IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • an hour ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do not adjust your set!":
"wayyyyyyyyyyyy cooooooooooooool bluuuuuuuuuuuuuuue.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ukulele Tuners":
"Another option is to get some Banjo tuners.   I did put on some ukulele tuners on a small dulcimer and it looks good on that one....but your dulcimer here..."
IRENE
@irene • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Project (Reasonably) Complete!":
"this is coming along GREAT.....congratulations.   you've not put the frets on the fretboard yet?   hummmmmmm.   Will you put frets on another piece of wood..."
IRENE
@irene • yesterday • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Under construction:
"OH COOL.   I just must learn how to post photos here.....but when I come here at night, last thing I do is look at this MY FAV SITE ON THE NET......fotmd..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans: Narrowboat film with trad. dulcimer music
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @kevin-r: Folkcraft Dulcimer for Sale
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @bigskywild: Happy Grasshopper
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Oravan Pesä - a Finnish folk song
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Project: Folk Strings!:
"OVER THE TOP GREAT!!!   MORE BRAVO'S HERE TOO!  To get them struming together, and intricate strumming.  and all IN TIME.....woah....what's that book? and..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Yeah Patty.....you were surely inspired to get that dulcimer.   JUST BEAUTIFUL.  and to use the cheap piano stand.  Can you lower it to a height that you can..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on How to Tune a Baritone to Play with Others :
"Hey FATCAT...that was a great question and Salt-Springs a wonderful answer.  I got onto both sites and both are very good.   Thanks so much for the question..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on 1976 Hamer:
"you don't show the back.   Does it have little feet to play on a table?   "
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on 1976 Hamer:
"WOW, this is really nice.   Is there a date with his name?   and those tuners, nice and thick and looks easy for turn.   How's the sound?  Being that you're..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"ahhhhhhhhhh, and another beautiful instrument.   What a joy it must be to only create in your shop.   Love everything about this instrument.  did you know..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Value of this instrument or maker":
"Where ever it was made, all the joints are tight and looks great that way.  Good you replaced the tuning gears and strings.  Now the "taste is in the..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What’s your favourite playing style and why?":
"NOTERS AND DRONERS.....YEAH, you all expressed how I feel about what I love to do on the dulcimer.   I'm soooooooooo grateful to have found others that like..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @tatts: What’s your favourite playing style and why?
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a fretboard":
"Thanks Skip....I will explore your idea with some other very good carpenters in this area.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a fretboard":
"OH I LOVE THIS SITE....that is what I need to two dulcimers that I got at weird places.   Now that I know how to tune dulcmers...and hear and SEE it with my..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Walnut Thomas with possum board":
"ahhhhhhhhhh, like it very much!!!   Possum board is not permanently attached.  So depending on the group playing with, in need of a louder sound....the..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: Play Music on the Porch Day
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Council Fire:
"This is a very thought provoking video and a loving message to your dad....and others that watch....We birth into the next world....your doing it for your..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Monkey Rock Road:
"O-V-E-R  THE TOP ZOWIE.   and to do this all from different countries and variying instruments.   AND IT WAS SO FUN!!!  love the bass ukulele.  loved it all...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Oh Susanna:
"THAT IS A "JUST WOW" from me too.   I'll be looking on DPN when the info comes about how you did that.   thanks for this....aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Hat for my dulcimore pins/buttons:
"I liked looking all your pins...and one cool hat from the Amish.   almost a lost art making those hats.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Grandmonkey's Whistlepig:
"TOTALLY LOVE THIS ONE....made from a pine toy box...all the history of it as well.  AND..the wood tuning pegs.   looks sooooooooooo beautiful and better..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Merrily Kissed the Quaker:
"One good foot tapping tune and well done and joy can be felt by the listening.  thanks a lot.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
"yep yep. we all be looking at photos of your tuning pegs as I'd like to do that too.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sound test Dulcimer #73:
"beauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful sound.  and you used the whole range of the fretboard on that song.   loved it.   the sound is as pretty as the build.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Kalimba Fantasy this time also with Mountain Dulcimer:
"BE HAPPY....YEP YEP YEP....such a happy tune to boot.  Thank you so much for posting this.  OH HAPPY DAY....aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Brian's Dulcimer :
"HARRAH FOR BRIAN AND LUCKY BRIAN....yes, AGAIN another beauty to send the waves of music to any that are blessed to hear it.  thanks for posting and yep,..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Moraharpa! :
"I like her explaination and her big eyes....and like the music as well.  thanks for sharing, aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: The Moraharpa!
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Tyrolian Music Box
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Flow Gently Sweet Afton:
"I like it VERY MUCH and that cool swing and love this tune.   thanks so much. aloha, irene"

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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.