Rob N Lackey

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Location: Fairmont, WV
Country: US

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vimeo videos: 2
youtube videos: 35
images: 81
events: 3
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 • 8 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kennedy Barn String Band":
"Thank you DT, Ken, Janene, Jim and Cindy.  It's been a fun time playing in a band, particularly one of this genre. We may look "fun" but really we're a bunch..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 17 hours ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Kennedy Barn String Band":
"Sunday we were presented with the Traditions award from the Folklife Center of Fairmont State University.  We played for about 20 minutes after the..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 17 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @skybird:
"Welcome, Skybird, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 23 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @bee-keeper:
"Welcome, Bee Keeper, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob"
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @pooch:
"Welcome, Pooch, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Word of Thanks and Recommendation ":
"I know 2 of the 3, Kevin, and can say they aren't just good guys but they do excellent work!  I'd love to have some personal experience with the 3rd. "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @foundryrat:
"Welcome, Foundryrat, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new Event:
Pattyfest 2018 -(WV)
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tulsa Time:
"Great history lesson, DT.  I remember seeing Leon Russell driving the streets of Tulsa in his psychedelic Rolls Royce.  The Tulsa scene was pretty cool in..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tulsa Time:
"Hey, DT, you ARE famous.  Yep just shuffling along.  I really would like to get out to CA again.  I've got a lot of cousins in your area, most of which I've..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tulsa Time:
"You're right, Dan.  Don't know why I thought it was Cale.   I guess my mind's going the way of my body..... failing fast!  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Created a new Group discussion "Tulsa Time":
"Here's my somewhat wartz'n'all version of an old J J Cale classic!  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Cuckoo noter/drone:
"Well, Bill, that's great. I'm always glad to be of help! Lisa, Thank you for watching. I had no idea what the bridge tail pin arrangement was called."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Ned of the Hill:
"Bravo.  Bravo    A fantastic performance (as usual)"
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @billhenry:
"Welcome, Bill, 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 @dolly-slugger:
"Welcome, Dolly Slugger, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob   "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @tjcox5:
"Welcome, TJ, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Mountains of Pomeroy:
"Patty, thanks and you're right: you need to get back here more!  You're missed. Robin, I appreciate the kind comment.  Should I follow it up with "Banks of..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @shenesan:
"Welcome, Shenesan, 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 @james-kemp:
"Welcome, James, 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 @blobby:
"Welcome, Blobby, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Song choices for transcribing":
"You just have to like it.  Any can be interesting.  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @celtic-cowboy:
"Welcome, Celtic Cowboy, 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 @ballad-gal:
"Welcome, Ballad Gal, 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 @japowell:
"Welcome, JA, 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 @jennifer-d:
"Welcome, Jennifer, 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 @scout:
"Welcome, Scout, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 34
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY):
"Actually, Lisa, our fiddlers play it in D up here.  I would thought it would have been in A like a lot of older mixolydian tunes, but no, this one's in D.  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @ron-zuckerman:
"Welcome, Ron, to this little corner of  dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 34
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY):
"No, Lisa, Cuckoo's Nest is in D mixolydian.  Here's a link to a version close to what we play. The Cuckoo is a great song, too.  Oh, and check out John..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 34
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY):
"You also need DAd for Cuckoo's Nest (one of my favorites.)  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @curly314:
"Welcome, Curly314, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @ac22:
"Welcome, Ac22, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Are you related to Kc11?  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @kc11:
"Welcome, Kc11, 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 @sharon:
"Welcome, Sharon, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Tulsa Time


Here's my somewhat wartz'n'all version of an old J J Cale classic!  
@Rob N Lackey 5 days 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 one month 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 3 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 8 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 8 months ago - 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
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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

Latest Audio

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The Old Slow Road

The Old Slow Road


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2 years ago - Comments: 8
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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5 years ago - Comments: 0
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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7 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Cuckoo noter/drone

Cuckoo noter/drone


@Rob N Lackey
3 months ago - Comments: 17
2 Constant Lovers

2 Constant Lovers


@Rob N Lackey
3 months ago - Comments: 6
Mountains of Pomeroy

Mountains of Pomeroy


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3 months ago - Comments: 10
Tombigbee Waltz on the porch

Tombigbee Waltz on the porch


@Rob N Lackey
9 months ago - Comments: 12
The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


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11 months ago - Comments: 14
Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


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last year - 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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3 years ago - Comments: 17
Sweeter Than the Flowers

Sweeter Than the Flowers


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4 years ago - Comments: 14

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Kennedy Barn String Band

Posted: Tuesday May 22 2018, 6:01 AM
By: @Ariane

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

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

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

Comments

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!!


Elvensong
04/09/18 06:14:42PM @elvensong:

Thanks Rob - I don't know how I missed this site!


Carolebaker
04/06/18 01:20:38PM @carolebaker:

Thank you for the welcome, Rob.  

I'm with the Strung Out Dulcimer Band in Mifflintown.

Hoping for information on a workshop in the Lewistown area,

coming up pretty soon.  The notice just disappeared from my 

computer, but not before I forwarded it to the Off the Wall 

group in Mechnicsburg.  Do you have that info?  I think it 

came from Ken Longfield.

Carole


spiritandfire44
04/05/18 07:35:48AM @spiritandfire44:

The Lord has been more merciful and loving to me than I could have asked for.  If you're given to do it, send me a note.  Here is my email gsantamaria685@gmail.com.


Ann Andrews
04/04/18 09:43:15PM @ann-andrews:

Rob, it has taken a while to re-find FOTMD.  I remembered your greeting. How do you keep your fingernails on your right hand from not getting worn on the MD?


Dr Duke
03/28/18 06:16:44AM @dr-duke:

Thanks Rob!


notsothoreau
03/22/18 09:55:16PM @notsothoreau:

Thank you for the welcome! I've been reading over at Everything Dulcimer, but have not been able to post yet. I have been trying to buy a dulcimer from a guy on Facebook Marketplace but he stood me up last night! Hoping I have better luck tonight.


Jack
03/20/18 08:29:14AM @jack:

Thanks Rob for the welcome. Looking forward to checking the place out.


nkatsonis
03/18/18 02:54:59PM @nkatsonis:

Thanks for the welcome.  I'm quickly gaining a dulcimer education here.  And I'm really enjoying my new-to-me Folkcraft dulcimer, chosen after noting favorable comments here.


dulciann
03/12/18 12:31:29PM @dulciann:
I have been visiting this site a lot . Really love it

 


RevDeb Higgi
02/19/18 08:16:00AM @revdeb-higgi:

Rob, where do I find the WV groups?


Ariosta
02/16/18 05:29:28PM @ariosta:

I just saw these welcomes. Please excuse me for not responding earlier. I need to learn my way around. Thank, you all.  I got my first dulcimer before Christmas from a seller on Etsy.  I have an experienced friend who says it sounds very good and it sounds fine to me as well though striking clear high notes is tricky.  I've been teaching myself from books and videos.  I am utterly enthralled with the 'dulcibard' and want to do everything just like he does, lol.