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Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
02/26/20 08:37:08PM
10 posts

David Olney, age 71


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I just saw this thread - afraid I've been away from FOTMD (and the dulcimer) for too long.  I'm coming back to both.

I was very fortunate to talk with David Olney a couple of times when I worked at a public radio station in Boston that played his music and became a big fan, and caught some performances and became a bigger fan.  The breadth of types of songs he wrote is quite varied, from touching love songs to writing about John Barrymore or the Titanic (from the iceberg's point of view.)  Saw him live most recently when he came to the Portland, Oregon area where I live.  That's a fond memory.  His death came as a shock.

For years he had a weekly informal vlog on Youtube where for about ten minutes he'd update fans on appearances, maybe read a sonnet or haiku he had written, sing a song of his (or sometimes other writers he admired) and then give some background on how the song came about.  They're all still there - just search for "David Olney You Never Know"  on Youtube.

 

 

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
02/26/20 08:12:24PM
10 posts

Lucy Wise - Walking Out


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Good stuff.  Thanks for sharing this.

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
06/02/15 06:42:40PM
10 posts



A bluegrass picker told me this one:

"What's the difference between a puppy and a singer-songwriter? Eventually the puppy stops whining."

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
12/10/14 03:36:56PM
10 posts

The Dulcimer in Eastern Kentucky Videos


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you for posting these Ken. I enjoyed them.

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
03/20/14 02:34:14PM
10 posts

The Onion Flute - mother of the kazoo


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Very interesting, Peter, and well researched. I had no idea that the kazoo had such a background. Your onion flute is easily the most beautiful kazoo I've ever seen.

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
10/14/13 03:08:33AM
10 posts

1930s Regal Tenor Guitar


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Lovely playing, Robin. And good news about the new CD. Can't wait to hear it.

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
11/05/13 02:16:40PM
10 posts

Si Bheag Si Mohr dulcimer duet


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Just saw this marvelous video - what a gorgeous performance of one of my favorite melodies. I've heard it performed many times on a variety of instruments and settings, and this has to be one of the best. Thanks so much, gentlemen.

Frank Dudgeon
@frank-dudgeon
03/16/14 04:22:26PM
10 posts

wow...it's party time again... REVISITED :)


OFF TOPIC discussions

Wowsers! Congratulations Lisa and all the folks that make this site so helpful and friendly. You're an inspiration!