David Bennett

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David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"Great article Lisa, I hadn't seen that one."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"Lisa, it was probably within the last two years or so.  I usually make notes on everything I do (I've always had a bad memory) but this time I seemed to have..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"I once tried to run the Roosevelt dulcimer down.  I'd read somewhere that the White House had at some point given it to a Roosevelt museum (I've since..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April":
"https://heritagedulcimers.wordpress.com/today-in-mountain-dulcimer-history/timdh-april/"
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode 041: The Healing Dulcimer":
"This may have already been posted on the main FOTMD site, I'm just adding it to this group.Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode #041: The Healing..."
Dulcimer Therapy
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @bob: Curly Maple and Lacewood
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on @david-bennett:
"Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April https://heritagedulcimers.wordpress.com/today-in-mountain-dulcimer-history/timdh-april/"
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David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Homer Ledford Radio Program Audio Files From Berea College:
"I found it by accident looking for something else. It is quite the treasure trove."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Homer Ledford Radio Program Audio Files From Berea College":
"Most of the subfolders have many (over 200 I think) audio files you can..."
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
David Bennett
@david-bennett • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
The Bard of Armagh
David Bennett
@david-bennett • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on @david-bennett:
"A traditional Irish tune for Saint Patrick's Day The Bard of Armaghhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlJoaO9bB5A&feature=youtu.be Lyrics attributed to..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Video of new dulcimore Dulcimer Dan made for me.:
"Robin Thompson:What a beautiful dulcimer and nice collection of tunes!  The hickory pick yielded good sound-- I'm curious as to how you shaped it?..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Sally Ann Watches a Movie for Cats (with a couple replicas of vintage instruments in the background)"
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 7
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Richard, I believe the model his his Jinny."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Here is Sally Ann admiring the new Dulcimore that arrived from Dulcimore Dan this week. The instrument is made pine and cherry. Sally Ann will be a year old..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Long Tom" poplar hourglass dulcimer:
"I take it that "Long Tom" isn't as long as the eight footer you built a couple years back."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"Thanks for the reminder. I've participated the last couple years, it's a lot of fun. Two years ago I even a few people from our dulcimer jam group join me,..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Advise on making plectrum/strummer from a piece of hickory:
"Thanks Robin, I have some from Ken Longfield I could use as a pattern."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "Advise on making plectrum/strummer from a piece of hickory":
"I bought two thin sheets of hickory advertised as "book marks". They are suppose to be 1/16th or thinner.My thoughts when I bought them was to use my dremel..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

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David Bennett

Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April


https://heritagedulcimers.wordpress.com/today-in-mountain-dulcimer-histo...
@David Bennett 2 weeks ago - Comments: 7
David Bennett

Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode 041: The Healing Dulcimer


This may have already been posted on the main FOTMD site, I'm just...
@David Bennett 2 weeks ago - Comments: 0
David Bennett

Homer Ledford Radio Program Audio Files From Berea College


Most of the subfolders have many (over 200 I think) audio files you can...
@David Bennett 4 weeks ago - Comments: 4
David Bennett

Advise on making plectrum/strummer from a piece of hickory


I bought two thin sheets of hickory advertised as "book marks". They...
@David Bennett 3 months ago - Comments: 5
David Bennett

Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: DECEMBER


https://heritagedulcimers.wordpress.com/today-in-mountain-dulcimer-histo...
@David Bennett 5 months ago - Comments: 1
David Bennett

Monochord?


For my birthday Karen gave me a 6 CD set, Anthology of American Folk...
@David Bennett 5 months ago - Comments: 10
David Bennett

11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I


Here's a short piece I put together in honor of today being the 100th...
@David Bennett 5 months ago - Comments: 5
David Bennett

Jethro Amburgey #883 Comes Home


Jethro Amburgey #883 Comes HomeSource: Carolina Mountain Life Spring...
@David Bennett 8 months ago - Comments: 1
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Dulcimer vs Dulcimore


Today I ran across a letter to the editor written in 1973 regarding...
@David Bennett 8 months ago - Comments: 7
David Bennett

Making Lemonade in the Southern Highlands


Here's my latest dulcimentary. It's a continuation of the Hindman In...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 27
David Bennett

Peg Drops, Peg Dope and Peg Compound


Is there a difference between Peg Drops, Peg Dope and Peg Compound? At...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 17
David Bennett

Photos from Don Pedi noter/drone workshop in Athens Alabama


Yesterday evening Don Pedi came to town for a workshop/concert/jam....
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 4
David Bennett

The mad dulcimer doctor is in...


