Welcome

Barbara Gershman

HAMMERED DULCIMER
& ACCORDION


Solo, Band or Background Music for Your Special Event

 Recording Experience

- plus-

 BEGINNING HAMMERED DULCIMER LESSONS

 

CONTACT INFO

Barbara Gershman

(714) 488-3166 or (714)963-4665

bgershman@socal.rr.com

www.DulcimerNotes.com


OUR BANDS

 

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 On A Lark Trio
Celtic and More...
Photos
Performances

bgershman@socal.rr.com

www.DulcimerNotes.com

 

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Better Than One

Hammered Dulcimer Duo

Photos 
Performances
CD-Winter Bells 
www.pattiamelotte.com

info@pattiamelotte.com

-Patti Amelotte

 

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 Legacy

Multi-instrument Duo,Trio or
Ensemble

Photos 
CD-Peacock’s Feathers 
Performances
Legacy Sampler Video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH59rk-kMxo
www.musicbypatty.com

mccollomp@sbcglobal.net

-Patty McCollom

 

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 www.scdh.org


Southern California
Dulcimer Heritage
Non-profit support group for all things DULCIMER

Sponsor of Practice & Jam groups &

Golden Strings Youth Fretted Dulcimer Group

 

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SOLO Hammered Dulcimer

L.A. Arboretum
Annual Members Meeting
Arcadia



South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

Tall Ships Festival
Dana Point
Ocean Institute

AAUW
Authors Luncheon
Old Ranch Country Club
Seal Beach

L.A. Arboretum
Annual Members Meeting
Arcadia

AAUW
Holiday Program
Meadowlark Country Club
Huntington Beach


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Music is more fun when shared.
If you’re looking for music for a special event,
please keep us in mind.

Solos
Duos
Trios
Quartet
Ensembles

Barbara’s SOLO Performances Include:

•AAUW (American Association of University Women) Westminster-Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach Branch,
Holiday Program - Huntington Beach

•Authors Luncheon and Fund Raiser - Annual - Seal Beach

•Anaheim Meadows, Anaheim

•Artistic License Boutique Fair - Annual - Costa Mesa


•Avalon at Newport East, Newport Beach


•Butterfly Tea - ‘Tea for 2 or 50’, Orange

•Calif. Assn. Family & Consumer Sciences, Orange District, Home & Community


•Crystal Cove Care Center, Newport Beach


•Folk Art Council 12th Night Celebration (support group for Craft & Folk Art Museum), Los Angeles


•Huntington Terrace, Huntington Beach


•Jeri Westerson Medieval Noir Mystery Writer Book Launch -
Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

•Kona Kai High Tea, Santa Ana


•Laguna Woods Village Chorale Holiday Concert , Laguna Hills

•Los Angeles Arboretum - Annual - Members Meeting, Arcadia

•Moon Gate Salon, Irvine


•Memorial Services


•Mission Viejo Library
- Coloring Project

•Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts
- Photography Exhibit Reception

•Newport Beach Memory Care

•Orange Coast College Dietetic Technician Professional Development Day, Costa Mesa


•Orange County Psychological Association, Laguna Beach


•P.E.O. -  Corona del Mar

•P.E.O. - Christmas Tea, Orange

•Private Parties and Celebrations


•Renaissance Faire - Annual - Bert Lynn Middle School, Torrance


•Rowntree Gardens (Quaker Gardens Senior Community), Garden Grove

•Saddleback College Women’s Conferences, Mission Viejo

•Sebrook Residence, La Quinta

•Shakespeare in the Huntington Beach Park, Huntington Beach

•South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa


•South Orange County Alumnae Panhellenic, Irvine
•Sunrise Care, Huntington Beach

•Tall Ships Festival, Ocean Institute Courtyard, Dana Point

•Zonta Club Holiday Time, Orange






 


Hammered Dulcimer ~ Music for the Soul

Tune sample
“Planxty Fanny Poer”
Composed by Turlough O'Carolan
Performed by ON A LARK
 

 


CALENDAR
Feb/March 2020

SCDH 26th ANNUAL DULCIMER FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - 9am-7pm
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Tina Bergmann - Hammered Dulcimer https://allroadsleadhome.com
 
Tull Glazener - Fretted/Mountain Dulcimer http://www.TullGlazener.com

Workshops, Jamming, Mid-Day & Twilight Concerts
Festival Info. coming soon at www.scdh.org

FOCUS WORKSHOPS
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 - 10am-2pm
Hammered Dulcimer & Mixed Instruments - Fullerton
Mountain Dulcimer - Lakewood area/ Long Beach


FEBRUARY EVENTS

SAN DIEGO DULCIMER MEETUP
Feb. 1, 2020 - First Saturday, usually
11:00am - 2:00pm
Future: March 7, 2020
Hammered and fretted dulcimers welcome,
as well as any acoustic instruments!
Bring a chair, and food to share if you’re inclined
No cost for this jam at Jim’s house in Mira Mesa
For location and directions: Contact/ RSVP to Jim Przywara
jimprzy@san.rr.com
858-586-0472 - leave a message
Mostly Irish music - but anything is fair game to play

WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Tues. Feb. 11, March 10, 2020, usually 2nd Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Room 7-
4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
RSVP to Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

PATTI AMELOTTE - SOLO HAMMERED DULCIMER
Riverside Dickens Faire
Feb. 22 & 23, 2020 - Sat. & Sun.
10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Riverside, CA
http://dickensfest.com/
Mostly a free event (Concerts are FREE)
and some extra paid activities

HILLCREST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS
…TWO BANDS WITH DULCIMERS!!!

