Monthly Archives: March 2017

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, Costa Mesa, CA Nov. 11-12, 2017

Heidi and Bob are so pleased to be invited to teach and perform at this longstanding dulcimer festival! Hosted by Southern California Dulcimer Heritage, there are workshops all day Saturday starting at 9:00 am and special focus sessions on Sunday, featuring two 4-hour classes in Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer.

Heidi will teach MD workshops in Calypso, Easy Waltzes, and West Virginia Fiddle Tunes. Bob will teach a class in Chord Forms and Capo use, and they will co-teach a class on playing some fun tunes together with other instruments.

A wonderful Staff Concert will be held 6:00-8:00 pm on Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church in Costa Mesa.

Sunday Focus Group 11:00 – 3:00 on “Playing Together” for MD and other instruments will be held at a home in Fullerton. Register online at or in person at the festival on Saturday.

Details, registration forms, and more are posted at:

Kerrville Folk Festival, Tribute to TR Ritchie, Monday, May 29, 2017

Heidi will be heading back to Kerrville, TX to participate in a celebration of the music of TR Ritchie, a songwriter from the Seattle music scene of the 1980s who went on to become a nationally-touring artist, who passed away in 2014. The concert will happen on the Threadgill stage, organized by songwriter Tracy Spring, and will include a stellar list of musicians plus a showing of the wonderful DVD about TR, American Songwriter. The 46th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival is the pre-eminent songwriter reunion, running 18 days from May 25-June 11 at Quiet Valley Ranch. Tickets are on sale now at

“Rescue Me” CD Signing, Wallowa Humane Society, Sat., May 6, 2017

A new compilation CD that includes Heidi’s song, “My Old Cat,” has just been released. It includes a collection of songs about people’s pet dogs and cats, and is being sold across the country to benefit animal rescue organizations selected by the artists who donated their songs. Heidi chose the Wallowa County Humane Society to receive this benefit, and she will be performing some songs and signing CDs during their open house on May 6 at 11:00 am. Come look at the kitties and puppies available to adopt, and purchase a CD that helps fund their care! Info:

Dulcimer Week Staff Concert, Joseph, OR, Friday, July 7, 2017

Heidi and Bob will perform along with the other stellar dulcimer instructors from our 7th Annual Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas, as they wind up a week of adult dulcimer classes held at Wallowa Lake. Stephen Seifert, Rob Brereton, and Aaron O’Rourke are all top national dulcimer performers who will amaze and delight you with their musical abilities. You’ve never seen the dulcimer played quite like this! Location still TBA, so please check back.

Private House Concerts, Spokane, WA, July 29 & 30

Friends in Spokane are hosting an outdoor concert at their home, and a different friend has hired us to play at her annual party the next day. These events are private, by invitation and reservation only. If you’d like to have us do a house concert for you, send us an email – we can explain how it’s done. It’s fun and easy!