Elvensong

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Location: Tenino, WA
Country: USA

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Playlists: 1
SoundCloud Tracks: 8
youtube videos: 9
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.

 

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Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Prince Willilam
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago
@elvensong is now following @kevin-burns
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on When It's Lamplighting Time:
"I don't know how I missed this, Phil, but this is wonderful! Is the action higher on a Clem-bro than a dulcimer? You certainly have a light touch. I do slide..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @kevin-burns: Distant Thunder
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Distant Thunder:
"I always love hearing original tunes on the dulcimer. Well done Kevin! Thank you!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 5 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @chris-hornby: na Beanna Boirche
Elvensong
@elvensong • 6 days ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Early one Morning:
"What a sweet tune and you play it beautifully!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 6 days ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Early one Morning
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: I've Got Sixpence
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: Life's Railway To Heaven
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Life's Railway To Heaven:
"Great job Gordon! I am working hard to play and sing at the same time and it's tough!  You make it look easy."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @charles-thomas: Changes
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Changes:
"I agree with Steven, this is great right hand technique for noter. Really impressive!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Gammal Norsk Mazurka:
"It's such a treat to watch you play, Ariane. Beautiful!Keep 'em coming!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Gammal Norsk Mazurka
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Gaudete:
"Very nice! I 'm gonna have to give this tuning a go. I really love the minor tunings and their haunting feel."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a music item created by @steve-battarbee: Gaudete
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Gymnopedie #1:
"My wife came running when she heard this. It's one of her favorites. Nicely done Ron!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ron-zuckerman: Gymnopedie #1
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w: Battle Cry of Freedom
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @guy-babusek: Fingerpicking Melody within a Pattern
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Fingerpicking Melody within a Pattern:
"Hey Rachel!I've been writing tunes and fingerpicking for a long time and I do the opposite. I compose the melody and chords then find the right..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Pigtown Fling:
"Wonderful all around: the passionate play, the excellent recording and the tune. Fantastic!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @john-w: Pigtown Fling
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Lonsesome Whippoorwill:
"Yay for originals! Very relaxing tune Kevin. Thanks for sharing! "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Nylon strung Dulcimer prototype . Basse Danse:
"You played sweetly so any mistakes you made weren't noticeable. Thanks for sharing, love the sound! I would definitely be interested in trying nylon. Couple..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Cercle Circassien:
"What a feisty tune! I LOVE this Ariane!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Cercle Circassien
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Robin Thompson:  Be sure to get a pretty nice bow.   Ken told me the same thing so I took it to heart and got a Coda Bow Prodigy.When it comes time I'd..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Robin Thompson: I've hardly touched a bowed dulcimer in about six years.  Mark & I just played for, perhaps, half-an-hour with me on BD and him on..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w: The Peacock
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @phil-myers: When It's Lamplighting Time
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Waterswivel - by Robin & Mark Thompson:
"Robin Thompson: ...We love the new voicings he uses to give the tune a unique sound, making the tune his own.  This is such a fun tune and there are a..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Waterswivel - by Robin & Mark Thompson:
"Dusty Turtle: Brad...used to attend my local dulcimer group here in Cal before he moved to Colorado.  He's good people. When I first purchased this..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @steve-battarbee: Elk River Blues

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Elvensong

Menucha Dulcimer gathering - Corbett, OR


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

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Flight To Minas Tirith (with Frank Ledgerwood in 1986)

Flight To Minas Tirith (with...


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

Eight Year Winter


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11 months ago - Comments: 6
Counting the Days

Counting the Days


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

Smiley Kylie - first draft


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

Cerise, Cerise - featuring...


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

Of Stormy Seas and Tall Ships...


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

Cerise, Cerise - draft 2


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last year - Comments: 1
A Touch of Spring - draft 2

A Touch of Spring - draft 2


@Elvensong
last year - Comments: 7

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

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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.