Robin Thompson

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

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Stats

youtube videos: 34
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 26

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 41 minutes ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Swingin'Dulcimers:
"Whoa!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @mary-z-cox: dulcimers2022
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Hell Amongst the Yearlings :
"I like it! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Hell Amongst the Yearlings
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Museum Replica Bowed Zither:
"Looking fine, KenH!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Red Headed Kid at the Dance Last Night :
"Just doggone cool! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @ethan-chastain: Hangman’s Reel
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Hangman’s Reel :
"Great play of Hangman's Reel, Ethan!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mississippi Sawyer :
"I would say you're having too much fun with this, Randy, yet there's no such thing as too much fun on a mountain dulcimer.  ;)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Paddy When Ya Die.:
"I enjoy your music, Jamie!  Nice move with the glasses, too.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Granny Will Your Dog Bite
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Granny Will Your Dog Bite:
"Love this!  You've got a whole fretboard and you're not afraid to use it.  :) "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Bruce Hornsby documentary":
"The mountain dulcimer makes an appearance about 1-hour 15-minutes and the album which featured mountain dulcimer, Rehab Reunion, about 1-hour 22-minutes. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Little Liza Jane
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions item created by @dale-a-penrose: Olive wood?
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: East Virginia
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Feedback welcome ":
"Lisa, I have owned a Mize and own two Blue Lions.  (I only sold the Mize because the tuning pegs were wooden and my aging hands couldn't manage them very..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tutorial of simple three chord sing-a-long (part 1):
"John, this is a wonderful tutorial! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Playing Outdoors:
"What a lovely spot to play mountain dulcimer!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @kimplumb: firepit
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @macaodha: A Jig
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on A Jig:
"Val, this is a delight! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sarah Kate on mountain dulcimer on a Hazel Dickens song":
"I love Hazel Dickens; she was more of a hollering type singer.  So, this version doesn't seem like a pale imitation but, rather, a fresh new version from two..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @ansis: Blow Ye Wind
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Blow Ye Wind:
"Ansis, your instrument is lovely and so is your playing of "Blow Ye Wind"!  Thank you for posting this! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Red Cedar and Maple:
"Nice!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: dulcimerfront
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: dulcimerback
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: img 20210507 173612mp
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: img 20210704 112803mp
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Sarah Kate on mountain dulcimer on a Hazel Dickens song":
"Friends, Sarah Kate Morgan is joined by Megan Gregory on fiddle to play and sing a Hazel Dickens song.  I first saw it last evening and enjoyed it so.  So,..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"I enjoy seeing the critters!  @salt-springs I'm sorry about Fritz.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: November:
"Thanks for checking, @salt-springs !  I'd wondered whether it was a Presnell and thought about messaging one of Edd & Nettie's granddaughters yet you..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: November:
"Oh, @ken-longfield ,I agree!  It'd be neat if somebody who knew Vicky could chime in.   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: November:
"I'd be curious as to who built Vicky Owen's mountain dulcimer.  Fuzzy Mountain String Band was so good!  "

Latest Group Discussions

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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 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

the Hammons family 1972 film


The whole film is wonderful.  Specific to mountain dulcimers, there is...
@Robin Thompson 10 months ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson 11 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

Latest Audio

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Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 2
Ariel

Ariel


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

Snow On The Crocus WIP


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

A Heavy Frost


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

The Spring at Iron Point


@Robin Thompson
last year - 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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The Lost Doggie

The Lost Doggie


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

Ariel (our old dog)


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

Snow On The Crocus


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

Hemlock Mills


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

In Knee-Deep Snow


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

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
last year - 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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Bruce Hornsby documentary

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

Sarah Kate on mountain dulcimer on a Hazel...

Posted: Friday November 4 2022, 10:13 AM
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

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

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