Kevin Keating


Location: Holland Patent, NY
Country: US

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Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air:
"Good explanation.  Coming from guitar & other chromatically fretted instruments, I hadn't thought that the nut was NOT the start of the scale.  But I'd..."
Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"These are my girls, Dolly n Teala.  I call Teala my therapy dog.  :)"
Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cindy Lauper & 80's Music:
"Well I worked out a cool version of Springsteen's "Growin' Up" from his first album."
Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Jennifer Wren:
"Nice!  I see a bow and a hammer in the pic.  Do you use either of these when you play?  I occasionally use a hammer."
Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on homemade capo #2:
"Thanks Ken.  It works ok and all, but I do have to be careful that I don't drop it on the instrument or over clamp it.  It'll work for now till I buy a..."
Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Early American Songbook:
"I picked this book up a few years ago in a used book store.  Great collection of old songs.  Thought I'd post it for the pic of the old dulcimer on the..."
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Kevin Keating
@kevin-keating • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"My Glenn is a 1968 that didn't cost me a dime.  However, in hindsight, I would have gladly paid $300 for it.  Worth every penny and more."

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Leonard Glenn dulcimers

Does anyone else here play a dulcimer made by Leonard Glenn of North...
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Cindy Lauper & 80's Music

Cindy Lauper is not only an 80's icon, but she is still writing and...
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Homemade Capo

Posted: Thursday April 6 2017, 5:23 PM
By: @Kevin Keating


Kevin Keating
04/16/17 07:23:10PM @kevin-keating:

Not sure if this qualifies as a mtn dulcimer, but here's an instrument of innovative hillbilly engineering I picked up this weekend.  The guy who makes these calls it a "can-jo".  The neck is fretted like a dulcimer with ONE string.  Staples for frets and an empty soup can for a body/soundbox.  20 bucks.  It came from a place in Canastota, NY called Yankee Doodles.  He makes mtn dulcimers as well.

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Kevin Keating
04/05/17 05:07:00PM @kevin-keating:

I've been playing my dulcimer more and more lately.  More so since the recent passing of a musician friend of mine. He was a drummer/percussionist, not a dulcimer player.  But he was quite taken by mine when I brought it to an open mic one night.  I played Barbara Allen, Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper), and a couple other songs.  He loved the sound and thought it'd be a great instrument to take camping.  I played those same songs at a tribute event for him.  Alcohol will getcha every time.  He was 38.

Anyway, it has pushed me back to it again.  Learning new songs, chord progressions.  I even made a possum board out of the lid from an old wooden violin case.  Music heals and goes on......

Kevin Keating
10/28/15 08:06:41PM @kevin-keating:

Sometimes I don't know which I love more, my fiddle or my dulcimer.  I play many of the same songs on both.

Kevin Keating
06/18/15 07:08:09PM @kevin-keating:

Yay, I made it!!!

John E. Wood
04/06/15 12:52:55PM @john-e-wood:

Hi Kevin and thanks for the friend request. Hope you enjoy your dulcimer journey as much as I have. Best wishes to you and yours.

Karen Keane
04/05/15 03:46:48PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
John Keane
04/05/15 08:09:12AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Ken Longfield
04/04/15 05:31:26PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Kevin. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/03/15 09:58:57PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kevin, 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.


Rob N Lackey
04/03/15 07:05:18PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Kevin, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Yes, this instrument is quite easy to fall in love with and there's a lot to learn about this "simple, folk instrument." Hope you enjoy it here.


John E. Wood
04/03/15 05:31:19PM @john-e-wood:

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


Cynthia Wigington
04/03/15 03:36:50PM @cynthia-wigington:

Welcome Kevin, you are sure in for a ride...I'm loving it too. Great site, great fun.

Jim Fawcett
04/03/15 03:10:31PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kevin, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.