Rob N Lackey

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Location: Fairmont, WV
Country: US

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SoundCloud Tracks: 7
vimeo videos: 2
youtube videos: 32
images: 78
videos: 11
audio tracks: 5

Rob Lackey was born and raised in the Cookson Hills of eastern Oklahoma.    After playing the guitar since a small child he discovered the dulcimer in the mid 1980’s, though he had seen them in the Arkansas Ozarks in the 1970’s.  A new love was born when he purchased his first dulcimer and began to attempt to transfer the finger style, in which he predominantly played, from the guitar to that instrument.  After coming to West Virginia he began to play the instrument in earnest again and is a favorite on the traditional music scene there doing workshops and performing at Gardner Winter Music Fest, Pattyfest, and the Hindman (Ky) Dulcimer Homecoming and the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering.

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Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @caroline:
"Welcome, Caroline, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @alexandria:
"Welcome, Alexandria, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. You've got a couple of good ones in those Edsels.  My first one was a Fred Martin (Edsel's..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @eric-tucker:
"Welcome, Eric, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @paulaw:
"Welcome, Paulaw, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @debbie-kopp-simpkins:
"Welcome, Debbie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jshoes:
"Welcome, Jshoes, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos by @cynthia-wigington:
Vermont Tribal Art
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @brimborion:
"Welcome, Brimborion, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @brian-mcc:
"Welcome, Brian, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @s-robins:
"Welcome, S Robins, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  You've got a great instrument to start out on!  I have one of Keith Young's instruments and..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @clare:
"Welcome, Clare, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @eric:
"Welcome, Eric, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @wheaties:
"Welcome, Wheaties, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago
@rob-n-lackey is now following @bob
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @carynj:
"Welcome, Carynj, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bonger:
"Welcome, Bonger, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth:
"Enjoyed your wonderful harmonies."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bhev:
"Welcome, BHev, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @chris-west:
"Welcome, Chris, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  You seem to have a very wonderful wife. I've seen pictures of some Troughear's instruments and..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @fordferguson:
"Welcome, Fordferguson, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "External Pickup for Mountain Dulcimer - Kala amp? ":
"The best stick-on pickup imo is the Schatten Dualie.  I've used a lot of pickups since the 70s to amplify nylon string guitars and this one is better than..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube by @dan-evans:
Age Of Steam film
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @bluemoontexan:
"Welcome, BluemoonTexan, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "3 or 4 strings?":
"Lois, the engineer said about my changing from 4 independent to 3 courses with a paired melody,  "What did you do? Now it has the depth of a 12 string..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jim-the-zoo-man:
"Welcome, Jim, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @mathom:
"Welcome, Mathom, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "3 or 4 strings?":
"Don, I'd say you're right about it being, in some sense, easier.  There are some instruments where the paired strings are farther apart and some other..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @mitch:
"Welcome, Mitch, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "3 or 4 strings?":
"Personally, I don't care.  I use both single melody or double melody just depends on how I feel or the sound I want.  I had been playing 4 independent on my..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @unclejohnny:
"Welcome, UncleJohnny, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @gamecock:
"Welcome, Gamecock, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @jmfeehan:
"Welcome, JM, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Found some books today":
"I would suggest In Search of the Wild Dulcimer by Robert Force if you don't have it. I've seen it on-line for as little as $2.99 to as exorbitant as $69.95...."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @david-lee-herring:
"Welcome back, David Lee, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you'll enjoy it here again. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @david-lee-herring:
"Welcome back, David Lee, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you'll enjoy it here again. Rob  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Mountaineer Dulcimer Club Fall Gathering


I know it's a little short notice, but the Mountaineer Dulcimer Club's...
@Rob N Lackey 4 months ago - Comments: 1
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To our members in Ireland


Greetings Friends, The 3 fiddlers from the Kennedy Barn String band...
@Rob N Lackey 4 months ago - Comments: 0
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Gardner Winter Music Fest - full set


Thank you, Jim Fawcett, for recording my set last Saturday.  Y'all may...
@Rob N Lackey 11 months ago - Comments: 0
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Patty Looman Birthday Jam - Fairmont


