Jessica Comeau

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Location: Pensacola, FL
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Dulci-Gal Marlene Powell DulcimerBill Ely LisavB Leny-Sue kjb tallytune Emjay tssfulk terry ritchey meadowLark sweetbriar dmvtatter Kevin R. Magdalena Musical Homemaker Garret GulfVet Clifford dulcinina Tom Joyce Salt Springs Dan Kevin Burns D. chitwood Kevin Keating Monica Anne Bowman David Pedersen Cynthia Wigington Gary McNaughton Stephen Addison Guglielmo Julio Mr. Phil Mcdaniel Ken Backer Lynn austin Julie Hopkins Steven Berger brian2 Cindy Stammich Gary Loren McCallister Wayne Jiang Patricia Delich Steven Gonzales Karen Keane Rick Kennedy Marc Mathieu Jan Potts

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SoundCloud Tracks: 3
youtube videos: 21

I am a native of Pensacola, Florida, and I’ve been playing the mountain dulcimer since 2003. As a lover of music and literature, I am passionate about the ability of music to reflect timeless stories and illumine what is most beautiful in human experience. While I am especially attracted to music within Celtic, British, and medieval European traditions, I also enjoy discovering and arranging music from around the world as well as composing my own songs when inspired. I love to share music as both a performer and a teacher. Within the workshop setting, I seek to give my students group instruction, individual guidance, and space for personal experimentation with the goal of helping people to make the music their own.

Latest Activity

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Jessica Comeau
@jessica-comeau • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
Jessica Comeau- Cantiga 119
Jessica Comeau
@jessica-comeau • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Pilgrimsong: Medieval Music for Mountain Dulcimer Workshop":
"Hello, friends! I wanted to share with you that I will be hosting a Zoom workshop,“ Pilgrimsong: Medieval Music for Mountain Dulcimer” (Saturday,..."
Jessica Comeau
@jessica-comeau • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Tha Mi Sgith:
"IRENE: A sweet friend did a good job of filming you playing these instruments and featuring you....the flower.....amonst the other flowers and..."
Jessica Comeau
@jessica-comeau • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Tha Mi Sgith:
"Steven Berger: Wonderful playing, Jessica, along with a fine video! Thank you, Steven! This was so fun to create..."
Jessica Comeau
@jessica-comeau • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Jessica Comeau- Tha Mi Sgith

Latest Group Discussions

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Latest Audio

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Cantiga 1- Des Oge Mais Quer'eu Trobar
Divinum Mysterium

Divinum Mysterium


@Jessica Comeau
last year - Comments: 9
Phrygian Sunrise

Phrygian Sunrise


@Jessica Comeau
last year - Comments: 6

Comments

Gary Loren McCallister
02/14/20 05:16:53PM @gary-loren-mccallister:

Hi, Jessica! This is Gary McCallister. I’m still working on the dulcimer and using you book. I did a cd of dulcimer hymns trying to use your techniques. Of course I used guitar, mandolin, and harmonica for back up. Any, still following and trying to play like you. Hi from western Colorado


DulcimerBill
08/10/19 12:23:55PM @dulcimerbill:

Meeting you and your mother in Kentucky during the Kentucky Music Week was a great honor. I love your music and it speaks to a person's soul. You are a wonderful musician and a great teacher. I look forward to seeing your new music.


Tom Joyce
07/10/15 05:31:03PM @tom-joyce:

Having just begun to play the dulcimer I was delighted to discover your videos for beginners on You Tube and from there your website, from which I've downloaded "The Water is Wide". So this short message is simply to say 'Thank you' for your generosity in providing lessons and tabs to get me started.


Gary McNaughton
03/07/15 06:18:12AM @gary-mcnaughton:
Hi Jessica! Received your new cd and card! Thankyou. I can't choose a favourite track because each is a work of musial art!Cogratulations on a superb album!Regards Gary :-)
Dusty Turtle
01/24/15 04:54:16PM @dusty-turtle:

Hi Jessica. Please check your personal messages when you get a chance.


