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So Much Going On!

Dulcimer Classes starting up at The Freight on 1/14, plus the beginning of the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra on 1/13.

Women & Song welcomes new women to our ranks in 2018! Regular rehearsals in Berkeley on 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings.

The DulciMates try out the online venue Concert Window on 1/29. You can view from wherever you are at 7:30pm PST.

"1 in 8" performances on 2/3 in Berkeley and 2/18 in San Jose. 

Listen to selected cuts at

The "1 in 8" CD will be available on soon! In the meantime, write to me with your address to order a copy ($15+$3 s/h)

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

BFUU, Downstairs

Women & Song Rehearsal - 7-8:30pm

1606 Bonita Ave.
Berkeley California 94709
Price: $10-20, sliding scale


Rehearsals are the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month, 7-8:30pm

Women & Song, a women's singing group, invites you to sing & laugh with us!
We sing seasonal songs, contemporary rounds, folk songs, hymns, and whatever we find inspirational. We love the sound of women's voices making harmony together.
Reading music is great, but we work the parts so that all are successful at creating beautiful music together.

We meet at BFUU, downstairs in the New School kitchen. 

Cost: $10-$20, sliding scale per meeting.
contact Deborah "DJ" Hamouris to reserve your space:

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Concert Window

The DulciMates January Show - 7:30pm PST

Price: Pay what you want

The DulciMates are going digitial!
Join us on our first Concert Window show.
We'll get a few of our favorite arrangements ready for you, plus some of DJ's originals. Folk and folk inspired tunes, plus one or two from the "Dulcimers Without Borders" file.
Pay what you can.
Tip $10 & get a digital download of DJ's newest recording, "1 in 8" with Mimi Fox!

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

The Back Room

1 in 8 CD Release Concert - 8pm

1984 Bonita Ave.
Berkeley California 94704
USA (510) 654-3808
Price: $18 advance/$20 door

Songs & Stories of Cancer Treatment and Recovery

A theatrical presentation with music and monologues from personal experience of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

DJ Hamouris, songwriter, vocals, mountain dulcimer
Mimi Fox, arranger, co-writer, guitar
Dan Feiszli, acoustic & electric bass
Michaelle Goerlitz, percussion

Breast cancer happens to 1 in 8 women annually. In 2015, I became one of them. This is my story in song – my fear, shame & anger; my gratitude, hope and compassion; even humor played its part in my healing. 1 in 8 expresses the message that creative response to a cancer diagnosis is one way through the fears, challenges, ravages, anxieties of treatment.

Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, a sister-survivor, joins me in collaborating on these songs, driving them into arrangements that bring true expression to each song’s meaning.

$18/advance; $20/door

Tickets at:

Kickstarter Backer Special: $30 for 2!

For more information and to hear the music from the CD, go to:

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