paula

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I play a bit of guitar, a bit of cello, a bit of tin whistle and a bit of mountain dulcimer. My wife and I are currently working towards retiring in Portugal late next year. :-)

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paula
@paula • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"Thanks Geoff, I had seen it but didn’t know the website belonged to someone here in FOTMD. It’s good to know there are still other North Country Dulcimers..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"I actually found a really cool picture but it’s on Flickr and I don’t want to either join Flickr or download it without permission and proper acknowledgment..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"I’d love to play a bowed dulcimer. I am currently taking cello lessons. I imagine with a dulcimer set up with a curved fingerboard and say ddaD tuning; you..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"What a great anecdote Ken! Robert seems like he was a sweet guy. I know he worked with special needs kids too. I was able to find an article about him and..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Jan Potts:
"Hi Jan, I just saw this as I was researching my dulcimer which was apparently also made by North Country Dulcimers (Robert and Yvonne Hutchinson). Mine is..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"I was able to actually find a used copy of “Irish Music for the Mountain Dulcimer “ by Robert Hutchinson online and it’s wending it’s way towards me even as..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @paula:
"Ken Longfield: Here is a photo of a North Country dulcimer. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song." Hey Ken, I really appreciate the info on my..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @paula:
"Richard Streib: Welcome Paula to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful and friendly group of people who love the..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @paula:
"Jim Fawcett: Hey Paula, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us. Thanks Jim, seems like a very warm and welcoming site.  cheers, paula"
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"By Jove, I believe you're right! And, I was able to find a great number of references to him, his wife Yvonne and their dulcimers. It's too bad there's no..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"We're currently fostering this fellow. His name is Gary. Bull Terrier. Cheers, Paula"
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Help with possible identification of my Dulcimer":
"I've had this dulcimer for about 30+ years. It was a pawn shop acquisition. I imagine it was most likely homemade but it seems nicely done. I've never seen..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 354
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Hi Ken, Thanks for the warm welcome. t took a little for me to figure out how to upload photos. There's no apparent label. It seems a little unusual in..."
paula
@paula • 2 months ago • comments: 1
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Help with possible identification of my...

Posted: Thursday August 12 2021, 8:30 AM
By: @paula

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marg
08/22/21 09:37:50PM @marg:

( Austin) I don't know much about Austin but I understand there is a good dulcimer group in Sun City, Georgetown area. 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/20/21 08:54:02AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Paula, 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.

Ben


paula
08/05/21 10:17:38AM @paula:

Ken Longfield:

Here is a photo of a North Country dulcimer.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Hey Ken,

I really appreciate the info on my dulcimer. I was actually able to find and purchase a copy of the book by the builder. 

I’d love to buy you a pint of whatever your favorite beverage is in appreciation. Can I venmo you the price of a pint? (Or whatever payment method you prefer) not out of obligation just if we were in person it’s what I’d do out of friendliness and to say thanks. 

Cheers,

Paula


paula
08/05/21 10:08:21AM @paula:

Richard Streib:

Welcome Paula to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful and friendly group of people who love the dulcimer. Look around. Join in the discussions. Ask questions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Thanks Richard! Glad to be here!


paula
08/05/21 10:07:09AM @paula:

Jim Fawcett:

Hey Paula, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Thanks Jim, seems like a very warm and welcoming site. 

cheers,

paula


Jim Fawcett
08/04/21 11:40:27PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Paula, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
08/04/21 04:59:08PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Paula to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful and friendly group of people who love the dulcimer. Look around. Join in the discussions. Ask questions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Ken Longfield
08/04/21 04:51:07PM @ken-longfield:

Here is a photo of a North Country dulcimer.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Ken Longfield
08/04/21 04:43:56PM @ken-longfield:

Hi, Paula. Thanks for posting those photos. Back in the 1980s and 1990s there was a building just north of Pittsburgh, PA who built dulcimers similar to the photos you posted. His name is Robert Hutchinson. I think the dulcimers were called North Country Dulcimers. I'll see if I have one of his brochures in my files or a photo of one somewhere.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Ken Longfield
08/04/21 10:30:24AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Paula. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey. Post a photo of your dulcimer and we might be able to help identify the maker. Have you looked for a label on the inside of the dulcimer?

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."