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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/29/21 04:45:07PM
1,249 posts

Jouhikko/Tagelharpa


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

@mr-woolery Patrick, I liked seeing your videos.  I have a fretless instrument so appreciate the learning involved in what it takes to play notes accurately.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/26/21 08:33:06AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


Single-Instructor workshops, band & house concerts, Club activities, monthly Jams

Yes, happy Second Day of Christmas, everyone!  

I enjoyed Sabrina's play of Auld Lang Syne!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/25/21 07:26:18AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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John Henry's play of one of his dear Mary's favorites is so special to hear on this Christmas morning!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/24/21 10:19:32AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Karen's bowed psaltry play behind door 23 is beautiful!  

Thank you, Ariane, for your work in putting the calendar together!  It is our privilege and pleasure to be a tiny part of it!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/22/21 05:42:04PM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Erin Mae Lewis's close-up play of four equidistant strings on I Wonder as I Wander was fascinating to see behind door #21.  

And O Tannenbaum behind door #22, appropriately, comes from musicians in Germany.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/20/21 08:30:10AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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I associate this song with Jean Ritchie and the Ritchie family.  @cheryl-james plays this so beautifully!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/18/21 06:38:14PM
1,249 posts

Help with identifying a Schnaufer tune


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi, Linda!  I've not had luck with downloading the file.  I hope some knowledgable person can and is able to identify the tune!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/17/21 08:18:24AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Nicely sung, both by Karen and by Judy!  The mountain dulcimer is such a wonderful accompaniment to a solo voice! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/15/21 11:04:42AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Our music friends in Germany played wonderfully!  Such a lovely film! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/14/21 09:11:12AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Such a pretty offering on both mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/12/21 06:34:08PM
1,249 posts

Sunhearth


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A Sunhearth dulcimer is a treasure!  I know because I owned one (a different model than yours).  I passed it along to a young dulcimer player because I'm reducing the number of instruments I own and I wanted a particular young person to have it.    Enjoy your Sunhearth!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/12/21 03:04:51PM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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@ariane and @gordon-hardy Thank you for the music, friends!  We were without electricity for awhile and also without internet for awhile so I am catching up on my Advent Calendar listening.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/10/21 08:52:19AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Today's arrangement was richly beautiful!  And yesterday's Joy to the World was, fittingly, played with great joy!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/09/21 08:57:04AM
1,249 posts

Builder Mack Burton


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I know nothing about Mr. Burton yet I love the wood!  Osage Orange wood?  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/08/21 11:05:21AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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We continue to enjoy the music from your calendar, Ariane!  

Mary Ellen and Barbara played wonderfully! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/06/21 09:03:22AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Oh, I enjoyed the arrangements for both the 5th and the 6th!  Nicely played, Mari and Cindy, Kate, & Roxanne!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/04/21 07:51:03AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Dean's arrangement of this lovely old tune is unique and beautiful-- the video is a delight! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/03/21 09:41:34AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Oh, Janene's movie, singing, and playing are wonderful!  The pups in the snow were a special delight.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/02/21 09:10:57AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Hilary's hammered dulcimer play of the Wexford Carol sounds lovely!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/01/21 07:59:07AM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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What a delightful tune behind door #1!  

Ariane, thank you for your kind comment and for putting this together.  Such a wonderful project and you do it beautifully! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
11/29/21 06:09:20PM
1,249 posts

Musical Advent Calendar 2021


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Mark & I count it a privilege to take part in this year's Musical Advent Calendar!  I look forward to opening a new door each day once it becomes 'live'. music

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
11/25/21 04:08:48PM
1,249 posts

The Positive Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

Thank you, FOTMD folks, for the music and your friendship!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
11/14/21 06:40:17PM
1,249 posts

Terry Hennessy


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Terry made instruments which can continue to sing.  I wish for comfort for all who knew him.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
11/01/21 03:13:26PM
1,249 posts

Terry Hennessy


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I hope Terry Hennessy's days go as well as possible and are brightened by hearing from folks he's known throughout his life.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/26/21 06:33:22PM
1,249 posts

Song(s) for retirement


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm glad you all had a nice farewell party for your co-worker, Jost!  Yes, you have time to practice for New Year's Eve.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/17/21 01:52:59PM
1,249 posts

Margaret MacArthur at the LofC


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


If you scroll down the page, you will find the video of Margaret MacArthur's 2005 presentation at the Library of Congress.

https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2020/05/margaret-macarthur/ 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/17/21 08:45:24AM
1,249 posts

New cherry Jethro Amburgey replica for sale


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That is so pretty, John, and whoever becomes its new owner will have a treasure!

PS- I have had a dulcimer for several years and the body was modeled after an Amburgey-- no fiddle edge nor a scribed edge yet the basic body.   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/14/21 09:30:44PM
1,249 posts

John Frazier dulcimer


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@makerswife I offer my condolences.  It's wonderful your husband built so many musical instruments which can sing for many, many years.  


updated by @robin-thompson: 10/14/21 09:31:12PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/09/21 03:31:58PM
1,249 posts

RIP Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Though I never met Bill Taylor, I have seen others write wonderful things about him.  My heart goes out to his family.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/04/21 09:14:11PM
1,249 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


OFF TOPIC discussions

It was a nice day here and would've been perfect for hiking.  I hear you on the joints end of things, @slate-creek-dulcimers.  :) 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/03/21 08:15:52AM
1,249 posts

New Robert Schuler Dulcimers


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@traildad I enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing your play!  Those instruments have a great  old-timey sound and you play them very well.  Have fun with those nice frogfiddles!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/02/21 02:18:14PM
1,249 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


OFF TOPIC discussions

@slate-creek-dulcimers Nothing like getting outdoors to help heal mind & spirit.  We're going to head to the nearby lake in just a bit for a time of refreshing.  Take care, Bobby.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/01/21 08:34:29AM
1,249 posts

Death of John Shaw, UK mountain dulcimer giant


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

So nice to read the lovely tribute written by John's wife.  John has been a treasure in the mountain dulcimer world and his influence remains here and with all who knew him and who loved his music.  


updated by @robin-thompson: 10/01/21 08:35:47AM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/29/21 08:51:44AM
1,249 posts

String Sources, gauges, types


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I second Ken H's suggestion to pluck a string then turn the tuning knob.  It is so easy to be turning the wrong tuner-- I've done it enough times.  ;) 

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