Elvensong

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Location: Tenino, WA
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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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A Touch of Spring


musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:04:04
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That feeling when Spring makes a surprise visit towards the end of Winter...

This is the first song I've composed on this beautiful instrument. Her name is Lady June Janelle.

It's a Folkroots originally owned by June Keck and hand-painted by Janelle Johnson (janellejohnson.com). And somehow this little gem ended up on eBay and I bought it for $250!

The painting is signed by Janelle so I was able to contact her. Sadly, I learned from Janelle that June passed away several years ago from Alzheimers.

I am dedicating this song to June and Janelle. Thank you so much for a priceless wonder!
Elvensong
04/18/18 07:13:39AM @elvensong:

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 a looper or overdubs to get the sound. So I sat down and did a quick recording to demonstrate. I muffed it a couple of times (including a critical harmonic- naturally lol) but again it was just to demonstrate the technique.

 

Thanks again John hi5

Dean


John Tipton
04/18/18 05:47:42AM @john-tipton:

Great song and great playing!


Elvensong
04/16/18 04:35:22PM @elvensong:

@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. grphug

I LOVE this site! Because of people like you!

 

Dean


marg
04/16/18 12:32:32AM @marg:

So impressive, thanks for sharing. Beautiful sound, beautifully played.


Janene Millen
04/15/18 11:16:44PM @janene-millen:

What a full sound you have! Very dynamic and unique. Inspired


Elvensong
04/14/18 10:18:30AM @elvensong:

 

Marc Mathieu:

Great composition & VERY well performed !  I own a Folkroots also & I love the deep rich sound. 

Thank you, Marc, I really appreciate your comment.

The listing did not say the brand but I figured if nothing else, it would look great hanging in my studio. When I opened the old guitar case it came in, I was not disappointed. smile

 

Then I strummed it...grin


Elvensong
04/14/18 10:10:56AM @elvensong:

Jim Hedman:

Mellow box, mellow tune.  Enjoyed it!

 

I've been hawking e-bay again (durn DAD struck again it seems) and would have to say you did well.  Was it at auction or a buy it now item?

Thanks very much, Jim. I would have responded earlier but I am at the final day of the Menucha Dulcimer Festival in Corbett, OR. It’s a beautiful setting on 100 acres high above the Columbia River Gorge. The food was fantastic and the programs were outstanding!

To answer your question, this was actually an auction. I spotted her with no bids but there were 5 days left. I waited until the final few minutes of the auction and placed the default bid price of $250 and won it. I couldn’t believe my fortune!

joyjoy


Marc Mathieu
04/12/18 08:49:44PM @marc-mathieu:

Great composition & VERY well performed !  I own a Folkroots also & I love the deep rich sound. 


Jim Hedman
04/12/18 03:33:10AM @jim-hedman:

Mellow box, mellow tune.  Enjoyed it!

I've been hawking e-bay again (durn DAD struck again it seems) and would have to say you did well.  Was it at auction or a buy it now item?


Elvensong
04/11/18 01:37:11PM @elvensong:

Bob:

Oh wow- this is just lovely to see and hear!!! Thanks music

Thanks so much Bob! happys


Bob
04/11/18 01:22:42PM @bob:

Oh wow- this is just lovely to see and hear!!! Thanks music


Elvensong
04/11/18 11:39:22AM @elvensong:

Mike Thurman:

Beautiful dulcimer and beautiful song.  Thanks.

She's my pride and joy. Thanks very much, Mike!


Mike Thurman
04/11/18 11:35:33AM @mike-thurman:

Beautiful dulcimer and beautiful song.  Thanks.


Elvensong
04/10/18 06:35:15PM @elvensong:

Strumelia:

I'm sure June would be extremely pleased to see her dulcimer now being so well played and appreciated.  :)

 

Very nice composition, Elven.

Thank you very much! I sent a link to Janelle and it lifted her spirits on a dark day for her family: she is attending a memorial for her cousin. Synchronicity is an amazing thing!


Strumelia
04/10/18 06:26:02PM @strumelia:

I'm sure June would be extremely pleased to see her dulcimer now being so well played and appreciated.  :)

Very nice composition, Elven.


Elvensong
04/10/18 05:36:11PM @elvensong:

That feeling when Spring makes a surprise visit towards the end of Winter... This is the first song I've composed on this beautiful instrument. Her name is Lady June Janelle. It's a Folkroots originally owned by June Keck and hand-painted by Janelle Johnson in 1994 (janellejohnson.com).

And somehow this little gem ended up on eBay and I bought it for $250! The painting is signed by Janelle so I was able to contact her. Sadly, I learned from her that June passed away several years ago from Alzheimers.

I recorded this earlier today, I hope you enjoy.