IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oberflacht Lyre started":
"this is going to be exciting to see in the making and in the future playing.  I've made one Lyre and I say as I tell folks about it in my presentations...."
IRENE
@irene • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @ken-hulme:
Oberflacht Lyre started
IRENE
@irene • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introducing Pretty Betty":
"She's a PRETTY BETTY for sure.  I love it's the old style.  tell us more about the wood used and who made her.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Carve That Possum:
"How Totally fun to watch and sing along.  and yes, sadly I think that the digital world has left folks like a batch of blobs....sitting on a log.  Seems they..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Tennessee Music Box:
"HOW FUN IS THAT?!!!!  I've been gone a month visiting family in Utah and have missed being on this site daily....sigh.  even though I've got much to put away..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Making a Tuning Scroll:
"Thank you for showing how you do this.  JUST WONDERFUL.  I really like this little "lip" on the bottom.  I've not mastered carving at all....I do so much on..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on 'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer:
"Wow, THAT WAS GREAT!!!  And such a cool way to show your August Dulcimer while playing her.  just wonderful....aloha, irene  "
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on East Texas:
"I had SUCH A GRAND TIME at the Old Pal dulcimer festival.  IT WAS JUST FABULOUS and going next year FOR SURE!!!  HOWEVER, this post is about all those that..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Ready for Strings!:
"You are an extraordinaire builder.  I love all the colors of the woods....and those are cute little black banjo or ukulele turners?   Everything of this..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Press":
"wow, I've looked and looked at this set up.  I wish I could see it on a youtube demo.  That looks cool and looks fast and accurate.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 62
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"ahhhhhhhh, yes, the Dulcimore is a "sweet love" for sure.  I've soooooooooo enjoyed reading a book called THE STORY OF THE HUMMEL.....one of the ancestors of..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 62
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"WOW, do I agree with Brenda to the max!!!  I would get with other folks playing dulcimer in Oregon and they were using chords and it sounded wonderful....and..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on August's Dulcimer:
"OVER THE TOP...my friend.  just beautiful and inspiring your work is.  I need some help on learning how to take a photo that would be the size you have here...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Neat little story...":
"Cool words when the Eclipse of the Sun tomorrow across the USA.  Do Galax leaves have a shape of ellipse? "a closed plane curve generated by a point moving..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Morgan Megan, Dulcimer & Bowed Psaltery:
"that was soooooooooooo FUN....love these two instruments together and Shawn-Wright, the bowed psaltery is the easiest instrument to play.   It's a joy to..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"oh I ment to add....I made the folding legs of the now wooden dulcimer table to a very low position that it's at "lap height" for me.  I know I SHOULD play..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"I use an 18 inch tall stool I made a long time ago, but I put my dulcimer on a table that I got from Walmart, took off the plastic top and put on a nice wood..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months 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
Strumelia
@strumelia posted • 3 months ago
Posted a new Comment on Playing a regular mtn dulcimer with a bow:
"Be aware that if you play a regular dulcimer with your (rosined) bow, then the rosin may wind up interfering with your fingerpicking or your pick in the..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Samanthra:
"that was really wonderful and woke me right up when I was thinking about going to bed...heard this and went right to everythingdulcimer.com and found it on..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?":
"I read this early this morning and got right to my dulcimer and played it right smack up.  I love that song and had not sang it in years.....I used to have..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"sooooooooooooo beautiful.  I like that you put it on the cherry table cloth.  "life is just a bowl of cherries....." I love that song.  Keep building, we'll..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"EXQUISITE!!! thanks for posting this beautiful dulcimer, July.  I like how you name your dulcimers by the month you make 'em. aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Eli Presnell Complete.:
"Just beautiful....sleek and slim.  I love your "photo shoot" on these old steps.  I have a question.  Why did they and you.......stain it so dark?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"My mother used to sing this song when I was looking for "perfection" in whatever I was learning or trying to sell...."accentuate the positive, eliminate the..."

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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.


Ken Longfield
02/25/16 08:07:27PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Irene. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Strumelia
02/24/16 01:13:19PM @strumelia:

 Hi Irene, welcome to FOTMD....where you'll meet and become friends with soooo many friendly folks!   Welcome to the family.   nod


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/24/16 08:30:59AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Irene, 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.

Ben


Jim Fawcett
02/24/16 06:30:40AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Irene, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
02/24/16 06:00:17AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Irene, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob