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The LORD is my strength, my husband is my hero, and my six children are the air to me!

Latest Activity

@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017":
"Lisa, you're going to have a great Saturday out there with your instrument(s)!   I was hoping to get a line-up by time on my porch, but I haven't.  I'm just..."
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 231
Posted a new Comment on @robin-thompson:
"I get it.  Just know your voice is a blessing, so come back after you've had some refreshing.  :)"
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 231
Posted a new Comment on @robin-thompson:
"Are you off of fb, love?  I am missing you and cannot find you!  "
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Singing with my dulcimer...":
"I have always been one to play and sing, because why would you play and not sing?  LOL!  I used to have this throaty, theater voice, but I did not view my..."
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos by @irationsound:
Dulcimer Beginnings...
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"OH that's gorgeous...."
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Crowd Sourcing Questions when funding a CD":
"The pianist at our church did Kickstarter for a Christmas album.  It was successful, and it was awesome!  Here's what his looked like (it's all done):..."
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Morgan Megan, Dulcimer & Bowed Psaltery:
"OH how lovely!  ~one day I'm gonna have a bowed psaltery, too~  "
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am SO in over my head!!!":
"Just an update~I have commissioned Erin Rogers to make some vids of my favorite songs using chords, and I'm very excited.  With six littles I just am needing..."
@hugssandi • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017":
"I am planning to have a line-up of people on my porch the 26th.  I hope scheduling fills up and makes for a FUN day!  ~my poor neighbors~"

Latest Group Discussions


In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!

I know I've posted a lot about this in the last few days, but I want to...
@hugssandi last year - Comments: 2

New to arranging

I have loads of songs I am wanting to work on learning, especially those...
@hugssandi last year - Comments: 12

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Take Time to Be Holy

Take Time to Be Holy

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Latest Forum Discussions


What's fer dinner?

Posted: Monday October 30 2017, 2:28 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

I am SO in over my head!!!

Posted: Sunday October 1 2017, 10:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug...

Posted: Sunday August 27 2017, 10:50 PM
By: @robert schuler

Singing with my dulcimer...

Posted: Tuesday August 8 2017, 10:03 PM
By: @Gordon Hardy

Do you have any dulcimer art/photos I...

Posted: Thursday May 11 2017, 9:29 AM
By: @hugssandi

What are you reading right now?

Posted: Monday April 10 2017, 2:24 AM
By: @hugssandi

Playing the high notes well...

Posted: Saturday November 19 2016, 5:09 PM
By: @hugssandi

Please share pics of your homemade...

Posted: Sunday October 16 2016, 2:57 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

Campfire songs?

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 5:13 AM
By: @hugssandi

How do YOU memorize music?

Posted: Monday August 29 2016, 8:57 PM
By: @Linda Boies


Robin Thompson
08/22/17 04:13:20PM @robin-thompson:

You are a jewel in my life, Sandi. 

Robin Thompson
08/22/17 11:53:07AM @robin-thompson:

Dear One, yes, I needed a fb hiatus.  Was on briefly recently to check-up on a relative yet am off again for a bit. 

I send my love, Sandi! 

06/13/17 11:51:58AM @alamaine:

Thank You!

06/09/17 05:39:28PM @abritabroad:

Thankyou so much....happy to be here....

Joyce Hughes
05/01/17 10:34:57PM @joyce-hughes:

Linda Brockinton plays it on you tube. The song is from the Isle of Man. The tale is that water kelpies are horses that tempt a rider and then ride into the sea and drown the rider. Supposedly this story was invented to keep children from wandering too close to the water when they were on their own. The song has a haunting melody. Linda B. has beautiful ornamentation of the melody.

Cindy Stammich
04/10/17 11:14:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Sandi - I am sorry you were up in the middle of the night, and really sorry we kept you up smiler

Seriously, thank you so much for the sweet comments!!!  I do cherish the time with the grandkids - the precious memories we have made.  It seems to be getting more difficult, but we still manage once in a while to make a little music. Thank you again!

Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 01:33:51PM @laurel-k-scott:

You're not bugging me at all Sandi -- so thrilled to meet a fellow Richmonder who likes dulcimers! My mother's ancestors were out in SW VA (New River Valley) around the time that the original Neff dulcimers (which inspired my new dulcimer) were made. So yes, we will have to chat!!

Time to get the new dulcimer out of its wet wooden box ... :)

Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 12:37:15PM @laurel-k-scott:

Oh, I love Church Hill (I'm a history fanatic) and your gaggle of children sounds delightful! I live in a small apartment just over the river in Forest Hill, and come with one very needy little dog. :)

From your video, I can tell you are much more advanced a player than I am. I bought a vintage dulcimer last month -- it kind of called to me from an antique shop on a stormy day like today -- but it is hard to keep in tune long enough to really learn on. So as a gift to myself, I had Dan Cox make me an old-style Virginia type dulcimer with modern tuning and fretboard, so I could at least get started while having my vintage dulcimer looked at/repaired.

My new dulcimer is supposed to arrive today, so I'm very excited! I played piano as a child, so have a little musical training, but not on stringed instruments. I would love to learn to play 'Amazing Grace' on my new dulcimer.

Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 11:09:28AM @laurel-k-scott:

Sandi, I'm so excited to find you! I was despairing of finding anyone in my area who played, though I know of some folks in Louisa and Charlottesville.

Alas, I am a rank beginner (with two dulcimers!), although Larkin Bryant sent me a copy of her book and CD to start with. I will be taking my first actual lessons at the Crooked Road festival in May.

What kinds of dulcimer(s) do you have, and what kind of things do you enjoy playing? I like the traditional songs and playing styles most, I think.

Robin Thompson
03/25/17 02:33:04PM @robin-thompson:

Oh, Sandi, thank you-- your thoughts mean so much!  

I send my love to you & your dears! 

Janene Millen
11/07/16 09:58:48PM @janene-millen:

Thanks so much.  Glad you liked it!

Janene Millen
09/11/16 05:15:19PM @janene-millen:

So glad you are enjoying this "old" songs I find. If I ever make a CD, I'll let you know.  Made a feeble attempt but found I hated hearing my voice mic-ed like that.  Have to let it go and maybe try again later.  Thanks for the words of encouragement though!

Lynne Gill
08/13/16 03:51:25AM @lynne-gill:

Thanks Sandi! 

Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/10/16 06:07:39AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Hugs, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Marc Mathieu
08/05/16 10:32:55PM @marc-mathieu:

Thanks so much Sandi for taking the time to watch my bro & I play Hallelujah, and also for liking our rendition ! 

Ken Longfield
08/01/16 04:25:32PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sandi. It was good to chat with you last evening. It's good to have you aboard here.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
08/01/16 06:25:58AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sandi, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Robin Thompson
08/01/16 06:18:45AM @robin-thompson:


Happy strumming, friend!  

Robin Thompson
07/31/16 10:23:06PM @robin-thompson:

Hello, dear one!  <3

Rob N Lackey
07/31/16 08:57:42PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Sandi, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. You'll make lots of friends here; this is the friendliest board on the internet.  Hope you enjoy it here.