Robin Thompson

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Location: in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio
Country: US

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Stats

youtube videos: 33
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 26

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimerica Episode 615 - “Table Rock Lake”:
"I enjoyed the music and the visuals, Bing! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Holiday":
"@ken-hulme I'm glad to learn you have arrived home all in one piece!  Y'all batten down the hatches and stay safe!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Trust and Obey:
"My mom became a church pianist when she was sixteen and she was still church pianist when I was sixteen.  :)  So, I heard this lovely hymn many times in my..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimerica Episode 614 - "Stand":
"Bing, thanks for the demo-- cool stand!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @bing-futch: Dulcimerica Episode 614 - "Stand"
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @dusty-turtle: The Lark in the Clear Air on a baritone
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ariel (our old dog):
"@cindy-stammich Ariel is protective of us and likes to keep us abreast of any news on the home security front.  :) She is such a sweet old dog and we love..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Two Waltzes from Auvergne
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @dusty-turtle: The Galway Belle
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Tune 83 Reduke:
"Randy, I don't know how many tunes you've put together over the years-- you've put together some great ones, including this. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: September:
"I'd like to give that zither in the desk drawer a strum!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on Maddie and Daddy:
"You and Maddie have fun with multiplication and division, Ethan!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a group discussions item created by @kendra-ward: Shoes and Stockings
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Ffarwel fo i Langyfelach lon:
"The Welsh tunes you've posted sound ever-so-good on mountain dulcimer, Beth!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Mynwent Eglwys :
"Lovely!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Ffarwel i Aberystwyth:
"So beautifully played, Beth-- you make that McSpadden sing!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Lagan Love:
"Such a fine tune and, of course, you play it wonderfully! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on Maddie and Daddy:
"I missed this posting back in '14, Ethan, and it makes me smile to see it now!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ariel (our old dog):
"Thanks for listening, @dusty-turtle!  The older I get the more I need to play soothing music for myself and I'm glad if others may find some of our tunes..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ariel (our old dog):
"@ethan-chastain Ariel takes her work of looking out for us very seriously.  And she's a sweet old girl.  Thank you for listening and for the kind comment!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Gregg Schneeman #Play Music On Your Porch Day!:
"Hey, Greg, I like your video!  It's good you got an envelope of quiet so you wouldn't be drowned out by things louder than a mountain dulcimer.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Benefit :
"I hope the benefit for the Hindman folks is successful!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Picking on the porch 08-27-2022:
"Nice tune on that Mastertone, Rob!  Happy PMOTPD! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Wondrous Love:
"I love this old melody, Ethan, and your play of it on the Banjammer is just right!   Happy PMOTPD!  Playing indoors was a good choice given the heat in your..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ariel (our old dog):
"@strumelia Ariel's mostly deaf now and is very protective of us and the house.  There's another dog on the porch, too, Billy Boy, and we have a contraption..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Play Music on the Porch 2022:
"Great to see you on the porch with a mountain dulcimer, Ken L!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: img 0832 copy
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Seneca Square Dance:
"Nicely played, Ron & happy PMOTPD! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Tuesday Evening Traditional Dulcimore Zoom group:
"Thanks for the posting, @david-bennett -- I really enjoyed the video and recognize some names and faces!  Happy PMOTPD!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Ariel (our old dog)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on First time build:
"You've got a beauty in the works, Soledad.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Holiday":
"Safe travels, Ken!  I hope you have a delight-filled visit to what sound like magical places.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "David Schnaufer":
"@salt-springs I read Pluck and will re-read it sometime.  I learned lots about David Schnaufer and other players, too! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "BEAR MEADOW DULCIMER FOR SALE":
"Bill, you've got a beauty there!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

the Hammons family 1972 film


The whole film is wonderful.  Specific to mountain dulcimers, there is...
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

dulcimers at National Museum of American History


It's pretty neat the instruments can be zoomed in on for a good look,...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

Jean's sister Edna


I just got this record from Edna Ritchie and enjoyed listening today....
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


This video is from George Pickow's channel on YouTube.  
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

bowed zither (pocket cello) in 'live' setting


This is YT's Master of Drones in a live setting with harp and oboe....
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow & Joellen Lapidus on Killy Kranky


I have a recording of Jean playing & singing Killy Kranky-- off...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Bach on a pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I am impressed by the instrument, the playing, and the microphone!...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I enjoyed seeing and hearing this cellist's take on his Ken Bloom...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 1
Robin Thompson

Jean's "Too Many Shadows"


This video is on George Pickow's channel on YT and is, really, a...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 2
Ariel

Ariel


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 9
Snow On The Crocus WIP

Snow On The Crocus WIP


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 4
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 10
The Spring at Iron Point

The Spring at Iron Point


@Robin Thompson
11 months ago - Comments: 3
Hard Times Come Again No More
Monday Creek

Monday Creek


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10
Worried Man Blues (for James's March challenge)

Worried Man Blues (for...


