Robin Clark

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Location: Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales
Country: GB

My Latest Followers:

Bob Stephens Black Dog Bess Ariane Judith tssfulk Don Grundy Elvensong Exukaden dulcinina Richard Streib PapaSims Lois Sprengnether Keel Cat Brown cacofonix Stephen Mathews Dan Goad chris hornby Peppermint David Bennett Tennessee Jed Macy Jayne Kevin R. Paula Brawdy Bob David Pedersen DianeL Erin Hussey Magdalena Cynthia Wigington Amanda Boyd Pete Answer Michael Fletcher Steven Berger Repp Helen Seiler Dusty Turtle Pine Salt Springs Gail Webber Mark Runge jcoombs m.hagen05 Foggers Jane Syers Kit Wells Mike Thurman Barbara Berg Annie Deeley kb9jlo Dana R. McCall

Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 17
youtube videos: 19
images: 21
videos: 2
audio tracks: 68

Latest Activity

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Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 20 hours ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"I've recorded another traditional local Welsh tune this evening on the Bocs Cân Idris. This one is the waltz Cadair Idris - named after the mountain at the..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • yesterday • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Yearning for the Noble Knight:
"A lovely composition and great video.  A joy to watch/listen on a Sunday morning over here in Wales."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on My Electric Dulcimers:
"Lovely instruments Jack.  I love the reclaimed woods you use.  The pick-up system would be great for gigs or church services where you need to get a 'lift'..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • yesterday • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro:
"That's such a lovely rounded tone.  I love the low rolling drones."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 3 days ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Here's another Welsh tune I've just picked out of my tune book tonight and recorded on the Bocs Cân Idris. The tune is called Môn. The music is here. The..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 4 days ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Thanks Bob, I've been working on another local Welsh tune this evening. Quickstep y Bontnewydd This one was played on the key of D fretboard."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 5 days ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Thanks Brian! I've been working on a new tune this evening on my Bocs Cân Idris.  It is the old Welsh tune 'The Clover of Meirionnydd' or 'Meillionen' (I..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 6 days ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Hi Bob, There's no doubt that the surface the instrument sits on contributes to the tone (more bass) and overall volume.  I was just a little surprised at..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "String gauge tolerance(s)":
"I have one customer who plays a 27.5" VSL dulcimer with 0.024, 0.012, 2 x 0.010 string gauges up at F,C,f,f above D,A,d,d on stage and when recording...."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 6 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer:
"Wonderful   Such a beautiful collaboration across the 'pond'.  Superb creativity and musicianship - just inspirational!"
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • one week ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Many thanks everyone.  I can't keep my hands off the instrument, which is a good sign!  I'm working on around 20 traditional Welsh tunes from our local area..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Hi Dusty, Here is a clip of a simple melody being played first with the sympathetic drones damped and then with them free to vibrate...."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Glory" in all her glory":
"Oh that's beautiful !!!!!"
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Thanks for your comments everyone.  I'll try and answer your questions. The instrument has a VSL of 25 1/2".  The box is 26 1/2" x 11" x 3 1/2".  The feet..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 weeks ago • comments: 24
Updated a Group discussion "":
"   I'm running a fretted zither making project at present in our village and have around half a dozen local folks designing and building instruments based..."
Dulcimer Making
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 weeks ago • comments: 24
Created a new Group discussion "Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!":
"   I'm running a fretted zither making project at present in our village and have around half a dozen local folks designing and building instruments based..."
Dulcimer Making
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Electric Scheitholt; The Southwind and Simple Gifts:
"That's a lovely instrument Jack - great craftsmanship.  The additional drones really add such depth to the sound."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Fence Post Dulcimer:
"Thanks for your comments Like I said - this build was a demonstration for my 'Bocs Cân Idris' project.  I'm going to take a chisel to it over the weekend..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Further ado about 2 v 1 melody string(s):
"Multiple melody strings (2, 3 or 4 set close enough together to be played as one with a noter or fingers) were/are the normal set-up for the Appalachian..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"Many thanks Ken and Don, What I've learnt from all my experimenting is that a dulcimer (fretted zither) is not a guitar - the physics are very different...."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Fence Post Dulcimer:
"Hi Ariane, I can play the instrument on my knees. http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/idnhycwh8n/fence_post_dulcimer_on_lap.mp3 It lacks bass and volume when..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Fence Post Dulcimer:
"..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Fence Post Dulcimer:
"I made this simple instrument in about 90 minutes as a demonstration of the principles of the dulcimer for an instrument making project I'm running in our..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Created a new Audio File:
Fence Post Dulcimer
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"There are advantages and disadvantages to every temperament - no one is going to be perfect for every situation. However, I do like to play instruments..."
Robin Clark
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"I'll come back in on this thread next week when I have some time - I'm about to leave to go to run dulcimer workshops at a big music festival. For me, the..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Clark

Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!


