I have mentioned twice that I am in the USA and these have attracted 22 comments each. However I cannot access these comments, I assume they are blocked because my messages contravene FOTMD site rules. Sorry! If this is not the case please may the person in charge of the site grant me access?
I am currently in Chesapeake VA and am having three days in the Appalachians from Tuesday, returning Thursday. Hiring a car and visiting LuRay and that area. Any events, shops etc I should check out? Haven't got my dulcimer as travelling light. Returning to uk 14th May, doing a few open mics with my friend. Borrowed a nice Martin to play but haven't even seen a dulcimer yet!
I am visiting the USA from Wednesday 1st May for two weeks. I will be based in Norfolk VA staying with a friend. I won't be bringing my dulcimer as travelling light but might buy one there if I see a good one. I am also planning to take a car West or North for five days or so though no specific places I want to go. Any recommendations for shops/people/places to play?
Marc Bolan Dulcimer?
I have recently acquired a dulcimer on eBay, built by Nick Odell of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. It is well made (though poorly finished) but has only a scale length of a little under 23". Has anyone ever come across another by this maker? Nick was last heard of contributing to a guitar site advising on which book to use in buildimg a classical guitar and recommending the Irving Sloan book. This was 12 years ago. Most interesting of all was that he was Marc Bolan's guitar tech in the early 70s, a repair label by him signed July 1972 recently being used as provenence for a Gibson Les Paul guitar which was supposedly used by Marc and came up for auction. Big question!!!! Does anyone know if Marc ever used on record or even owned a dulcimer? Are any photos known to exist? The instrument would be easily identifiable for a variety of reasons.
Hello Grahame, I've just worked out how to send a reply, though I doubt I'll manage it again! Sorry I've been off the radar for the past couple of years; a lot has happened including relocating to mid-Wales.
I've not been in contact with John Molineux. I must admit I can't remember being in contact with him before but then the little gray cells are not what they used to be.
Greetings, Grahame. Glad to be your friend.
Hello Graham! John is an extraordinary player. Do you think to stay a long time in Brittany in September ?
Welcome back, Grahame! I'll try to catch the radio show.
Hello Graham, a belated welcome to you from the UK/Euopean group within FOTMD, be glad to have you join us (would add to the sizeable number of 'Nonsuch' members already here!!!)
Welcome Grahame. It's always to wonderful when someone with a lot of experience joins. I look forward to your videos and contributions. It's a wonderfun site.
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!
Welcome to FOTMD Grahme. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Welcome, Grahame, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Are you the writer of the biography of Clive Palmer? Not that I've read it yet, but I did listen to the Incredible String Band back in the day. Hope you enjoy it here.
Hi Grahame, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
Hey Grahame, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.