Janene Millen

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Location: Carlisle, PA
Country: US

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Glenda  Hubbard nick o'sullivan Tricia Geckostar97 Lulu Mandy Rachael Elvensong Norm Williams Cynthia Wigington whocindylou Mary MacGowan Marc Mathieu LisaJr dulcinina Erin Hussey DianeL Mariainct Rock-wyre Benjamin W Barr Jr Alan Thompson Mike Thurman Lynn austin Jim Fawcett Wayne Jiang hugssandi Jill Geary Musical Homemaker Oliver Ogden artandsong2@yahoo.com Jan Potts sleepingangel Robin Thompson Helen Seiler Carolyn Bausinger Strumelia Tumbleweed Cindy Fong john p Mr. Phil Mcdaniel Steve Battarbee Rob N Lackey John Keane Cindi Zechman Monica Brian G. Ron Larson2 Val Hughes Lexie R Oakley Dusty Turtle

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youtube videos: 25
images: 13
videos: 9
audio tracks: 2

I have started a blog to share some of the songs I've done, found, discovered, borrowed...for the dulcimer.  I've included links to PDFs of lyrics and chords etc., If a traditional song, I may include my own notations for playing the melody, some history of the song, links to versions that have inspired me etc..  I'm learning blogging as I'm going and it's a bit sketchy right now. https://singingdulcimer.blogspot.com/

My inspirations are primarily celtic aires, show tunes, soft rock, country.  My favorite singers are Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Heidi Talbot, Dierdre Connolly, Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Cara and Mary Dillon, Eva Cassidy, Jean Redpath, Mary Black, Wailin' Jennys, the Cox Family, Emmylou Harris.  There are so many more but these people consistently make my heart melt.  There are men I like as well...but I don't feel their voice vibrate in my corps as much....My versions don't compare but if you love their music so much, you can't just sit and listen, you have to participate somehow.

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Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Dark Grey and a kind of Beige:
"Really nice tune and sound Ariane.           I'm a McSpadden lover"
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • one month ago
@janene-millen is now following @nick-osullivan
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Rose of Allendale:
"Thank you..Ariane (such a pretty name)...and again, Dean :-)  and Dusty...my goal is to appear as a fabric-colored cube with hands ...I'm succeeding, I think"
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
The Rose of Allendale
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago
@janene-millen is now following @geckostar97
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Green Fields of Canada:
"Thank you Geckostar97 and Strumelia.  It's hard to know when you're working through a song, whether it will resonate or not.  So happy you've enjoyed it."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Green Fields of Canada:
"Bob: Your music is always a joy to listen to, Janene. Thanks Bob, thanks so much.  I believe I met you recently at the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Green Fields of Canada:
"Dusty Turtle: Always a treasure to listen to you sing and play, Janene. Thank you Dusty..that means a lot...I so enjoy your music as well!  "
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Green Fields of Canada:
"Ariane: I enjoyed your playing and singing so much, Janene! thank you so much Ariane.  "
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Green Fields of Canada:
"Thank you Robin and Christine...your kind comments area always appreciated...and Terry, you as well I appreciate your listening and commenting, as you've..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Green Fields of Canada:
"Thank you Elvensong..you are so encouraging. I think I have a melancholy soul :-)"
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new YouTube video:
Green Fields of Canada
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on Raisins and Almonds (Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen):
"I too LOVE this-- and am starting to collect lullabies as well.  I LOVE your singing on this....I was surprised when you started singing late in the tune..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Thanks for listening and commenting--Ariane and Robert...."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Robin Thompson: Actually, we're working on another homemade cd now.  Mark is using Garage Band but we're just using GB to trim the ends of recordings...."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Robin Thompson:  Buy a Zoom recorder and make your own own record using Oasis or DiscMakers for reproduction.   Thanks Robin..I DO have a Zoom H2 but..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress :
"thanks SO MUCH, Robin,  for visiting the "so-called" blog.  I'm a little embarrassed at its appearance right now but, I just like sharing tidbits I learn..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress :
"You even make it sound delicate.  Such a nice melody, love it.  The pauses are used artfully"
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry":
"Hank Williams cover on McSpadden Mountain dulcimer D-A-D 1+ fret.  A little impromptu instr break in the middleI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Thanks Elvensong.  I can see myself PLAYING in the park, but probably not SINGING.  It would just feel weird to just break out into song..for someone shy..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Thank you Dusty...such thoughtful insight. I really appreciate your sharing your thoughts on this with me!  I have just booked a weekly lesson and laid out..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Dusty Turtle: As an alternative to performing, perhaps you might consider recording.  You easily have a CD's worth of tunes that I would love to have..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Elvensong..I had given up on the thought of it....I'll think on it some more.  I had done some farmer's markets and was a pathway player at some historic..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Teddy O'Neill:
"Thank you for listening. Val..missed you here of late. Elvensong, You are so encouraging, thanks..I'm clearly paralyzed with insecurity as I've made a..."
Janene Millen
@janene-millen • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new YouTube video:
Teddy O'Neill