Thought I'd remind everyone this is coming up next Saturday....
@Rob N Lackey last year - Comments: 3
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Fall Wartz'n'All


Don't forget folks: Super 8 Motel, Morgantown, WV, Oct. 29 from 9:30...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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Wartz'n'All Gathering


Join us at Tygart Lake Lodge near Grafton, WV, for this year's Spring...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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Outlaw Country



@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 6
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Old Friends


Decided to try another Willie Nelsonish thing.  This one was on the...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain


Here's a little video (Wartz'n'All) of the old Fred Rose song, Blue...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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Patty Looman Birthday Jam


Mark your calendars on Feb 6, for the Patty Looman Birthday Jam at...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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Mountaineer Club Fall Gathering


I realize this is a little short notice, but the Fall gathering of the...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Uncloudy Day


I was asked for help on playing the old hymn "Uncloudy/Unclouded Day"...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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The Gentle Sound - Roger Nicholson


Howdy, Here's a question for those who knew Roger and his playing...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Rob N Lackey

Mountaineer Club Gathering


The Mountaineer Dulcimer Club is holding their Spring Gathering this...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Worley Gardner Winter Music Festival 2015


Here's the whole of the set I played at the Gardner Winter Music Fest,...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 8
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Zip A Dee Do Dah by request


You know, I don't know if my playing's getting worse or I'm getting...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 8
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Long Black Veil - by request


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEW_qURxSLk Here's the old Lefty...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 5
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Clifftop String Band Festival


Thought I would get this one a little early. It's the 1st weekend in...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 2
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West Virginia State Folk Festival


This weekend is the West Virginia Folk Festival in Glenville, WV....
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 1
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Charleston WV 5/2/2014


I know this is short notice, but I just found out about it. Alan...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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The Old Slow Road

The Old Slow Road


@Rob N Lackey
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Reuben's Train

Reuben's Train


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2 years ago - Comments: 14
I Fall in Your Light

I Fall in Your Light


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2 years ago - Comments: 1
Dr Phil

Dr Phil


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
Were you there when they crucified my Lord

Were you there when they...


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2 years ago - Comments: 11
Take Me Home Poor Julia

Take Me Home Poor Julia


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2 years ago - Comments: 9
Plaisir D Amour

Plaisir D Amour


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2 years ago - Comments: 5
John Stinson's #1

John Stinson's #1


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Bouncy Tune

Bouncy Tune


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Tempus adest floridum

Tempus adest floridum


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Little Rosewood Casket

Little Rosewood Casket


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Sweet Rivers

Sweet Rivers


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Tombigbee Waltz on the porch

Tombigbee Waltz on the porch


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The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


@Rob N Lackey
7 months ago - Comments: 14
Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


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10 months ago - Comments: 14
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


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2 years ago - Comments: 9
Plaisir d'Amour

Plaisir d'Amour


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2 years ago - Comments: 13
Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda


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2 years ago - Comments: 22
Cold Frosty Morning

Cold Frosty Morning


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3 years ago - Comments: 16
Hymn Medley GardnerFest 2015

Hymn Medley GardnerFest 2015


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3 years ago - Comments: 11
Amazing Grace/New Britain Tune

Amazing Grace/New Britain Tune


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Sweeter Than the Flowers

Sweeter Than the Flowers


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4 years ago - Comments: 14
I Am a Pilgrim

I Am a Pilgrim


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4 years ago - Comments: 18
Pattyfest 2014 part 1

Pattyfest 2014 part 1


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4 years ago - Comments: 26

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Almeda Riddle

Posted: Wednesday June 28 2017, 6:53 PM
By: @Strumelia

We made the paper (in a good way)

Posted: Monday June 26 2017, 7:37 PM
By: @Brian G.

Donald MacPherson's Lament - Tab - Slow Air

Posted: Wednesday November 30 2016, 4:07 PM
By: @Joseph Besse

The "I have small hands" idea

Posted: Wednesday August 10 2016, 8:30 AM
By: @Linda Boies

I need help, too, with performance...

