IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"WOAH, did this post take me on an adventure.   I have just bought a HIGH SPIRITS native American flute and love the lowness of the E.   I sapose I should..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to re-glue a bridge":
"oh oh....Maybe the bridge was supposed to be movable!!!!!   I NEVER glue my bridges down.   I adjust intonation of my dulcimers by making my bridges..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "No wonder everyone has more than one.":
"The first OLD PAL music festival I went to in Palestine, Texas 4 years ago one guy said to me..."the key of D is the same in Dad or Daa, so just play your..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style:
"OH THANK YOU....for I read through all of these writings and listened to the music.   yep yep.  I picked up a lovely German made recorder for $2.00 when..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 29
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-clark: Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "No wonder everyone has more than one.":
"yep, many of us have more then one dulcimer.   I make them and sell them sometimes.   I also have fun finding them all sad and neglected in some antique..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Drunkard's lone child:
"this is a haunting song.   I loved  the last verse....So cool that you can go through your folks music books and see the songs the sang.   You did your..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Next Build - Not quite a dulcimer:
"This instrument is just beautiful!!!  I love this whole post and soooooooo interesting.  I'd like to see some one play with those tall frets.  What an..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @sleepingangel: Going Home fingerstyle on Ukulele
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sourwood Mountain :
"A happy tune on a happy dulcimer brings happy to those who listen.   thanks so much.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Bass:
"I want to see and play this big boy.   what a marvel!!!  Did you use the same fret wire you usually use for your dulcimers of regular size?   VERY VERY COOL...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can Anyone Identify the maker of this dulcimer.":
"Did you try to play it?   Just a beautiful dulcimer.   Were you able to look inside the holes to see if someone wrote their name on it.   What were they..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Light of All- a reading & mountain dulcimer:
"THANK YOU SOOOOOOO VERY MUCH.   I loved this passage of scripture and tonight, even more.   much aloha dear Robin.   Irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Melodious Undertones:
"very good.  very fast, and very happy.   I'd like to see you play in a little video, I'm sure I'm not the only one.   Thanks for coming back if you've been..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"Beautiful marriage of sound.....reflecting your lives together.  When we don't know a tune, how are WE to hear mistakes.....not so.  "Creative..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago
@irene is now following @lois-sprengnether-keel
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: An Everyday Prayer
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on John Rawdon/Dolly Parton Dulcimer:
"wow, that's a lot of MULA.   I wonder what it sounds like with all those blings on it.   I looked up REALLY CLOSE with the + button and it looked like some..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on My Home Studio:
"We will be ready for clapping and cheering on.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @stephenericberry: studio pic compressed
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Jethro Amburgey Dulcimer":
"Mandolorian, you are in good company.   "
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Old Billy Hell
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Jethro Amburgey Dulcimer":
"It will be REALLY AWESOME if you can show us a photo of you with this instrument and later on playing it for us all.  We all love beginners as we we all are..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Old Joe Clark:
"A song that's taught at festivals and you're doing great....what are the strings tuned to?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "Mc PHEARSON'S LAMENT" - Hummel
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @traildad: Wildwood Flower
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @john-henry: Dursley,Eng.
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @leo-kretzner: f holes by steve smith phila pa d68
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @leo-kretzner: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring:
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Dulcimore Stand":
"That's a great set up.   laughing on your comment, "No, the dulcimore don't stay in front of the fireplace, just long enough to pose for the picture."..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Tim Eriksen playing MD and singing sacred harp
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on HMS Folk Strings: John Stenson's #2:
"FANTABULOUS to have all those kids learning as well as they are and your cajon player keeping everyone in time.   I just loved this.  I noticed March 5...."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Early CapriTaurus Dulcimer ":
"ahhhhhhhhhhhh, come on.............where did you got this instrument of beauty?  Surely it has a story.  I've come back from my "girls trip" to California..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia: guitars built from a lynching tree
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@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @ken-hulme: sanding sealer

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Where can I get dulcimer wood?


Okay, folks, that build dulcimers.   WHERE can I get dulcimer sides,...
@IRENE 10 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.