Robin Thompson

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

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youtube videos: 39
images: 46
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 36

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 18 hours ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "I.D. Stamper music":
"I. D. Stamper of Kentucky on mountain dulcimer accompanies the early part of this 1973 film out of Appalshop.  There are clips of Mr. Stamper playing..."
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 19 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia: The Country Dance Society 1963 newsletter... fascinating!
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @strings-attached:
"Hi, Catherine, Phyllis Gaskins is an excellent place to begin-- she's one of my dulcimer heroes.  Due to shoulder problems, I no longer play in the Galax..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on one of Jean Ritchie's picks:
"@dronestyles It's a Mazola pick!  :) I don't ever use store bought picks so the Mazola pick being included in the museum collection is fun to see!  (I know..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD one year anniversary on July 29th, 2010 !":
"Whoa, fifteen!?!  This time next year, FOTMD will be looking forward to driving.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 11
Updated a Group discussion "":
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 11
Created a new Group discussion "one of Jean Ritchie's picks":
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Knopf Dulcimers website!":
"John, your site looks good and easy to navigate!  I saw pretty dulcimers when I was there.    "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress):
"Yes, @davisjames, lots of Mill Street proper names in the U.S.  My hometown is in farm country in the Scioto River Valley of Ohio.  There were grain mills on..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Brown Eyed Janie:
"Sweet tune for your dear mother and for all mothers.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a music item created by @dan: Brown Eyed Janie
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Cherry Amburgey reproduction:
"Such a pretty thing!  And Cherry makes for lovely tone.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "LOC recordings of the Dunnevant Family Band ":
"with Raymond Melton on mountain dulcimer..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress):
"@nate, thanks a bunch!  We're working on it to smooth-out the play.  (Actually, I'm the one who needed to smooth-out things and I think I'm getting a little..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Try these sites for free tab":
"@dusty, thanks a bunch for the information!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Try these sites for free tab":
"@lorilee The Richard Fariña Dulcimer Book is available for purchase as download from Gourd Music here:..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Great Speckled Bird:
"My dad loved this song.  Thanks for sharing, John. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress):
"@dan , we have various sparrows all around and I'm ashamed to say I don't know the varieties.  Though this tune needs evened-out some, I'm always working to..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pete Seeger":
"Thanks for sharing the photos, Ken!   Pete Seeger was a man of deep convictions and all his work seems to have sprung from those convictions.  He and Jean..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-longfield: Pete Seeger
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @davisjames: Husky Truck Stop.
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Husky Truck Stop.:
"What a cool tune, Jamie!  You are a great band and I see your roadie came in to check on things.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
https://fotmd.com/robin-thompson/uploaded_audio/1278/on-east-mill-street-a-work-in-progress
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Created a new Audio File:
On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a new Comment on Demon Lover:
"Wonderfully played & sung, Jane.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Boys (and Gal)":
"What a moving, touching episode!  Music has the power to touch us all in so many ways and on so many different levels.  All the stories presented are..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Boys (and Gal)":
"It appears it will be available on my local PBS affiliate at 9, too.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: May:
"That story out of the Beckley WV paper is just wild and cool! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Boys (and Gal)":
"I'm hoping to get to watch this evening! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Yellows and Pinks:
"Many thanks, friend @gordon-hardy !  I hope you're having a delightful Springtime in your little corner of Canada!   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Yellows and Pinks:
"Thank you, @keltia -- we're happy you enjoyed the tune!  Happy strumming! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Yellows and Pinks:
"Sounds lovely, Dan!  Everything here has come out early and it's been such a pretty Spring. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Yellows and Pinks:
"@dan Thanks from the guitar player and me!  It's such a colorful time of year here and I imagine it's the same in your neck of the woods.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @dan: Misty Mountain Moon
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Misty Mountain Moon:
"Such a cool vibe with Misty Mountain Moon, Dan!  Nice."

