IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"PILGRIM A biography of William Brewster.  I found out lately that he's my 12th great grandfather that was the leader on the MAYFLOWER.  I find this very..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked @molly-mccurdy's photos:
Recent Builds
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@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Recent Builds:
"THESE ALL ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL.  It shows a true luthier.   and your love of various woods and your kindness in making dulcimers for your customers in such..."
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@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just intonation and limitations":
"WOW, WHAT AN EDUCATION.....and how many master's in Music Education know this cool stuff?  thank you for something to really think about.  I've found 5 old..."
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@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on There Is A Fountain (filled with blood) :
"Yes, I also enjoyed this unfamiliar hymn.  I looked it up on EVERYTHING DULCIMER and there it was with all the words and the tune is great.  fits Noter style..."
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@irene • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on White Walnut Instrument, Robin's Robin:
"This is really a WOW for sure.  Thanks for showing us the wood, parts, cutting up....and now this last frame.  fantastic!!! I love the looks of Walnut....but..."
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@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Airlines' Rules Affect Those Traveling with Instruments":
"WOAH, this was some hard news.   I FINALLY have one of my 14 kids that works for the airlines.....and I'm going next month down to Palistine, Texas in March..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New galax dulcimer:
"Yes, this is just beautiful and happy playing indeed.  It's a happy day when we finish an instrument and play it for the first time, and a happy tune to..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Is there tab for DAD?:
"I just ordered a new book.  Only noter drone style, using different string tunings...but noter on the first string or strings.  SIMPLY OLD TIME DULCIMER by..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, chord-melody version:
"boy, sure wouldn't have a dog like that!! He'd not have lasted long in Tonga, he would have been in the Umu pit and at the next luau if he attacked guests as..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet:
"this is a precious post!!  VERY COOL he seems to be left handed and that would take some tinkin? to watch him play the frets .....WHAT FUN.  YES, TEACH HIM..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on My latest Appalachian Dulcimer:
"VERY BEAUTIFUL FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!! We all would love to hear you play it.  what finish did you use.  also very nice.  we all need more photos.....aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Fretboards:
"ahhhhhhhhh, what a treasured letter.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on FIRST DULCIMER CIRCLE:
"oh oh...I need to learn how to make the photo smaller.  I'll get help somewhere.  I just had to record this first dulcimer CIRCLE.  When I moved to Nauvoo,..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, drone style :
"just beautiful!!!  and love the other things in the background...treadle sewing machine...used these for years as I had no electric power in Tonga when I..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"SACRED HARP and other books related to this kind of music as I'll be presenting how to read shape notes and then have as many that will sit in a square and..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on My first scroll peghead dulcimer:
"I can see your other dulcimers and bowed psaltery in the background like staked up "lumber"......  You are wonderful to make all these....and the tuners, can..."
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on My first scroll peghead dulcimer:
"BEAUTIFUL JUST BEAUTIFUL.   not an easy task to make the scroll head.  I do mine on a Hegner Scroll saw.  I go very slowly.  Yours is sleek and very lovely...."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on A plane to Albany !:
"WOAH, that was really wonderful.  Being that I lived over 30 years in the Islands....not unlike some of the great slack key guitar players.  I  loved the..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Music Cartoons:
"I really really like you style!!!  You have captured the happiness while playing music with others.  and these are all happy....thank you for posting your..."
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@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Walnut and western maple:
"very nicely done and I like your hole patterns.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Same Old Stretch Of Road - an original:
"HOW FUN....and love the dog too....Made me think of what a great country we live in.....We are all so very blessed.  fun the "beat buddy"....I was looking..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on TN Blues Box:
"As soon as I read one suggestion here, I called up the guy that I get my firewood from and he has a mill.  I forgot that I took over the last two cut off..."
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@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on TN Blues Box:
"wow, I learn sooooooooooooo much on this site.  thank you for sharing this with us all.  I love the teardrop shape, love it that you put staples for the..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow:
"wow, did you compose this one?  very lovely!! Now the cow is all milked, I'm going to bed.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs here! :)":
"THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH for having this site.  I just love it!!  loved your writings herein and I came back here to read more of what you wrote of your..."
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@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"I'm soooooooooooooo impressed!!!  purple heart is NOT easy to work with, and yes, you have used soft lines. lovely.  and I've gone to using banjo tuning..."
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@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Coleman's March - Mountain Dulcimer - DAA Tuning - 19 March 12:
"That's a happy march I'd not heard before and went to "everything dulcimer" in the song section and didn't see it there. I'll have to listen to this more..."
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@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style:
"I also look forward to your lessons as I totally prefer to play with the noter....and only when I got on this site did I realize why.  Your comments are..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on theresabrill1:
"ahhhhhhhh, I went back and looked at the past 4 years of your lovely tradition of doing this.  HOW TOTALLY FUN.  thank you....and a happy attitude is..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on theresabrill1:
"Oh how I loved this....and a toast to you as well.....aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aufv5TH9ss:
"I love playing this song on the harp....but going to try on the Dulcimer.  thank you for such a beautiful rendition.  One time I had the opportunity to..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Someone threw away a stair post, and I  used an axe handle and tried first the cloths line string.  I didn't like using that at all.  Got on line and read..."
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@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I finished a wash tub bass today.  I've wanted one of these for YEARS.  "

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hugssandi
03/14/17 10:44:00PM @hugssandi:

I loved learning what you are reading!  My step-mother has ties to the pilgrim colony as well.  So cool!


marg
03/09/17 10:52:05PM @marg:

Irene,

the dulcimer you are holding looks so big, is it or just the way the photo is taken?

i love the idea of fixing up old dulcimers, how wonderful you are doing that. Did you but the detail in the one you are holding and the banjo I can see?


robert schuler
02/17/17 01:11:05PM @robert-schuler:

Thanks for the good comment about my new galax model. tuning was ddad. adding the (A) goes against tradition, as its usually all dddd. but the A adds a bit of tonal color. rope binding is cherry quarter round molding. Robert.


Mary Gwynn Keller
02/16/17 06:21:04PM @mary-gwynn-keller:

Have a good time in Texas.  Hope to get to see you sometime this year,  We live about 20 miles west of you.  If the land was flat we could see the Temple from our back yard.  Have a good year.    Mary Keller 


Robin Thompson
09/12/16 07:10:48AM @robin-thompson:

Irene, thanks for the idea about using beeswax to make a noter slide!  I got a block of wax and really like the way it makes a noter go.  :)


Estes George
06/25/16 03:41:29PM @george-desjardins:

Thanks for your comment on the "treasure", FYI, if I can find wood peg tuners which is what was on here origibnally, I will be selling these if you are interested. George


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Bill Arnold
03/02/16 10:01:00AM @bill-arnold:

Thanks for your compliments on my work. Basically what I do is marquetry, then inlay it into the wood. I looked into a laser cutter once, but the $10,000 price tag was a bit too much for me. All of my inlays are cut out of veneer with an Xacto knife. Then I rout out a recess with a Dremel tool with a router base. The inlay is then glued in and sanded flush. Not very high tech and easy to do. Just like anything else, it's all about the tools and techniques. If I can help you with anything I'd be happy to give you any advice.


Ken Longfield
02/25/16 08:07:27PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Irene. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Strumelia
02/24/16 01:13:19PM @strumelia:

 Hi Irene, welcome to FOTMD....where you'll meet and become friends with soooo many friendly folks!   Welcome to the family.   nod


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/24/16 08:30:59AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Irene, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Jim Fawcett
02/24/16 06:30:40AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Irene, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
02/24/16 06:00:17AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Irene, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob