDH is involved with community outreach.

Tarzana, CA: California Trad. Music Society  -  Tarzana, CA

Tarzana, CA: California Trad. Music Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Clark &amp; Elaine Weissman

E-mail: ctms [at] cafn [dot] org

Phone: 818-342-7664


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Tarzana, CA 91356

West Side Hammered Dulcimers  -  Culver City, CA

West Side Hammered Dulcimers

Sharing tunes and playing for fun!

Contacting the club

Contact person: Barbara Gershman

E-mail: bgershman [at] socal [dot] rr [dot] com

Phone: 714-488-3166

Club website: http://www.dulcimernotes.com/

Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173032279420635/


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Culver Palms United Methodist Church 4464 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
United States

Meeting schedule: Meet 2nd Wed./ month usually. 6:30-9pm

Meeting directions: Off I-405, Culver Blvd. exit. Southeast on Sepulveda Blvd.

Instruments welcomed: Hammered Dulcimers primarily. Fretted dulcimers also welcome.


Other club information

Special club events: We link with Southern California Dulcimer Heritage and the SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, Oct. 10, 2015
www.scdh.org dulcimer@scdh.org

Other club comments: We help in producing the annual SCDH Dulcimer Festival and do community outreach with hammered dulcimer music.