60th year - Juried arts show plus crafts
Hillcrest Congregational Church
2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631
Free admission. Lunch and snacks available
www.hillcrestfestivaloffinearts.com

(1) STRING PICNIC
Feb. 22, 2020 - Saturday
10 - 12N Barwick Hall - inside stage
Evan Anderson-Guitar, Mandolin
Letty Brooks-Recorder
Jill Cassidy-Irish Whistle
Peggy Dougherty-Guitar
Barbara Gershman-Hammered Dulcimer, Accordion
Deb Luken-Hammered Dulcimer
Marianne Scanlon-Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar
Barbara Whitney-Fiddle, Banjo
Info.: Letty Brooks - 562-400-2944

(2) WHEN PIGS FLY!
Feb. 22, 2020 - Saturday
12N - 2pm - Barwich Hall - inside stage
Marianne Scanlon-Fretted & Hammered Dulcimers
Jim Romano-Guitar, Percussion
www.WhenPigsFlyMusic.com

TLT MONTHLY OPEN JAM
5:00-6:45pm
Feb. 22, 2020 - 4th Saturday
Future: March 28, 2020
All acoustic instruments (not amplified)
Fiddlers Fake Book - a good reference
Anaheim Community Center
250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA
Sponsored by The Living Tradition
$2 donation requested / jammer
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net
Folk music jam followed by Contra dance
7:10pm-Lesson/ 7:30-10:15pm Dance
http://www.thelivingtradition.org/tltbodydance.html

SANS FRONTIERES (Without Borders) - International Dance Band
LAGUNA WOODS INTERNATIONAL DANCERS

Feb. 23, 2020 - Sunday
Time: 6:30pm
Live dance music by:
Barbara Gershman-accordion, hammered dulcimer, keyboard
Brian Cwik-saxophone
Lance Gucwa-bass
Lee Otterholt-vocals, violin, percussion, mandolin
Marcella Lawson-vocals, percussion
Mindy Belli-recorders, percussion
Sebastian Otterholt-violin
Terry Gucwa-guitar, fretted dulcimer, cello, trombone, vocals
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Information and gate access: Terry Gucwa 714-283-2052 or Miriam Kahn 949-770-7026

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SENIOR SINGERS & STRUMMERS
Outreach Program to Healthcare Residents & the Community
Led by Donna Ewing/ Asst. Barbara Gershman
Performances:
Feb. 26, 2020 - 3:00-4:00pm - Alzheimer’s Family Ctr.,HB
Feb. 27, 2020- 3:00-4:00pm - Atria Newport Plaza, Newport Beach
1:30-2:30pm Wednesdays- Group singalong
2:45-4pm - for scheduled rehearsals
Fountain Valley Senior Center
17967 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!
Info: Barbara Gershman - bgershman@socal.rr.com

OC HAMMERED DULCIMERS
Led by Barbara Gershman
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 - 6:00-8:30pm
Future: March 25, 2020
Meet monthly - date & place vary
RSVP to Barbara Gershman
bgershman@socal.rr.com
Sharing tunes & playing for fun!

LOOKING AHEAD
To March, Irish Music & More

SANS FRONTIERES (Without Borders) - International Dance Band
LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL - 50th Anniversary
March 6, 2020 - Friday
Time: 8:40pm
Live dance music by 3 bands including SANS
FRONTIERES:
Barbara Gershman-accordion, hammered dulcimer, keyboard
Brian Cwik-saxophone
Lance Gucwa-bass
Lee Otterholt-vocals, violin, percussion, mandolin
Marcella Lawson-vocals, percussion
Mindy Belli-recorders, percussion
Sebastian Otterholt-violin
Terry Gucwa-guitar, fretted dulcimer, cello, trombone, vocals
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Information and gate access: Terry Gucwa 714-283-2052 or Miriam Kahn 949-770-7026

ON A LARK
Celtic Trio
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
Jill Cassidy-Irish whistle
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Terry Gucwa-cello, vocals
March 17, 2020 - Tuesday
11-12N
Beverly Sills Chapter of the Guilds of Segerstrom
Center for the Arts
Talega Golf Club
990 Avenida Talega
San Clemente, CA 92673
Info.: Barbara Gershman bgershman@socal.rr.com
Private event

LEGACY BAND
Irish House Party Show
March 19, 2020 - 3:00-4:00pm
Patty McCollom- banjo, whistle, bodhran, vocals
Barbara Gershman-hammered dulcimer, accordion
Marianne Scanlon-guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Step-dancer
Emerald Court
1731 Medical Center Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Info: 714-267-4567, Patty McCollom
mccollomp@sbcglobal.net



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Karen Ashbrook’s Mystery of Modes Workshop Group, San Clemente, Feb. 2017