Forum Activity for @robin-thompson

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/26/21 06:33:22PM
1,241 posts

Song(s) for retirement


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm glad you all had a nice farewell party for your co-worker, Jost!  Yes, you have time to practice for New Year's Eve.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/24/21 02:40:41PM
1,241 posts

The Dulcimer Works, Santa Monica CA, about 1969


FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/Wanted to Buy...

If I weren't reducing the number of instruments here at my house, I'd be thinking hard on this.  It sure is a pretty instrument!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/17/21 01:52:59PM
1,241 posts

Margaret MacArthur at the LofC


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


If you scroll down the page, you will find the video of Margaret MacArthur's 2005 presentation at the Library of Congress.

https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2020/05/margaret-macarthur/ 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/17/21 08:45:24AM
1,241 posts

New cherry Jethro Amburgey replica for sale


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That is so pretty, John, and whoever becomes its new owner will have a treasure!

PS- I have had a dulcimer for several years and the body was modeled after an Amburgey-- no fiddle edge nor a scribed edge yet the basic body.   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/14/21 09:30:44PM
1,241 posts

John Frazier dulcimer


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@makerswife I offer my condolences.  It's wonderful your husband built so many musical instruments which can sing for many, many years.  


updated by @robin-thompson: 10/14/21 09:31:12PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/09/21 03:31:58PM
1,241 posts

RIP Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Though I never met Bill Taylor, I have seen others write wonderful things about him.  My heart goes out to his family.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/04/21 09:14:11PM
1,241 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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It was a nice day here and would've been perfect for hiking.  I hear you on the joints end of things, @slate-creek-dulcimers.  :) 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/03/21 08:15:52AM
1,241 posts

New Robert Schuler Dulcimers


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@traildad I enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing your play!  Those instruments have a great  old-timey sound and you play them very well.  Have fun with those nice frogfiddles!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/02/21 02:18:14PM
1,241 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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@slate-creek-dulcimers Nothing like getting outdoors to help heal mind & spirit.  We're going to head to the nearby lake in just a bit for a time of refreshing.  Take care, Bobby.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
10/01/21 08:34:29AM
1,241 posts

Death of John Shaw, UK mountain dulcimer giant


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

So nice to read the lovely tribute written by John's wife.  John has been a treasure in the mountain dulcimer world and his influence remains here and with all who knew him and who loved his music.  


updated by @robin-thompson: 10/01/21 08:35:47AM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/29/21 08:51:44AM
1,241 posts

String Sources, gauges, types


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I second Ken H's suggestion to pluck a string then turn the tuning knob.  It is so easy to be turning the wrong tuner-- I've done it enough times.  ;) 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/17/21 09:03:09AM
1,241 posts

Have not been on in awhile


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Don, it's wonderful you're going to build gourd banjos for your kids and grandkids!  

Oh, I'm so glad you kept all your fingers in the process of working that snakewood!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/16/21 08:47:49PM
1,241 posts

Have not been on in awhile


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I like the sound of gourd banjos with deep voices, Don.  Enjoy playing your new build!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/15/21 05:02:16PM
1,241 posts

Don Pedi honored


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Thanks for sharing this, Ken!  Don is a treasure!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/07/21 03:44:49PM
1,241 posts

Black Rose Dulcimer by Bill Todd


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I'd like to see a Black Rose mountain dulcimer-- I only live about 20 miles from Nelsonville OH.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
09/04/21 10:32:02AM
1,241 posts

The Positive Thread...


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@dusty-turtle I have a feeling she never stopped (loving you). sun

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
08/29/21 05:59:21PM
1,241 posts

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am glad you were able to be outdoors with your guitar and your McSpadden, Lisa!  Hope you get lots of chances to play outdoors during your "bonus vacation"!  


updated by @robin-thompson: 08/29/21 07:32:41PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
08/29/21 10:28:42AM
1,241 posts

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Friends, it has been so good to see the videos and accounts of PMOTPD-- thank you for sharing them!  

Here is the little movie Mark & I made yesterday:

https://youtu.be/0eo9wVbrWr8 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
08/16/21 04:03:25PM
1,241 posts

Beaufort County Jail (including mountain dulcimer)


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


I believe the song was written by Alice Gerrard who sings here.  A young music friend named Matt told me Penny Seeger is the mountain dulcimer player in this recording.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
08/14/21 09:52:15AM
1,241 posts

Signature Virginian #3 for sale


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Wow, that Sumac top is amazingly beautiful!  Another lovely build, Bobby!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
08/04/21 05:33:04PM
1,241 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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Hey, Bull Terrier named Gary!  So nice you can foster, @paula!   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/26/21 08:49:58AM
1,241 posts

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@carla-maxwell & @ocean-daughter If the weather's fit, we'll all be able to play a tune or two outdoors!  

For the places on Earth with drought and fire/threat of fire now I hope they get the opportunity to be playing indoors on a rainy (not flooding) day.  

Happy strumming, friends!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/24/21 10:27:56AM
1,241 posts

Got myself a book to start out with


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I don't know anything about the Lapidus book yet, I believe, Joellen Lapidus introduced Joni Mitchell to the mountain dulcimer and to using the mountain dulcimer percussively.  

A group whose music I really like, Appalasia, has a mountain dulcimer player who is also a percussion player-- Jeff Berman.  He uses the mountain dulcimer in a percussive fashion, too.   http://appalasia.com/bios 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/23/21 11:58:56AM
1,241 posts

Introduce Yourself!


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@sunvalleylaw Good to have you here, Steve!  The mountain dulcimer journey is a fun one.  So cool you got to see Tim H play md with Brandi-- love her and the band!  


updated by @robin-thompson: 07/23/21 01:26:38PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/20/21 04:35:06PM
1,241 posts

Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@carla-maxwell It wonderful you got to meet Larkin!  I imagine her book and accompanying recording have been a help for many on their journey of playing mountain dulcimer  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/18/21 10:56:51PM
1,241 posts

Bonnie Carol Curly Walnut with Maple binding


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It's a beauty.  I'm thinning my collection, too.  Whoever gets this gets a pretty one!   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/18/21 09:32:25PM
1,241 posts

The Positive Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

That is a neat story, Ken!  Thanks for posting the link! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/13/21 09:35:56AM
1,241 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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Thanks for the information, Ken L!  I look forward to seeing some  photos of the adventure.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/12/21 06:20:33PM
1,241 posts

New Dulcimore


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

It sure is a pretty thing, Richard! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/12/21 11:56:11AM
1,241 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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Hey, @ken-longfield -- I'm happy y'all had a wonderful and safe trip and have arrived back home!  

PS- What vehicles are the tow vehicles for yours and your daughter's Aliners?  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/10/21 06:30:29PM
1,241 posts

All-Maple Melton-Style Galax Dulcimore


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I think she's going to love it, John-- it looks great!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
07/05/21 07:47:47PM
1,241 posts

How to Like an item?


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@don-smith I send all good wishes to your Robbin and to you!  

The links Strumelia provided, links to her noter/drone blog, can be of great help on yours and Robbin's mountain dulcimer journey.  

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