Forum Activity for @buckeye67

Buckeye67
@buckeye67
02/13/20 03:41:39PM
5 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Jim Phillips:

Buckeye67,

You are indeed very fortunate!  The Dayton dulcimer club is probably one of the best clubs in the US.  They have many events during the year.  I have contacts that are leaders of the group and have other information about the club.  If you want to send a PRIVATE MESSAGE to me, I will send information to you.

Since both of you are military,  I am posting some pictures of one instrument that I recently built.  A mother here in Ohio had me build this instrument to honor her son as he retired from the USAF. She was having a hard time deciding on sound holes. She decided on the "stars", since they are a prominent part of the USAF insignia.

Please see attached images.

Jim Phillips


That's a lovely instrument! I'll shoot you a PM when I get home from work. :-)
Buckeye67
@buckeye67
02/13/20 10:04:39AM
5 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Jim Phillips:

Buckeye67,

Many thanks to you and your wife for serving and protecting us.

I am also a “Buckeye”.  I live in central Ohio - play and build dulcimers.  I am also from Appalachia.  Family was from Buchanan County, VA - maybe 50 miles from Pikeville.  I have a son that lives in Cincinnati and I would be glad to send you information about playing.  I know players who are involved in string clubs in southern Ohio.  I think playing with a club is a great way to learn.

Jim Phillips


Hi Jim,

Thank you! We'll be moving to the Dayton area (WPAFB). I agree completely about learning with a group/club. When I started playing ITM I was fortunate to find Cincinnati's Riley School of Irish Music. I've seen that there's a dulcimer club in Dayton that I was going to check out, but would love info on Cincinnati happenings as well.
Buckeye67
@buckeye67
02/12/20 12:08:59PM
5 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hey everyone,

I'm originally from SW Ohio, served in the US Army and worked in law enforcement nearly all my adult life.  My wife is still in the USAF, which has had us move from Ohio to Texas and to Michigan where we currently live.  This summer, we'll be moving back to SW Ohio and this September we'll be welcoming our first baby!  My mom's side of the family is from Pike County, KY (she was born in Hardy), and having roots in Appalachia, I have an avid interest in the people, culture, history and music of the mountains.

I mostly play traditional Irish music (whistle and flute), but also throw in some Breton, Scottish and Galician tunes as well (Breton tunes would sit very well on the Dulcimer, I think).

I don't own a dulcimer yet, but plan on getting one and getting started learning to play soon.  Doing research on them is what led me to the forums here. 

Thanks for having me, and I look forward to starting this journey. :)

 

Buckeye67
@buckeye67
02/12/20 11:22:24AM
5 posts

Tinwhistle / penny whistles


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Let's give this a bump.  I'm a whistle and Irish flute player.  These are my workhorses, my Burke B flat & Low F and my Copeland Brass D.  uGsTo5b.jpg

 

Here's a little clip with the Low F

 

And an oooold one on the Copeland.

Buckeye67
@buckeye67
02/12/20 10:58:07AM
5 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


OFF TOPIC discussions

Hey everyone,

Here are my three Original Mountain Curs - Ben, Grace and their baby (who's bigger than both of them) Sam

Ben.jpg

grace.jpg

sammy.jpg


updated by @buckeye67: 02/12/20 10:59:16AM