IRENE

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IRENE
@irene • 12 hours ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @carla-maxwell: Clarksdale, Mississippi
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cajun accordion ":
"Hey Steve, you are in LUCK....there's a FABULOUS dulcimer/banjo/ukulele/"squeezebox"....festival in Palestine, Texas.   I've been there for 3 years and some..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"I know that I sure want to build one too.  What is each string tuned to?  ALL your instruments are beautiful.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It's a what?":
"oh oh....I did finally find it.   thanks....such interesting things we read about here.   No wonder I get to bed so late. ooooooooooooops, "
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It's a what?":
"thanks Steven for your comments...and Thanks VERY MUCH for Pondoro for your photo of cat in the hole.  cute...and yep, I've been wondering where that..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @pondoro: Wooden Drums
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It's a what?":
"Thanks Ken for this link.   THAT IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.  and he was playing it soooooo cruz like.  wow.  It's a Stineway version of a thumb piano.  I bet it is..."
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Solved The Problem Of Finding An Inexpensive Gig Bag":
"See........the FRIENDS OF THE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER rides again.   This is very good and I'll surely order one for the dulcimers that I make for others.  Then..."
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Ken's Florida:
"Ken, I've REALLY ENJOYED YOUR PHOTOS OF FLORIDA....thanks for posting these. many similar plants in Hawaii.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It's a what?":
"hey hey, folks, I want to see a photo of this  marimbulas.   Curiosity....aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"Oh WOW....$24. for just ONE of those puppies.   whew.  I was looking to put on CELLO  pegs that have the gears inside.  that would entail using a reamer and..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn/Cader Idris -- Welsh medley:
"I listened and looked this early morning.   WONDERFUL WAY to start the day.  Thank you for all you teach and now play here.   just LOVELY.  today I string up..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimore 9 19:
"wayyyyyyyy cute and they were laughing while playing Boil Dem Cabbage's down.  thanks for this happy NOTE.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimore 9 19:
"this is still soooooooooooo COOL.   now I agree with Robin, LET'S HEAR A TUNE!!  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimore 9 19:
"WOW, my jaw is still open.   How about more photos of this interesting dulcimer.  more info please.   and how about a few tunes....like, 2 folks playing too...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Instruction books for DAA Noter playing":
"I teach a lot of new folks and only on noter drone....thanks BALLAD GAL for the tip.  I just ordered that book.  It will be very helpful in teaching.  After..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Wild Mountain Thyme:
"what you have on ebay, is it a CD or a book of your songs?   I also love medieval music.  thanks for your coming answer.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Wild Mountain Thyme:
"I loved watching you play this one.   Loved the song....loved seeing all your background things...your "home stage"...piano...........blooming Christmas..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Homemade recording project - tunes played with a noter:
"brain wayyyyyyyyy too slow this night and can't recall how to send a private message.    I don't care who sees this one.  I'd love to have one of your..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"oh oh.   You have a website?   I need to see that too.   thanks, aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Coleman's March:
"wow, WAY GOOD!!! So the music of Coleman's March is in some music us folks could buy and use in such a great group that you have here?   I'm loving this..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Suo Gan:
"That was super great....and before I went to bed, came on site to hear "just one tune before going to bed...."   Well, this is more of a "waker-upper" then a..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on (another) Berea Traditional Gathering Video - 2019:
"I TOTALLY ENJOYED SEEING THIS ONE....and YEP YEP YEP....going next year and gonna plan on those side trips.  fabulous scenes and interesting places.  OH..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Scottish Smallpipes:
"hooooooooo. these are wonderful.   I had a great guy come to Nauvoo one time and he played in the Nauvoo Bag Pipe band for 8 years or so.  His wife played..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Divinum Mysterium:
"OOOOOOOOOOOOH I love all things like this type of song....I'd love to see the notes and the words translated.   Where did you get that info?   Way cool...."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Epinette des Vosges:
"WOW, that's just wonderful.   thank you for playing for us and I like the angle of the camera so we could follow how you chord.  Love the bass sounds.  What..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"AHHHHHHHHH, now we see your fine workmanship again.   JUST BEAUTIFUL  and love the choice of woods. What do you use for the bridge?  bone?  and love the..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt:
"I like the sound as well on the table as in your lap.   May I suggest that you get one of those black ADJUSTABLE small tables that Walmart sells or take off..."
IRENE
@irene • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt:
"WELL, that sounds just great and let's see the pictures of this new baby of yours.  oh happy day to make a new instrument.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar:
"I was asked to be an usher at a performance of THE REDHEAD EXPRESS.   A group of 4 sisters all holding and playing insturments....big drum set in the back..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "So if Jesus came to dinner, what would you play?":
"What wondrous Love it this, oh my soul, oh my soul.....ends with the words, "and when from death I'm free, I'll sing on, I'll sing on................I'll..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Reubens Train:
"Where we live on the Mississippi, in Nauvoo, Illinois, we hear those trains on the tracks across the river in Iowa.  Going fast and slow..... We've taken the..."
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Just As I Am:
"THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on White Room Studio photo-shoot :
"I hope you took the time to play in one "empty" room, only to find out that the reverb and other sounds would be beautiful.  great photos...aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Bard of Armagh:
"ahhhhhhhh, well played my friend.  And as I read the words, I sang them as well.  How cool is that?  way cool!!  thanks...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.