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Deborah "DJ" Hamouris: Calendar

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate Repertoire - 8-9:15pm

2020 Allston Street
Berkeley California 94704
US 5109102574
Price: $130/$140 after 7/3

Intermediate players will be introduced to the Conger method of "five-fingers on the fretboard" with folk and classical arrangements by Larry Conger. 2- 3 pieces will be undertaken each class.

We will methodically explore chord shapes all up & down the fretboard in D-A-dd tuning, getting familiar with their names and how to find them for future arrangements and jamming.

A capo will be required for some arrangements.

Required texts: September on the Mississippi and The Classical Dulcimer 
Available in multiple forms at
(Purchase or download & bring to first class.)

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

BFUU, Downstairs back yard

Dulcimer Jam & Potluck - 4-7pm

1606 Bonita Ave.
Berkeley California 94709
Price: Donation

Summertime Jams & Potlucks!

4-6 - Jamming (dulcimer-centric, but other instruments welcome) Be ready to call a tune or two for all to play!

6-7 Potluck & schmoozing. Bring a dish or drinks to share.

It's Summer! Let's enjoy the weather & each other's company. We'll be outside in the yard and will have a cooler with ice, paper plates, napkins & utensils. 

Bring your music stands and clothes pins to hold music in the breeze.

RSVP 510/910-2574

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

The Monkey House

DJ, Eileen & Kar Sing! - 7pm, doors open 6:30

1638 University Ave.
Berkeley California
Price: $15-$20, sliding scale

DJ Hamouris, Eileen Hazel & Kar Davis 
Singer- Songwriter Night in Berkeley

Three soulful, intelligent, and authentic songwriters bring their collected works to this intimate and welcoming Berkeley Venue. Expect wisdom & whimsy, spirit and earthiness, all accompanied by mountain dulcimer, guitar, and ukulele.

Two sets of our music in the round will be presented. If you're lucky, we'll all do something on ukulele together (you'll have to push DJ on that one, though!).

Deborah Hamouris (“DJ” to her friends) is a singer-songwriter with a long performance and recording history in the Bay Area. Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist and (on her mountain dulcimer) as a traditionally-influenced song smith. Deborah is working on her 2nd recording with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, “1 in 8”, original songs she wrote during successful cancer treatment. watch?v=hsk9NFhTfTM

Eileen Hazel is a bard of the human soul. Her minstrel spirit and finely crafted songs will take you on a journey from the depths of sorrow to the healing solace of laughter.
In addition to performing as a solo artist, Eileen sings with the Spiral Dance Chorus and sings and plays 'ukulele with 'Ahamele Hawaiian Music Ensemble.

San Francisco singer-songwriter Kar Davis has been performing in Bay Area venues since 2015. Her original songs have a classic-folk feel to them, with jaunty ukulele stylings and pragmatically optimistic lyrics. It’s likely you will find yourself tapping your foot or joining in for a chorus as the sound and the message go down easy…and leave you feeling good!

The Monkey House is a BYOB venue, providing cups & openers, so bring your favorite beverages.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

St. Phillip's Episcopal Church

Redwood Dulcimer Day - 9am-5pm

5271 Scotts Valley Dr.
Scotts Valley California 95066
Price: $75/advance; $80/door

Workshops and performances on The Mountain Dulcimer.

Admission includes workshops, lunch, and matinee concert by: 
Dulcimer Wizard Aaron O'Rourke

In addition to Aaron O'Rourke, the stellar line-up of California-based dulcimer artists teaching workshops includes:
Neal Hellman, Peter Tommerup, Ron Beardslee, Deborah "DJ" Hamouris, Holly Tannen and Laura Devine.

Classes for novice thru advanced players. Loaner instruments available.

For additional information call Neal Hellman:

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