Elvensong

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Location: Tenino, WA
Country: USA

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Playlists: 1
SoundCloud Tracks: 8
youtube videos: 2
images: 8

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 • 11 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór/Carolan’s Cup:
"I could listen to O'Carolan all night long. Very nice combination of tunes and wonderfully played. "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-cline:
Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór/Carolan’s Cup
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @bob:
Hard Times Come Again No More
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-cline:
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Captain O'Kane ~ O'Carolan:
"One of the best tunes I've heard in a long time. This is definitely on top of my must learn tunes. Thanks for an inspiring rendition, Noah. Truly. "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-cline:
Captain O'Kane ~ O'Carolan
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Valley Forge:
"Excellent arrangement, Noah. It's impossible not to tap my foot. "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-cline:
Valley Forge
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Seneca Square Dance:
"Great tune Randy! You have quite a collection."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 11 hours ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams:
Seneca Square Dance
Elvensong
@elvensong • 16 hours ago
@elvensong is now following @sleepingangel
Elvensong
@elvensong • 20 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Left hand Rav Drum Right Hand Harpicle Harp:
"It's great that you are able to play again. This is a very pretty improv."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 20 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @sleepingangel:
Left hand Rav Drum Right Hand Harpicle Harp
Elvensong
@elvensong • 20 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston:
Pas d'été
Elvensong
@elvensong • 20 hours ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Carolan's Welcome ~ O'Carolan:
"O'Carolan was a a genius. You play this beautifully!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago
@elvensong is now following @jim-fawcett
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 days ago
@elvensong is now following @noah-cline
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 days ago • comments: 15
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-cline:
Carolan's Welcome ~ O'Carolan
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Cherry and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer:
"Cherry and Black Walnut is such a great combination. It really has a rich tone. Nicely done, Bob! "
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @bob:
Cherry and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago
@elvensong is now following @tssfulk
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Body ":
"Robin Thompson: I'd like to change my body shape from teardrop to hourglass.  :)"
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on In Memoriam #1: "Nothing But the Blood":
"Nicely done (yeah move the camera, lol) That's a great start to your journey on the dulcimer! Be sure to save time in your practice to put away the..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a vimeo item created by @tssfulk:
In Memoriam #1: "Nothing But the Blood"
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Newly Build Mini Jumbo Dulcimer:
"Beautiful instrument, Wayne. Very clever use of the arch. And is it really as easy to change as a guitar? Sign me up!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @wayne-jiang:
Newly Build Mini Jumbo Dulcimer
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on "Emma's Waltz" - Irish Traditional - Finnish Kantele:
"What a beautiful rendition of this haunting tune! It is hard to believe you've never played a kantele before. Do you play Celtic harp? I'll bet you would be..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • one week ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
"Emma's Waltz" - Irish Traditional - Finnish Kantele
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Staples and Strings:
"Wow that is amazing, what a great sound! And a great title to boot. "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan:
Staples and Strings
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @martin-oesterle:
Duo Dulcimus - Bärentanz
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Duo Dulcimus - Bärentanz :
"Bravo! The music is outstanding and the cow percussionist is wonderfully clever! Danke, dass du deine Magie geteilt hast! "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New ditty:
"Hey Steve, welcome back! You haven't lost your mojo that I can tell!As one who also "lost my mojo" for 25 years, I can tell you it comes back pretty..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a vimeo item created by @steve-battarbee:
New ditty
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
"Rosin the Beau" - Irish Traditional

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 4 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
2 months ago - Comments: 7
Eight Year Winter

Eight Year Winter


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

Counting the Days


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

Smiley Kylie - first draft


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

Cerise, Cerise - featuring...


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

Of Stormy Seas and Tall Ships...


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

Cerise, Cerise - draft 2


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

A Touch of Spring - draft 2


@Elvensong
4 months ago - Comments: 7

Latest Videos

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A Touch of Spring

A Touch of Spring


@Elvensong
4 months ago - Comments: 24

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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.