Gary McNaughton
09/22/14 04:48:01AM @gary-mcnaughton:
Thank you Jessica!Kind Regards Gary
John Henry
08/04/14 06:41:57PM @john-henry:

Jessica! Thank you for the friend request , I somehow 'missed' it , and therefore I apologise for the late acceptance. JohnH


Eileen
07/21/14 02:52:46PM @eileen:

Hi Jessica Thanks for your reply. I've just acquired a soprano rebec, (with a wonderful "medieval sound") but haven't had any time yet to start to learn it. I haven't had much time with my dulcimer either! as I've been concentrating on adding the C recorders to my "learning curve". Our little recorder ensemble has been playing the two cantigas that we've found so far with a recorder ensemble arrangement, and some medieval and Sephardic pieces - all of which we love. What we want to do is start to include the m.dulcimer and rebec into our ensemble. None of us have much knowledge or experience in adapting or arranging scores to suit this combination. Do you play other instruments as well? Anyway, yes, let's keep in touch and we can share whatever we find. It's not an easy search, that's for sure! By the way, "Strumelia" on this site has also recently bought a rebec , and there's a thread about it under the "adventures with other instruments" in the forum section of FMD.


Marion Seaman
07/16/14 01:44:56AM @marion-seaman:
hi jessica - thanks i am still playing!marion
John Henry
07/14/14 01:27:07AM @john-henry:

Hello Jessica, so glad that you found your way to us !

JohnH


Eileen
05/17/14 12:07:13AM @eileen:

Hello Jessica I just found your you tubes of Hinah Ma Tov and the Cantiga. Beautifully done. Any time you can share any scores or tab sources, I'd love it - for any of the Cantigas, Israeli, or other medieval or Middle Eastern, Sephardic, etc music. Thanks so much for your lovely playing.


Marion Seaman
03/30/14 04:30:32AM @marion-seaman:

I just caught your video of when irish eyes are smiling on the tail end of Linda's B's video medley of danny boy and my wild irish rose. This in turn led me to your youtube channel which i have subscribed to so i don't miss any of your 'posts'. As a a fingerpicker I so admire the way you play your dulcimer - its exactly what i would like to achieve - will be watching out and learning. thanks for the lovely music - it would be great if you posted more here on FOTMD.

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Blue Hand
09/13/13 03:20:56PM @blue-hand:

Hi Jessica,
I just watched some of your videos and i have to compliment you on your arrangements. I think it's great to see someone else trying to play really old music on the dulcimer ;)
Keep on playing!


Strumelia
09/04/13 01:16:03PM @strumelia:

Hi Jessica,

I just finished watching some of your YouTube videos of you playing 14th century music on your mountain dulcimer. I really enjoyed it. I'd love to see you add these videos to our video section here. They are really wonderful.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/04/13 01:45:31PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Jessica,

Glad you liked my Dulcimer Tale. It was the best $25 I may have ever spent...but how much it has cost me since! I love the instrument and playing it...I need to do some more of it, playing at the jams, record another video...

The Aeolian Harp...that sounds like it could be a good story too...I almost bought one from a consignment store where I did pick up a dulcimer. I resisted on the harp...no, it was an auto harp...it was for $25, but I figure that I am musically challenged enough without taking on another instrument...maybe! Grin.gif


Karen Keane
07/04/13 12:37:42PM @karen-keane:
Hello Jessica, glad to see you on the site. Hope you enjoy!
John E. Wood
07/04/13 10:57:00AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Jessica. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/04/13 08:50:57AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Jessica,

Yes, I am on a couple (maybe more--how do you know when you've become addicted to the dulcimer???) of other pages that I have connected through Facebook. I initially saw your video (or was it you and your mother?) from the Dulcimerville video clip of your trip near Black Mountain, North Carolina? I really enjoyed that video--great music and scenery--what a wonderful context for the countryside and a wonderful instrument.

I had been near Black Mountain a couple of times as I finished my Bachelor's degree from Gardner-Webb College (now University) in 1980 located near Shelby and an hour due west of Charlotte. Great times and country. Thanks again for that video clip.

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Jim Fawcett
07/04/13 08:27:19AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Jessica, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
07/04/13 07:27:36AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Jessica, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. It's great you are carrying on a family tradition with the dulcimer. I would to hear (and hear about) some of the more obscure areas you are exploring. I too enjoy putting "new" or "different" tunes on the dulcimer, so I'm trying to arrange some Polish tunes from the late Renaissance/early Baroque which I have played on the guitar. We'll see how that goes! Seriously, hope you enjoy it here.

Rob