Location: Harrington, WA
Country: United States

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Nancy Downie sweetbriar Patricia Delich Larry Conger Heidi Muller Martha E


I grew up in Northern VA, less than an hour away from the Shenandoah Valley and my Mom's family in WV. Music has always "played in the background" of my life; solace when needed and accompaniment in times of joy. Influenced by the times and proximity to WA DC, I grew up with an eclectic pallet of music listening; from Folk to Classical and Musical Theater with a bit of the early rock and pop thrown in. Music participation, however, was mostly through school band involvement (flute) and a short stent in a "Community Band" in Stroudsburg  PA in the mid '70s. In 1980, I moved to the better Washington, in the Pacific NW. In July of 2017, with the encouragement of Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, I began my journey of learning to play the Dulcimer. While I may never become a "performer," I am enjoying learning new musical skills and engaging with the new extended family of Dulcimer Friends. I am looking forward to retirement from my "day job" in 2019 and having more time to devote to musical and artistic pursuits.

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12/31/18 01:19:32AM @karencr:

Thanks, Ken!

Ken Longfield
12/30/18 08:45:49PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Karen. It is good to have you aboard.



"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
12/30/18 06:16:05PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Karen, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ben Barr Jr
12/30/18 06:03:01AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Karen, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Richard Streib
12/29/18 07:04:36PM @richard-streib:

Welcome KarenCR to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great family of folks who love the dulcimer and the sweet music it makes. I wish you the best on your dulcimer journey.