Latest Group Discussions

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Janene Millen

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


Hank Williams cover on McSpadden Mountain dulcimer D-A-D 1+ fret.  A...
@Janene Millen 3 months ago - Comments: 1
Janene Millen

Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper cover


Made a new attempt at this song, previous one was a couple of years ago...
@Janene Millen 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Janene Millen

La Vie En Rose


French song made famous by Edith Piaf. French and English verse sung...
@Janene Millen 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Janene Millen

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell cover


worked out an accompaniment low enough to sing (it's TOUGH).My new...
@Janene Millen 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Janene Millen

Hank Williams - May You Never Be Alone Like Me


played on a McSpadden Ginger dulcimer in DAD tuning. (spalted Sycamore...
@Janene Millen 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Janene Millen

Kentucky Music Week 2015


Anyone plan to go and stay in an RV park in Bardstownwhile attending???...
@Janene Millen 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Janene Millen

Start it All Over Again


Link to YouTube: Start it All Over Again You may not have heard of it...
@Janene Millen 4 years ago - Comments: 4
Janene Millen

Looper, anyone?


I'm thinking of getting a looper, for fun jamming with myself,...
@Janene Millen 4 years ago - Comments: 18
Janene Millen

"Inside Llewyn Davis" movie


Has anyone seen this movie yet? In a documentary about the making of...
@Janene Millen 4 years ago - Comments: 105
Janene Millen

Someday Soon - Judy Collins, and others


by Ian Tyson, have always loved thissong and wanted to work it out on...
@Janene Millen 6 years ago - Comments: 17
Janene Millen

Arranging for singing


I just made a fingerpicking arrangment for a song which was my most...
@Janene Millen 7 years ago - Comments: 7
Janene Millen

How do you DOCUMENT your songs?


I have an entire binder of songs I'm always working on learning to...
@Janene Millen 7 years ago - Comments: 7
Janene Millen

How do you memorize lyrics?


This is the hardest for me...I'm paper dependent. I've tried printing...
@Janene Millen 7 years ago - Comments: 8

Latest Audio

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Farewell to Whiskey (dulcimer & guitar)
Hector the Hero (trio)

Hector the Hero (trio)


@Janene Millen
last year - Comments: 3

Latest Videos

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The Rose of Allendale

The Rose of Allendale


@Janene Millen
one month ago - Comments: 6
Green Fields of Canada

Green Fields of Canada


@Janene Millen
2 months ago - Comments: 16
Teddy O'Neill

Teddy O'Neill


@Janene Millen
3 months ago - Comments: 22
Ned of the Hill

Ned of the Hill


@Janene Millen
5 months ago - Comments: 11
I Once Loved a Lad

I Once Loved a Lad


@Janene Millen
6 months ago - Comments: 5
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


@Janene Millen
10 months ago - Comments: 6
What Child Is This

What Child Is This


@Janene Millen
10 months ago - Comments: 11
In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter


