Robin Clark

Location:

Location: Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales
Country: GB

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youtube videos: 20
images: 21
videos: 2
audio tracks: 70

I played noter drone mountain dulcimer for a number of years, and still enjoy playing noter drone style on dulcimers and zithers, but mainly old Welsh tunes now.  I play bluegrass guitar, dobro and banjo.  And I sing with a Welsh MVC.  

Latest Activity

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Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Hello all, Yes, I have been absent from the dulcimer fold for a few years!  The band I played with folded a few years back due to a bereavement and then the..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Hi Beth, I live up near Tywyn, Gwynedd.  The dulcimer is an unusual instrument for Wales!  But they are great for playing the old Welsh dance tunes.  I have..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Clark

Snakewood


We have a collection of local old time musicians that meet as the band...
@Robin Clark 15 years ago - Comments: 13
Robin Clark

Sally in the Garden - Dm version


It has been a cold, wet and windy day here on the West coast of Wales...
@Robin Clark 13 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Clark

Found a Lovely Old Diatonic MD


A fiddle playing friend of mine gave me a call today and said he had...
@Robin Clark 14 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Clark

Elzic's Farewell - Noter/drone on Prussia Valley Box Dulcimer


Here is a tune I recorded this lunchtime on my Prussia Valley Box...
@Robin Clark 13 years ago - Comments: 6
Robin Clark

Ebenezer...Err.. Old Jawbone! - Noter/drone G,D,D


Here is one of the fiddle tunes that goes by the name of "Ebenezer"...
@Robin Clark 13 years ago - Comments: 9
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Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine


My friend Chris came over this evening so I opened a bottle of wine and...
@Robin Clark 14 years ago - Comments: 7
Robin Clark

Build a Dulcimer - In an hour from scratch


We are building a shed at the back of our village hall and today lots...
@Robin Clark 7 years ago - Comments: 13
Robin Clark

How to Improve the Sound or your Drones


Sometimes playing noter drone can sound a little 'clunky' or 'off'' –...
@Robin Clark 6 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Clark

Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!


    I'm running a fretted zither making project at...
@Robin Clark 6 years ago - Comments: 24
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Carols at the Chapel of St Non, Pembrokeshire


I was in Pembrokeshire over last weekend and a few miles walk along...
@Robin Clark 7 years ago - Comments: 5
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Student Dulcimers - Lots of them!!!!


I was asked to run the mountain dulcimer workshops at Shrewsbury Folk...
@Robin Clark 7 years ago - Comments: 11
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Prussia Valley Box Dulcimer - Arrived Today!


In case you are wondering who ended up with Gregs PVBD that he...
@Robin Clark 14 years ago - Comments: 5
Robin Clark

Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style


Over time, I have gradually developed a style of noter drone playing...
@Robin Clark 8 years ago - Comments: 29
Robin Clark

Working With Drones


  I am often asked by folks about how they can get their noter drone...
@Robin Clark 8 years ago - Comments: 21
Robin Clark

Any Photos or Video from Halsway Manor Week?


Does anyone have any photos or video from the Halsway Manor week...
@Robin Clark 8 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Clark

McSpadden 6 string Baritone


I've just received today a 6 string baritone from Jim Woods at...
@Robin Clark 8 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Clark

Cherub Guitar Pickup WCP-80G into Acoustic Amp


I was asked to play the incidental music at a local function last week...
@Robin Clark 9 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Clark

Singing with Noter Drone Dulcimer - Old Styles


I've been doing quite a bit more singing with dulcimer at gigs recently....
@Robin Clark 9 years ago - Comments: 17
Robin Clark

All Glory Be To God On High - Noter Drone Version


Tull Glazener has posted a free DAd TAB this month for All Glory Be...
@Robin Clark 9 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Clark

What Wood is This?


