IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Tomasi and Irene's Tongan love song This is the last time we performed this love song we've been singing for over 55 years.   In this link it was at..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Here is my sweetheart 6 months ago.   Yeah, my son Bob is here to teach me how to post pictures.    aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"All day long I was going through Tomasi's writings and stuffs he "was a gonna write someday"....and soooooooo many papers of his scrabble words he was always..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @jessica-comeau: Jessica Comeau- Cantiga 119
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @sean-belt: Mes Parents Veulent Plus Me Voir
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Thank you all for your words of comfort here.   Really, for several years now, this is the last site I look at before I go to bed....and your words are dear..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Not knowing where to put my "day of yesterday".....I'll put it on "the drifting thread".  Reading about "keyboards"....Yesterday, My sweetheart of 55 years..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: The Girl I Left Behind Me
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Ebenezer
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Two Bob Gerard Dulcimers:
"JUST BEAUTIFUL and I love the "slim waists".  Have you gotten you shop near ready yet?   We'd all love to see more of your new place.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @sean-belt: Jaybird Died With The Whooping Cough
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Cold Frosty Morning:
"loved it ALL.   what was your bass hog fiddle tuned to? and what key were you playing in?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @nick-osullivan: Wonderful Thomas dulcimer by John Knopf
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @nick-osullivan: Bob Gerard six string dulcimer
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Old Molly Hare
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Wood Choice - Food For Thought:
"My brother is building a guitar now and I sent him this site.   He said he couldn't tell when they changed guitars.   A FABULOUS DEMO of guitars built of..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on 2020 Dulcimer Class at MASW:
"VERY BEAUTIFUL.. where was this class taught?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Appalshop's 1977 movie "Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers" :
"I LOVED THIS ONE....tired, should have gone to bed hours ago...........Dan, now I know where you got your inspiration in your cool playing.   Thanks so much..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"hey hey,  thanks bob on that info.   I want to make a pretty psalmodikin and that will be what I'll choose to make ONE STRING PEG and see if I can work that..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: documentary on the dulcimer from Lexington Public Library
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"you need to show ALL the photos you had on F.B. (I only get F.B. on my phone) and wanted to see all of these up close.  36 years ago.  Thanks for playing it..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Newspaper:
"Yeah.....however, I want to READ this whole article and it's too small and blurry.   Is there any way that all the words can be printed here?   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"Folks, I can ONLY SMILE looking at these.   just wonderful Dan your darling instrument.  Looks like i could be made one out of aromic cedar?  SUCH good..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Éamonn A’ Chnoic/Mo Ghile Mear on baritone dulcimer:
"Well, Dusty, I've strung her up....lovely low voice.....I'm not used to dulcimer in a low voice.  Gonna learn some songs that might fit on her....sure don't..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Johnson Boys
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"FABULOUS write up Strumelia.    just loved all of it.   thank you for putting a possitive spin on this while time in American History, for that matter, world..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Éamonn A’ Chnoic/Mo Ghile Mear on baritone dulcimer:
"Soooooooooooo I headed to the music store in Burlington, Iowa today and got the string gages you suggested.  "about a 5th below" would be GDD? or GDG?  I..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I'm finishing up a 15 string plucked psaltery with decorations.   I gave my #25 plucked psaltery to my two little grandsons that came here with their daddy..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Éamonn A’ Chnoic/Mo Ghile Mear on baritone dulcimer:
"Yep yep. heading for the music store as soon as I can.  Maybe tomorrow.  and I soooooooo love that song you directed me to "Samantha".   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Éamonn A’ Chnoic/Mo Ghile Mear on baritone dulcimer:
"Thanks Dusty....since I'm the luthier, I'll consult her.  ha ha ha....yep, I put more bracings on my dulcimer's then I used to.   Now how about the string..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Éamonn A’ Chnoic/Mo Ghile Mear on baritone dulcimer:
"Just beautiful ....yep, worth repeating...JUST BEAUTIFUL.   I'm encouraged to know that a regular dulcimer COULD be strung as a baritone.  hummmmmmmmm. I'm..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: JUNE:
"YEAH, thanks and hat's off to David for posting the history.  I've loved reading these.   And yes, Jean Richie, I learned from her books and so she has a..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @glenda-hubbard: Carolina Waltz
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Carved headstock and end piece.Maker?":
"The bottom line, How does it sound?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @sean-belt: What'll We Do With The Baby-O

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Where can I get dulcimer wood?


Okay, folks, that build dulcimers.   WHERE can I get dulcimer sides,...
@IRENE 6 months ago - Comments: 4

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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.