Mary MacGowan

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Location: Flat Rock, MI
Country: United States

Latest Followers:

Rick Garrett Dusty Turtle dulcinina Cristian Huet Bob Strumelia Jennifer Ranger Jim Phillips Dan Evans hugssandi jeffrey charles foster Helen Seiler Larry Conger Monica Steve Battarbee Janene Millen Charles Thomas Erin Hussey Steven Berger Caleb Dan Bennett Christine Shoemaker Mark Gilston Jim Fawcett Gordon Hardy Cynthia Wigington Lexie R Oakley DianeL Rob N Lackey sleepingangel sleepingangel Benjamin W Barr Jr Benjamin W Barr Jr

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youtube videos: 8

I've started a YouTube channel, here's a link to my playlist - crossing fingers that I've figured this out correctly!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWp43Dkawmh2fJuctSB-J23_cFTQVASvA

Latest Activity

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Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording practice sessions":
"Hi, thought I'd drop in and tell you that so far, here on fotmd, I mostly use Photobooth for recording myself... and when I record a video of myself playing,..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on A Bose problem? Amp recommendations please!:
"Rob N Lackey: I dig the Fender Acoustisonics.  Even the smallest one sounds really good (to me.)  I did a side by side comparison of Peavy, Marshall and..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Billy and Me - an original tune:
"marg: Trying to watch your fingers, are you tune DAA? nicel sounding dulcimer, like the finger picking.   Hi Marg, yes, DAA. Glad you enjoyed! It's a..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @jim-at-gcreek:
"Hi Ken, I probably should have messaged you cuz this "comment" thing confuses me a bit! But here I am, anyhoo. I had quite the chuckle when I first saw..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Tombigbee Waltz on the porch:
"Rob, would you mind explaining this a little more? "I separated the bass pair like Alan Freeman did, tho' in this video I'm only using them as a pair.""
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Tombigbee Waltz on the porch:
"Rob, love this super relaxed recording. Sweet sound, fun tune! And the crickets were singing along!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Hey FOTMD! I hope you get a kick out of my super-organized approach:   1. What she wants  I would love to be able to plug my MD into an amp to amplify the..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "A Bose problem? Amp recommendations please!":
"Hey FOTMD! I hope you get a kick out of my super-organized approach:   1. What she wants  I would love to be able to plug my MD into an amp to amplify the..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dizzy Lizzy:
"Rob N Lackey: Nice, Mary.  Glad to see you back on   Hey Rob!  Thanks! "
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dizzy Lizzy:
"Steve Battarbee: It's a pretty tune, nice to see you posting again Hey Steve, nice to hear from you! Thanks so much!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dizzy Lizzy:
"Christine Shoemaker: Love "Dizzy Lizzy", Mary!     Hey Chris, thanks so so much! Glad you listened all the way to the rockin' out part!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dizzy Lizzy:
"Charles Thomas: 7...8..Rock Out!! Loved It!!! Hey Charles, thanks so much! Glad you listened all the way to the "rockin' out" part!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Gail I'm so sorry about your recent loss. You must miss him so much. "
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"Ken Hulme: I use a triangular folding camp stool with a back when playing sitting.   Hey Ken, I've been hearing a lot about those. I don't think they're..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"Jan Potts: I think I play best in my recliner with the dulcimer across the arms.... Hi Jan! Nice to chat with you. I know somebody else who plays with the..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"dulcinina: Hi Mary, I use a couple different seats.  One is an old round wooden piano stool where the seat spins up and down. But it's lowest position is..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 8
Updated a YouTube Video:
Dizzy Lizzy
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Dizzy Lizzy
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Gourd dulcimer, with snails:
"Congrats on your Artist-in-Residence gig! The film footage and the music is wonderful and haunting!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on My Carnal life I will lay down:
"Oh my! I second the opinion of Strumelia on all counts! Haunting and beautiful, both visually and musically!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 35
Posted a new Comment on Planxty Fanny Power:
"This is just lovely! You're one of the ones to study for keeping fingers and hands relaxed! Looks like a custom fingerboard?  I've missed you guys - hope..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Visur Vatnsenda Rosu:
"This is so sweet and lovely. Liltingly played. The dulcimer sounds comes through so clearly -- is it amplified?"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on The Blackest Crow:
"Hey Rob! What a nice, mellow performance, very sweet. You are so musical. If it wouldn't be a huge pain, could you post the lyrics? I've missed fotmd, and..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Sugar in the Gourd:
"Cool! Nice full sound with the banjo. Looks like you're playing with the banjo part without even using a headset - wow! Nice friendly playing!"
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"Hi all! I'm looking for a chair for playing at home. I seem to need something no more than 16 inches high, no arms (of course) and a back for relaxing. Do..."
Mary MacGowan
 
