Cynthia Wigington


Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 34
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Latest Activity

Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @kkimura
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Signed @kkimura's Guestbook:
"Hi Kkimura and welcome. I looked more closely at your pic and said to myself, "That has to be Farmway! I live near there too. I don't often get to meet..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer:
"It's very pretty. I'm curious which ukulele you traded for it."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Tuesday Evening Traditional Dulcimore Zoom group:
"What heartfelt music by a bunch of truly dedicated and warm-hearted people! Ken, I had tears come to my eyes (still there) as I watched you'd. Is there any..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A Medley of Hymns (Instrumental):
"Calming music and a sweet-toned and well-loved dulcimer - it doesn't get any better than this on Thursday evening! Thanks for what you do John."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bright Morning Stars are Rising:
"John - you would also love listening to Jan play O Sacred Head Now Wounded, which is one of the most spiritual experiences I've had in my life. I'm..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bright Morning Stars are Rising:
"I just love it! It's going to be cool and pouring rain all day long and this was such a life of sunshine, light and joy. Thank you so much John. The art is..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Wayfarin' Stranger:
"Unique interpretation of that that I just love. If you end up with 10,000 views soon, 9,000 are going to be mine. You are an inspired and unique voice John..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden Dulcimer For Sale - It's a good one. $625":
"Hi Blondie, I have the all cherry Ginger in gdg. I wish I had gotten it in Dad and a second all walnut in gdg, but that's my humble and no doubt worthless..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Not Quite Home:
"Absolutely lovely. Interesting being major without IV and V chords. very pretty indeed and nice balance with your son's good playing on guitar. Thank you."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on dulcimer crusade:
"If you'd said a dollar and put your address up on there, every dulcimer player on the planet would have sent you a dollar. Maybe it'll even work with $20,..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Viney Flower,JJ Niles:
"Intriguing indeed. This is one of the coolest things you've done, and I want to go look this guy up for this song and more of his songs. Thanks a lot for..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on "His Voice, as the Sound of the Dulcimer Sweet":
"This is beautiful John. I play this one too. You did a beautiful job with it."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @davisjames: Song for a muggy day.
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Song for a muggy day.:
"Subtle and beautiful playing. Also thanks for adding the technical notes of the tuning and capo on the 4th fret. Jan Potts will find this interesting and I'm..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 36
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion:
"Rob, to tell you the truth I had forgotten it as well. It's a real classic song though. Maybe someday we can sing and play it together. Can always dream, ya..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 36
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion:
"Thanks Lisa, and I'll have to look for the Shenandoah switch grasses. I seem to be getting some different volunteers this summer - both flowers and switch..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 36
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion:
"Thanks so much John. If you like this one, you might also enjoy the Three Blind Mice all Jazzed up I did with the strange tuning. It may not be on here..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 389
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Isn't that nice, and you even got our not-too-hot summer weather. Starting tomorrow it's going to be broiling again for who knows how long. Thanks for..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Leaving Home For Good:
"Robin are you leaving home for good? Leaving California? If so I hope you two move to Vermont! This song makes me write another section for it...fact is I'm..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on God, You are Like a Wild-flower:
"Hey sweet man, that was truly lovely in all ways. I wish you and yours a peaceful summer. Here in Vermont we're not having much of the brutal heat we usually..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Tune 83 Reduke:
"Holy cow Randy, zen in the art of dulcimer music. It left me in the same silent space that Koto music does when it ends. How marvelous."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Eriskay Love Lilt:
"Very nice tune well done Gordon. Thanks."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Wayfaring Stranger :
"Thank you Bobby and Wanda. That was just the perfect mood for a rainy day in Vermont."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 years ago • comments: 0
There is a very positive first aid initiative in this country called "Stop the Bleed". Bleeding from trauma is the 2nd major cause of death in this country. Anyone can take these courses as it's pretty straight forward. As a longtime EMT who was on our rural first aid squad for a decade, I am so thrilled we are doing this in the US. Our local fire department gives the courses, free.

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Cynthia Wigington

Interactive Rhythm Tutor on-line

I see a lot of beginners, and any who come to me for help really...
@Cynthia Wigington 7 years ago - Comments: 10

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Latest Forum Discussions



Posted: Thursday August 15 2019, 8:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Tenor Guitars

Posted: Wednesday March 6 2019, 2:01 PM
By: @kjb

Stewart-MacDonald Black Walnut dulcimer kit

Posted: Friday October 3 2014, 4:45 PM
By: @Cynthia Wigington


Ken Longfield
07/17/22 11:20:14AM @ken-longfield:

Hello, Cynthia,

Betty and I recently traveled through southern Vermont on our way to Camp Calumet in New Hampshire. We spent a week camping with family there.

