Mary MacGowan

Location:

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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vimeo videos: 3
youtube videos: 6

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 • one week ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Brian G.: Very nice Mary. Thanks for sharing. Hey Brian, thanks so much!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one week ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Dog-Hungry Blues:
"It's a dog-gone good thing you recorded this awesome dog-hungry blues cuz it is a real pleasure! Toffee is adorable standing there next to, and behind you!..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Londonderry Air:
"Rob N Lackey: Good job, Mary.  It's coming along nicely.   Slowly but surely! Thanks, Rob!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Londonderry Air:
"Lexie R Oakley: Nicely played Mary!  Aww, Lexie, thanks!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Londonderry Air:
"dulcinina: Lovey.  I'm still struggling with it.  You've encouraged me to keep plugging along. Dulcinina   Hi Dulcinina, nice to hear from you! Are..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Updated a Vimeo Video:
Londonderry Air
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Beanmont:
"This is so charming with solid playing, very very nice! Did you compose this? If so, an extra "wow!""
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Updated a Vimeo Video:
Londonderry Air
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Vimeo video:
Londonderry Air
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Bill Strech: Lovely Mary.  Always enjoy your playing. Bill Hey Bill, that's nice to hear, thanks."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Selah: Gorgeous! I hope I can learn to finger pick as beautifully! Hi Selah, thanks so much! You can definitely do this!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 2 weeks ago
@mary-macgowan is now following @jenniferc
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"jeffrey charles foster: nice playing Mary   Thanks Jeffrey"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Benjamin W Barr Jr: Beautifully played. That's really nice, thank you Ben!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"JenniferC: Lovely!  Thank you Jennifer!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Bill Strech: Nicly played. Mary.  One of my favorites. Bill Hey Bill, thanks so much"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 25
Updated a Vimeo Video:
In an English Country Garden
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Rob N Lackey: Nice playing there, Mary!  I see the cord plugged in to the dulcimer, are you using an amp? I may have to learn that one too   Hey Rob,..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Strumelia: Mary- beautifully played!  Fingerpicking requires a whole lot of concentration at first (I learned it long ago but have since forgotten..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Dusty Turtle: This is really nice, Mary. Your playing is sensitive and expressive. Aww Dusty, that means so much to me! Thank you"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"dulcinina: Very nice. Now I want to learn this song.  I had no problems with the video. Dulcinina  Hey, thanks so much! I found the arrangement in..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Steve Battarbee: Mary what I’ve heard is very nice but the video keeps stopping. I think there may be a technical problem somewhere? ive listened just now..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Updated a Vimeo Video:
In an English Country Garden
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Autumn is Here:
"Another great tune! Your sense of each pause is fabulous, and your delicate line endings. Note to self: play more like Charles."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Summers End:
"What a lovely song! The different sections fit super well together and your quill playing sounds really cool. "
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Autum Winds:
"Steve, this is awesome! Full of energy, very musical, and just great to listen to! Great composition"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Updated a Vimeo Video:
In an English Country Garden
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Vimeo video:
In an English Country Garden
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Positioning the thumb...?:
"Dusty Turtle: Mary, it looks to me like you are positioning your thumb correctly, using the side of your thumb by the edge of your fingernail. In fact, I..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "Positioning the thumb...?":
"I'm working on my fingerpicking skills and my thumb is starting to hurt! Ow. Any advice? Where do you place your thumb - you press the strings on what part..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mary's Tune (original):
"Caleb Dan Bennett: wow that was beautiful Mary. I love you finger picking style, wish I could learn that. Hey Caleb, nice to hear from you! Thank you..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mary's Tune (original):
"Rob N Lackey: Very nice, Mary.  Glad to hear (and see) you picking.  Keep it up. Hey Rob, thanks! Last night's recording was a real eye opener for..."
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Ken it sounds like a very special and fun time with Joe Collins!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Ken Longfield: Congratulations, Mary! Grandchildren are wonderful. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song." Hey Ken, thanks! I agree!!!"
Mary MacGowan
@mary-macgowan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thanks Dusty!  How's your son doing? I've been out of the loop for a while now."

Latest Group Discussions

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Mary MacGowan

Positioning the thumb...?


I'm working on my fingerpicking skills and my thumb is starting to...
@Mary MacGowan one month ago - Comments: 3
Mary MacGowan

A Bose problem? Amp recommendations please!


Hey FOTMD! I hope you get a kick out of my super-organized approach:...
@Mary MacGowan 2 months ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Londonderry Air

Londonderry Air


@Mary MacGowan
2 weeks ago - Comments: 6
In an English Country Garden

In an English Country Garden


@Mary MacGowan
one month ago - Comments: 25
Mary's Tune (original)

Mary's Tune (original)


@Mary MacGowan
one month ago - Comments: 6
Dizzy Lizzy

Dizzy Lizzy


@Mary MacGowan
3 months ago - Comments: 8
Billy and Me - an original tune

Billy and Me - an original tune


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

To Your Bluebell Meadows Blue


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

Oh Plucky Umbrella!


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

Daddy My Dear, original song


@Mary MacGowan
9 months ago - Comments: 8

Comments

Nigel Pennick
11/07/17 06:28:27AM @nigel-pennick:

Thankyou Mary for your kind words on Beanmont. Indeed it is my own composition. My 1981 Scottish teardrop-style dulcimer has a particular resonance.

 


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."