IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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@irene • 15 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Feet:
"I put little ones on that are "bumbers" that are plastic.  If the new owner doesn't want them and plays only on the lap, they can take them off.  When the..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My third dulcimer build a chromatic:
"beautiful workmanship.   where did you get the banjo tuning gears?  nice looking too.  yep, we want to hear it played.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Wind Vane:
"I LOVE IT.   CAN I COPY THAT?   GREAT!!!  I've always wanted a little barn, and now living in the Midwest, I finally have one.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"sooooooooooooo beautiful.  Give us all a little tune on her, Okay?  I looked up the tuners, and they are spendy, but they look great.  workmanship on this..."
IRENE
 
@irene • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on dulcimers on the patio bench:
"ha, I'll answer my own question.  You must have made these.  simply beautiful.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on dulcimers on the patio bench:
"exquisitely beautiful.  Did you make this?  aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on April Dulcimer:
"ahhhhhhhhh,  your bending jig....do you put the whole thing in a steamer box?  I don't know what to call it.  fascinating.  April's gonna be pretty FOR..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Now is a good time to write my THANK YOU'S.....First to this site!!  Totally wonderful folks post on here and to see so many beautiful instruments.  I've..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Sevier County Tennessee Dulcimore:
" well now, if it's this short, could fit in a suit case and take to festivals.  how are the frets, true?  that's the thing.  I think this is a great find!!!..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"PILGRIM A biography of William Brewster.  I found out lately that he's my 12th great grandfather that was the leader on the MAYFLOWER.  I find this very..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked @molly-mccurdy's photos:
Recent Builds
IRENE
 
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Recent Builds:
"THESE ALL ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL.  It shows a true luthier.   and your love of various woods and your kindness in making dulcimers for your customers in such..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just intonation and limitations":
"WOW, WHAT AN EDUCATION.....and how many master's in Music Education know this cool stuff?  thank you for something to really think about.  I've found 5 old..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on There Is A Fountain (filled with blood) :
"Yes, I also enjoyed this unfamiliar hymn.  I looked it up on EVERYTHING DULCIMER and there it was with all the words and the tune is great.  fits Noter style..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on White Walnut Instrument, Robin's Robin:
"This is really a WOW for sure.  Thanks for showing us the wood, parts, cutting up....and now this last frame.  fantastic!!! I love the looks of Walnut....but..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Airlines' Rules Affect Those Traveling with Instruments":
"WOAH, this was some hard news.   I FINALLY have one of my 14 kids that works for the airlines.....and I'm going next month down to Palistine, Texas in March..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New galax dulcimer:
"Yes, this is just beautiful and happy playing indeed.  It's a happy day when we finish an instrument and play it for the first time, and a happy tune to..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Is there tab for DAD?:
"I just ordered a new book.  Only noter drone style, using different string tunings...but noter on the first string or strings.  SIMPLY OLD TIME DULCIMER by..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, chord-melody version:
"boy, sure wouldn't have a dog like that!! He'd not have lasted long in Tonga, he would have been in the Umu pit and at the next luau if he attacked guests as..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet:
"this is a precious post!!  VERY COOL he seems to be left handed and that would take some tinkin? to watch him play the frets .....WHAT FUN.  YES, TEACH HIM..."
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on My latest Appalachian Dulcimer:
"VERY BEAUTIFUL FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!! We all would love to hear you play it.  what finish did you use.  also very nice.  we all need more photos.....aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Fretboards:
"ahhhhhhhhh, what a treasured letter.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on FIRST DULCIMER CIRCLE:
"oh oh...I need to learn how to make the photo smaller.  I'll get help somewhere.  I just had to record this first dulcimer CIRCLE.  When I moved to Nauvoo,..."
IRENE
 
IRENE
 
@irene • 4 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, drone style :
"just beautiful!!!  and love the other things in the background...treadle sewing machine...used these for years as I had no electric power in Tonga when I..."

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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


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/24/16 08:30:59AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Irene, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Jim Fawcett
02/24/16 06:30:40AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Irene, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
02/24/16 06:00:17AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Irene, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob