Rob N Lackey

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Location: Fairmont, WV
Country: US

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SoundCloud Tracks: 7
vimeo videos: 1
youtube videos: 38
images: 81
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 the SE Ohio Dulcimer Festival and the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering (PA.)

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Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Johnson Dulcimer":
"I had a Keith Johnson hourglass which I sold to another member here.  It was well made and sounded good.  Mine had handmade pegs instead of geared tuners.  I..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @glorybee50:
"Welcome, Glorybee50, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @biblia:
"Welcome, Biblia, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Doubt if you will find many tabs of modern music since most of it is under copyright.  Hope you..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @bobi:
"Welcome, Bobi, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Skye Boat Song is a great piece, very relaxing.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @fred-piek:
"Welcome, Fred, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @tonyc:
"Welcome, Tony, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.  "
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago
@rob-n-lackey is now following @steve-battarbee
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @pete2049:
"Welcome, Pete, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Nice tuning you're using.  A lot of folks are intimidated by 4 equidistant strings, but there are..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @michael-janes:
"Welcome, Michael, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @carlos-shaw:
"Welcome, Carlos, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Rob in 84 PA:
"It was fun, John, and I hope it will be next week as well.  And thank you, Lisa, for those kind words.  Robin.... it's in Jim's G tuning b G d d d.  I also..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Rob in 84 PA:
"It was a good time at the Spring House.  Great to see Jim (and Bev) and Barb again.  Lots of good folks there for the pumpkin stuff.  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Gathering 2018 - Ludwigsburg - Germany:
"Looks like a great time was had by all!  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 34
Posted a new Comment on Where you playing next?:
"Ok, folks, Sat., October 20, noon til 3 at the Springhouse Dairy, Bakery, Deli and restaurant.  Come out and have some fun in 84, Pennsylvania (yes that's..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @atilwi:
"come, Atilwi, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @maltess:
"Welcome, MaltEss, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @kozaturf:
"Welcome, Kozaturf, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @tshults:
"Welcome, Tshults, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Good luck on finding a Probst.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @acharman:
"Welcome, Acharman, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I'd love to hear one of your creations.  It would be nice if you'd post a video or audio of..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @klcrump:
"Welcome, Klcrump, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "

Latest Group Discussions

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On Stage at Pattyfest 2018


Here's a link to Jim Fawcett's great video of part of my performance at...
@Rob N Lackey 7 months ago - Comments: 1
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Tulsa Time


Here's my somewhat wartz'n'all version of an old J J Cale classic!  
@Rob N Lackey 7 months ago - Comments: 8
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Spring Wartz'n'All 2018


Here's a little video our "official" videographer took.  Hope you enjoy...
@Rob N Lackey 8 months ago - Comments: 6
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Marc Robine


Just ordered a copy of his 1st album "Ruelle," and was wondering if...
@Rob N Lackey 10 months ago - Comments: 0
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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 last year - 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 last year - Comments: 1
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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 last year - 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
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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

Latest Audio

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The Old Slow Road

The Old Slow Road


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Reuben's Train

Reuben's Train


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I Fall in Your Light

I Fall in Your Light


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Dr Phil

Dr Phil


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Were you there when they crucified my Lord

Were you there when they...


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Take Me Home Poor Julia

Take Me Home Poor Julia


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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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San Francisco Bay Blues

San Francisco Bay Blues


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7 months ago - Comments: 7
Cuckoo noter/drone

Cuckoo noter/drone


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10 months ago - Comments: 17
2 Constant Lovers

2 Constant Lovers


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Mountains of Pomeroy

Mountains of Pomeroy


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Tombigbee Waltz on the porch

Tombigbee Waltz on the porch


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The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


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Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


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Plaisir d'Amour

Plaisir d'Amour


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Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda


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Cold Frosty Morning

Cold Frosty Morning


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Hymn Medley GardnerFest 2015

Hymn Medley GardnerFest 2015


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3 years ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Kennedy Barn String Band

Posted: Wednesday May 23 2018, 9:25 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Cherokee Waltz

Posted: Wednesday February 7 2018, 6:44 AM
By: @Cynthia Wigington

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

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

Comments

acharman
10/15/18 11:11:43PM @acharman:

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the welcome. I will try and get a video or pics of my instruments up.

