IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Tomasi and Irene:
"Last summer we went to a wedding for a grandson.  That is a joy.  We've been married for 55 years.   Here's a cute photo of us.  Forgive me folks, but I've..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 1
Tomasi and Irene
Tomasi and Irene
IRENE
@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on BAG PIPER PLAYING DULCIMER:
"This summer, I had some bag Pipers come to my house.   My walls are still ringing from 5 of them played inside my house.  One of the girls sat down to my..."
IRENE
IRENE
@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on BOX DULCIMER #3:
"I had plantar fasciitis in my right foot and for several months I'd not been creating in my shop.   Sick of having a sick foot.  I first made this dulcimer..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 2
BOX DULCIMER #3
BOX DULCIMER
IRENE
@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Irene's photos:
"I made this for a sweet lady that came into my house and took to the dulcimer like a duck to water.   Her husband got it for her.  I'm now making a dulcimer..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 hours ago • comments: 1
Irene's photos
DULCIMER #28 for Irene 2
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "silver dagger":
"I used to sing this song when I sang and played guitar in a pizza parlor in Canada when my husband was in premed school.  I was paid more in 1/2 hour of..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: Walnut Thomas with a Possum Board
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"I'LL SURELY BE THERE...and I'm grateful you posted the dates so I'll not schedual ANYTHING on those dates.   whooooooooooooopies.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Londonderry Air played by Billy T Anderson :
"super wonderful.  thank you. "
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer":
"Another suggestion is to get a kit.   Just type in "mountain dulcimer kit" in google and many come up to choose from.   I've heard that cardboard kits are..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Goin’ to Boston:
"I like this VERY much....hey hey, what the tuning of your strings?   and I'm going to my dulcimer to see if I can melody the bass string too.  THANK YOU and..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: October & November:
"I HAVE SOOOOOOOOO ENJOYED READ BOTH OF THESE....thank you for all your research and putting it up here and have it be INTERESTING....aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?":
"OH YES YES YES....and I can hardly wait for the next Berea, Kentucky gathering.  I consider all that were there my friends.   If fact, a great blessing.  I..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Folk Art painted Mountain Dulcimer (#82):
"oh oh.....wayyyyyyyyyyy to beautiful in getting the happiness painted on.   And I listened to you play this on youtube.  I like it very much.   Now keep..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!":
"TERRY, can I quote you....more smiles on this one....aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Clara Callahan Weave Shop Dulcimer Player 1930:
"Ha, I was going to go to bed....and began reading this story....OH WOW...loved it.   I currantly have a 200 year old loom upstairs in my loft and it's too..."
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!":
"I just CRACKED UP LAUGHING on these posts and read them all.  The best book I've found on the UKULELE is written by Jim Beloff.   The info is a gathering of..."
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @lois-sprengnether-keel: Who made this dulcimer?
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Who made this dulcimer?:
"OH WOW...how does this swanny sound?   Made very unusually.  Surely you'll be playing "way down upon the Swanny River...."  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: The Boys of Wexford
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sneak peek at a walnut Thomas with Possum Board":
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you John.  I wish I had your phone number and I'd sing a bunch of birthday songs.   soooooooo lovely is walnut.  Will this be a possum..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel:
"One of my very favorites ..........went smack to my dulcimer and played it.  Yep, ALL SAINTS DAY is a great day for getting in the Christmas practice for..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
"THOSE ARE REALLY LOVELY.   taking a lot of real  time and work to make and thanks for showing us what other folks would like on their replacement of pegs for..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on How Great Thou Art:
"One of my fav. songs and put to all your fabulous photography...Fall is my favorite time of year and this hymn expresses that as well!!!  Sounds like a..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Entertainer - Grant Olson :
"NO WONDER YOU WON.   fabulous.   I love that song...not heard it in a long time.  thanks so much for sharing.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on BJ Jordan:
"very fine photo and beautiful area.   How far is this from Berea, Kentucky?   I'll be going there next year and want to stay a little longer to see such..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sow Hogfiddle 10-26-19:
"Oh RIGHT FINE TO THE MAX.   I love the tuning pegs and the color of everything here.   Love your set up for her "Photo shoot".  The combination of these..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Nine Hundered Miles II:
"yep, there's something to this tune that goes wayyyyyyyyyyyy deep.  thanks Dan. aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan: Nine Hundered Miles II
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
"ahhhhhhh, looked again at the former posts....now that makes sense.  WAY COOL KEN.  That's very creative in solving a problem....and the hole down the middle..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Hog-Eyed Man playing Green River

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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.