    I'm running a fretted zither making project at present in...
@Robin Clark 2 weeks ago - Comments: 24
Robin Clark

Carols at the Chapel of St Non, Pembrokeshire


I was in Pembrokeshire over last weekend and a few miles walk along...
@Robin Clark 11 months ago - Comments: 5
Robin Clark

Student Dulcimers - Lots of them!!!!


I was asked to run the mountain dulcimer workshops at Shrewsbury Folk...
@Robin Clark last year - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style


Over time, I have gradually developed a style of noter drone playing...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 31
Robin Clark

Working With Drones


  I am often asked by folks about how they can get their noter drone...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 19
Robin Clark

Any Photos or Video from Halsway Manor Week?


Does anyone have any photos or video from the Halsway Manor week they'd...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Clark

You Gotta Move - Hertiage Dulcimer 28 feb 16


A friend of mine send me his new CD, which is a blend of blues and...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Robin Clark

McSpadden 6 string Baritone


I've just received today a 6 string baritone from Jim Woods at...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Clark

Cherub Guitar Pickup WCP-80G into Acoustic Amp


I was asked to play the incidental music at a local function last week...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Clark

Singing with Noter Drone Dulcimer - Old Styles


I've been doing quite a bit more singing with dulcimer at gigs...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

All Glory Be To God On High - Noter Drone Version


Tull Glazener has posted a free DAd TAB this month for All Glory Be To...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Clark

What Wood is This?


                  A quick question for you building gurus....
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Robin Clark

Musings on Modes for the Noter Drone Player


What on earth are modes? Well, it's a good question, so I'll try and...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 17
Robin Clark

Clocks - Coldplay (inspired by Sam Edelston)


I've been chatting to Jim Woods at McSpadden recently about fret...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

Red Wing - Mawhee Dulcimer


I was searching for more info on the Mawhee dulcimers today and came...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Robin Clark

Jessie James - Mawhee repro dulcimer - 18 Mar 15


I received one Kevin Messenger's lovely Mawhee replica dulcimers this...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 57
Robin Clark

Sweet Bye and Bye - McSpadden


A simple version of Sweet Bye and Bye in DAA noter drone on my...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Robin Clark

Boulavogue - Clifford Glen dulcimer


Tull Glazener has posted the TABs for Boulavogue as his tune of the...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Clark

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - 1 March 2015


It's St David's Day here in Wales So I couldn't resist doing a quick...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Clark

900 Miles - Presnell Dulcimer


One of my favourite tunes by I. D. Stamper is 900 Miles. Ike had a...
@Robin Clark 3 years ago - Comments: 18

Latest Audio

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Fence Post Dulcimer

Fence Post Dulcimer


@Robin Clark
2 months ago - Comments: 18
Improvisation around 1-3-5 tuning

Improvisation around 1-3-5...


@Robin Clark
9 months ago - Comments: 8
Gaudete - 30 nov 17 - noter drone

Gaudete - 30 nov 17 - noter...


@Robin Clark
11 months ago - Comments: 19
Christmas Medley on prototype noter drone dulcimer

Christmas Medley on prototype...


@Robin Clark
11 months ago - Comments: 4
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn

Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn


@Robin Clark
last year - Comments: 5
Wildwood Flower - Warren May Dulcimer Duet
Y Deryn Bach - sound sample of new student dulcimer
The Bells of Aberdovey - Sow Hogfiddle - 27 Apr 17
Sussex Carol

Sussex Carol


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Elzic's Farewell - Heritage dulcimer and DADGAD guitar

Elzic's Farewell - Heritage...


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Kesh Jig - Noter Drone

Kesh Jig - Noter Drone


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Banna Strand - Glen Dulcimer - F,A#,A# - 21 Apr 16

Banna Strand - Glen Dulcimer...


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Elzic's Farewell - Glen Dulcimer - 8 Mar 16

Elzic's Farewell - Glen...


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 7
A Meeting Of Souls - 1 Mar 16

A Meeting Of Souls - 1 Mar 16


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - 28 Feb 16

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Build a Dulcimer - In an hour from scratch

Posted: Saturday March 24 2018, 5:22 AM
By: @UKDULCI

I've Just Bought a BANJO !!!!

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 2:58 PM
By: @Strumelia

shallow legged capo

Posted: Monday October 17 2016, 12:00 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

DADGAD Guitar

Posted: Saturday October 8 2016, 2:43 PM
By: @Bill Davenport

The 'Irish' Simple System Flute

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 2:13 AM
By: @Strumelia

Banjo tuning aAEAE to match cross-tuned...

