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Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Laurelhurst Private Home

Laurelhurst House Concert - 7:00 pm

Portland Oregon
Price: $10-$25, sliding scale

A sweet set or two in the lovely living room of an old friend.
Original & traditional songs, with a smattering of very old tunes & contemporary covers.

"DJ Hamouris accompanies her sometimes wistful, often humorous material on mountain dulcimer." ~Ira Marlowe

Hear DJ's music:

$10-$25 sliding scale
CDs & download cards available
RSVP for location (PM)
(Laurelhurst District in NE Portland. Cross street NE 32nd, nearest big streets Glisan to S and Sandy to N.)

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas

Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas - 3pm

Hwy 82 Joseph, Oregon 97846
Joseph Oregon 97846
US (304) 382-9422
Price: Varies

June 30-July 6, 2019

As of 4/22, there are still some openings at camp. Lodging is tight but people should contact Heidi Muller, at (plus there may be lodging offsite). July 4th week fills up everywhere in the region, eventually.

Our 2019 instructors include Dave Haas, Sue Carpenter, Deborah Hamouris, and Bob Webb. We will again make music among the tall trees at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Conference Center, near the charming town of Joseph in northeastern Oregon, known for its bronze foundries and art galleries. Look for our ad in the winter issue of Dulcimer Players’ News and let your friends know about us! Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas is hosted by Heidi Muller & Bob Webb.

Buffalo & I attended this camp in 2017, when I led the Dulcimer Orchestra, and I'm so excited to be invited back! What a beautiful place, tucked away in the northeast corner of Oregon near Joseph, OR. I get to dive in with the advanced beginners and intermediate students, challenging them, as I expect they will challenge me!

As of 3/20 there is a 1 bedroom cabin available, double occupancy, due to a cancellation. Take advantage of this opportunity! Bring your spouse or friend and have a lovely vacation together. Lots of free time and great food at the camp.

Friday, July 5th, 2019

The Place

Dulcimer Extravaganza - 7:30pm

303 Lake St.
Joseph Oregon
Price: $10 general/$5 children

The 9th annual Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas staff concert, otherwise known as the Dulcimer Extravaganza, will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm at The Place, 303 Lake St, in Joseph, OR. This is the fellowship hall located next door to the Joseph United Methodist Church.

Dulcimer Week brings in the best performers and instructors from around the country. Heidi and Bob, who organize the week, will join nationally known dulcimer artists Dave Haas (WV), Sue Carpenter (TX), and Deborah Hamouris (CA) in a varied program of dulcimer music and song that will also include guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and electric cello.

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Dulcimer U

Dulcimer U

69 East University Way
Cullowhee North Carolina 28723
Price: varies

July 21-26, 2019

This is my first year teaching at Dulcimer U! The faculty is Mountain Dulcimer Royalty: run by Larry & Elaine Conger, there's also Aubrey Atwater, Karen Mueller, Aaron O'Rourke, Sarah Morgan and a host of others.

You can learn at whatever level you're at, including complete beginner. There's something for everyone in this 6-day dulcimer extravaganza!

Hope to see you in North Carolina this summer.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Haunting Aeolian Tunes for Mountain Dulcimer - 1-3:30pm

2020 Allston Street
Berkeley California US
Price: $40

Mountain Dulcimer Tunes in Aeolian Mode (DAC tuning) (Advanced Beginners -Intermediate Players)
$40 for 2.5 hour workshop

This haunting, minor-modal tuning allows us to play some beautiful tunes like Greensleeves & other old English folk tunes, Appalachian gospel, and even the Beatles! These tunes will be appropriate for those who have some strumming, cross-string, and finger-picking experience on the dulcimer. Please contact instructor if you've got questions. You must have your own dulcimer for this workshop.

Teacher DJ Hamouris

Deborah (DJ to her friends) is a performer, songwriter, teacher, recording artist, choral director, and community music organizer. She teaches mountain dulcimer classes at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse; directs the singing group Women & Song; and teaches private voice, mountain dulcimer, and songwriting. Deborah founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at The Freight in 2013, continuing to it's 8th annual events in May, 2020. With Steve Eulberg, she co-founded the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014 , currently in it's 7th season. Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist as well as a traditionally-influenced songsmith on her dulcimer.

DJ has seven recordings, the most recent being a collaboration with renowned guitarist, Mimi Fox -- “1 in 8,” songs written during her year as a breast cancer patient. This music accompanies their theatrical show of the same name, including personal stories from a patient’s perspective. A book of her music and original arrangements is planned for a 2019 release in celebration of her 40th year with the dulcimer.

DJ lives in her Oakland craftsman cottage with Buffalo. When time and the cat permit, she knits.

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