Location: Mount Hermon
Country: United States

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Hi! My real name is Audrey Nickel, but I've been "Redwolf" on-line for so long it feels more natural to use that than my actual name!

I fell in love with American and Irish traditional music when I was a teenager (a loooong time ago!), and met my first mountain dulcimer when I worked as a volunteer at a folklife festival at the age of 13. The instrument intrigued me then, and last month, after attending a dulcimer weekend, I decided to take the plunge.

In addition to being a beginner on the dulcimer (as well as on the little Woodrow "strumstick" in my profile pic), I play the lever harp and the wire strung Irish harp. I'm primarily a singer, though, and especially love to sing Irish sean-nós (old style) music. I also sing in two choral groups: a classical Anglican church choir and a women's vocal ensemble that does a lot of traditional music.

I'm also a fluent Irish speaker, so if you have any questions about Irish tune names, etc., feel free to hit me up!

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09/10/19 09:52:07AM @redwolf:

Thanks for the warm welcome, all! I know I'll have lots of questions, as I progress with this lovely instrument!

Ben Barr Jr
09/10/19 05:37:33AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Redwolf, aka Audrey, 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 meet some good people.


Richard Streib
09/01/19 04:21:47PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Redwolf to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to explore, learn, and meet many dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Marlene Powell
09/01/19 02:06:11PM @marlene-powell:

Hi Redwolf,  Welcome from another new member.  I'm excited to find a group of dulcimer players as I'm brand new at this and am hoping to learn from all of you.  

Ken Longfield
09/01/19 10:14:44AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Redwolf. It is good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
09/01/19 07:46:20AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Redwolf, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.