IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dance of the Fretboard Fae:
"fun happy playing..and wow, such a cool hobbit house in the back of you.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @elvensong:
Dance of the Fretboard Fae
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Shoat Hogfiddle sound check.:
"IT IS A GREAT SOUND SAMPLE, THANK YOU. "
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Multiple weather events impacting the USA Sept 12 2018":
"ohhhhhhhhhhh. where ever you go, TAKE THOSE DULCIMERS WITH YOU and help sooth those in the Shelters.  (and you) Take care and watch out for one another...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Shoat Hogfiddle:
"WHY is this beautiful instrument called a "hog fiddle"?   and where's a sound sample?  lovely setting to set off her "Photo shoot".  How deep are the sides?..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Welcome sign:
"THIS IS JUST DARLING. "
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Farewell to Whiskey:
"ALSO it was VERY COOL how you had the color or non color settings on the videos.  thank you for sharing with us all.  I wondered what the background of that..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Fence Post Dulcimer:
"HOW I LOVE THIS SONG...Oh Danny Boy.  and the tone of this fence post is  AWESOME.  I was just going to Peek at this site before going to bed....WHAT A..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah on Number 29:
"sounds wonderful.....enjoy for a long time....."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Number 29:
"ANOTHER BEAUTY....and how does she sound?  How do you like playing 4 equal distant strings?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mercer Museum Zither Replica":
"Strumelia, THANK YOU SO MUCH for fixing that link.  That was fabulous reading and I love to do that kind of painting as well.  I've done some of that on my..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mercer Museum Zither Replica":
"and Ken, I tried to get to your link and it didn't happen.  love old tune books.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mercer Museum Zither Replica":
"YES YES, I would love to make this one.  YES YES...I looked at all the photos you had there at the beginning....and I know I could do that.  Those little..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Minstrel Boy/Old Rosin the Beau:
"I love both these tunes and played so well. thanks so much aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mercer Museum Zither Replica":
"I've gone through the pictures 3 TIMES..(I'll go over 'em again too!!)..that is soooooooooooooo cool.  I also can hardly wait to hear her sing.  What did you..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on 36 inch "Grand":
"I want to know more about your "WITTNER FINE TUNERS".  I looked on ebay and they only had something for violins, and it was not your pegs.   where can I..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My 169th dulcimer":
"I so agree with Bob, just let folks try 'em.  yep, the three women came by the house today and all three want the bowed psaltery and other stuffs I make...."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My 169th dulcimer":
"oh my, with that many dulcimers you've sold, SURELY there's someone that would do a show with you.  they would like to take the classes, but then during the..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Up to 5 cups a day:
"OVER THE TIP...TOP....thank you for such a fun song and wow, we all could learn how you do that and be able to put it on this site.   fabulous.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on The Cumberland, noter/drone travel dulcimer.:
"Not only are is the finish very cool, so are the frets.  HOW DID YOU MAKE THESE?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My 169th dulcimer":
"Your dulcimers are just beautiful.  I also have had a hard time selling instruments through a music store or others stores.  They take all the profit out of..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Rocking Out:
"You just can't get more darling then this.  Aloha to that sweet singer and dulcimer player...and the one that quickly took the video.......irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @kusani:
Latest Build
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimer Builds:
"two more lovelys....and question.  Have you had any trouble with the Aromatic cedar warping?  just very cool.  and I do love  your choice of putting these..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimer Builds:
"SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL.  What kind of wood?  Do you not put "dots" on your dulcimers?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine:
"ahhhhhhh, now we get to see you playing so good.  and you also love other instruments.  This dulcimer has a lovely mellow tone....good job.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 27 completed:
"FABULOUS WORKMANSHIP.  beautiful choice of woods and the rosettes are just lovely.  did you make those?  and it sure much be easier to do a flat head then a..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Captain O'Kane ~ O'Carolan:
"That was very very well done.  I love his music and playing it on the dulcimer is really sweet.  I love playing his music on the harp as that is what..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel:
"ohoh...I was saposed to go to bed HOURS ago.  I loved the sound of this.  Is there record of more "Dulcigurdy's" made anywhere?  Was it done  years ago or..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Staples and Strings:
"I just didn't get enough....went to listen to the "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"....wow, I didn't know there were dulcimer stings that were a nylon..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Staples and Strings:
"WOAH...that was over the top good.  I'd love to see this played in person.  emmmmm eh.  bending that string....oh oh.  thanks aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Melton Galax just finished!":
"Yes yes, this is wonderful....and yep, like the other's posted here, we'd like to hear her played.     aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Sylvan James of Gassaway WV:
"ahhhhhhhh, Robin, I'd love to do that.  I've not been able to get some help with someone videoing me playing.  AND figure how to put it on this site.  I'd..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Do you have a favorite?:
"A FAVORITE POEM ABOUT A DULCIMER....(Lisa, I don't know where to put this, but here goes.)     THE PIONEER DULCIMER by Sally T. Taylor (yes, I got..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Oh how I wish you lived closer then 14 hours away.  I LOVE your style of picking and would love to learn that style.  Not fast or wild and BAMB BAMB..."

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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.


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