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 • an hour ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on @rednancy:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Rednancy. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • an hour ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @harmonicaman68:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Harmonicaman68. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • an hour ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @unga:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Unga. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lullabies from Around the World -- Dusty's tab book available":
"Hello, Dusty, I received the book today. It really looks good. At this point I have not had the chance to play any of the tunes but look forward to doing so..."
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @r2pipes:
"Welcome to FOTMD, R2pipes. It is 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 @deelee:
"Welcome to FOTMD, DeeLee. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @burke:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Burke. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @chip77:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Chip77. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @nebraskahall:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Nebraskahall. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @petec:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Petec. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 6 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Prince Willilam
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 6 days ago • comments: 18
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Wild Mountain Thyme
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Unwanted Extra Fret:
"Once the fret is pulled using John's instruction, you will want to fill it so that it just isn't an empty slot on the fret board. There are few ways to do..."
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @jacklarwa:
"Welcome to FOTMD, JackLarwa. It is 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 "Introduce Yourself!":
"Very nice instrument, Jack. Thanks for sharing it with us. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Need some advise on planetary tuners.:
"You're welcome. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @georgia-k:
"Welcome to FOTMD, GeorgiaK. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @dtim54:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Dtim54. It is 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 @chiselerinwood:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Chiselerwood. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Need some advise on planetary tuners.:
"I have retrofitted a couple of dulcimers with these tuners from McSpadden. They have worked well. I broke on installing it it (my fault) and McSpadden..."
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @kaden-wiginton:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Kaden Wiginton. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @easel-roberts:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Easel Roberts. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @tnfishdaddy:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Tnfishdaddy. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @maylablue:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Maylablue. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @philla:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Philla. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @smuncy:
"Welcome to FOTMD, SMuncy. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @dulcibob:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Dulcibob. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @harmonybc:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Harmonybc. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @miljo57:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Miljo57. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @bonnetgirl:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Bonnetgirl. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 413
Posted a new Comment on @rob-n-lackey:
"Rob, I tried emailing you, but I must not have a good email address for you. If you get this message, I will be at Wartz on Saturday. We talked about you..."
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lullabies from Around the World -- Dusty's tab book available":
"I will Dusty. Looking forward to the book. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lullabies from Around the World -- Dusty's tab book available":
"I enjoyed the video Dusty. I'm sure I will enjoy the book as well. When our first grandson was born we gave him a CD of lullabies recorded by members of the..."
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @janet-dillon:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Janet. It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @few:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Few It is good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""

Latest Group Discussions

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Ken Longfield

The Ugly Dulcimer - A Story


Somewhere and at sometime someone decided to build a mountain dulcimer...
@Ken Longfield 9 months ago - Comments: 8
Ken Longfield

A New "Old" Project


Back maybe 20 to 25 years ago, my sister was wandering through a yard...
@Ken Longfield 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Ken Longfield

PA German Zitter


Here are some photos of PA German zitter reproduction I'm making. There...
@Ken Longfield 2 years ago - Comments: 17
Ken Longfield

Stanley Hicks article


Although not dulcimer specific, Stanley Hicks played a significant role...
@Ken Longfield 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Ken Longfield

Wood Choice - Food For Thought


I came across this experiment for classical guitars and found it...
@Ken Longfield 3 years ago - Comments: 8
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 4 years ago - Comments: 14
Ken Longfield

PA German Zitter


As I understand it, Jean Ritchie saw a PA German Zitter in the...
@Ken Longfield 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago - Comments: 1
Ken Longfield

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer


While this is not a build, we do not have a specific area to show...
@Ken Longfield 5 years ago - Comments: 17
Ken Longfield

String tension calculations


Over at the Banjo Hangout I saw a posting for a string tension...
@Ken Longfield 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Longfield

Not a Mountain Dulcimer


A few folks here at FOTMD know that I was working on a hammered...
@Ken Longfield 6 years ago - Comments: 9

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Landis Valley Zitter


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Latest Forum Discussions

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Just For Fun - sayings regarding the...

Posted: Monday April 8 2019, 5:54 PM
By: @Strumelia

Sad News

Posted: Tuesday January 15 2019, 8:16 PM
By: @jeffrey charles foster

Capritaurus Dulcimer - Oh My!

Posted: Thursday November 22 2018, 7:56 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming

Posted: Monday February 26 2018, 12:56 PM
By: @Jan Potts

Ukulele construction

Posted: Thursday September 14 2017, 9:42 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Hindman, Kentucky

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

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

Encyclopedia of Appalachia

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

Comments

Janet Dillon
04/03/19 09:41:14PM @janet-dillon:

Thank you 


mountain wawlwcat
04/02/19 08:51:42PM @mountain-wawlcat:

Thanks Ken!


Debbie Kopp Simpkins
03/29/19 10:28:05AM @debbie-kopp-simpkins:

Thanks Ken


Chrys90
03/28/19 09:34:19PM @chrys90:

Thank you for the welcome! It's good to be here.


adriennec
03/28/19 06:28:22AM @adriennec:

Thank you! I'm very happy to be here.


katiemac225
03/26/19 07:33:59PM @katiemac225:

Thanks, Ken!   🤗


Rusty
03/15/19 05:14:21PM @rusty:

Thank you, Ken. I appreciate it; it's nice to be here!


ukgb
03/10/19 10:31:31AM @ukgb:

Thanks Ken


camjammin
03/04/19 04:23:10AM @camjammin:

Thanks Ken


Em
02/25/19 07:28:22PM @em:

No I haven’t gotten my dulcimer yet it’s being special built for me. But I did see the Lancaster festival coming up this year and plan to attend. 

Thank you


jimiller5
02/25/19 11:20:46AM @jimiller5:

Thanks, hope to see you down the road.


Em
02/25/19 08:33:40AM @em:

Thank you for the warm Hello. I’m in the Lancaster area. Still waiting for my mt dulcimer to be built and anxious to learn all. 


Kathy Smith
02/25/19 07:32:45AM @kathy-smith:

Thanks, Ken. I'm excited to get started on FOTMD.


GLEN HORN
02/12/19 06:05:33AM @glen-horn:

Thanks Ken. I'm enjoying the site.


Appalachian Mountain Lady
02/02/19 07:20:51AM @appalachian-mountain-lady:

Thanks so much.  And yes, the dulcimer does sing a sweet song.  I'm hoping it will eventually when I play it!  LOL!


outsider80
02/01/19 08:07:11PM @outsider80:

Thanks. I'm looking forward to learning!


Msmouce
01/11/19 06:05:36PM @msmouce:

Thank you, Ken. It's nice to be here! nod


Melanie
01/05/19 11:56:07AM @melanie:

Thank you! 


Karalee
01/02/19 07:23:20AM @karalee:

Thank you, Ken.


Nancy Downie
12/28/18 11:28:49AM @nancy-d:

Thank you!  Looks like you are a builder?