Elvensong

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Location: Tenino, WA
Country: USA

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Playlists: 1
SoundCloud Tracks: 8
youtube videos: 8
images: 12

I've been playing dulcimer since 1979. I built a kit complete with friction peg tuners. I played the heck out of that dulcimer for 7 years and performed on the Arena Stage at the 1986 Folklife Festival and the World's Fair in Vancouver, BC. I donated it to a friend's kid and decided to buy a Blue Lion and have been playing it ever since.

 

Latest Activity

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Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Down by the Elk:
"Very catchy tune Steve. I'm going to give this tune a try!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a vimeo item created by @steve-battarbee:
Down by the Elk
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Yearning for the Noble Knight:
"Very dreamy tune, Ariane! This mix is like ear candy. And definitely listening in headphones is required - it takes you to a whole new place!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Yearning for the Noble Knight
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Once I Had A Sweetheart:
"I've never heard this tune before and it is lovely! Thanks for sharing."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 15
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan:
Once I Had A Sweetheart
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @bob:
Floo'ers o' the forest
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Floo'ers o' the forest:
"Beautiful tune Bob. I LOVE the scheitholt and it sounds like you've built a wonderful instrument!I've only had my scheitholt for a couple of months but there..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer:
"Thanks so much for the encouragement @robin-clark, @dulcinina, @bob, @cindy-stammich, @dan, @salt-springsSharing music is a very personal thing and it makes..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer:
"I decided I wanted to do a video for this tune and Ariane graciously "recreated the creation" with video of her parts.  It’s pretty amazing that technology..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new YouTube video:
Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @charles-thomas:
Scarred
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Updated a YouTube Video:
Flight To Minas Tirith
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scarborough Fair:
"Scarborough Fair is one of my all-time favorites and your rendition is stunning! You really know how to create beautiful harmonies. You have a wonderful..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Scarborough Fair
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Zwei kleine Wölfe:
"Wonderful song Ariane! What a great mix of instruments to mimic the animals. Did you play this for your young visitors the other day?"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Zwei kleine Wölfe
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt sound test:
"Really nice sound Bob. How's it tuned?"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @bob:
Scheitholt sound test
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Dark Grey and a kind of Beige:
"What a lovely inaugural tune for your new McSpadden! It really has a sweet tone. I didn't know you were a finger picker! What does Dark Grey and A Kind Of..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ariane:
Dark Grey and a kind of Beige
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on HIroshima Girl:
"Excellent Mark! The whole package! Great story and song performed with passion!  "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston:
HIroshima Girl
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @cindy-stammich:
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Hour of Prayer:
"What an idyllic location to play. Beautiful tune with a nice touch.   "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dance of the Fretboard Fae:
"Repp: Great performance and one sweet dulcimer Thank you @repp! It really is fun to play! I just came from an overnight jam and this is the one I took..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dance of the Fretboard Fae:
"Ariane: And the winner of the dance contest iiiiiis ... the Fretboard Fae!!! VERY beautiful and with elegant finger artistic ! 😊..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Singvogel Ländler:
"I got to see this on your Facebook page and I'll repeat how much I love this tune. You have a real ear to what makes a great tune and this really sounds..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @jenniferc:
Singvogel Ländler
Elvensong
@elvensong • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dance of the Fretboard Fae:
"IRENE: fun happy playing..and wow, such a cool hobbit house in the back of you.  aloha, irene Thanks Irene! We have a pretty great place for..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dance of the Fretboard Fae:
"This was the final tune in my set at the finals at Winfield. It's titled Dance of the Fretboard Fae (pixies/fairies). As we all know, pixies can be..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Dance of the Fretboard Fae
Elvensong
@elvensong • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "complete list of possible DAd chords?":
"Strumelia: Neal Hellman has written a very comprehensive 64 page handy booklet showing mtn dulcimer chords in multiple tunings, including DAd.   Neal's..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Waterfalls :
"What a great medley expertly played! "
Elvensong
@elvensong • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-cline:
The Waterfalls

Latest Group Discussions

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Elvensong

Menucha Dulcimer gathering - Corbett, OR


Heading to Menucha Gathering in Corbett, OR April 11 - 14, 2018.   If...
@Elvensong 7 months ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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Flight To Minas Tirith (with Frank Ledgerwood in 1986)

Flight To Minas Tirith (with...


@Elvensong
4 months ago - Comments: 7
Eight Year Winter

Eight Year Winter


@Elvensong
5 months ago - Comments: 6
Counting the Days

Counting the Days


@Elvensong
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Smiley Kylie - first draft

Smiley Kylie - first draft


@Elvensong
5 months ago - Comments: 11
Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer

Cerise, Cerise - featuring...


@Elvensong
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Of Stormy Seas and Tall Ships Sailing

Of Stormy Seas and Tall Ships...


@Elvensong
5 months ago - Comments: 8
Cerise, Cerise - draft 2

Cerise, Cerise - draft 2


@Elvensong
6 months ago - Comments: 1
A Touch of Spring - draft 2

A Touch of Spring - draft 2


@Elvensong
7 months ago - Comments: 7

Latest Videos

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Dance of the Fretboard Fae

Dance of the Fretboard Fae


@Elvensong
one month ago - Comments: 8
Flight To Minas Tirith

Flight To Minas Tirith


@Elvensong
one month ago - Comments: 9
Circleville by Robin Thompson - PlayMusicOnThePorchDay

Circleville by Robin Thompson -...


@Elvensong
2 months ago - Comments: 11
A Touch of Spring

A Touch of Spring


@Elvensong
6 months ago - Comments: 26

Latest Photos

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Winfield Top 5.jpg
Winfield Virgin.jpg
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budding-musician_3.jpg
studio in 1987.jpg
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Lady June Janelle - detail.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Am I Activity Feed 'Spamming' ?

Posted: Monday April 16 2018, 4:04 PM
By: @Elvensong

Comments

Strumelia
06/06/18 10:26:40AM @strumelia:

(test)


Strumelia
05/16/18 10:12:33AM @strumelia:

Hi Elven-  the email address you are using for your FOTMD account is not jiving for our site notification system- all your site notifications are not being sent out to you because of it (like for when someone 'likes' your items, mentions you in a post, comments on your page, sends you a private message, etc).  To fix this situation you must use a different domain email address (gmail, outlook, yahoo would work fine, for example).  You can change this in your Account Settings.  I sent you two notes about this but I don't know if you've received them at your email address.   Thanks!


Anne R.
04/26/18 06:11:34PM @anne-r:

Elvensong: just love your profile picture of the dulcimer in a flower field. Is it a painting?


Slate Creek Dulcimers
04/18/18 07:53:54PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Thank you!


Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/10/18 06:59:56AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Elven, 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


Richard Streib
04/09/18 07:49:32PM @richard-streib:

Welcome, Elvensong to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It is awesome you are going to compete at Walnut Valley this year. Best wishes. Glad you joined.


Cat Brown
04/09/18 07:25:51PM @cat-brown:

Hi Elvensong...Welcome...glad you are here!


Rob N Lackey
04/09/18 05:56:20PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


Jim Fawcett
04/09/18 02:39:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Elvensong, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.