I live in southern Indiana with my wonderful husband of four years, our energetic three-year-old son, our beautiful 11 month old daughter, our psychotic but loveable four-year-old cat, and our fat, bad-mannered, loud, but sweet two-year-old cat. Although I don't have as much time for playing as I used to, I love playing my mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and am learning the bowed dulcimer and bowed psaltery.
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Thank you, thank you for your kind comment about "In for the Night"! Mark and I put the duo together yesterday-- we've had fun making up these duet tunes.
Glad you got home safely today!
Thanks, Kimberly! I found the melody in an original manuscript archived in the UCLA Music Library. At the time of the passing of the old Gaelic order, the traditional harp music of Ireland was leaning more toward European-influenced music and the old harpers were dying without their music being written down.
In order to preserve the national music, three festivals were arranged offering prizes to lure the harpers in from the countryside. At the 1792 festival, a 19-year old 'practical musician' was hired to write down their music. This melody was played by two of the harpers - 97-year-old Denis Hempson, who played in the traditional way with long crooked fingernails, and 15-year-old William Carr from County Armagh.
Glad you liked it - it is my 'soothe' the spirit after a rough day tune!
Just thinking about you, Kim. . . Hope the school year is going swimmingly. Hugs from me!
Kim have a great positive creative week ....and oh thank you
Hi Kim, Gee, I am so sory to hear about your broken wrist. I know it is painful and dashes all your plans. I know you would be a GREAT teacher. Watching your video I can truthfully say that you are a master!! I will never be able to teach myself to play as good as you and there is no one here to take leasons from. What I have learned so far has been mostly self taught. The class at Shenandoah help some. I have just taught myself 'Pastures of Plenty' by Woody Gurthrie but have to try to get permission from the copyright holder to post it on the site. I tried it in DAA tuning and thought it was right, but the more I played it, it just didn't sound exactly right, so tuned it to DAC and it really helped. Anyway, I wish you a speedy recovery and would like to add that when I first heard Steven Siefert (maybe misspelled) I thought he was the best, but having heard you play, I can honestly say that you are now the best. You are so lucky to have a teacher nearby to give you tips and show youtechniques and, of course, to have the musical ability also. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Yay for a smaller cast! You are in my thoughts and prayers; I'm grateful you weren't hurt worse. Blessings to you, my friend!
HI Kim. Listened to some of your videos. Gee, I pale in comparrison. So you are now on break. Are you teaching or still taking classes? Simply love your playing. For me, maybe in about 2 (or) more years.
I just had to laugh when I read 'My instruments are going to be the deAth of me'.I can relate. So glad you liked my version of 'SweetHour of Prayer'. I am currently working on 'Wings of a Dove' and have it figured out, just have to practice it now. I will try to post it on 'Everything Dulcimer' bit was told that it was probably copyrighted. So, did some research to see if what I would do would be an infringment. I found that there is a 'Fair Use' permit which can be used. Besides, we aren't trying to sell anything or take anything away from anyone.
HI Kimberly, Looking forward to the weekend. I think you'll really enjoy meeting all the BD players and really getting a handle on bowedd dulcimer playing. See you Friday!!
Just like the song, "Thank you for being my friend" LOL
Kimberly thanks for the friend invite!! I have been extremely blessed and overwhelmed by the friendship and support I have received already!! You guys are a great group of folks and I KNOW I won't regret taking this journey or finding this site!! Thank you so much!!
Hi Kim. Thank you for being my friend here. I believe you asked what my cat's names were. They are Basket and Boo-boo. Basket because he always finds a basket to lie in. and Boo Boo because he is white (like a ghost) and he had a boo-boo on his leg when I found him. It has since healed and the hair has grown over it. They are inseparable. i love this site. There are so many nice people here.
I am overwhelmed, by all the welcome messages,I have recieved, I just wanted to thank, you all,
for the welcome, while I try to figure out the FOTMD site. ..Brian
Hello, and welcome to the site! This is a great place full of helpful people, as I found out.
Hi Kimberly, you are most welcome! I hope that you are enjoying the time you spend on FOTMD.
Hey Kimberly and welcome to the site.
Hi Kimberly, and welcome to the wonderful that we know as FOTMD. A good place for the exchange of ideas concerning the mountain dulcimer and meet some fine people in the process.
Hey Kimberly, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD family!