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Sunday, February 17th, 2019

PantheaCon/DoubleTree Hotel

40 years of Peace, Love & Dulcimers - 3:30pm

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose California 95112
US
Price: $40 for full day

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The Monkey House

DJ, Julia & Skye Sing! - 7:30pm

1638 University Ave.
Berkeley California
Price: $10-$20 sliding scale

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You will be delighted by the fine variety of songs you’ll hear from this talented trio. DJ Hamouris accompanies her sometimes wistful, often humorous material on mountain dulcimer. Julia Helen Fiebig will warm your heart with her moving songs, reminiscent of an early Joni Mitchell. Skye Alexander is not afraid to reach into the darkest recesses of the human soul, all the while enchanting you with her lovely voice and lilting melodies. This will be one to remember.



Monday, March 4th, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Mtn. Dulcimer Repertoire/Intermediates - 8:30-9:45pm

2020 Addison Street
Berkeley California US
Price: $130/$140 after 2/25/19

6 Mondays 3/4-4/8/19

Open to players who have the skills from the intro & mtn. dulcimer 2 classes. We'll use capos, do some duets, play lead and rhythm for each of the tunes. Variety of styles. Come have fun playing with others!


Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Intro to Mountain Dulcimer - 6:30-7:45pm

2020 Addison Street
Berkeley California US
Price: $130/$140 after 2/25/19

6 Sundays 3/10-4/14/19

Mountain Dulcimer is one of the easiest & most fulfilling instruments to play. Once it's tuned you can hardly make a mistake. And though it's beautiful with "high piney" tunes from the Appalachian Mountains, it also lends itself to more contemporary music like The Beatles & Leonard Cohen.

In these 6 classes you learn 2 tunings, a couple of tunes each meeting, how to follow dulcimer tablature, some chords and strums to help you out with your musical pursuits. Once you've done that, you can join in on jams & ensemble classes Deborah offers.

NOTE: You will need a dulcimer for this class. If you need to borrow one, I have 3 loaners which must be reserved prior to the first class. To purchase one yourself, I recommend looking for the following brands, new or used: Sweetwwods, Folkcraft, Folk Roots, Capritaurus, McSpadden, Blue Lion. Sweetwoods offers a student model for $125.00, new, which you can trade in on another model. Write me at deborahj@djhamouris.com for more info on this important choice.

Teacher, Deborah Hamouris, has played mountain dulcimer since 1979 and taught it for over a decade. She has a BA in Music and gets excited about teaching music. Deborah currently directs Women & Song and the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra. She founded the annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at the Freight & Salvage, with the 7th annual gathering scheduled on 5/18/19. She recently released her 7th recording, "1 in 8", with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox.


Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Mountain Dulcimer 2 - 5-6:15pm

2020 Addison Street
Berkeley California US
Price: $130/$140 after 2/25/19

6 Sundays 3/10-4/14/19

Mountain Dulcimer II is designed for those with some familiarity on their instrument. We will explore scales, finger-dexterity exercises, chords and at least two tunings. New tunes will be presented each week in the chord-melody and cross-string techniques.

*Pre-requisites: comfort with tuning and tablature, some melody tune experience, understanding of fretting and basic strums, and a nodding acquaintance with chords.

Teacher, Deborah Hamouris, has played mountain dulcimer since 1979 and taught it for over a decade. She has a BA in Music and gets excited about teaching music. Deborah currently directs Women & Song and the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra. She founded the annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering at the Freight & Salvage, with the 7th annual gathering scheduled on 5/18/19. She recently released her 7th recording, "1 in 8", with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox.


Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall

Camp Harmony Benefit Concert - 7:30pm

1924 Cedar St.
Berkley California 94702
US 510/841-4824
Price: tba

The DulciMates will be participating in this annual benefit concert for Camp Harmony's scholarship fund.

We'll be joined by Yes M'AM, Tony Marcus and other terrific musicians, celebrating folk music in community.

More info to come!


Friday, May 17th, 2019

The Back Room

2019 Dulcimer Gathering Faculty Concert - 7:30-9:30pm

1984 Bonita Ave.
Berkeley California 94704
US (510) 381-1997
Price: $13 adv/$15 door

Featuring this year's teachers:

Erin Mae Lewis
Steve Eulberg
DJ Hamouris
Dusty Thorburn
Neal Hellman

More details and ticket link to come. Watch this space!


Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall

7th Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering - 9am-6pm

1924 Cedar St.
Berkley California 94702
US 5108414824
Price: $80/$90 after 5/11/19

The 6th Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering!
Quality music education on the dulcimer in the Heart of Berkeley!

This year featuring
Erin Mae Lewis

Faculty includes
Steve Eulberg
Neal Hellman
Deborah Hamouris
Dusty Thorburn

Faculty Concert 5/17, 7:30, @The Back Room

Workshops 9-4pm @BFUU

Master class with Erin Mae 2-5pm @BFUU ($40 advance/$45 @door)

More info to come.

Registration will open 1/1/19!


Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Dulcimer U

Dulcimer U

69 East University Way
Cullowhee North Carolina 28723
US
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.


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