Posted: Monday June 20 2016, 1:32 AM
By: @Salt Springs

Josiah Combs

Posted: Wednesday June 15 2016, 11:03 AM
By: @Dan

The Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming is Over...

Posted: Friday November 13 2015, 9:08 AM
By: @jeffrey charles foster

Katyusha - Tab for Russian Song DAd

Posted: Thursday November 12 2015, 9:00 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Cherokee Waltz

Posted: Monday November 2 2015, 12:32 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Maiden Lane - Playford's "Dancing Master"...

Posted: Sunday March 1 2015, 2:59 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Video Links for the Hindman Dulcimer...

Posted: Saturday November 15 2014, 1:24 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

Bigfoot - not the dulcimer

Posted: Friday February 8 2013, 6:03 AM
By: @John Keane

Beginners books for pure diatonic - NO 1/2...

Posted: Friday December 9 2011, 5:35 PM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

S Robins
01/04/18 12:10:08PM @s-robins:

Thank you Rob for your warming welcome. I am very grateful to Mary Young for sending me one of Keith's dulcimers to learn with, it's beautiful and sounds lovely. Keith was always so very kind and loving twards me. He even taught me to fly fish at Yellowstone when I was about 10.


bonger
12/30/17 07:28:43AM @bonger:

Thank you Rob


Dulci_Lifer
12/09/17 07:02:40PM @dulci-lifer:

Appreciate your kind welcome. Thank you!


fishface
11/23/17 06:20:34AM @fishface:

Thank you Rob, for the welcome...


RealScot
11/18/17 06:42:40PM @realscot:

Good of you to check in, Rob. Thank you.


ckmiv
11/11/17 04:53:48PM @ckmiv:

Thank you!


Selah
11/04/17 12:36:38PM @selah:

Thank you for the kind welcome, Rob! I really look forward to being a part here. I cannot wait to meet my new dulcimer, too! (hoping she has a lot of patience!!! ;) )


pmundy
10/17/17 08:33:20PM @pmundy:

Thank you Rob. I'm learning my way around and like what I've seen so far.


merlinharp
10/15/17 06:14:28PM @merlinharp:

Thank you!  Lots of nice people here, I think.


dan-layne
10/07/17 09:59:07AM @dan-layne:

Thanks Rob. Looking forward to it.


cacofonix
10/07/17 06:13:11AM @cacofonix:

Greetings from Southend-on-sea in the Uk

Having only just discovered messages from FOTMD in my spam, this is the first time I have logged in so apologies for not replying sooner to your welcome message which is appreciated.  

I'm waiting for my instrument (a Sweetwoods Student) to arrive so, right now, my MD activities are restricted to watching You Tube videos and reading up.

Looking forward to getting involved here.

 

Eric


DavidPNC
10/02/17 10:18:50PM @davidpnc:

Thanks Rob!


Jean S
09/29/17 05:48:02PM @jean-s:

Thank you for the welcome!


meadowLark
09/15/17 07:17:22PM @meadowlark:

Hey there Rob!  Thanks for the welcoming me to the group.  Sorry I didn't respond earlier - I just didn't see that folks had written me.  New to this internet stuff.  I'm already finding some discussions here very helpful.  Dulcimer folks are wonderful!


turbogirl86
08/28/17 01:55:06PM @turbogirl86:

Hi Rob, thanks! I think I like playing so far, but my hands are really small so it's hard right now. I don't want to be discouraged though.


Capt'n Ron
08/27/17 09:10:46PM @captn-ron:

Thanks Rob... I live in Houston so dealing with the flooding and tornados at the moment.  No work in forseeable future so plenty of time to strum.


Brenda Mangan
08/25/17 10:14:39PM @brenda-mangan:

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. Glad to be here.


Wandafull1
08/22/17 09:52:11PM @wandafull1:

Thank you, Rob.  I could spend hours here on the site.  It's been fun!


D Noble
08/21/17 10:31:11PM @d-noble:

Thanks Rob!


chris hornby
08/17/17 04:00:57AM @chris-hornby:

Thanks Rob! Looking forward to playing with my new dulcimer purchased from Robin Clark.