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

I.D. Stamper music


I. D. Stamper of Kentucky on mountain dulcimer accompanies the early...
@Robin Thompson 18 hours ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

one of Jean Ritchie's picks


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@Robin Thompson one week ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

LOC recordings of the Dunnevant Family Band


with Raymond Melton on mountain dulcimer...
@Robin Thompson 2 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

David Schnaufer on a Galax


David had visited the Russells and loved how Bonnie played dulcimer....
@Robin Thompson 3 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Jean in the movie Next of Kin


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@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

some Edsel Martin mountain dulcimer playing


Doug Berch brought this to my attention:...
@Robin Thompson 5 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Jethro Amburgey audio from Appalshop


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

Aubrey Atwater presentation on Jean Ritchie (December 2022)


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@Robin Thompson 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

the Hammons family 1972 film


The whole film is wonderful.  Specific to mountain dulcimers, there is...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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 3 years ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress)

On East Mill Street (a...


@Robin Thompson
4 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Sweet Yellows and Pinks

Sweet Yellows and Pinks


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 8
The Fledgling

The Fledgling


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 11
Sleep Tight (again)

Sleep Tight (again)


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 8
Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy

Lost Doggie - in honor of...


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 6
Road to Beech Grove

Road to Beech Grove


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 2
Peonies in the Field

Peonies in the Field


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 8
Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 3
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 13
Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 4
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 5
Down the Hill and Back

Down the Hill and Back


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 10
Ariel

Ariel


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12
Snow On The Crocus WIP

Snow On The Crocus WIP


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 4
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12

Latest Videos

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Watching Lightning Bugs

Watching Lightning Bugs


@Robin Thompson
11 months ago - Comments: 4
The Fledgling

The Fledgling


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 9
Wading in the Shallows

Wading in the Shallows


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 9
Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 6
At Eventide

At Eventide


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 14
The Lost Doggie

The Lost Doggie


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 13
Ariel (our old dog)

Ariel (our old dog)


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Snow On The Crocus

Snow On The Crocus


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Hemlock Mills

Hemlock Mills


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 11
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


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

Seven Chimneys


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

Brown Little Birds


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

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 12

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant

Posted: Friday May 24 2024, 10:12 AM
By: @varedschoolhouse

Betty Smith passed from this life

Posted: Tuesday January 23 2024, 9:26 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Don Pedi & Bruce Greene (Loy McWhirter...

Posted: Saturday December 30 2023, 10:49 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019

Posted: Wednesday November 8 2023, 2:23 AM
By: @shanonmilan

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Saturday August 26 2023, 11:12 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Sarah Kate on mountain dulcimer on a Hazel...

Posted: Monday June 5 2023, 7:33 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

2023 Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming online link

Posted: Saturday April 15 2023, 10:12 AM
By: @Dan

CBS piece on Troublesome Creek Stringed...

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

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

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

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

Dolly on mountain dulcimer

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

unusual old mountain dulcimer at Gruhn's...

Posted: Sunday January 31 2021, 5:35 PM
By: @Bob

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

Comments

Strings Attached
05/24/24 08:40:29AM @strings-attached:

Thanks, Robin.  Oh, sorry to hear about your shoulder problems.  I have some occasional twinges but am trying to ignore them at the moment!  Yes, I am getting to know my DH Galax along with learning how to use a noter!

Onwards & upwards!

Catherine


Strings Attached
05/24/24 07:58:48AM @strings-attached:

Hi Robin. I just bought my first Galax dulcimer from Jill Geary and she said to contact you regarding the dddd tuning. I play with a local old time music so mostly play in D, G, A & C.  I did buy a Phylis Gaskin book but if you have any other suggestions for getting me started, I would really appreciate it.  I've been playing a New Harmony Pudge Pro for about a year and a half so am not a total novice - just with the Galax style!  Also, do you play with a quill or a plectrum? 

Thanks,

Catherine


MacAodha
07/07/23 11:35:01AM @macaodha:

Thank you Robin for your comment on James Connolly, Val.


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