Ken Longfield

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Location: Reedsville, PA
Country: US

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I am retired and live in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. I built my first mountain dulcimer in 1974.  I continue to build mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers and do repair work on them as well as guitars and banjos. I enjoy old time music, bluegrass, and folk music from before and after the folk scare of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @steve-c:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Steve. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @georgia:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Georgia. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @nh-girl:
"Welcome to FOTMD, NH Girl. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on New McSpadden baritone dulcimer:
"Pretty front. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on New McSpadden baritone dulcimer:
"Very nice back. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @vicki:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Vicki. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @tomchateau:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Tom. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @dick-jan-l:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Dick & Jan. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @ladriskell:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Ladriskell. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mel Bay's "Dulcimer Sessions" articles have all disappeared?":
"My guess is that they are completely gone now. For a while I was making hard copies of some of the articles. When I get home I'll look and see if I still..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Good job by a great duo. Thanks for sharing this. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @patriciaml:
"Welcome to FOTMD Patriciaml. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @shilo:
"Welcome to FOTMD Shilo. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @joyce-waldroop:
"Welcome to FOTMD Joyce. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "CB Henry Penna":
"http://www.sungazette.com/obituaries/2013/08/c-bruce-henry/"
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "CB Henry Penna":
"Here is the information my friend provided:"Bruce Henry was an industrial arts teacher. He made dulcimers on the side. His wife Lucy and he played at local..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago
@ken-longfield is now following @fretfull
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on @suaimhneas:
"Sorry that I missed welcoming you back in October, 2016. I was traveling through some of our western national parks at that point and wasn't checking in here..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @known-droter:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Known_Droter. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @fretfull:
"I think I know everyone in Strung Out. I even sold a few of them dulcimers. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "CB Henry Penna":
"Well, that confirms it. The Henry I am thinking of is from Montgomery. He was not a prolific maker and sold at craft festivals in the areas around Muncy...."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "CB Henry Penna":
"There is a Henry who makes dulcimers in central Pennsylvania. I think he is from the Danville area. I do not remember his first name or initials. I am away..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @sly86:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Sly. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @pattyb:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Patty. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @fretfull:
"We no longer have a group meeting in Reedsville, but that may change in the future. I meet with a group in McClure on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @fretfull:
"Welcome to FOTMD, FretFull. It's good to have another Pennsylvanian aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @randy-adams's forum discussions:
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Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @shirley-j-white:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Shirley. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @jw:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Jw. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @joyce-hughes:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Joyce. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Next Project":
"It is tough to sell instruments you build. I even have trouble selling instruments that come to me for resale. Once I start playing them, they feel like they..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017":
"The back porch on my childhood home was very small. Our front porch, on the other hand, was expansive. I remember lazy summer days sitting on that porch and..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Katy. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Looks really nice. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @darryl:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Darryl. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""

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Ken Longfield

The Story of the Dulcimer, Second Edition


This is just a notice that it is available for pre-ordering on Amazon.
@Ken Longfield 2 years ago - Comments: 14
Ken Longfield

PA German Zitter


As I understand it, Jean Ritchie saw a PA German Zitter in the...
@Ken Longfield 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Ken Longfield

Old-time West Virginia bands


County Sales currently has these two CDs on sale for $7.00 each if...
@Ken Longfield 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Ken Longfield

Wartz Tab Book Corrections


In the Wartz tab book for the DAA "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms,"...
@Ken Longfield 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Ken Longfield

My First Prichard


It is not quite finished, but I thought I would share a photo of my...
@Ken Longfield 3 years ago - Comments: 15
Ken Longfield

J. E. Thomas Dulcimer #1465 played by Joe Collins


Here is a link to a video of Joe Collins playing my James E. "Uncle Ed"...
@Ken Longfield 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Ken Longfield

String tension calculations


Over at the Banjo Hangout I saw a posting for a string tension...
@Ken Longfield 3 years ago - Comments: 7

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Latest Forum Discussions

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A New "Old" Project

Posted: Friday March 10 2017, 4:09 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

PA German Zitter

Posted: Tuesday March 7 2017, 8:55 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Hindman, Kentucky

Posted: Saturday November 26 2016, 9:14 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

Stanley Hicks article

Posted: Thursday July 7 2016, 12:08 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Wood Choice - Food For Thought