Best wishes,


Cindy Stammich
05/19/18 03:30:33PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Cynthia!

How are doing?

I hope you post some new videos sometime soon!happys

Cynthia Wigington
02/18/18 09:29:15AM @cynthia-wigington:

Still here Terry, I was out roof raking this morning when you were on. We'll catch up on chat soon I'm guessing.

terry ritchey
02/17/18 08:41:24PM @wiseraven2000:

hello how are you i miss you from the old sight


terry ritchey
02/12/18 02:36:17AM @wiseraven2000:

hello i didnt want you to think ive forgotten you just wanted to say hi and i miss our chats


Robin Clark
01/31/18 06:53:43AM @robin-clark:

Thanks for your offer about sending some Peg Drops Cynthia.  If no one in the UK can point me towards a supplier I'll send you a PM with my address and we can sort out payment via PayPal.


terry ritchey
01/19/18 06:15:08PM @wiseraven2000:

Awesome how are you doing these days I left comments on your videos

terry ritchey
01/19/18 04:37:11PM @wiseraven2000:

I can't it says it's pendingthat means I have to wait for your approval honey

terry ritchey
01/19/18 06:22:49AM @wiseraven2000:

Lol I'm awaiting your approval so how have you been

12/30/17 11:09:23PM @bluemoontexan:

Thanks for the welcome! I have been trying a little of both styles so far... the droning style makes me think of how the Beatles used the sitar in some of their songs. It’s fun, though... there are so many possibilities and it’s really fun to play with chord sounds when you’ve spent a lifetime on woodwinds doing one note at a time! ;)

12/30/17 01:06:36PM @bonger:

Thanks Cynthia, we are frigid too, but probably not as cold as Vermont.

12/30/17 08:21:56AM @fordferguson:

Thanks for the advise Cynthia, yes I do love hymns, very anxious to receive my dulcimer, not due until the end of January, not even made yet

Cat Brown
12/14/17 08:24:20AM @cat-brown:

Oh bless you!    This will be so peaceful...


Dan Goad
08/26/17 07:37:57PM @dan-goad:

Cynthia, I thinik this article will interest you and your friend.

bear 1.pdf  •  594KB

Bear 2.pdf  •  761KB

Bear 3.pdf  •  709KB

Bear 4.pdf  •  646KB

Dave Maron
07/20/17 02:09:12PM @dave-maron:

Hi Cynthia;

I haven't been on the site for a while, so that's why I

didn't respond right away. As it turned out, it was a learning experience for the music teach as well because she didn't know any of the daa dulcimer chords. She just had them play the melody on the melody strings. I told the sixth graders that they can actually play melody on any of the strings and not just the melody string. To show them, I retuned to dad and played Wayfaring Stranger on the A string (B minor). It was an "AAhhaa" moment for them.

Anyway, hope all is well with you. We are in the middle of a heat wave here. 100 tomorrow.  YUK!!



Lawrence Sheperd
07/07/17 01:23:47PM @lawrence-sheperd:

Sorry for the delayed response to your kind welcome, Cynthia. I'm a native of Georgia and a resident of South Carolina by marriage! I spent my youthful summers in the mountains of north Georgia and western North Carolina. I'll look for Wigginton road in my travels.

I'm glad to be able to play noter/drone since I have very limited mobility of my middle finger on my left hand. Can't play the bass guitar anymore, so I've switched to mtn. & hammered dulicmer and bowed psaltery. Still can't play any of them worth a flip, but I'm having fun!

06/10/17 08:39:23AM @pluckette:

Thank you Cynthia.  Yes, The Villages Beginning Dulcimer club that got me into playing is a great group and really helps us newbies get started. I do love to play the Covered Bridge Waltz as you noted.  Love this site--so fun and so useful.


06/09/17 01:04:55PM @mbethical:

Thanks so much, Cynthia.  Some day I hope to be able to play that mash up (and find the tabs for it!).  I have relatives in your area - maybe we will strum together some day!

Mary Beth

Dave Maron
05/19/17 07:35:20PM @dave-maron:

Hi Cynthia

A short while back, I got to share chords in DAA tuning with the 6th graders at my school. The music teacher has a bunch of cardboard instruments for teaching the dulcimer, and she didn't know the chords. She was doing only melodies with a pick and noter. It worked out pretty good for the kids, as only two or three actually knew what a chord was. So I kept it simple with D, G, A & C, and that we use all our fingers, including the thumb, to play the dulcimer. Most of them took to it like a duck to water. Next Wed. the school is having a talent show and two of the 6th graders are playing a tune in it. I think Good King Wenceslaus. I get to play a tune also. I'll let you know how it goes.



05/06/17 07:16:40PM @fretfull:

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for your nice welcome.

No fretting here, just full of frets.

Happy to see a thriving online community.