Mark Runge

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Location: Miami Beach, FL
Country: US

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Billy T Lawrence Sheperd Boo GulfVet dulcinina Salt Springs Slate Creek Dulcimers Dan Anne Bowman Lexie R Oakley Colleen Hailey Bert Bennett Karel Votanek Stewart McCormick David Falk Kevin Messenger Aaron O'Rourke Karen Keane Jan Potts Rob N Lackey John Keane Bill S Erin Mae Dusty Turtle Ken Longfield Robin Thompson Strumelia

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My Cracker sensibilities love the Appalachian Dulcimer, and the artist in me loves to make them. I play the dulcimer, but it would offend musicians world wide to say I am one of them. I love the sound of the drones and the warm tone of its voice. Sloppily sentimental it is, but the dulcimer is grounded in modern times. I'm lucky to have come upon this wonderful instrument that has changed my life.

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The Dragon is done.


It took two sixteen hour days at the end, but I got it done! I hope...
@Mark Runge 5 years ago - Comments: 7
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Is it too soon to show?


This could still end up as firewood--if you've seen my Facebook posts...
@Mark Runge 5 years ago - Comments: 3
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White walnut with sapele stripe


I'm working on a new instrument. I've never worked with white walnut,...
@Mark Runge 3 years ago - Comments: 9
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TN Blues Box


I do love the sound of this. It is not as boisterous as I anticipated,...
@Mark Runge 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Mark Runge

The Virginia Dulcimer in Antiques Magazine July/August 2013


Y'all've probably seen this already, but I just learned about it and...
@Mark Runge 4 years ago - Comments: 16
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The Bridge Burners of East TN


One of my students is doing a project on the subject, and he asked if...
@Mark Runge 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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TX Ranger


Wormy ash all the way around with bloodheart wood dressings and...
@Mark Runge 5 years ago - Comments: 3
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Chord Chart for Chromatic Fretboard in Dad.


Does anyone have one orknow where I can get one. And any other...
@Mark Runge 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Mark Runge

Moldy Stuff.


I think I pictured my mold design before, but I just made the...
@Mark Runge 5 years ago - Comments: 18
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I'm nearly done!


I love the lines on this instrument. This is the first one that I've...
@Mark Runge 6 years ago - Comments: 6
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My first machine!


I started on the fretboard and the peghead, which is walnut. The whole...
@Mark Runge 6 years ago - Comments: 0

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Rabbi's Appalachian Dulcimer

Rabbi's Appalachian Dulcimer


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4 years ago - Comments: 7
Four Tenths of a Mile

Four Tenths of a Mile


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4 years ago - Comments: 12
The Dragon

The Dragon


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4 years ago - Comments: 6
Bookmatch Jig

Bookmatch Jig


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4 years ago - Comments: 6
Two Mountain Dulcimers

Two Mountain Dulcimers


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4 years ago - Comments: 5
Studio Happenings Feb. 2016

Studio Happenings Feb. 2016


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4 years ago - Comments: 6
Dulcimer 15 1

Dulcimer 15 1


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5 years ago - Comments: 9
Texas Ranger dulcimer

Texas Ranger dulcimer


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5 years ago - Comments: 11
TheDragon

TheDragon


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5 years ago - Comments: 9
RabbiDulcimer

RabbiDulcimer


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5 years ago - Comments: 10
Practicing on my newst build.

Practicing on my newst build.


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6 years ago - Comments: 8
Standard Hourglass Almost Done

Standard Hourglass Almost Done


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6 years ago - Comments: 4
Oh, Death (DAC)

Oh, Death (DAC)


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6 years ago - Comments: 7
First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!

First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!


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6 years ago - Comments: 16

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Joe Robison
01/06/16 10:56:39AM @joe-robison:

 Mark, your dulcimer looks and sounds really nice.  I like that you use recycled wood.  I guess that i differ a little from you in that I only use woods grown locally in the tradition of the early builders.  Doesn't make mine any better or worse than yours however.  Keep up the good work.


Dwain Wilder
05/07/14 10:25:42PM @dwain-wilder:

Hi Mark, thanks for the friend invite. Nice to be looking around FOTMD again!


Marion Seaman
01/20/14 12:24:22PM @marion-seaman:
thanks for the friend invite mark - let me know if you would like the slip mat stuff.marion
Strumelia
01/12/14 08:31:52PM @strumelia:

Mark I l;ove your new avatar. But who is actually playing- you or the kitty?


Karen Keane
12/23/13 10:00:35PM @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 E. Wood
12/23/13 05:48:02PM @john-e-wood:

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


Ken Longfield
12/23/13 05:24:32PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
12/23/13 08:59:33AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Mark, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
12/23/13 05:41:15AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Mark, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Sounds like my desires when I started playing this thing 25 years ago. Since there was no internet then, I was lost a little except for a few books and records. Now, we have information at our fingertips which would have had to be "dug out" back then. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


Strumelia
12/22/13 10:41:49PM @strumelia:

Welcome Mark!


Benjamin W Barr Jr
12/22/13 10:34:39PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Mark, 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.

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John Keane
12/22/13 10:26:38PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!