@Janene Millen
11 months ago - Comments: 15
Willie and Mary

Willie and Mary


@Janene Millen
2 years ago - Comments: 9
The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


@Janene Millen
2 years ago - Comments: 19
Lord Franklin

Lord Franklin


@Janene Millen
2 years ago - Comments: 24
Sprig of Thyme

Sprig of Thyme


@Janene Millen
2 years ago - Comments: 10
Mary of the Wild Moor

Mary of the Wild Moor


@Janene Millen
2 years ago - Comments: 17

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Kentucky Music Week 2016 KMW

Posted: Saturday June 25 2016, 11:11 PM
By: @Janene Millen

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Val Hughes
05/21/17 07:42:15AM @val-hughes:

Welcome back.


hugssandi
11/07/16 06:28:02PM @hugssandi:

 Your "Time After Time" vid is AMAZING!!!!!


Mike Thurman
09/23/16 05:45:00PM @mike-thurman:

Got it.  I had found the lyrics, but did not have the cords.  This is really great.  I tried the strum a little last Saturday.  Now that I have the cords, I shouldn't have a problem figuring it out.  Thanks for your help. 


Mike Thurman
09/16/16 01:18:21PM @mike-thurman:

Thanks for the quick reply.  I have subscribed to your YouTube channel and am following you on FOTMD, so I should get any new songs you post.  Please do remember me when you create that new YouTube channel.  I would love to see how you create the songs.  I will try to figure out your strumming pattern and tab on One Morning in May from your YouTube post.  It is a little dark though and I can't see your fingers clearly, but I will figure it out.  Thanks again for the quick reply.  I will work on it this weekend.


Val Hughes
05/25/16 04:33:08AM @val-hughes:

Great recent videos. your singing and accompaniment are top class. Came across an old Irish book recently it has a piece in it titled A National Flag which is a recruiting speech by Thomas Francis Meagher made at Music Hall, Boston, U.S.A., June 23rd. 1863. The speech is aimed at recruiting the Irish, very rousing indeed. Also got a copy of a recruitment poster to enlist Irishmen into the American Army to fight in WW1. An Irish brigade where they could fight along side each other as they had done during the American Civil. 


Val Hughes
05/21/16 10:26:14AM @val-hughes:

Thanks Jan, over 40 years playing and listening and there are thousands I have not heard yet. Maybe over the next 40 I'll get to hear and learn them.


Val Hughes
01/21/16 05:00:07PM @val-hughes:

If you have not already come across what I've just mentioned I think you will find it very interesting.


Val Hughes
01/21/16 04:51:08PM @val-hughes:

Check out, "In this song I will make mention of the son's of Erin" Researching Irish songs from the American Civil War.


Val Hughes
01/20/16 06:07:56AM @val-hughes:

Had a look to see who you were talking about, never heard of her. Definitely not Irish and from what I've heard she is not speaking Gaelic. The few bits I've heard of her would not entice  me to go out and buy her music. Had Kevin Burke and Tim Edey in Town last weekend. Tim is one of the most amazing guitar players on the scene at the moment. At the moment most of my spare time is going on organizing Gigs here in Town, had some incredible music here over the past few months and lots more to come. Little time spent here, tried posting tunes lately but the site tells me they are too large. So have thrown in the towel on that. Hope all is good with you and Ray, plenty of music, history and travelling keeping ye happy. Great programme on TG4 ( Irish language TV channel ) Fág an Bealach. The story of the American Civil War unit The Irish Brigade, tracing the men and women behind the creation of the regiment in Antietam, Maryland. Take care.


Robin Thompson
10/15/15 08:59:08PM @robin-thompson:

I was sure I was already following you, Janene. . . So much for my being sure. ;) 


Val Hughes
01/30/15 07:20:56AM @val-hughes:

Ask the owner of the Garyowen if he is a Limerick man.


Val Hughes
01/20/15 04:11:01PM @val-hughes:

Was in a band back in the 70's called Woody's Men, will check out those films.


