John Keane


Location: Shreveport, LA
Country: US

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Heartsmusic Blondie Jill Geary Sandy Clifton Mark Runge GulfVet AndreasAdamson Volha sleepingangel WaltHudson David Pedersen Mark Farmer PaulaC Gary McNaughton john lashley Jeff Robert Worth Steven Deckard Bucko Futreal Linda Jo brockinton Erin Mae Heather Clark Chuck Moseley Jack Ferguson Kandee Steve Battarbee Kimberly C. Kristi Schutz Lee Cagle Leonard Griffin Robin Thompson Virginia Hogfiddler Helen Seiler Larn Werner Karen Keane Wayne Jiang Benjamin W Barr Jr Janene Millen Dan Patricia Delich Christine Shoemaker Dusty Turtle Strumelia Dan Goad Don Tyo Rob N Lackey Jim Fawcett Jim Fawcett Ken Backer Pat Crawford


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Latest Activity

John Keane
@john-keane • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEK -(KY):
"It's a great festival!  We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!  Here's a link:"
John Keane
@john-keane • one month ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Three-Legged Skunk -- original composition:
"I 100% absolutely love this!  Great job!"
John Keane
@john-keane • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Material":
"A few years ago, Karen and I found ourselves having to have frets dressed and/or replaced every few months.  We use low action and we don't have a..."
John Keane
@john-keane • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Arkladulcifest 2017 -(AR):
"Joan Janowich: What is website where I would register myself and husband??? Our Facebook page is a great way to keep up with the latest information..."
John Keane
@john-keane • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Susie:     John, I'm not considering the contra, just the condor bass Em. Just can't decide between the standard bore and the 1" bore. But, it sounds..."
John Keane
@john-keane • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on @joan-roberts:
"Hi Joan!  Just send me an email to the address that I previously sent you (in the message right under this one on your page) and I'll be happy to send you..."
John Keane
@john-keane • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What songs were you taught in kindergarten/grade school?":
"Thanks Jill!  We tend to have fun!"
John Keane
@john-keane • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"The only thing that I would caution about would be a Condor Contra Bass flute.  My wife (Karen) has been a professional flute player and teacher since the..."
John Keane
@john-keane • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What songs were you taught in kindergarten/grade school?":
"Here's some that we do right now! "

Latest Group Discussions

John Keane

Monkee-ing Around!

It's about the fun and trying new stuff! 
@John Keane last year - Comments: 4
John Keane

2015 Arkladulcifest!

We hope to see y'all at the first ever Arkladulcifest! The event is...
@John Keane 2 years ago - Comments: 3
John Keane

Classroom Dulcimer Discovery

I wanted to share a little discovery concerning a great dulcimer for...
@John Keane 5 years ago - Comments: 15

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710 KEEL, Shreveport, LA

Posted: Monday March 4 2013, 5:59 AM
By: @John Keane

The New Folkcraft Travel Dulcimer

Posted: Monday January 21 2013, 2:29 PM
By: @Susie

Names For Dulcimer Groups

Posted: Tuesday July 26 2011, 9:42 AM
By: @John Keane


Joan Roberts
01/23/17 11:10:00PM @joan-roberts:

How can I obtain info on the festival in June if I am not on Facebook?  

04/29/16 12:17:22PM @blondie:

KMW sounds fun. I think I may have known what that was...but drew a blank. ha.

But first, I am excited for the Arkladulcifest coming up in June! Benton, Arkansas is just a few hours drive for me. I do have a variety of instruments for sale (finally downsizing) so I am bringing them along to display. Who knows, maybe someone will want to trade a flute for one of my instruments for sale!


04/29/16 08:10:23AM @heartsmusic:

Great, I will plan on shopping with you.

04/28/16 08:40:55PM @blondie:

Some people say that they are taking your flute classes as KMW. What is KMW?

I have a Sparrow Hawk A and a pocket flute A - and am taking your flute classes in Benton. You said on someone else's page that you would be focusing on B and D. I am showing my newbie-ness, but does that mean you need a B or D flute???



04/28/16 10:40:28AM @heartsmusic:

Thanks John,

Do you have any Flute maker recommendations? I look forward to KMW, it will be my first trip there.  I an sure it will be exciting.





04/24/16 03:57:43PM @thefatcyclist:

Thank you.



04/13/16 10:45:01AM @blondie:

Thank you. Are you one of the key players of the Arkansas festival coming up in June?

Bill Brand
04/02/16 07:22:24PM @bill-brand:

Thanks for the warm welcome.  I've already found some great things on this site that will keep me busy for a while. Thanks again.

Black Dog Bess
04/01/16 04:48:18PM @black-dog-bess:

Hi John! Thanks for the welcome to FOTMD. I am just a beginner but am looking forward to learning more from the group. Thank you again, it is great to find such a friendly group.  Barb, Blackdogbess

Sandy Clifton
04/01/16 08:10:39AM @sandy-clifton:

Hello, thanks for the welcome.  I look forward to chatting with you. 

Dave Maron
03/10/16 10:17:12PM @dave-maron:

Thanks, John!

Helen Seiler
03/07/16 04:49:47PM @helen-seiler:

G'day John.. just adding to the brief reply i posted  on the vid clip page. Thanks again so much for your advice when i was considering (and getting nervous about) getting a 1.5 fret. Yep I love it!!! And it did only take a week of ignoring it when playing, to get used to it... then another week to start figuring out how to use it.    

The other day i decided to make my practise and writing sessions a little lesss lonely... i have ordered a simple looper to muck around with (Boss RC3)... it will be great to have another dulcimer sound to play to (i confess to playing along with my vids sometimes just to  hear 2 dulcimers together).  I wont  be doing anything like Christine but i think it will be a whole lot of fun and advance my understanding of my dulcimer a whole lot more. I also have pickups on my 2 guitars, banjo and uke so it should be a whole lot of fun (or frustration lol). I can even plug my music keyboard or a flash drive into it... oh and it has a good selection of backing rhythms too.  But will keep it very simple to start with.

I guess you and Karen are coming into the busy season festival wise.. have a great time... like anyone who sees u perform.. i love what you guys do. Helen






03/07/16 12:36:16PM @nicole-bartlett:

Thank you!  :)

02/14/16 10:24:25PM @donnamcderrick:

Thanks so much!  Looks like a great site :)

Sweet Fingers
02/02/16 12:18:40PM @sweet-fingers:

Thank you!  Looking forward to learning to play the mountain dulcimcer!

John W. McKinstry
01/30/16 10:27:02AM @john-w-mckinstry:

John, I always look forward to your postings and would love to have you as a friend.  I think you will like my latest: Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight. John McKinstry

01/28/16 08:31:45AM @spched:

Thanks for the welcome!

01/19/16 08:00:59AM @freddieb:

Why thank you sir!

01/17/16 08:15:18PM @teriann:

Thank you for the welcome. I'm going to take a look around. There's so much here!

Jim Phillips
01/07/16 07:46:18PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Thank you!  This site is a great resource!