Here's something I put on the dulcimer page I manage for our local...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 0
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Noter/drone article in Dulcimer Players News


At the risk of self promotion, or tootin' my own horn, I wanted to...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 19
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Nettie Hicks Presnell


Over time I've been trying to locate CDs and videos of old time and...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 10
David Bennett

Need pointers for playing witha quill


  Lately I’ve been concentrating on playing with a noter and quill....
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 20
David Bennett

What If Exercise: The Un-festival


 Here’s a “brain storming” or “what if” exercise.   I've never run a...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 18
David Bennett

Friction Tuner Tool For People With Orthopedic Problem


For those who play mountain dulcimers with wooden friction tuners, or...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 5
David Bennett

Ralph Lee Smith Mtn Dulcimer History & Concert


I saw Ralph's notice posted on another site and didn't see it here: Hi...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 1
David Bennett

Question about Jean Ritchie iPhone App


Every once in a while I'll do a search in the iTunes store on...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Looking for tabs/books devoted to old...

Posted: Friday April 22 2016, 5:10 AM
By: @John Gribble

Dulcimentary: Appalachian Dulcimers in TV...

Posted: Monday May 4 2015, 9:44 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Dulcimentary: the history of the...

Posted: Tuesday April 28 2015, 10:37 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Who Will Sing For Me -- In memory of Judy...

Posted: Sunday February 8 2015, 5:22 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

An Unofficial History of Westphalia Waltz

Posted: Saturday January 24 2015, 1:51 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Archie Lee dulcimentary

Posted: Sunday November 2 2014, 7:25 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Clifford Glenn Dulcimer photos

Posted: Tuesday May 20 2014, 5:34 AM
By: @David Bennett

Hee Haw Plank Dulcimer

Posted: Monday July 8 2013, 8:59 PM
By: @David Bennett

John Stinson #2 history?

Posted: Sunday November 4 2012, 9:38 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

My first Mountain Dulcimer Competition

Posted: Sunday October 7 2012, 8:11 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

A new dulcimer from a 100 year plus old...

Posted: Thursday September 27 2012, 10:42 PM
By: @Stephanie Stuckwisch

My two Keith Young Dulcimers

Posted: Tuesday February 14 2012, 10:05 AM
By: @Strumelia

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David Bennett
03/17/19 05:00:11PM @david-bennett:

A traditional Irish tune for Saint Patrick's Day

The Bard of Armagh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlJoaO9bB5A&feature=youtu.be

Lyrics attributed to Patrick Donnelly (1650–1716).

 

Oh, list to the lay of a poor Irish harper

And scorn not the strains of his withered old hands

Remember his fingers, they once could move sharper

To raise up the memory of his dear native land

 

When I was a young lad King Jamie* did flourish

And I followed the wars in my brogues bound with straw

And all the fair colleens from Wexford to Durrish

Called me Bold Phelam Brady, the Bard of Armagh

 

How I long for to muse on the days of my boyhood

Tho' four scores and three years have flitted since then

Still it gives sweet reflections, as every young joy should

For light-hearted boys make the best of ould men

 

At a pattern or fair I could twist me Shillelagh

Or trip through the jig with me brogues bound with straw

Whilst all the pretty maidens around me assembled

Loved Bold Phelam Brady, the Bard of Armagh

 

Although I have travelled this wide world over

Yet Erin's a home and a parent to me

Then, Oh! Let the ground that my ould bones shall cover

Be cut from the soil that is trod by the free

 

And when Sergeant Death in his cold arms shall embrace me

Oh, lull me to sleep with sweet 'Erin Go Bragh' **

By the side of my Kathleen, my young wife, oh place me

Then forget Phelam Brady, the Bard of Armagh

 


Dan
10/09/18 06:46:03AM @dan:

I'm guessing around ten, but I'll let you know as soon as they finalize the schedule!


