IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • an hour ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: Cello Suite 1 - Courante - Bach
IRENE
@irene • an hour ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @deweylandrum: Researching a dulcimer I think it is a Bob Lazenby
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Jon Pickow's last performance":
"I was soooooo touched by this music and playing and just two days before passing.....precious for his family.  I truely loved how he played a counter melody..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on A life in Dulcimers:
"Joy is something hard to picture, but you captured it here.   So does she still play and do you two play music together now?    aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Dolly on mountain dulcimer
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: Arkansas Traveler - with minor version!
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Matt Hyland
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on a piece aired in Jean's memory the day after her death:
"ahhhhhhhhhh, great observation John, could be why I love this one more then all the other instruments I've made and play.  It's the folks that play 'em and..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on a piece aired in Jean's memory the day after her death:
"Yep, she had a big impact on my life.   yep, learned from her book as I thought no one in Hawaii played the dulcimer. I had heard an interview and some of..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @c-fred11: Cecil Sharp's description of the dulcimer
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Paintings by John W. McKinstry:
"I LOVE YOUR PAINTINGS....this little guy is soooooooooo perky....and I enjoyed your other paintings too....thank you for sharing.   I just must learn how to..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @nathina: This is a ukelin that I fully restored and have up for sale.
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Es ist ein Ros entsprungen / Lo How a Rose ere Blooming:
"Ahhhhhhhh, more then two votes on this lovely Carol.....and I also loved the tree and snowy village.   Thank you for playing it so lovely.....aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just received a John A Maxwell":
"yeah, I also do so much agree with what Dusty and Ken said here.   It all depends on what you're going to use this dulcimer for.   Keeping things original is..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just received a John A Maxwell":
"very cool Nathina.   I know I love to see the "before and after" photos of all  kinds of job but especially musical instruments.   I got some PERFECTION..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Angels From the Realms of Glory:
"loved this....thank you soooooo much.   "
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Medley of Carols: Flat Creek Box Dulcimer:
"Thanks for playing these Carols....I like how you switched from minor to major and back again.  Great teaching just by doing it.   MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 17
Liked a music item created by @jan-potts: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a music item created by @macaodha: Lord Inchiquin (O'Carolan)
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Wayfaring Stranger:
"I love bowing my dulcimers and it's much like how John Henry is playing.  The slow tunes are best and the harmony's ring out.   I'm going to try my hand on..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Bass:
"Thanks Dan, and I sure do hope and pray that we get to do Berea this coming summer!!! Are you making some dulcimores for Christmas presents coming up soon?..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Keith Young’s Dulcimers:
"WOW, lucky is right!!!   Where did you get it?   There has to be a story here.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this a capritaurus?":
"ahhhhhhhh, well now, if it's a kit, anything can go....especially if it's an unexperienced wood worker.  If your money is involved in buying a dulcimer from..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Blind Mary - Ireland (Carolan ?) - Mountain dulcimer:
"I agree with Strumelia, soothing to listen to.   well done and yes, It's a O'Carolan tune.  He's be happy with that played as you've done.   Thank you, so am..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this a capritaurus?":
"If one looks for flaws, one can find them always.   I sapose whatever we focus on, we will find and see.   I see a beautiful older instrument that I bet..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Tom Fellenbaum Dulcimer:
"OUTSTANDING LOVELY WOOD and beautiful dulcimer.   I bet sounds awesome.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 years ago • comments: 0
I loved this post. I can't read it all tonight, saving it on my computer to read first thing in the morning!!! A HUGE THANK YOU....when I play my M.D. with a bow, it is less then an inch from the bridge at the bottom.
Mostly ONLY the first string and maybe at the end of the song, draw the
bow across all the strings or the lowest D string. FUN FUN. aloha, irene
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Where can I get dulcimer wood?


Okay, folks, that build dulcimers.   WHERE can I get dulcimer sides,...
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Kari
01/30/19 11:54:18AM @kari:

two dulcimers.jpg    Here is a picture of some of Irene's dulcimers.


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Ken Longfield
10/24/18 10:30:22AM @ken-longfield:

Irene, more information on the Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering will be coming in 2019. Look for it on the Gathering thread in the Events section.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


marg
05/07/18 11:56:45PM @marg:

I am glad all are safe & keeping up daily may go on for sometime. I do hope the lava & poison gases soon stop.

