Location: Tenino, WA
Country: USA

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 10
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

@elvensong • 6 years ago • comments: 3
Seeing Aaron O'Rourke, Janita Baker and Karen Mueller play makes me feel like I'm playing my dulcimer with a ball peen hammer. lol

Latest Group Discussions


Menucha Dulcimer gathering - Corbett, OR

Heading to Menucha Gathering in Corbett, OR April 11 - 14, 2018.   If...
@Elvensong 6 years ago - Comments: 3

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Latest Videos

Cluck Ol' Hen

Cluck Ol' Hen

5 years ago - Comments: 10
Dance of the Fretboard Fae

Dance of the Fretboard Fae

6 years ago - Comments: 9
Flight To Minas Tirith

Flight To Minas Tirith

6 years ago - Comments: 8
Circleville by Robin Thompson - PlayMusicOnThePorchDay

Circleville by Robin Thompson -...

6 years ago - Comments: 11
A Touch of Spring

A Touch of Spring

6 years ago - Comments: 26

Latest Photos

Winfield Virgin.jpg
Winfield Top 5.jpg
Round One.jpg
studio in 1987.jpg
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Lady June Janelle - detail.jpg
Lady June Janelle - 1920.jpg

Latest Forum Discussions


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06/06/18 10:26:40AM @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?

Mill Branch Dulcimores
04/18/18 07:53:54PM @mill-branch-dulcimores:

Thank you!

Ben 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.


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.



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

Hey Elvensong, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.