                  A quick question for you building gurus....
@Robin Clark 9 years ago - Comments: 6

Latest Audio

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Julie Ann Johnson

Julie Ann Johnson


@Robin Clark
5 years ago - Comments: 9
Gwahoddiad - ID Stamper dulcimer

Gwahoddiad - ID Stamper dulcimer


@Robin Clark
5 years ago - Comments: 19
Fence Post Dulcimer

Fence Post Dulcimer


@Robin Clark
6 years ago - Comments: 18
Wildwood Flower - Warren May Dulcimer Duet

Wildwood Flower - Warren May...


@Robin Clark
7 years ago - Comments: 14
Halsway Schottiesche - 11 nov 13

Halsway Schottiesche - 11 nov 13


@Robin Clark
11 years ago - Comments: 0
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek


@Robin Clark
11 years ago - Comments: 0
Amazing Grace - Shady Grove

Amazing Grace - Shady Grove


@Robin Clark
11 years ago - Comments: 4
Sally in the Garden - Bm

Sally in the Garden - Bm


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 2
Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mountains

Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky...


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0
noter and pick - left and right hand co-ordination

noter and pick - left and...


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0
with and without possum board

with and without possum board


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - Ed Thomas Replica

Fly Around My Pretty Little...


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0
Li'l Liza Jane

Li'l Liza Jane


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0
900 Miles

900 Miles


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0
Coleman's March

Coleman's March


@Robin Clark
12 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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I've Just Bought a BANJO !!!!

Posted: Friday November 24 2023, 7:07 AM
By: @shanonmilan

1930s Regal Tenor Guitar

Posted: Sunday November 10 2019, 8:23 AM
By: @slowpicker1950

DADGAD Guitar

Posted: Tuesday October 29 2019, 11:51 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

shallow legged capo

Posted: Monday October 17 2016, 12:00 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

The 'Irish' Simple System Flute

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 2:13 AM
By: @Strumelia

Banjo tuning aAEAE to match cross-tuned...

Posted: Wednesday January 20 2016, 11:24 PM
By: @Strumelia

1920's Parlour Guitar Rescued

Posted: Sunday June 30 2013, 5:50 PM
By: @phil

Got A Mandolin for Christmas

Posted: Thursday January 17 2013, 2:16 PM
By: @Robin Clark

FIDDLESTICKS !!!!

Posted: Friday June 24 2011, 5:26 PM
By: @Strumelia

BEGINNERS' OLD TIME JAM – DOWN THE PUB

Posted: Tuesday June 29 2010, 4:43 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Comments

marg
09/17/20 03:32:33PM @marg:

Hi

Checking how you are, have not seen you on fotmd in awhile and hope you are doing well

m


Cynthia Wigington
01/31/18 06:31:50AM @cynthia-wigington:

Robin, if someone in the UK can't share some with you, I can buy them easily here and mail them whatever speed you choose.


Strumelia
12/12/17 06:22:26PM @strumelia:

Great Robin, thanks!   Also... if you go to the Followers TAB on your profile page here, you'll see a whole bunch of people who have applied to be your Follower... but you still need to approve them:

https://fotmd.com/robin-clark/follow

They can't PM you until you approve them.  In your account settings, there is also a setting where followers are automatically approved if you want that, rather than 'pending' until you actually approve them.


Strumelia
12/12/17 11:34:39AM @strumelia:

I notice you have ALL your site notifications turned OFF.  Do you really want things set that way?  it means you will not be notified when someone tries to Follow you, or when someone sends you a private message, or when someone comments on one of your items to ask a question, ...just to name a few.   You may want to go through your Notifications settings to tailor them ?  They are found in your Account settings in the Notifications Tab:

https://fotmd.com/user/notifications/profile_id=158/user_id=157


Strumelia
12/12/17 11:31:30AM @strumelia:

Hi Robin,

You need to go to your Followers page in order to approve a bunch of pending followers.  Someone wrote me they were waiting on 'pending' for a long time.  Go here:

https://fotmd.com/robin-clark/follow


MacAodha
09/01/17 07:18:30AM @macaodha:

Very impressed with your student Dulcimers, great sound.


Strumelia
01/03/17 08:14:27PM @strumelia:

David Pedersen:

No Robin, cant get in thru group as there is no info there except your intial comments.