@mary-macgowan • 4 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Down on the Farm:
"Hey Helen! A great tune and such a relaxed presentation, the combination make for a fun time listening. Love the hat! "

Latest Group Discussions

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Mary MacGowan

A Bose problem? Amp recommendations please!


Hey FOTMD! I hope you get a kick out of my super-organized approach:...
@Mary MacGowan 3 weeks ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Dizzy Lizzy

Dizzy Lizzy


@Mary MacGowan
one month ago - Comments: 8
Barley Bread and Elder Wine

Barley Bread and Elder Wine


@Mary MacGowan
6 months ago - Comments: 4
Billy and Me - an original tune

Billy and Me - an original tune


@Mary MacGowan
7 months ago - Comments: 15
To Your Bluebell Meadows Blue

To Your Bluebell Meadows Blue


@Mary MacGowan
7 months ago - Comments: 10
Oh Plucky Umbrella!

Oh Plucky Umbrella!


@Mary MacGowan
7 months ago - Comments: 2
Daddy My Dear, original song

Daddy My Dear, original song


@Mary MacGowan
7 months ago - Comments: 8
On Rannoch Moor

On Rannoch Moor


@Mary MacGowan
10 months ago - Comments: 22

Comments

Jim Phillips
09/07/17 01:50:07AM @jim-at-gcreek:

Mary,

I live about an hour north of Columbus and I build custom mountain dulcimers. I am a much better luthier than a player, so I want to be a real player.  I do belong to a small string group of mostly dulcimer players.  We just play in DAD and strum the melody together(no chords).  It is good for me to practice with them, but my goal is solo fingerpicking with chords, strumming and lots of cross picking.  It was only about a year ago that I started to chord and cross pick.  Suddenly realized that maybe I could sort of develop my own style - like you have done.


Lexie R Oakley
11/29/16 10:36:46AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Mary, I seem to remember about the poetry and public domain effecting what you wanted to post. I hope you can find poems that will be ok so you can write your music, I sure enjoyed hearing your music, you are very creative.

Well, It isn't that I quit, at that time I was taking care of parents, my Mom was going through surgeries and my Father died and then I moved and I had to get on another med for RA and was pretty sick, just too much.

I will look forward to hearing what you come up with, I really like this site good bunch of folks and I think you do your music that shows your spirit.

Thanks Mary, love you......Lexie


Lexie R Oakley
11/28/16 03:26:15PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Mary, are you starting fresh? I noticed your video's etc. are gone, love listening to them and your beautiful voice.

Take care!


Lexie R Oakley
11/28/16 11:07:48AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Welcome back Mary, I have missed you. 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/28/16 09:02:32AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

You're welcome sweet lady.  It's good to have you back on FOTMD.  


Jim Fawcett
11/28/16 06:04:42AM @jim-fawcett:

WB, Mary.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/27/16 09:26:11PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Welcome back Mary.  Can't wait to hear some of your music.  Ben


Rob N Lackey
11/27/16 07:41:40PM @rob-n-lackey:

Glad to see you're back!!  thumbsup   party2  joyjoy   


Ken Longfield
11/27/16 07:40:53PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome back to FOTMD, Mary. I've missed you.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."