IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Be Patient and Be Gentle:
"Thank you so very much John for this music tonight.   I love the music, the tune name, the way you sang it....the singing with the dulcimer with your kind of..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on How I learned to build dulcimers:
"NATE....I think this dulcimer is rather COOL.   Where did you get the top to make that pattern?   YES, you need to just take off the frets and make new, more..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hurricane Sally":
"wow, I've been following the fires in the West that I didn't know there was a hurricane SALLY mind you.   I thought this was going to be a new tune on the..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies:
"Thanks for playing this one.....this song brings back many memories.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Contra dancing :)":
"Are you the one with the Celt?   such fun dancing.  "
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on One Wife is Enough for Me:
"Thanks for recording this Dusty.   I see that you are up in Northern Cal.....how are you doing in that fire place?   I have a daughter in Chico and I get..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Mirk, the Midnight Hour
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: One Wife is Enough for Me
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Laughing on this one.  thanks.  I use ........................... because I've had 4&1/2 years of college way back over 50 years ago and never passed..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"ha ha....soooooooooooo double spacing it.........pay attention to what comes next.     aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Hard Times Come Again No More
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day ":
"Been finishing up dulcimer #48 and at the end of the day, remembered.   Grabbed my dulcimer and headed into Nauvoo to play for my friend that is going into a..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: A Better Day Is Coming
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: Play Music On Your Porch Day! #2 Gregg Schneeman
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Sellenger's Round
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Play music on the Porch Day:
"For the last few years I've wanted to do this....yeah, I did remember.   later....if I can figure how to put my video on this site.  ha.  Happy picture of..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @leo-kretzner: old man peghd by ken sauvage d42
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Wide World Mtn Dulc Variations, Ch 3: Pegheads 2:
"ha ha ha.....and if finding a case, the SURPRISE of someone opening it up for the first time....that took a lot of work to carve.  "
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Wide World Mtn Dulc Variations, Ch 3: Pegheads 2:
"cute duckie....nice wood through out.   Looks like ukulele pegs. "
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Wide World Mtn Dulc Variations, Ch 3: Pegheads 2:
"this one is REALLY cool.   Interesting how the fret board is made.   the rounded peg head.   VERY interesting pegs.   I've never seen anything like this..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "FARTHER ALONG" - Hummel:
"I like you playing this one too.   very cute little guy for the peg head.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Wide World Mtn Dulc Variations, Ch 3: Pegheads 2:
"OH VERY COOL, what a happy dulcimer.   The player couldn't help but smile when playing this gem of great carvings.   Do you have this dulcimer or did you..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"VERY well done and played.  I especially liked seeing your whole self.   We all can see the chords and frets you're playing.   I often want to see the whole..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah - international online music project:
"Dearest Ariane, and wonderful 31 players........   Now, I'm crying typing this.   As this was one of Tomasi's favorite songs to play on his autoharp and we..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Do You Love an Apple?:
"well now, How I loved this one.   smiling while writing.   yeah, the words are a little rough and I've read the words some of other verses....HOWEVER, this..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @bob: 2a
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Wide World Mtn Dulc Variations, Ch 3: Pegheads 1:
"THIS IS SOOOOOOOO FUN.  and you're so right.  M.D. have a certain super class in the "peg head" department.  I've been fasinated with so many of these even..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @leo-kretzner: peghd swirl of lute rosette d by tom fellenbaum d67
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "If I Had a Hammer (dulcimer) but no left-hand":
"I've had my hammered dulcimer from the time I made my first harp in 1988.   I tole painted beautiful birds on it.  I play a few tunes on it and that's it...."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @jack-ferguson: American Chestnut Demo
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @leo-kretzner: holly williams udell chi.82 d81
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Wide World of Dulcimer Variations, Chapter 2:
"I also can't help but say how beautiful this one is.   and even painting on the pegs.   sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.   You must have gone to a lot of festivals to..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Glass Bottle Resonator Dulcimer":
"Hey Nate, there are LOTS of dulcimer players in Oregon.  but then again, I don't know where you live.   yep, a didly bow is a very cool thing for sure.   I..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Take It Easy:
"Linda, this was sooooooooooooooooooo "cool" and you do make it look "easy" and I know it is not.  Love your style of playing.  I also noticed 2 harps and..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @sleepingangel: Amazing Grace DUET on Mountain Dulcimer

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IRENE

Where can I get dulcimer wood?


Okay, folks, that build dulcimers.   WHERE can I get dulcimer sides,...
@IRENE 8 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.