David, you need to JOIN that group in order to see the discussion replies.

 


David Pedersen
01/03/17 06:53:06PM @david-pedersen:

And I still show pending as to the following you.


David Pedersen
01/03/17 06:52:22PM @david-pedersen:

No Robin, cant get in thru group as there is no info there except your intial comments.

 


Strumelia
07/20/16 05:16:59PM @strumelia:

Hi Robin, please see my INBOX note to you.  Thanks!   :)


Dusty Turtle
07/19/16 12:11:21PM @dusty:

In the preface to the second edition of Ralph Lee Smith's The Story of the Dulcimer, Ron Ewing is quoted as saying that he was sending bunch of capos "to a shop in Wales."  That must be you, correct?


Robin Thompson
07/05/15 10:20:50PM @robin-thompson:

I know you and Jeni & Billy sounded wonderful, Robin-- I'm a fan of the music of all of y'all!  


Ken Backer
03/30/15 08:16:18AM @ken-backer:

Glad to have you as a friend, Robin.


Volha
01/18/15 07:16:57PM @volha:

Hello Robin!

I haven't dulcimer yet, but while I'm looking for instrument, I gather information about instruments, their construction, different styles of playing etc. Thank you very much for your useful info on old-style. I like old style very much and I'll learn itSmile.gif


Cindy Stammich
10/05/14 04:08:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Robin,

I joined the noter/drone group a while back but hadn't done anything about it. The weather has been cold and windy - a perfect excuse to stay in and play music. So today for the first time, I got out the dulcimer my dad made. I tuned it to DAA and started playing around with the noter. Then I went to the page you created for "Holding and Moving the noter". Thank you SO much! the video and explanations helped me a lot! I am truly excited about learning to play noter/drone! I know there is a lot of great information to explore - but your's was the first one I went to, and it helped me a lot!

Thank you again!Smile.gif

Keep strumming and smiling!

Cindy


Robin Thompson
05/04/14 10:21:16AM @robin-thompson:
Hey, Robin--Thank you for your most generous comments about Dance of the Little Dog! Though we will be heading out soon, I will post a thread about Little Dog before my head hits the pillow tonight. (Mostly, I work from an iPad these days but will get on the old laptop this evening.) I'm happy it sounds as though we were outdoors when we played. Actually, It was a bit chilly outside but I wanted to capture birdsong on the recording so opened the nearby window a bit. Again, thank you for the very kind comments!
Susie
01/19/14 01:34:08PM @susie:
Thanks Robin. I have a new Doug Berch dulcimer coming that will have a hard case as its home. Will do something for straps....have installed D rings and a shoulder strap on a previous hard case that I had. I wondered what ideas you had. I have a soft case available for it too, but like the idea of a hard case, because of the $ I will have invested into it. Thanks for the ideas.
Cheryl Johnson
12/30/13 11:45:13AM @cheryl-johnson:

Robin,

This morning I was in the kitchen cooking up a skillet breakfast for the family and your CD was on the player. I started flatfooting around the kitchen much to the entertainment of the folks here....turned into a fun morning of music and dancing. Just thought I'd let you know how the music you created is being thoroughly enjoyed over here in the mountains of NC.

PS: I often put on your CD to clog or flatfoot to when I need a nice workout.....like now after eating all the holiday goodies at my house! :)


MacAodha
11/15/13 07:18:26AM @macaodha:

Hello Robin, if you get a chance Robin you might check out a small recording system I've been looking at on the internet. It's the Tascam DD-008 8-Track Digital Portostudio. You may have come across this system or know of better. That particular one can be bought on Amazon for roughly 220 dollars (I think). Looking for something independent of the laptop. Audacity is just not working for me. My recording is not doing any justice to the sound of my dulcimers. Would like a simple system where I could double track myself or bring in another instrument. Hope I'm not putting you to, too much trouble. Thank you Val.


MacAodha
11/12/13 05:08:57PM @macaodha:

Incredible playing as usual Robin, your Christmas offering included. Your instruments sound so good.