Cheers, Andrew


Craig
07/18/18 11:34:57PM @craig:

Thanks for the kind welcome!


Gary Sager
07/11/18 01:25:13PM @gary-sager:

Rob, I understand you are the contact person for the Mountaineer Dulcimer Club. I just wanted to let you know about the 4th Annual Ohio Dulcimer Players Picnic & Jam on August 18th in Circleville, Ohio. This is a free event. Attached is a flyer. Feel free to copy and distribute.


haydee025
07/01/18 12:52:36PM @haydee025:

Thanks Rob for the warm welcome!


PatG
06/27/18 06:11:53AM @patg:

Thanks so much for the welcome.


Anne Howey
06/20/18 11:48:46AM @anne-howey:

Thanks Rob. I'll check it out.


JonH
06/13/18 10:46:33PM @jonh:

Thanks Rob, I'm enjoying learning my dulcimer music and glad that I found this site.


bohemianelk
06/10/18 07:51:23PM @bohemianelk:

Thanks Rob! Would love to travel over to WV sometime next year. Will keep in touch!


pcommerf
06/05/18 10:57:35PM @pcommerf:

Enjoying this group of fellow dulcimer learners!


haleymuse
06/01/18 09:30:39AM @haleymuse:

Thank you! I'm very excited to be here! Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer looks like a fantastic site!


KLKD
05/24/18 08:10:51PM @klkd:

Thanks for the welcome!


Skybird
05/21/18 09:10:10PM @skybird:

Thanks, Rob. It looks like a cool site.

 

Skybird


FoundryRat
05/20/18 01:08:10PM @foundryrat:

Thanks, first order of business is to re-string these two George Hendrickson dulcimers that have 30" VSL!


billhenry
05/17/18 07:35:57PM @billhenry:

Hi Rob,  Thanks for your welcoming note.  I have really enjoyed your playing and find it inspirational.

Bill Henry


James Kemp
05/11/18 08:44:40PM @james-kemp:

Thanks for the kind welcome! I look forward to all I will learn & hope I will make some contributions to the group. 

I joined the Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Society during the festival this past weekend. I bought a New Harmony dulcimer. Beginning classes helped me get a start. Looking forward to learning much about the M/D. I know I’ll enjoy the group.

Thanks again! Jim


Bridge
04/29/18 07:24:24AM @bridge:

Thank you for the welcome. I'm just getting started, coming from a guitar playing background. I seem to be on a quest for simplicity since I have gone from 6- and 12-string guitar, to ukulele, to tenor guitar, to dulcimer! I recently bought an old 4-string equidistant cedar dulcimer shaped like a tulip or a lyre which I plan to post pictures of. I bought a used dulcimer from a well known luthier and finally returned it because the middle string always fretted sharp. I just found a McSpadden M12-W from 1991 locally for $250, and I am thoroughly pleased with it. A lady now in her late 70's bought it at their store in Arkansas with the chipboard case, and it ended up sitting in her closet for 27 years. I measured the strings with a micrometer, and they appear to be the original strings, since the owners manual says the factory strings were 12-12-12-23. It is absolutely pristine. I moved a couple of the end pegs to allow installing a strap attachment. Again thanks for the nice welcome!


Diesel
04/16/18 10:22:06PM @diesel:

Thank you!  I think I'm gonna' like it here...


tom jenkins
04/13/18 07:21:23AM @tom-jenkins:

Thanks for adding me to the group. Looking forward to improving my playing and building my own banjo dulcimer


Hearty1
04/10/18 08:07:47PM @hearty1:

Thank you Rob for the welcome! I've only been learning for four weeks and really enjoy it.


dulcigirl
04/09/18 06:33:04PM @dulcigirl:

Thanks Rob ...  I am searching for dulcimer happiness outside of the normal group playing where they are stuck playing in one mode.  This site is wonderful!!