Robin Thompson

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

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Stats

youtube videos: 36
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 26

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 23 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Balm in Gilead Spiritual:
"Lovely, John.  I haven't heard this old hymn in decades.  Likely, the last time I heard it, my mom was the pianist.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Cold Frosty Morning
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Cold Frosty Morning :
"Oh, I like this!  Got a cool vibe.   P.S.- Though I'm glad the game was close, I wish the Bengals would've come out ahead.  I'm guessing you've been a KC..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Partons,la mer est belle.:
"Though I don't know French, this is nicely played & sung. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Cuckoo's Nest
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions item created by @dale-a-penrose: Persimmon
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Dorwinion (version 3) - practice:
"I like the patient, relaxed feel of the piece! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked an events item created by @lori-keddell: Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest -(NY)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "CBS piece on Troublesome Creek Stringed Instruments":
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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Leaving Home For Good:
"@dusty-turtle Thank you, friend!  We don't know how the music we play at home translates for others yet it brings something good to us to make music at home.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Suzie Glaze on the Ritchie's "Brightest and Best" :
"Ken, it is so neat you got to see the play!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Suzie Glaze on the Ritchie's "Brightest and Best" :
"I'm happy you liked it, Ken!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Leaving Home For Good:
"@cindy-stammich Thanks, Cindy!  We like playing together-- it's a nice way to spend time together at home. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Black Eyed Susie:
"Your right hand is a metronome!  (I've never been good with keeping reliable tempo.)  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Black Eyed Susie
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Old Molly Hare
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A stolen Rolling Stones dulcimer":
"Oh, it'd be cool if the kid who stole the dulcimer came forward.   Thanks, Bob! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "W. Martin Dulcimer History":
"Wow, thanks for sharing the video from Liliya, Dwain!  I enjoyed that lots. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "W. Martin Dulcimer History":
"Yes, in the realm of art.  And Dwain posts photos of his processes in building Bear Meadow instruments.  It's neat to see them!   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Help Somebody Today:
"Thank you for this, John-- I've not before heard this song.  Elements of it remind me of Give  Me the Roses While I Live.  Nicely played & sung, friend!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: Help Somebody Today
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Suzie Glaze on the Ritchie's "Brightest and Best" ":
"VOICE NOTES:  A FOLK DIVA’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY Number 40 - FolkWorks..."
fans of Jean Ritchie
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Leaving Home For Good:
"Thank you, @gordon-hardy!  If we want any music practiced in this house we're the ones to do it-- music won't practice itself.  haha    Happy strumming, my..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @john-w-mckinstry: img 2543
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Winter Cheer Tufted Titmouse:
"Love this! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @john-w-mckinstry: Winter Cheer Tufted Titmouse
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Leaving Home For Good
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "W. Martin Dulcimer History":
"Sunhearth instruments are fantastic!  I had one and passed it along to a young person-- I was the caretaker for awhile and it was a privilege to have the..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year's Resolution: "Help Somebody Today"":
"I've heard many old hymns (my mom was a church pianist for many years) yet this one is unfamiliar to me-- I look forward to hearing you play and sing it,..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad:
"Nicely played & sung on this trad song, Gordon! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Tune 02:
"This is helpful for noter players, especially. . . I commented on YT.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Tune 02
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimer:
"A lovely instrument! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "International Appalachian Dulcimer Day":
"Yes, the 'official' International Appalachian Dulcimer Day in 2023 is Saturday 25 March.  In a thread here at FOTMD, we landed on choosing the last Saturday..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

Aubrey Atwater presentation on Jean Ritchie (December 2022)


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@Robin Thompson 2 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Molly Andrews playing & singing "Now is the Cool of the Day"


Also, the mountain dulcimer looks as though it may have been made by...
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

the Hammons family 1972 film


The whole film is wonderful.  Specific to mountain dulcimers, there is...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson last year - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Jean's sister Edna


I just got this record from Edna Ritchie and enjoyed listening today....
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


This video is from George Pickow's channel on YouTube.  
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow & Joellen Lapidus on Killy Kranky


I have a recording of Jean playing & singing Killy Kranky-- off...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I enjoyed seeing and hearing this cellist's take on his Ken Bloom...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 1

Latest Audio

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Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 4
Ariel

Ariel


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

Snow On The Crocus WIP


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

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10
The Spring at Iron Point

The Spring at Iron Point


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

Monday Creek


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 10
Worried Man Blues (for James's March challenge)

Worried Man Blues (for...


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

Red Wing


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

Sleet & Freezing Rain


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

Ode to Joy (for James's...


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

Roustabout


@Robin Thompson
9 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
9 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
9 years ago - Comments: 13

Latest Videos

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Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
3 weeks ago - Comments: 6
At Eventide

At Eventide


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 14
The Lost Doggie

The Lost Doggie


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 13
Ariel (our old dog)

Ariel (our old dog)


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 8
Snow On The Crocus

Snow On The Crocus


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

Hemlock Mills


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 12
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 11
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 18
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 14
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12
Walnut Hill- original tune

Walnut Hill- original tune


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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CBS piece on Troublesome Creek Stringed...

Posted: Tuesday January 17 2023, 7:37 PM
By: @Dan

Sarah Kate on mountain dulcimer on a Hazel...

Posted: Friday January 6 2023, 11:45 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Jean Ritchie was born 100 years ago today

Posted: Tuesday December 13 2022, 6:22 PM
By: @Don Grundy

Bruce Hornsby documentary

Posted: Thursday November 17 2022, 5:15 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

Comments

Antony
01/05/23 09:22:01PM @antony:

Thanks Robin!

It arrived yesterday.


Jeff Curtis
12/05/22 08:59:31PM @jeff-curtis:

Hi Robin,

I hope it works out ok. So far, so good. I've only attended about 4 or 5 times, and we've been practicing for a Christmas Concert. Many of the songs are rather obscure ones which I am not familiar with.

I'm hoping that once the concert is over we can play some more fun songs, but I'll just have to wait and see. Sounds like they plan is to plan and practice for another concert somewhere.

We do have ukes, harmonica, mandolin, auto-harp and sometimes a fiddle, but what I seem to be finding is that it is all pretty regimented, with everyone playing from tabs, which is fine, but I hope there is time for a little self expression later. I don't expect that this group will ever explore any other tunings than DAd.

Would like to do dulcimer circle kind of thing.

I listened to some of your excellent original songs today, very impressive!


Jeff Curtis
12/05/22 08:28:43AM @jeff-curtis:

Thank you for the encouragement Robin. I have trouble with strumming, and not always sure how to strum  for best effect, but I'm trying. Joined my local dulcimer club, and there they don't do any strumming, only playing melody with one strum per note.


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.