Location: Lufkin, TX
Country: USA

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TwoGunBob Diane R DulciKev JenniferC Mill Branch Dulcimores D. chitwood Monica David Pedersen Lexie R Oakley Christine Shoemaker Leslie Ainsworth Kristi Keller David E.Hall Brian G. Gary Warnock Richard Streib Norm Williams Dusty Turtle Jim Fawcett Robin Thompson Strumelia


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@blondie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden Dulcimer For Sale - It's a good one. $625":
"Did you sell this?  If not, could you post a sound clip? Would like to hear its sound.  I have never had one made with all cherry."

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Central Texas - Waco area

There is a small group of musicians that meet monthly in West, TX. (10...
@Blondie 3 years ago - Comments: 2

Donating/Volunteering - is that a tax deduction?

I never really thought about this, but I donate/volunteer many hours...
@Blondie 5 years ago - Comments: 3

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David E.Hall
02/15/18 11:23:47AM @david-ehall:

Hi Blondie,

Thank you for asking to be a  "follower " . Really there is nothing to follow. I just play chords in Irish sessions I attend , with my wife. I don't read Tab or Sheet (Dots) music, even after all these years. As you will see from my profile I am just a little LAZY. I have been to a couple of workshops  which were brilliant fun , - but oh oh did me brain hurt during and afterwards, perhaps because I realised that I knew nothing  at the time and sometimes even less afterwards.  Don't hold your breath for profound observations from me . I play because I have fun with friends and occasionally meet new ones , often because I am the only dulcimer player in sight.

P.S I have not written this much on here for years , dulcimer

Robin Thompson
09/04/17 08:55:24AM @robin-thompson:

Hi, Blondie!  I love my Bloom bowed dulcimers.  Though I have been full-time caregiver for my parents the past few years and do not get to play the bowed dulcimers, I really look forward to getting to make music with them again.  The Pardessus model is very small-hands friendly.  :) 

Best wishes! 

John Keane
04/29/16 05:43:01PM @john-keane:

You never know!  The used table did very well last year.  We really look forward to seeing you there!

John Keane
04/29/16 06:18:08AM @john-keane:

KMW is Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, KY.  The b minor flute is the one that generally goes best with dulcimers tuned in D (unless you are playing blues, in which case the d minor flute is has to do with the notes of the pentatonic scale).  We'll have some High Spirits flutes at discounted prices at the event.

John Keane
04/15/16 02:50:33PM @john-keane:

Just now saw your Arkansas question...yes I am!  thumbsup

Anne Bowman
04/14/16 01:43:45AM @anne-bowman:

Hi Blondie.Welcome to the most helpful site you'll ever find!


John C. Knopf
04/13/16 09:49:54PM @john-c-knopf:

Nice to have you here, Blondie! 

You know, I once built a beautiful teardrop dulcimer of maple and spruce, and named it "Miss Blondie"!

It was a real "looker"!  Sad to say, I sold her a few years ago...  sadsmile

04/13/16 02:08:01PM @blondie:

I was the one that inquired about this MD and thanks to everyone for their help and info. I just got an email from the people having the estate sale and they said this was on the instrument: "The dulcimer is from the Dulcimer Company in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is priced $125.00 and appears to be in excellent condition."

So I suppose I should go buy it?


John Keane
04/13/16 06:36:05AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Ben Barr Jr
04/12/16 11:00:54PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Blondie, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Ken Longfield
04/12/16 10:37:37PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Blondie. Always good to have another Pennsylvanian on board.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
04/12/16 09:59:01PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Blondie, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
04/12/16 09:18:23PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Blondie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.



04/12/16 04:04:26PM @strumelia:

Welcome to FOTMD Blondie!   How wonderful that your mother played several instruments and that you grew up hearing music.  sun