David Bennett
08/05/18 05:37:40PM @david-bennett:

Jake Hisaw will be 100 years old on 30 August. We'd like to encourage anyone who'd like to to send a birthday greeting to him do so at the address below. Over the years Jake has played with many campers and jammers between Virginia and Texas. Jake still sings, yodels and plays his guitar. He knows more songs than anyone I know. The last couple years he's been a regular with the Athens Dulcimers. 

Jake Hisaw

 Room 8

 The Madison Village & Assisted Living

 6016 Wall Triana Highway, Madison, AL 35757

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David Bennett
06/08/18 05:44:40PM @david-bennett:
I happened to be checking for dulcimer related items on Ebay today and found a FOTMD button for $6.95 plus $4 shipping.

Hmmm, maybe a should buy a bunch of nice new pins Strumelia sells for $2.50 each and sell them on ebay. That's almost a 40% profit!


Strumelia's pins http://harmonias.com/FOTMD%20buttons/

David Bennett
02/24/18 05:16:24PM @david-bennett:

Today I received the FOTMD buttons I ordered to wear at the now cancelled Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming. The good news is I'll still get to wear them that weekend in Berea and Hindman when I meet some of the other droners from FOTMD that have nothing else to do tht weekend. dulcimer Anyway, in trying to explain the significance of the  rare and elusive Lesser Hairy Toed Fotmd on the one button to Karen I was unable to find the post about the moth here on fotmd.com (maybe I just missed it). However, I did find it on the older dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com site and thought some of the newer member might be interested in the story.

The rare and elusive Lesser Hairy Toed Fotmd
https://dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com/search?q=moth

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David Bennett
01/24/18 05:49:36AM @david-bennett:

Long, Long Ago

Here's a new old tune I'm learning. Dave Holeton's video is excellent for learning the tune
https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/long-long-ago/


David Bennett
08/15/17 07:27:54PM @david-bennett:

With the total solar eclipse coming up Monday I was trying to think of some tunes that might be appropriate so after thing of some off the top of my head I went through my tab books looking for promising titles. Some of these might be a stretch. Feel free to add your own:

Monday Night Waltz (The eclipse on Monday)
Keep On The Sunny Side
Rising Sun Blues (House of the)
Sunshine In the Shadows
When This Evening Sun Goes Down
You Are My Sunshine
Meet Me By the Moonlight, Alone
Black Mountain Rag (?)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella
Give Me Oil in My Lamp
Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley
Meet Me By the Moonlight, Alone
Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On
Sunshine In the Shadows
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Wake Up Susan
What a Day That Will Be
When the Stars Begin to Fall
When This Evening Sun Goes Down
Worried Man Blues


Gordon Hardy
04/17/16 08:45:59PM @gordon-hardy:

Hello David, regarding simple noter and drone tunes, if you wish to "follow" my profile, we can private message each other our home email addresses, then I can share several DAA and DAD tabbed tunes with you. I am unfamiliar with the 1-5-5 and 1-5-8 terms or keys or any of that stuff. I keep things fairly simple and am happy to share. You can check out some of my videos here on FOTMD to get a feel of what I play.


Jim Fawcett
04/13/11 04:57:17PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey David, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Bill Lewis
04/13/11 07:11:16AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD David, glad ya found us. Grin.gif
John Henry
04/13/11 03:14:54AM @john-henry:

Sorry David, I forgot to say in the previous post that I had also been persuaded to post a blog about the TMB on this site which may also be of interest ?

JohnH


John Henry
04/13/11 03:03:24AM @john-henry:

Good morning David, and welcome to FOTMD from the UK/European group that exists within it. It was a welcome surprise for me to find that you had taken the trouble to send me a message aquainting me of the fact that you had posted additional info on the ED site, thank you. Your instrument has been made on TMB lines, tho' I would suggest somewhat shallower than others that I read about when researching in order to make one, plywood has been around for a long time, and fits in with the concept that the old makers used what was to hand. Should you be interested, there are pics of mine 'in the making' ( I got the 'tinwork' very wrong !!!) and also video footage of me playing it, posted on this site. I was very lucky in that after I answered something on ED I was sent some very beautiful poplar from Indianna to work with. Keep in touch,

JohnH