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 6
Red Wing

Red Wing


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 10
Sleet & Freezing Rain

Sleet & Freezing Rain


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 25
Ode to Joy (for James's February tune challenge)

Ode to Joy (for James's...


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 8
Red Rocking Chair-inspired by Maggie
Roustabout

Roustabout


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 0
Elzic's Farewell (a work-in-progress)-fingerpicking on lap dulcimer played with a noter

Elzic's Farewell (a...


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 12
Elk River Blues (in noter & drone style)- for John Henry, on a dulcimer built by WV Maker, A.R.Kern

Elk River Blues (in noter &...


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 13

Latest Videos

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Ariel (our old dog)

Ariel (our old dog)


@Robin Thompson
4 weeks ago - Comments: 8
Snow On The Crocus

Snow On The Crocus


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Hemlock Mills

Hemlock Mills


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 12
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 11
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 18
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 8
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 14
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 12
Walnut Hill- original tune

Walnut Hill- original tune


@Robin Thompson
4 years ago - Comments: 11
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 16
This Is My Father's World

This Is My Father's World


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 7

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Latest Forum Discussions

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worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Saturday August 20 2022, 9:43 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Matt Searles interviews Aubrey Atwater

Posted: Sunday August 7 2022, 6:58 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

mountain dulcimer at Newport Folk Festival...

Posted: Wednesday July 27 2022, 12:18 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Kevin Roth interviews Howard Rugg

Posted: Wednesday May 25 2022, 11:50 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Stanley Hicks clip (portion of a longer...

Posted: Sunday May 15 2022, 1:57 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

no notification for audio or video clips

Posted: Friday May 13 2022, 3:12 PM
By: @Strumelia

Creating a music PLAYLIST

Posted: Thursday May 12 2022, 4:24 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

virtual fest from Hindman KY

Posted: Saturday April 16 2022, 11:55 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

nice article on the McSpadden shop

Posted: Saturday March 19 2022, 4:36 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Margaret MacArthur at the LofC

Posted: Sunday October 17 2021, 1:52 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Beaufort County Jail (including mountain...

Posted: Monday August 16 2021, 4:03 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant

Posted: Tuesday July 20 2021, 4:35 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

basic music advice from Chick Corea

Posted: Wednesday February 24 2021, 12:45 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Steeleye Span & John Pearse 1970

Posted: Sunday February 21 2021, 5:10 PM
By: @FoundryRat

Richard Troughear MD made during service...

Posted: Sunday February 21 2021, 2:53 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

a 1994 Mt Airy jam with Don Pedi

Posted: Wednesday February 10 2021, 11:52 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

article about world globes made by hand

Posted: Monday February 8 2021, 9:43 AM
By: @Venni aka Adrianne

Dolly on mountain dulcimer

Posted: Sunday February 7 2021, 3:28 PM
By: @Susie

unusual old mountain dulcimer at Gruhn's...

Posted: Wednesday February 3 2021, 2:05 PM
By: @Venni aka Adrianne

AppalAsia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, banjo

Posted: Wednesday January 27 2021, 9:57 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Short film on luthier Charlie Glenn

Posted: Wednesday January 27 2021, 11:32 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Hungarian Citera played with a noter

Posted: Sunday January 17 2021, 12:00 PM
By: @Strumelia

IMRAMA contrabass & Appalachian dulcimer

Posted: Sunday January 17 2021, 9:45 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

one-of-a-kind Sam Rizetta mountain dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday December 9 2020, 7:09 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Homer Ledford in a short film from Woodsongs

Posted: Friday December 4 2020, 4:55 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Little Cities of Black Diamonds virtual fest

Posted: Wednesday October 21 2020, 9:53 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Tim Eriksen playing MD and singing sacred...

Posted: Saturday October 17 2020, 9:35 AM
By: @Strumelia

video Mr. Wilson at Mountain Dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday July 19 2020, 12:13 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

film from Hindman Settlement School & the...

Posted: Saturday July 11 2020, 12:27 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Richard Troughear sound experiment video 2008

Posted: Saturday June 27 2020, 11:33 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Comments

marg
04/17/22 10:20:45PM @marg:

Just wanted to let you know, I thought what you played on the Musical Hug was very nice - sounded great. Good going both with playing and sending a hug.


