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RIVER CITY DULCIMERS: RCD meets the fourth Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 4:30 at The Strum Shop in Roseville. All are welcome, even if you've never played an instrument before! (Contact me beforehand for a loaner instrument.) There is plenty of free parking around the Strum Shop; click here for a map with some ideas. Our gatherings are divided into three parts. The first is a free beginner workshop, the second involves group play of our common songs found on the RCD Song List page, and the third part will be a song circle where we take turns playing a song solo, calling out a tune for group play, or simply listening to others. And, of course, we'll end with friendly chatter and finger food. Our group play has been wonderful recently; let's keep it up! Our next regular meeting will be Saturday, October 28 at 12:30.
Heidi Muller and Bob Webb: On their way to the Harvest Festival of Dulcimers in Orange Country, Heidi and Bob will be stopping in the Sacramento area for a house concert and maybe a dulcimer workshop on Wednesday, November 8. Mary has generously offered her home in Carmichael. More details to follow.
HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS: Organized by the Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Society, the Twenty-third Harvest Festival of Dulcimers will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 -12, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa. The guest instructor for mountain dulcimer this year will be Heidi Muller, who will of course be accompanied by her multi-instrumentalist partner, Bob Webb. Please find the official flyer as well as a workshop schedule, and of particular interest to RCD members, since we are using Heidi's book of duets, is a special 40hour extended "focus workshop" Heidi and Bob are offering on Sunday entitled "Playing Together in Parts."
BERKELEY DULCIMER GATHERING: The Fifth Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the world renowned Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, with the faculty concert the evening before at The Back Room. The guest artist this year will be Larry Conger, who will join resident instructors Steve Eulberg, Deborah Hamouris, Holly Tannen, Mark Ungar, and Dusty Thorburn. An informal "afterglow jam" will follow the workshops on Saturday and Larry will offer a special workshop on Sunday. Two partial scholarships are still available; please contact Deborah directly.
REDWOOD DULCIMER DAY: The 15th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Scotts Valley. This year's guest instructor will be the incomparable Aaron O'Rourke. Aaron will be joined by resident instructors Neal Hellman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, Rob Beardslee, and Laura Devine Burnett. For more information or to register in advance please visit The Community Music School of Santa Cruz.
Stephen Seifert 3-day intensive in Santa Cruz: The incomparable performer and teacher Stephen Seifert will be returning to Northern California for another 3-day intensive dulcimer workshop in Santa Cruz on September 27, 2018. More details to follow.