IRENE

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Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
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IRENE
@irene • 20 hours ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @bob: Number 99
IRENE
@irene • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Redbud winter, Covid spring:
"VERY COOL....and you have a lot of symbols in your other "doo dads" going on.  I l so love the red bud trees and looking forward to them blooming here.  you..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Ardaigh Cuain
IRENE
@irene • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I just love reading all that has been written here.  SMILING.  Today watched the first barges on the grand Mississippi.  drove into Nauvoo to have someone..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tuners :
"Thank you John for responding as well.   I looked these up and they are "spendy" ....but I'll call on these tomorrow as well as Bob Smakula.   I'll let you..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tuners :
"Ken, I just got that info by clicking on his name.   Looks like this is the one.  I'll call him tomorrow.   THANKS SO VERY MUCH.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tuners :
"KEN, thank you soooooo very much.  I don't mind having them made in China, I just want them to WORK RIGHT when i get them sent to me.   Now I have someone I..."
IRENE
@irene • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tuners :
"Okay, I'm on here asking advice on WHERE can I find a RELIABLE store or a "real person" to order banjo tuners???? When I put in the "Planet Waves" tuners, I..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mountain Dulcimer vs. Swedish Hummel:
"THANK YOU SO MUCH for the clear comparrison of these two related instruments.   I've wanted to see a hummel up close and here you have it.  I'd love to build..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Deep Ellum Blues 03-30-2020:
"I can only smile seeing this one.  We can see you singing and playing.  THANKS LOADS for lifting a load of worries off some folks I'm sure!!  We'll all be..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I have now been home for 2 weeks and 2 days.   Missing friends and such, I have my sweetheart.   I had someone come and light the pilot light in my shop so I..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @tssfulk: Där Tjänade en Jungfru
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the deal with Aquavinas?":
"WOAH, I loved your playing and demo.  I loved that you created such an instrument and most of all.....I loved that you made this video that we could see your..."
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @butch-ross: Maddie MacNeil
IRENE
@irene • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Back:
"I love this one.  How wide is the board?   How long is the board?  How thin is the board.  It would look good as a tear drop, if it's tall enough.   I just..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Generations": Will Singleton replica dulcimore":
"ohhhhhhhhhhh, very nice.   I'm asking the same question.  Will we see it in Berea?   I'm making a dulcimer in my shop to take with me there.  I'm sure hoping..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on “Där Tjänade en Jungfru” Hummel:
"that was fun.   We'd like to see the whole hummel and how it looks. Did you make it?  thanks for sharing.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Still Waters:
"VERY VERY BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED.  It shows you've worked a long time on this one.   sooooooooooooothing.   aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in peace, Maddie MacNeil":
"I love rounds.   This is a good one and when is your book coming out?  When raising our 14 children in Hawaii, we did soooooooooo much music.  While in the..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in peace, Maddie MacNeil":
"many years ago in Hawaii, when I first got my dulcimer, I started getting the DPN and she was the editor of these then.  I wrote her several times about..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Rest in peace, Maddie MacNeil
IRENE
@irene • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Wuhan Blues:
"and you caught the flavor of their music.  GRAND on the GRAND is right.  If we do have our gathering, I want to play that grand myself.  awesome.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"We just got back from Hawaii on Friday.....(wonderful time, we were there for 4 weeks)............and went through 3 very busy airports.  Picked up our van..."
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Soldier in the army of the Lord
IRENE
@irene • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @sheilag: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 15
Liked a group discussions item created by @ken-longfield: Current build
IRENE
@irene • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @bob: Dulcimer Sound Comparison
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Fabulous ClingOn Pick-up:
"Dusty Strings folks are the nicest ever.  I order some of my harp things from there too.    I've met them several times when I'd go to the harp conventions...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Fabulous ClingOn Pick-up:
"thanks Zee.....I'll do just that.   ahhhhhhh, water colors eh?   how about post a photo of one of them.  aloha, irene"
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Next Dulcimer Completed:
"I also agree that this is just beautiful.  I love your stars and moons and suns too.   I had a customer request that I put those symbols on his dulcimer and..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Fabulous ClingOn Pick-up:
"that sounds....(oh oh, another pun?)  really cool.  I wonder if it would work with a harp?  when I play harp for a big event....the sound guys don't know how..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My dulcimers stay out all of the time":
"Robin, love your commento.  Now the "guess" is on.   ha ha ha.   Well for my instruments.  I've lived in a rain forest in Hawaii for many years.  I had more..."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My dulcimers stay out all of the time":
"YES....DAILY.   I have them everywhere.   In the winter time, they get more dusty as we have a fireplace.   But we play our music often several times a day...."
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @carla-maxwell: Tasma House and Gardens
IRENE
@irene • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Lucy Wise - Walking Out

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Where can I get dulcimer wood?


Okay, folks, that build dulcimers.   WHERE can I get dulcimer sides,...
@IRENE 3 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.