Oh well crud!
I tried the link and got the infamous 404 Not Found error.
Got that both on direct click on the link and C&P'ing into a new page..
Well Lois, aren't you the sleuth! I can't believe you found that! The irony is that I was the one who posted that pdf file, but it was never intended to be public. I posted it on a hidden page of my website and with no identifying information.
As you can see from the first response to my thread, Maddie Myers in Australia very generously offered to send me her copy of the book. I am still grateful for that. Shortly afterwards, someone else I've known for a few years asked if there was anyway I could share it. So I scanned the book and posted it as a "secret" link on a semi-hidden page of my website. My plan was to share the document with a single person, not to make it available to the public at large.
Since the book is out-of-print, making copies is legal. But I am still uncomfortable with the ethics of posting a free copy online, so I've taken the link down. Apologies to those who were hoping to get a copy. If there is enough interest, perhaps we should contact Randy directly or Kicking Mule publications or whoever owns the copyright.
Hey everybody, especially who said he'd "been looking for this book for years", I thought I'd check to see if anybody was selling it, & found a pdf version online!!! https://www.rivercitydulcimers.com/Randy%20Wilkinson,%20Elizabethan%20Dulcimer.pdf.
See it pays to prowl old discussions.
I believe Cynthia Smith in Orange County area of Los Angeles may be a good contact source for Randy Wilkinson. His arrangements of Elizabethan tunes are still wonderful to play! And his playing was really exceptional. I caught some of his performances at the Summer Solstice Dulcimer Fest in LA in early to mid 1980's. Not aware of what he's now up to.
Does anyone know if Randy W is still around? Even if his book is now out of print, perhaps if he knew folks were looking for them, he'd be willing to zerox a handful of copies for people, for a reasonable price of course.
Oh my! I could just kiss you, ! I've been looking for that book for years and I don't know why it never occurred to me to post a note here. I'll send you a personal message right away. You're the best!
Hi, Dusty - I just checked into the FOMD site for the first time in a long time and came across your request for the Randy Wilkinson Elizabethan Music for Dulcimer book. I have a book by Wilkinson entitled "Randy Wilkinson Elizabethan Dulcimer." published in 1982 by Kicking Mule. It says it goes with the album KM226. I would be happy to give it to you. However, I live in Australia and would have to post it from there, so I will need your postal address, and perhaps you real name, unless you regularly get mail addressed to Dusty Turtle and your mailman doesn't get hostile about it.
Cheers, Maddie Myers in Western Australia
For several years I've been searching for the book of dulcimer tablature that accompanies Randy Wilkinson's album on Kicking Mule records called Elizabethan Music for Dulcimer. The book came out in 1982, I believe.
Does anyone have a copy kicking around that they'd be willing to part with?