Elvensong

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Location: Tenino, WA
Country: USA

My Latest Followers:

Virginia Hogfiddler Patricia Delich John Tipton Robin Thompson flwoods1 Janene Millen Marc Mathieu Mark Gilston Charles Thomas Cynthia Wigington Robin Clark Bob Strumelia Elvensong Volha Dusty Turtle Ariane Cat Brown Stewart McCormick Stewart McCormick

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youtube videos: 1
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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 • 47 minutes ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Geburtstagskind (birthday child):
"Ariane: @Elvensong - thank you very much for your very kind comment - I play MD, Ukulele, alto Glockenspiel, Kalimba and soprano recorder.   Please find..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • an hour ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on History:
"Ariane: This picture and the story is so touching - children are the best!  Children, music and dogs are the magic that makes life worth living!"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 9 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on History:
"Strumelia: Great photo!   And to think you are both here now over 30 years later, tapping away on your computer keyboards at other dulcimer players...."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 16 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on History:
"Oh and I just realized THAT is my $100 friction peg kit dulcimer I mentioned in my profile. I miss you old friend. The dulcimer, not you Frank. I..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 16 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on History:
"This was the studio where I retreated after Frank ditched me to move to the wrong coast. And my baby Blue Lion, 24 years ago. And all that gear you see..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 16 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on History:
"Robin Thompson: Way cool photo.      Belly dancers, eh?  :) Yep. And they were really good! I had to douse myself before I went on stage lol. But it..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 16 hours ago
@elvensong is now following @virginia-hogfiddler
Elvensong
@elvensong • 16 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on History:
"My oldest daughter Cerise at 5 years old. She would grab her chair from her bedroom and come out and "play" with Dad while he practiced. This melts my..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 17 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on History:
"This is the photo we submitted with our audition tape for the1986 Seattle Folklife Festival and the 1986 World's Fair in Vancouver, B.C. This was back when..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 17 hours ago • comments: 7
History
dulcimer boys_1 budding-musician_3 studio in 1987
Elvensong
@elvensong • 17 hours ago • comments: 0
Signed @virginia-hogfiddler's Guestbook:
"I LOVE your avatar! And I loved the noter/drone photos, what a beauty! Dean"
Elvensong
@elvensong • yesterday • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on June Apple:
"One of my favorite fiddle tunes! Frank and I played a rendition years ago. I have it on my list of stuff to upload over the next few weeks. Thanks for..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • yesterday • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston:
June Apple
Elvensong
@elvensong • yesterday • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on A Touch of Spring:
"John Tipton: Great song and great playing! Hi John! Thanks so much for your kindness! I posted the audio and a couple of members were asking if I used..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • yesterday • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Avenging and Bright:
"flwoods1: Hey Dean, you got that cd I sent you off of my old " practice" cassette?  If do, maybe upload a few of the tunes for the folks.. Nah but it..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 3rd Year":
"Hi Patricia!  Joellen introduced you and Wayne to my wife and me at the Hollywood Monday night.  I had returned home Saturday from the Menucha Dulcimer..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • yesterday • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @john-tipton:
Snow On A Lonely Road
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Avenging and Bright:
"Ariane: Wow! This is fantastic!   And it is great that through comments of other members one can enjoy and become aware of great "elder" audios/videos..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Squire Woods:
"Oh now we have to definitely get together! What a gorgeous dulciborn, Frank!  "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on flwoods1:
"You are still playing this after all these years? Me too! I don't even remember the name, do you? Dude it is soooo damn good to hear you play again."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Avenging and Bright:
"Frank! Nicely done! What a great rendition.  Damn it all, you were supposed to stay on the West Coast so we could continue Robinson & Ledgerwood. I..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Waterswivel- on lap dulcimer & guitar:
"Lovely! Mark is the lucky one    My wife is just starting to learn percussion - djembe, frame drum and shakers. I am just getting to know the feeling of..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Planxty Fanny Power:
"I like to check people's favorite songs for jewels just like yours. I had never heard Lord Lovat's Lament before so I googled it and lo and behold! Bob..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Planxty Fanny Power:
"Wow she's beautiful, Bob. What a voice! I've been under a rock for 25 years so I had never heard of Bubinga. It has very rich tone. And the volume - even..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Mike Clemmers "Baby Grand" MD:
"Wow! What a beautiful instrument! "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on I Once Loved a Lad:
"Janene Millen: thank you Ariane... but...I am much too self critical of my playing AND singing to actually see myself while attempting it. Ugh. That's..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on A Touch of Spring:
"@Marg, @Janene-Millen Thank you very much! It means so much to me. It's such a treat to be able to share with the community.  I LOVE this site! Because of..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"MTWaggin: I will take you all back to your beginner days (since that is what I am)...I just started trying some chord work ... the chord work even at a..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Amazing pick:
"Dusty Turtle: @Marg, the picks used with this "mini-platform" have a little slit or hole in the top that hooks onto a little piece that slides into the..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Activity Feed 'Spamming'":
"Whew! Thanks so much @strumelia, @dusty-turtle and @ariane! I happened to glance at the feed and it was filled with my posts and I was horrified. I thought..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Activity Feed 'Spamming'":
"Is there a way to turn off my posts from spamming the Activity Feed? I've checked settings and can't find any mention of it. Is that just how it works?"
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Kusani: Elevensong, great idea....  if only I could sing..... You do your singing with the dulcimer instead of vocal chords.   "
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"James Phillips: Not dulcimer related, but I am working on Walking After Midnight by Patsy Cline on my 4 string tenor guitar.  Mostly key of C with a C7 in..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Just returned from Menucha Dulcimer Festival and am so pumped with all the new techniques I learned. I will be incorporating those into new songs. It's so..."
Elvensong
@elvensong • 4 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A Touch of Spring - draft 2:
"marg: Very nice, are you using a looper or another dulcimer on top of one? Not sure how you recorded 'A Touch Of Spring' but it is very lovely.    Thank..."

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Elvensong

Menucha Dulcimer gathering - Corbett, OR


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

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A Touch of Spring - draft 2

A Touch of Spring - draft 2


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A Touch of Spring

A Touch of Spring


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one week ago - Comments: 16

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Activity Feed 'Spamming'

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

Comments

Virginia Hogfiddler
04/18/18 07:53:54PM @virginia-hogfiddler:

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.