Cindy Funk
03/06/22 09:24:45AM @dulcimer-radio:

Good catch, Robin!  That's a Prussia Valley 'Glamor Shot' I did several years ago.....  xox


Kevin Burns
07/29/21 10:03:48AM @kevin-burns:

Thank you for your comments on my rendition of Man of Constant Sorrow. nod


Ken Longfield
08/07/19 09:55:19PM @ken-longfield:

Robin, many years ago now, on the old Everything Dulcimer site we did a CD where everyone who wanted to participate contributed 3 tunes. Everyone who participated received a copy, but I don't think we ever posted it anywhere.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Randy Adams
02/08/19 07:42:06PM @randy-adams:

It's a greatest hits record! Gave it a spin today 1st of many. That's some truly excellent dulcimer and guitar playing and tunes Robin.  Thank you. 


carole watterson troxler
02/06/18 08:34:27PM @carole-watterson-troxler:

And I'd love to play with you -- now or hereafter.


steve c.
02/05/18 12:33:29PM @steve-c:

Thanks, that helps.   If you know of someone that owns an original please let me know.

 


hugssandi
08/22/17 12:40:18PM @hugssandi:

I get it.  Just know your voice is a blessing, so come back after you've had some refreshing.  :)


hugssandi
08/22/17 10:51:31AM @hugssandi:

Are you off of fb, love?  I am missing you and cannot find you!  


lizard30
07/27/17 03:54:30PM @lizard30:

small world!  Well, it used to be, before the internet.


lizard30
07/26/17 07:27:50PM @lizard30:

thanks!  I am in Pickerington. (east of Columbus)


hugssandi
03/25/17 12:49:11PM @hugssandi:

~thinking of you~  Being off of fb agrees with me very much, but there are people like you that I dearly miss connecting with!


MacAodha
01/08/17 11:23:58AM @macaodha:

Robin, check out how Choctaw tribe raised money for Irish Famine relief.


hugssandi
07/31/16 10:30:41PM @hugssandi:

I LOVE YOU, WOMAN!!!  <3


John W. McKinstry
04/23/16 09:14:38AM @john-w-mckinstry:

Hey, Robin, Thanks for your caring response about Steve.  I have enjoyed your video on the the simple capo and also your video on Galax and Bagpipe Tuning.  To me you are like a "Jean Ritchie" preserving and sharing a rich folk history.  I would love to be a follower and a friend. John


Lexie R Oakley
03/19/16 11:24:06PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, let Mark know I was a pre-school teacher for my working time, I had to stop working at age 45, but have always had children of families I have helped involved in my life like little girly, the difference is she will be there till I am older and grayer cause her Mom respects and values what her daughter and I do for each other. Also I have been able to be there to be helpful to the family.

Not being able to have my own children this has been where God has wanted me to serve.

It pulls on the heartstrings sometimes, but it has been very positive and loving for the most part.


Lexie R Oakley
03/04/16 01:44:07PM @lexie-r-oakley:

I am healing Robin, my knee is doing very well and walking well, now with my cane outside my house. I am just happy to be home.

I got to play my dulci's for my Mom and tried to help her get acquinted with playing, she is sight impaired. I also had friends visit whom was interested in learning about my dulcimers.

I had to learn to hold it on my lap with one straight leg, I got it to balance on the top of my brace.

Healing with my Mom really helped her attitude, but I think she will slide back to depression, makes me a little sad.

We are having nice warm windy weather, my tulips are coming up. No more falling for me.

Take care my sweet friend...Lex inlove

My girly is much happier I am home too.


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:51:58PM @helen-seiler:

G'day there Robin, i always put a  reply to comments on my videos but just realised folk might not know they are there. Thanks so much for following my music and your kind words.. i hope you know i love your playing and compositions too.


CMM
01/07/16 10:20:20PM @cmm:

Robin,

 

Enjoyed your Morning has broken.  Do you have tabs for it and if so, may I get them.

 

Thank you,

 

Jerry


Lexie R Oakley
01/05/16 11:32:49AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thank you Robin, isn't it just something that we can share so much in our lives through our machines and music.

Speaking of music, you and Mark have added so much peace to my life through your music. I really enjoy listening to you both play.

You sure got that right, that lil' girly and Smiley Friend are a God send.

I found out that my Mom will be going home Thursday, so I will be leaving tomorrow for a spell. Gotta take care of that Mom of mine. Praying that she can be safe in her home and have no more falls. I am looking forward to spending time with her, watching her determination to heal and get stronger.

We have more snow coming, going to beat it.

Take Care of you, My Friend.....Sending you Hugs! HUG