Val Hughes
09/16/14 03:21:35PM @val-hughes:

Not sure if Irish Hautboy is much of a tune, if you like the lyrics you could find a tune to suit, a march type tune might suit. In this instance I think Hautboy refers to the Irish pipes (Uilleann). Will forward the variations on the verses later.


Val Hughes
09/16/14 09:53:59AM @val-hughes:

You will find two versions of the Boys of Wexford one by Robert Dwyer Joyce (1830-1883) and the second by Patrick Joseph McCall (1861-1919) in your own time check them out and let me know what you think.


Val Hughes
09/15/14 03:56:18PM @val-hughes:

Did you get the other verses of the song With the North, or did I mess up and not post properly, If so I will attempt again. The reason I ask is that I tried posting variations I've come across to lines in the verses and thy might even be nicer. Let me know anyway and I'll see what I can do. Boys of Wexford, 1798 Rebellion.


Val Hughes
09/13/14 12:15:00PM @val-hughes:

O'Kane. senior moment.


Val Hughes
09/13/14 12:13:58PM @val-hughes:

Your Boys of Wexford, reminded me of TV series way back when I was a lad. The series was from the book Profile in Courage written by J. F. K. nearly certain B. of W. was the theme music. His ancestors were Wexford people. You've done a nice job on it, Captain very nice too.


Val Hughes
07/17/14 07:44:29AM @val-hughes:

Frank Harte was one of Ireland's leading ballad singers with a vast repertoire of songs, he died a few years back. I was going through some of his CD's last night looking for a particular song. One of his CD's The Hungry Voice has the song By the Hush ( Paddy's Lamentation ). The title of the song is a corruption of a phrase in Irish " B i do thost " which simply means, be silent. Frank says that most of the singers he knew learned the song either directly or indirectly from the singing of O. J. Abbott whose songs were recorded in the Ottawa Valley by Edith Fowke. He can be heard on the Folkways Album, Irish and British Songs from the O. V. The General Meagher referred to in the song was probably the most flamboyant of the Irish leaders in America at that time, known as Meaghger of the Sword. Before ending up in America he was a member of the Young Ireland Movement he advocated the use of the sword rather than the way of peaceful agitation proposed by Daniel O' Connell. In 1848 he was captured by the British tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered and his remains placed at the disposal of the Queen to be dealt with according to her pleasure. The sentence was commuted to transportation for life to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's land. After four years of penal exile he escaped to America where he rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Union Army. He led with great gallantry the Sixty- Ninth New York Brigade. He later became the acting governor of the Montana territory. and in 1867 when only 44 years old he was drowned in the Missouri River. His body was never found.The "Indian Buck" referred to in the song is the Indian Meal or Yellow meal or as it was known locally," Peel's Brimestone". It was imported from America to feed the starving of Ireland. In the song No Irish Need Apply, Meagher is also mentioned as is Brigadier General Michael Cororan born in Ireland. He was one of the founders of the "The Fighting Sixty Ninth", the 69th New York Volunteers. He commanded the 69th at the First Battle of Bull Run. He endeared himself to the Irish when in 1860 when a parade was arranged to welcome the Prince of Wales to NY. Corcoran refused to assemble and parade the 69th militia regiment to honour a member of the Royal family whose Government had overseen the starvation of so many of his countrymen. "We love the land of Liberty, it's laws we do hold dear," But the devil take nobility " says the Irish Volunteers. Corcoran was court martialled but when the war broke out he was immediately reinstated to his command. He was wounded and taken prisoner but refused parole, because a condition of the parole was to take no further part in the war if set free. More than 200,000 Irishmen fought for the Union, 20,000 fought on the Confederate side. After the battle of Fredericksburg, it is said that in the evening the Irish troops on the Union side were singing the ballad Ireland Boys Hurray only to hear their countrymen on the Confederate side echoing back the chorus of the song.


Brian Beach
07/06/14 02:15:18PM @brian-beach:

I listened to all three of your video's you posted today. Most excellent playing. Thank you!


Gary Sager
07/05/14 10:26:16AM @gary-sager:

Thank you Janene.