 


IRENE
05/06/18 11:57:57PM @irene:

I have 3 daughters on the Big Island where this volcano is going crazy.  All are safe.  The Vog IS BAD.  (too bad "vog" is not in the scrabble dictionary) Vog is the mix of those poison gases and fog from the Sea.  I keep up with what's going on daily.  I love the Big Island as it is so unique with so much different land zones.  aloha, irene


marg
05/06/18 10:57:19PM @marg:

Hope your friends & love ones safe from the lave flowing.

 


sspradli
04/07/18 11:45:20PM @sspradli:

Soo new to this forum, but Irene kept telling me to check it out!  What a "harmonious"adventure the dulcimer brings to my life!


marg
04/05/18 10:40:24PM @marg:

Might want to say hi to a new member,  Sandy M

from Hawaii

 


marg
03/19/18 12:34:02AM @marg:

(Palestine Festival)

I was so hoping to meet you in person, I was looking forward to having a nice visit with you but things have come up and it looks like I may not be able to make it to Old Pal this coming weekend. 

I am so sorry to miss the festival and meeting you.


IRENE
02/28/18 11:18:40PM @irene:

whoooooooooopies, I'm a weaver as well and drove up to the top of Ohio and got a 200 year old barn frame loom I won on Ebay for $150.00.  (the repairs on it were square nails)...I've stained most of it and hopefully in one month I'll be weaving on her.  name?  Tabatha as she sat in an old barn set up for over 10 years.  aloha, irene


LisaJr
02/28/18 10:46:48PM @lisajr:

I am also a weaver. I am making a tablet woven band at a workshop I took in Vermont last year. It just happens to be one of the better photos taken of me that I actually like.


marg
01/31/18 09:16:07PM @marg:

    Do you know Terry McCafferty, dulcimer maker? He goes to the Palestine Festival, maybe you met him last year. I am off to his workshop tomorrow for a capo & hope to get a tour of his shop. 

    When you see him this year at Palestine, maybe you can tell him about FOTMD, all the dulcimer people I see I tell them about it but we just don't have many from this area on the site.


marg
01/31/18 08:55:16PM @marg:

(WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY COOL.   ZERO degree weather in Nauvoo, Illinois. )

Just about 70 today here in North Houston with the 'blue moon in the AM & a beautiful sunset this evening.


marg
01/25/18 01:38:28AM @marg:

I have only been once to Old Palestine, when I went several years ago John & Karen Keane were there. John was kind enough to help me out with my strum.

I hope the weather is nice & I make it up

 


hugssandi
03/14/17 10:44:00PM @hugssandi:

I loved learning what you are reading!  My step-mother has ties to the pilgrim colony as well.  So cool!


marg
03/09/17 10:52:05PM @marg:

Irene,

the dulcimer you are holding looks so big, is it or just the way the photo is taken?

i love the idea of fixing up old dulcimers, how wonderful you are doing that. Did you but the detail in the one you are holding and the banjo I can see?


robert schuler
02/17/17 01:11:05PM @robert-schuler:

Thanks for the good comment about my new galax model. tuning was ddad. adding the (A) goes against tradition, as its usually all dddd. but the A adds a bit of tonal color. rope binding is cherry quarter round molding. Robert.


Mary Gwynn Keller
02/16/17 06:21:04PM @mary-gwynn-keller:

Have a good time in Texas.  Hope to get to see you sometime this year,  We live about 20 miles west of you.  If the land was flat we could see the Temple from our back yard.  Have a good year.    Mary Keller 


Robin Thompson
09/12/16 07:10:48AM @robin-thompson:

Irene, thanks for the idea about using beeswax to make a noter slide!  I got a block of wax and really like the way it makes a noter go.  :)


Estes George
06/25/16 03:41:29PM @george-desjardins:

Thanks for your comment on the "treasure", FYI, if I can find wood peg tuners which is what was on here origibnally, I will be selling these if you are interested. George


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Bill Arnold
03/02/16 10:01:00AM @bill-arnold:

Thanks for your compliments on my work. Basically what I do is marquetry, then inlay it into the wood. I looked into a laser cutter once, but the $10,000 price tag was a bit too much for me. All of my inlays are cut out of veneer with an Xacto knife. Then I rout out a recess with a Dremel tool with a router base. The inlay is then glued in and sanded flush. Not very high tech and easy to do. Just like anything else, it's all about the tools and techniques. If I can help you with anything I'd be happy to give you any advice.