Location: Hutto, TX
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Former oboist in army band. I write poetry and paint in my spare time — but with four children there is not much of that! I also play flute, recorder, Irish whistle, and saxophone, and I’ve been dabbling in stringed instruments such as ukulele.

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Cynthia Wigington
12/31/17 09:37:33AM @cynthia-wigington:

Yes both styles are indeed fun, and if you want to hear some perfectly wonderful finger-picking, listen to Jan Potts. If you want to listen to the best celtic, listen to Guy Babusek, and for some awesome noter/drone, Robin from Wales just to begin. I send you a friend thing, or whatever they call it now so if you wanted we could communicate off the main feed. You enjoy, and Happy New Year. 15 below today.

Cynthia Wigington
12/29/17 04:12:54PM @cynthia-wigington:

A freezing cold below zero greeting from Vermont Bluemoon and welcome to the site. Get the kids doing all these things, then you can do these things and spend time with your family all at once. I know you'll have a lot of fun. I highly recommend playing Noter/Drone style to begin It's the old style and a ton of fun, and with your musical skills, you should pick it up really quickly. Enjoy. I know, I know, everyone is going to tell you to play chord/melody, just don't listen to them, at least at first. OK? It gets neglected and that's sad to me. I also play chord/melody, but love the old style, hearing and playing it.

Ken Longfield
12/28/17 12:22:14PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Bluemoontexan. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

12/28/17 12:54:56AM @marg:

Notice this under forums discussions from Blondie about a month ago:

 'Seeking Jamming Buddies Near West, TX (Near Waco, TX)'. 

    Looks like about an hr plus away but maybe you could check it out or see if there is anyone closer.

12/28/17 12:39:19AM @marg:

Welcome, I am north of Houston and my first dulcimer was a John Naylor, the Dulcimer Factory in ' Fredericksburg'  before Naylor sold his shop. Good luck and enjoy your adventure

Rob N Lackey
12/26/17 02:14:24PM @rob-n-lackey:

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



Richard Streib
12/26/17 12:57:00PM @richard-streib:

Welcome, BluemoonTexan to the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined us.


Ben Barr Jr
12/26/17 08:10:36AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Bluemoon, 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.


Jim Fawcett
12/26/17 05:47:03AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Bluemoon, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.