DavisJames

Location:

Location: St.Catharines
Country: Canada

My Latest Followers:

Bvmaestro Beth T StudentofRhythm NateBuildsToys glowhazel dulcidom granto leslie Salt Springs Leo Kretzner Cynthia Wigington Gregg Schneeman Christine Shoemaker Martin Oesterle Gordon Hardy Pierre-Yves Donnio Rob N Lackey Mark Filler John C. Knopf Maddie Myers Cristian Huet Dusty Turtle Ethan Chastain Tom McDonald Mary Z. Cox MacAodha Randy Adams Robin Thompson

Stats

youtube videos: 3
audio tracks: 15

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Latest Activity

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DavisJames
@davisjames • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: THE BATTLE OF THE BRAES Hummel A 432hz
DavisJames
@davisjames • 21 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Jock Stuart:
"Great song and playing.Always loved it.My favourite recorded version was by the Pogues,Shane McGowan in a duet with Kirsty MacColl...something about..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @strumelia: Callahan
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on ma viele:
"You've got that Sligo thing.I played with a few Sligo people in N.America...they had "the edge".."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a music item created by @nick-osullivan: ma viele
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a music item created by @flint-hill: Faithful Soldier
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Gwahoddiad:
"I'd love to hear the pipes chime in 2nd. or 3rd. time around(yes,I know it would require re-tuning,capos,etc.)..I suspect it would be a brilliant sound."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on WV Hills:
"Strumelia: This tune is perfect for noter playing- very traditional- is it a hymn? Jim your dulcimer here has the most wonderful slide-y sliver tone... like..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Liked a music item created by @jim-fawcett: WV Hills
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a music item created by @robin-thompson: Route 155 Lullaby
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on A Sliver of Pandora -- dulcimer and harmonica improv:
"That's delightful.Thanks."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 18
Liked a video item created by @dusty: Bury Me Beneath the Willow
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @brian-g: Volte - Jean-Baptiste Besard - fretted dulcimer
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a video item created by @dana-r-mccall: My little Izzy dulcimer
DavisJames
@davisjames • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Sailors Hornpipe :
"That rocks!"
DavisJames
@davisjames • 6 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans: two modal pieces played live
DavisJames
@davisjames • 6 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans: Paved In Gold & Varsoviana - performed live
DavisJames
@davisjames • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @bob-reinsel: Shady Grove - demo of my latest build.
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: In the Kitchen, In the Garden
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Bending the strings:
"Perhaps I should mention,most of the melody is on the middle "A" string[Dad tuning] and the string gauge was light to enable the bending.Chuck Berry[great..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Bending the strings
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Y Delyn Aur:
"I love the choir on the recording.Are there any womens' Welsh choirs?(had to ask,laugh)."
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Louie's Schottische.:
"Thanks,Robin.Sometimes that is my intent,to stay as true to the time,place and history the music came from.Other times,"throw it at the wall and see if it..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on The Southwind on 8-string Scheitholt:
"Hello Jack.I've gotten great use out of the scheitholt you built for me: a joy to play and very esthetically pleasing."
DavisJames
@davisjames • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @jack-ferguson: The Southwind on 8-string Scheitholt
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Created a new Audio File:
Louie's Schottische.
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @studentofrhythm: Rosa das Rosas
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Broke and hungry:
"Down and dirty(that's praise,not criticism,laugh)..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @martin-oesterle: Broke and hungry
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How precisely do you tune up?":
"That is so funny-"lower your standards",indeed!.Fretless banjo would be perfect because there are so many tonalities other than the piano scale you can draw..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on two modal pieces played live :
"You really make these melodies sing!"
DavisJames
@davisjames • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @strumelia: Do Johnny Booker, Do ...with banjo
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How precisely do you tune up?":
"Tuning is such a big topic.I live in an area of high humidity...wood expands,contracts seasonally.Sometimes I have to tune my melody strings sharp or..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Myfanwy:
"Sounds better than good...it's pleasing that I can hear it on the FOTMD whenever I want.Parry really nailed it,the lyrics,laugh..."
DavisJames
@davisjames • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Road to Beech Grove:
"Makes me think of wood and stone..old curches."

Latest Group Discussions

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Latest Audio

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Louie's Schottische.

Louie's Schottische.


@DavisJames
2 weeks ago - Comments: 2
Strathspey and Reel.

Strathspey and Reel.


@DavisJames
2 months ago - Comments: 1
Fruitpicker's Blues.

Fruitpicker's Blues.


@DavisJames
3 months ago - Comments: 1
Back to the sugar camp.

Back to the sugar camp.


@DavisJames
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Reel de St.Martin.

Reel de St.Martin.


@DavisJames
4 months ago - Comments: 1
Cuckoo's Nest.

Cuckoo's Nest.


@DavisJames
4 months ago - Comments: 1
Up on a Hill song.

Up on a Hill song.


@DavisJames
4 months ago - Comments: 2
Downtown Eastside Blues.

Downtown Eastside Blues.


@DavisJames
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Westernlands Waltz.

Westernlands Waltz.


@DavisJames
11 months ago - Comments: 2
Partons,la mer est belle.

Partons,la mer est belle.


@DavisJames
last year - Comments: 5
Uncle Joe

Uncle Joe


@DavisJames
2 years ago - Comments: 2
Morag of Dunvegan

Morag of Dunvegan


@DavisJames
2 years ago - Comments: 3
Hangman's Waltz.

Hangman's Waltz.


@DavisJames
2 years ago - Comments: 3
When I first went to Caledonia.

When I first went to Caledonia.


@DavisJames
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bush Fiddler.

Bush Fiddler.


@DavisJames
2 years ago - Comments: 9

Latest Videos

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Bending the strings

Bending the strings


@DavisJames
one week ago - Comments: 3
asheville girls

asheville girls


@DavisJames
2 years ago - Comments: 3
Cherry Dulcimer Song

Cherry Dulcimer Song


@DavisJames
3 years ago - Comments: 9

Comments

Ken Longfield
12/29/23 11:13:30PM @ken-longfield:

I grew up not far from the Hudson River on the western side of the Palisades in north eastern NJ. We spent many delightful days traveling up the western side of the river up to Kingston and back.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Ken Longfield
12/28/23 06:36:34PM @ken-longfield:

I, too, have ancestors that came over from the Palitinate. Perhaps it is that and the fact that I live in central Pennsylvania that peaked my interest in the the Pennsylvania German zitter, a relative of the German hummel. I have two instruments for the last quarter of 19th century that I've restored plus I have examined instruments in the Mercer Museum, Landis Valley Farm and Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Strumelia
12/01/23 03:55:50PM @strumelia:

James you are so kind and thoughtful to support FOTMD as you do. Thank You!  🎄🙋🏼‍♀️


Strumelia
12/27/21 05:10:38PM @strumelia:

@davisjames, thank you so much for your thoughtful site donation to FOTMD. It is so very appreciated. 🥰


Salt Springs
12/10/21 04:48:22AM @salt-springs:

June Apple Dulcimers in Maryland builds Scheitholts.  I have one.... it is an outstanding instrument.


DavisJames
12/08/21 05:46:45PM @davisjames:

Thanks again for the welcoming words.


Jim Fawcett
11/25/21 07:12:22PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Davis, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ben Barr Jr
11/25/21 05:44:41AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Davis, 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.

Ben


Ken Longfield
11/24/21 12:36:59PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, DavisJames. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Richard Streib
11/23/21 07:53:28PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Davisjames to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of dulcimer folks. Join the discussions. Ask questions. Make lots of dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.