Posted: Sunday February 14 2016, 3:13 PM
By: @James Swayne

Wayfaring Strangers

Posted: Thursday February 4 2016, 1:05 PM
By: @Ron Larson2

Clifford Glenn

Posted: Sunday July 26 2015, 10:17 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

For Old Time Music Fans

Posted: Friday April 3 2015, 1:07 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Folk Music Resources

Posted: Wednesday February 11 2015, 1:18 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

A photo for Patty from Virginia

Posted: Thursday January 15 2015, 8:28 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

The Dulcimer in Eastern Kentucky Videos

Posted: Thursday December 11 2014, 5:41 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

2014 National Mountain Dulcimer Champions

Posted: Sunday September 21 2014, 7:35 AM
By: @John Keane

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer

Posted: Sunday August 31 2014, 2:00 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Just For Fun - sayings regarding the...

Posted: Saturday March 15 2014, 9:33 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

Not a Mountain Dulcimer

Posted: Sunday March 10 2013, 3:57 PM
By: @James Phillips

Encyclopedia of Appalachia

Posted: Friday October 19 2012, 10:17 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Comments

steve c.
05/28/17 03:25:24PM @steve-c:

Thanks for accepting me into this group.  I had been away from the dulcimer world for a lot of years, so it's good to be back!


vicki
05/25/17 10:39:24AM @vicki:

Thank you. I'm glad to have found this site. 


FretFull
05/07/17 06:14:40PM @fretfull:

Thank you, Ken,

I'm a buddy of Cindy, who told me about you -

when & where does your group get together?

I'm in Shade Gap.


Tennessee Jed
03/22/17 04:09:45PM @tennessee-jed:

Hello and Thanks for the wonderful welcome.  Maybe we can meet sometime at a jam.  Do You know of anybody that sells dulcimers in Pa ?   The Banjo shop in Bedford occasionally gets used ones in but they do not specify in Dulcimer music.


billiesue
03/19/17 10:43:12AM @billiesue:

Thank you, Ken for your warm welcome.. Billie Sue


red87445
03/06/17 09:50:45PM @red87445:

Thank you Ken!


zigeunerin
03/03/17 06:11:48AM @zigeunerin:

Thank you Ken!


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 10:57:40PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you, Ken! I'm looking forward to the adventure!


jbarnes54
02/26/17 02:34:42PM @jbarnes54:

Thank you for the warm welcome! Certainly more that I got from the other dulcimer site I'm registered on.


Jennifer Ranger
02/21/17 12:32:44AM @jennifer-ranger:

Hi Ken!  How nice to hear from you again!  I'm really sorry to hear that our live webcast freezes up on you...I'll talk to my IT guy and see if he has any suggestions.


majajog
02/20/17 01:34:50AM @majajog:

We always stay in that campground. We go to every show at the Folk Center.  We go to McSpaddens to lust after the pretty dulcimers but cannot justify buying another one.  We eat lots and lots of barbecue.  We hang around with some dulcimer players who live there or spend the summers there.  In general we have a great time.  We even start to pick up an Arkansas accent sort of.  Looking forward to posting here whenever I have anything to contribute.


ReadyfortheRiver
02/15/17 07:47:10AM @ken-van-kerckhoven:

Thank you very much, Ken !

 

also Ken ;)


VirginiaKY
02/08/17 08:56:21PM @virginiaky:

Thank you Ken!


Dave Brown
01/29/17 05:45:23PM @dave-brown:

Thanks Ken!

Dave


kellerjr
01/26/17 10:48:18PM @kellerjr:

Thanks!!  Glad to be back!!


Maurice Goodwin
01/21/17 05:20:22AM @maurice-goodwin:

Thank you Ken for your welcome, so glad I found the group. Looking forward to learning from you all and participating.


kypfer
01/20/17 06:38:27PM @kypfer:

Thanks guys, but it's "kypfer" (not Kypher) ... an infantile mis-pronunciation of Christopher from when my younger sister was learning to speak ... it kind of stuck :)


vegemom3
01/20/17 06:35:14PM @vegemom3:

Thank you. 


Tim Good Man
01/20/17 04:56:01PM @tim-good-man:

Thanks Ken!


Pat Riley
01/08/17 06:32:37PM @pat-riley:

Great to be here .. very nice site !! Looking forward to becoming active in this learning process .. Have been a CBG Builder for several years but just recently got my hands on a DAAA and now I am Hooked .. Thanks .. Pat