Rob N Lackey

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Location: Fairmont, WV
Country: US

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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 • 2 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @joyce-hughes:
"Welcome, Joyce, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I'm sure you'll have no problem with your goals given your background.  Join the fingerpicking..."
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 2 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @jw:
"Welcome, JW, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 23 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Welcome, Katydid, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Man, George, that sure is pretty.  I can't wait to hear it."
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @darryl:
"Welcome, Darryl, 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 @kelley:
"Welcome, Kelley, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @macsaw:
"Welcome, Macsaw, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I have on Braxton County dulcimer, a Sylvan James.  We have a WV players group.  Please join and..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "6 String guages and tuning":
"I think you had the right idea to begin with.  cc GG Cc is what I would have used (melody to bass;) should have given it a sound similar to a 12 string..."
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dan-bogler:
"Welcome, Dan, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Help! Best built-in pickup?:
"I believe Jeff Berman (Appalasia) uses a twinspot on his Dorogi.  Sounds really nice.  I'm still partial to Schattens tho', particularly the dualie.  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your "Dream Dulcimer?":
"Well, I know I started this thread off, but times change and dreams sometimes change, too.  After playing a Jeremy Seeger "traditional" for a few months now..."
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@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on dulcimers on the patio bench:
"Who made this one, Dan?  It's a beauty too.  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Sounds like a good starting point for dickering on the price.  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fred Martin dulcimer help, please":
"Congratulations on finding a Fred Martin.  My first was a Fred that I bought from him in 1987 or 88.  Yes, they were all 4 equidistant strings.  The bridge..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @giddykitty:
"Are you coming up to Fairmont this Saturday?  It'll be fun."
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @mountainwanabee:
"Yep, jump in with both feet.  That's the way most of us have done  "
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @mountainwanabee:
"Welcome, Mountainwanabee, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @giddykitty:
"Welcome, Giddykitty, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Please join our WV Players group.  We try to keep everyone informed about events in or near..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jim-hedman:
"Welcome, Jim, 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 @edkaminski:
"Welcome, Ed, 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 @bobbiemitch:
"Welcome, Bobbiemitch, 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 @jgabsalot:
"Welcome, Jgabsalot, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
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@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Just me. but I don't think an inch would make a significant difference.  I've thought about a large bodied instrument (like an old Capritaurus or original..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret":
"Excellent point, Kevin.  Also, McCoy Tyner (jazz pianist) wrote a piece "Mode for Dulcimer."  In all the pictures I've been able to find of him playing a..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret":
"Well, I hadn't intended to get involved in this new conversation, but....  here goes. After playing for 4 months now only on dulcimers with no extra frets..."
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@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bohen:
"Welcome, Bohen, 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 @boleary306:
"Welcome, Bruce, 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 Prichard #25:
"It's a purty one!  Everyone's getting those new-fangled perfection tuners, eh?  Maybe I'll have you retrofit one of mine with them.  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @ronda:
"Welcome, Ronda, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @ronda:
"Welcome, Ronda, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Kennedy Barn String Band:
"Just got in from practice with the band. Thank y'all for your kind comments.  Sometimes we sound pretty good.    "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jana-evensen:
"Welcome, Jana, 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 @jonathan-schultes:
"Welcome, Jonathan, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I'm an expatriate Okie born and raised in Sequoyah County. My first experience with a dulcimer..."
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @raboniface:
"Welcome, Raboniface, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @elidh:
"Welcome, Elidh, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "

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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 2 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 3 months ago - 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 6 months 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...
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Outlaw Country



@Rob N Lackey last year - Comments: 6
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Old Friends


Decided to try another Willie Nelsonish thing.  This one was on the...
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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...
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Patty Looman Birthday Jam


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


The Mountaineer Dulcimer Club is holding their Spring Gathering this...
@Rob N Lackey 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Saturday 26th Dulcimer Gathering.


