IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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Cheryl W Elvensong Don Grundy LisaJr hugssandi Jim Phillips Slate Creek Dulcimers Larry Goodwin marg Bob Mark Runge Stewart McCormick Lois Sprengnether Keel Macy Jayne Jan Potts Norm Williams Ethan Chastain Glenda  Hubbard Robin Thompson

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IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Dulcihound - A Teaser for Coming Attractions:
"woah, that will be fun. "
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Lovely and mellow.   I like that very much.  Do you put braces in the fretboard top?  and what is this tuned to.  Daa?  or Cgg.  I notice you have another..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"there is beauty in simplicity.   Has a customer been waiting for this one?   Happiness is coming real soon, I'd say.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes on McSpadden Dulcimer:
"JUST WONDERFUL....."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @magictime: Coleman's March
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia: Why I chose meantone fretting on my Thomas reproduction
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: The Mountain Minor movie
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 20 Mawhee set up:
"very cool answer.  I've slipped off many a time on playing that melody string or strings.  Also, waiting for to hear you WAIL on that lovely dulcimer.  you..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sam Russell dulcimore update:
"thanks John, I was wanting to use such pegs in the future of making Dulcimers.   Thanks for your clear answer.   Where do you order your pegs from when you..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sam Russell dulcimore update:
"really beautiful instrument.   I notice you mention "black perfection pegs".   How come you didn't like those?  other then wanting EVERYTHING to be TOTALLY..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Signed @ken-longfield's Guestbook:
"Dear Ken, I'n in the process of making a hourglass dulcimer for a client that I know will not just have it for a "wall hanger". I've been using the Chinese..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Signed @bob's Guestbook:
"Bob, I'm making a new dulcimer for a client that i know will play it and not have it as a "wall hanger". I've been using Chinese made banjo tuners and I'd..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer-Tree:
"just darling!!   yep, cards would be great with this on it.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 20 Mawhee set up:
"this is just beautiful!!!  I see that you have the melody string quite into the instrument not so close to the edge.  I should think that this would make it..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mathilda - Ziegenklopfer / DulcimerStore Germany:
"just wonderful.   thanks so much and surely this took some practice.....shows.  I like the bass dulcimer...cool.   love the drums...all of it.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sound holes and air flow - interesting article":
"this was a very cool article.   thank you. aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Number 6 20:
"sweet, mellow and soft.   I like it.  thanks...now I know how she sounds.  I want to make on too.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica:
"And another lovely dulcimer.....and I also like your tuning pegs.....better then banjo kine.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Zitter Number 6 20:
"Thanks you for posting your creation here.....I also want to hear how she sounds.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Home Sweet Home:
"I loved this one very much.   I love your technique....yep, I need to practice with my quill like FAST like you do here. Not the first time I heard this..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Southwind :
"I loved this one and enjoy how the person video taped your playing and your cute dog too.  Lovely home in the background.   all so peaceful.   Your..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: "MaxWell" - a short demo of Max DAD
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @magictime: Elk River Blues
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @dulcimermaid: Blow the Candles Out
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Bonny Sweet Robin. :
"I love these old tunes.....this one played very nicely.   thank you!! aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @granto: Grant Olson Website
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Whistlepig 7-8-2020:
"gorgeous....just GORGEOUS. "
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Tomasi and Irene's Tongan love song This is the last time we performed this love song we've been singing for over 55 years.   In this link it was at..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Here is my sweetheart 6 months ago.   Yeah, my son Bob is here to teach me how to post pictures.    aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"All day long I was going through Tomasi's writings and stuffs he "was a gonna write someday"....and soooooooo many papers of his scrabble words he was always..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @jessica-comeau: Jessica Comeau- Cantiga 119
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @sean-belt: Mes Parents Veulent Plus Me Voir
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Thank you all for your words of comfort here.   Really, for several years now, this is the last site I look at before I go to bed....and your words are dear..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Not knowing where to put my "day of yesterday".....I'll put it on "the drifting thread".  Reading about "keyboards"....Yesterday, My sweetheart of 55 years..."

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IRENE

Where can I get dulcimer wood?


Okay, folks, that build dulcimers.   WHERE can I get dulcimer sides,...
@IRENE 6 months ago - Comments: 4

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Kari
01/30/19 11:54:18AM @kari:

two dulcimers.jpg    Here is a picture of some of Irene's dulcimers.


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Ken Longfield
10/24/18 10:30:22AM @ken-longfield:

Irene, more information on the Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering will be coming in 2019. Look for it on the Gathering thread in the Events section.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


marg
05/07/18 11:56:45PM @marg:

I am glad all are safe & keeping up daily may go on for sometime. I do hope the lava & poison gases soon stop.

 


IRENE
05/06/18 11:57:57PM @irene:

I have 3 daughters on the Big Island where this volcano is going crazy.  All are safe.  The Vog IS BAD.  (too bad "vog" is not in the scrabble dictionary) Vog is the mix of those poison gases and fog from the Sea.  I keep up with what's going on daily.  I love the Big Island as it is so unique with so much different land zones.  aloha, irene


marg
05/06/18 10:57:19PM @marg:

Hope your friends & love ones safe from the lave flowing.

 


sspradli
04/07/18 11:45:20PM @sspradli:

Soo new to this forum, but Irene kept telling me to check it out!  What a "harmonious"adventure the dulcimer brings to my life!


marg
04/05/18 10:40:24PM @marg:

Might want to say hi to a new member,  Sandy M

from Hawaii

 


marg
03/19/18 12:34:02AM @marg:

(Palestine Festival)

I was so hoping to meet you in person, I was looking forward to having a nice visit with you but things have come up and it looks like I may not be able to make it to Old Pal this coming weekend. 

I am so sorry to miss the festival and meeting you.


IRENE
02/28/18 11:18:40PM @irene:

whoooooooooopies, I'm a weaver as well and drove up to the top of Ohio and got a 200 year old barn frame loom I won on Ebay for $150.00.  (the repairs on it were square nails)...I've stained most of it and hopefully in one month I'll be weaving on her.  name?  Tabatha as she sat in an old barn set up for over 10 years.  aloha, irene


LisaJr
02/28/18 10:46:48PM @lisajr:

I am also a weaver. I am making a tablet woven band at a workshop I took in Vermont last year. It just happens to be one of the better photos taken of me that I actually like.


marg
01/31/18 09:16:07PM @marg:

    Do you know Terry McCafferty, dulcimer maker? He goes to the Palestine Festival, maybe you met him last year. I am off to his workshop tomorrow for a capo & hope to get a tour of his shop. 

    When you see him this year at Palestine, maybe you can tell him about FOTMD, all the dulcimer people I see I tell them about it but we just don't have many from this area on the site.


marg
01/31/18 08:55:16PM @marg:

(WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY COOL.   ZERO degree weather in Nauvoo, Illinois. )

Just about 70 today here in North Houston with the 'blue moon in the AM & a beautiful sunset this evening.


marg
01/25/18 01:38:28AM @marg:

I have only been once to Old Palestine, when I went several years ago John & Karen Keane were there. John was kind enough to help me out with my strum.

I hope the weather is nice & I make it up

 


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.