Mountaineer Dulcimer Club Meeting When: Saturday, April 26th 2014,...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Mountaineer Dulcimer Club Gathering


Howdy Folks, Just received this email from Judy Werner. I know it's...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 0

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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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Green Tea On A Rainy Morning

Green Tea On A Rainy Morning


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Homage JCR 1 - Prelude

Homage JCR 1 - Prelude


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4 Marys

4 Marys


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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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Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


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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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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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I Am a Pilgrim

I Am a Pilgrim


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Pattyfest 2014 part 1

Pattyfest 2014 part 1


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Old Gray Cat Wartz 2014 Spring

Old Gray Cat Wartz 2014 Spring


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3 years ago - Comments: 13

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

raboniface
04/05/17 08:47:08PM @raboniface:

Thanks, all, for the welcome.


Dulcidude
04/04/17 11:32:13AM @dulcidude:

Thanks, Rob! Looking forward to exploring this community! 

D


Tennessee Jed
03/19/17 08:12:07PM @tennessee-jed:

Thank You for the invite ,  Can You tell me more of this gathering ?  It looks like Grafton is about 3 hours south of me.  I do not know if I will have to work this weekend yet.  I have a crazy schedule.  Do You guys meet often here ?

Any shops in the Morgantown / Clarksburg area that sell Dulcimers ?

 

 


billiesue
03/19/17 10:39:59AM @billiesue:

Thank you Rob... I feel like I'm in a candy store.. So many things to explore.  Janis


red87445
03/06/17 08:46:27PM @red87445:

Thanks Rob!


ccrichards
03/03/17 11:18:06PM @ccrichards:

Hi Rob!
It was lovely and heartwarming to get your email.
Our Newtown is on the E side of PA...but you never know where your travels
take you.
We look forward to our new adventure in 'dulcimer heaven.'
Thanks for your thoughtfulness and reaching out.
Warmest regards,
Camille & Rocky Richards


zigeunerin
03/03/17 06:14:23AM @zigeunerin:

Thanks Rob!  I hope to learn a lot :)


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 07:36:39PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you, Rob -- I'm excited to be here. I hope I can do this little dulcimer justice!


jbarnes54
02/26/17 02:32:53PM @jbarnes54:

Thank you for the warm welcome! Certainly more that I got from the other dulcimer site I'm registered on.


Jennifer Ranger
02/21/17 12:34:37AM @jennifer-ranger:

Hi there Rob!  Yes, I was here before, life just gets soooo busy.  This is always one of my favorite Dulcimer places - friendly and informative!


majajog
02/20/17 05:35:41PM @majajog:

Thanks for the kid words.  So far, I have found the musicians in general and dulcimer players in particular are very nice looks and I wouldn't have met except any of them except I went out on a limb and bought a dulcimer.


karen s
02/15/17 09:13:08AM @karen-s:

Thanks for the greeting!  My Edd Presnell is an early one. I don't play and have never heard it played.

I pick it up in a sale about 28 years ago because I liked how it looked.  It hung on my walls for years, I love anything hand-made.  It was made in 1958 and says its # 39.  Thought about selling it but went on line to see if I could find out anything about the maker.  Turns out he is pretty well known for his work.  He sounds like a very interesting man,  from simple beginnings.  I feel I have something special instead of just decorative.  He probably never meant for it to just be looked at.

What do you or your friends know about his career and life. Do you know if there is any one book on him,  I could only find some with him mentioned along with others.  This Mountain culture of music runs deep, warms my heart.

  


ReadyfortheRiver
02/15/17 07:49:54AM @ken-van-kerckhoven:

Thanks,  Dave !

 

 


VirginiaKY
02/08/17 08:55:08PM @virginiaky:

Thank you Rob, I already do!


Dave Brown
01/29/17 05:43:52PM @dave-brown:

Thanks for the welcome!

Dave


kellerjr
01/24/17 09:42:38PM @kellerjr:

Thanks!!  


Maurice Goodwin
01/21/17 05:45:22AM @maurice-goodwin:

Thank you Rob for your kind welcome to the group, feeling at home already with you guys.


vegemom3
01/20/17 06:35:50PM @vegemom3:

Thank you. 


lazisusann
01/13/17 09:02:09PM @lazisusann:

Thank You for the kind welcome. Anxiously hoping to learn to play finger style!


Katprati
01/04/17 07:54:39PM @katprati:

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. Yes, "River" by Bill Staines. I love it.