Posted: Wednesday January 20 2016, 11:24 PM
By: @Strumelia

1930s Regal Tenor Guitar

Posted: Monday October 14 2013, 3:30 AM
By: @Helen Seiler

1920's Parlour Guitar Rescued

Posted: Sunday June 30 2013, 5:50 PM
By: @phil

Got A Mandolin for Christmas

Posted: Thursday January 17 2013, 2:49 PM
By: @Babs Greene

Ebenezer...Err.. Old Jawbone! -...

Posted: Thursday May 10 2012, 11:07 AM
By: @Strumelia

Elzic's Farewell - Noter/drone on Prussia...

Posted: Saturday October 1 2011, 12:18 AM
By: @Stephanie Stuckwisch

Sally in the Garden - Dm version

Posted: Tuesday July 19 2011, 1:05 PM
By: @Strumelia

FIDDLESTICKS !!!!

Posted: Friday June 24 2011, 5:26 PM
By: @Strumelia

Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

Posted: Wednesday December 1 2010, 6:02 PM
By: @Paul Certo

BEGINNERS' OLD TIME JAM – DOWN THE PUB

Posted: Tuesday June 29 2010, 4:43 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Found a Lovely Old Diatonic MD

Posted: Friday May 14 2010, 6:53 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Snakewood

Posted: Friday January 1 2010, 3:24 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

Cynthia Wigington
01/31/18 06:31:50AM @cynthia-wigington:

Robin, if someone in the UK can't share some with you, I can buy them easily here and mail them whatever speed you choose.


Strumelia
12/12/17 06:22:26PM @strumelia:

Great Robin, thanks!   Also... if you go to the Followers TAB on your profile page here, you'll see a whole bunch of people who have applied to be your Follower... but you still need to approve them:

https://fotmd.com/robin-clark/follow

They can't PM you until you approve them.  In your account settings, there is also a setting where followers are automatically approved if you want that, rather than 'pending' until you actually approve them.


Strumelia
12/12/17 11:34:39AM @strumelia:

I notice you have ALL your site notifications turned OFF.  Do you really want things set that way?  it means you will not be notified when someone tries to Follow you, or when someone sends you a private message, or when someone comments on one of your items to ask a question, ...just to name a few.   You may want to go through your Notifications settings to tailor them ?  They are found in your Account settings in the Notifications Tab:

https://fotmd.com/user/notifications/profile_id=158/user_id=157


Strumelia
12/12/17 11:31:30AM @strumelia:

Hi Robin,

You need to go to your Followers page in order to approve a bunch of pending followers.  Someone wrote me they were waiting on 'pending' for a long time.  Go here:

https://fotmd.com/robin-clark/follow


Val Hughes
09/01/17 07:18:30AM @val-hughes:

Very impressed with your student Dulcimers, great sound.


Strumelia
01/03/17 08:14:27PM @strumelia:

David Pedersen:

No Robin, cant get in thru group as there is no info there except your intial comments.

David, you need to JOIN that group in order to see the discussion replies.

 


David Pedersen
01/03/17 06:53:06PM @david-pedersen:

And I still show pending as to the following you.


David Pedersen
01/03/17 06:52:22PM @david-pedersen:

No Robin, cant get in thru group as there is no info there except your intial comments.

 


Strumelia
07/20/16 05:16:59PM @strumelia:

Hi Robin, please see my INBOX note to you.  Thanks!   :)


Dusty Turtle
07/19/16 12:11:21PM @dusty-turtle:

In the preface to the second edition of Ralph Lee Smith's The Story of the Dulcimer, Ron Ewing is quoted as saying that he was sending bunch of capos "to a shop in Wales."  That must be you, correct?


Robin Thompson
07/05/15 10:20:50PM @robin-thompson:

I know you and Jeni & Billy sounded wonderful, Robin-- I'm a fan of the music of all of y'all!  


Ken Backer
03/30/15 08:16:18AM @ken-backer:

Glad to have you as a friend, Robin.


Volha
01/18/15 07:16:57PM @volha:

Hello Robin!

I haven't dulcimer yet, but while I'm looking for instrument, I gather information about instruments, their construction, different styles of playing etc. Thank you very much for your useful info on old-style. I like old style very much and I'll learn itSmile.gif


Robert Thompson
10/07/14 12:07:53PM @robert-thompson:
Hi Robin, nice to meet you at the American Museum in Bath. Geoff and yourself made it a really interesting and friendly meet and thank you for your advice, it's given us a boost and encouragement to practice even more!Many thanksCaroline and Bob Thompson
Cindy Stammich
10/05/14 04:08:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Robin,

I joined the noter/drone group a while back but hadn't done anything about it. The weather has been cold and windy - a perfect excuse to stay in and play music. So today for the first time, I got out the dulcimer my dad made. I tuned it to DAA and started playing around with the noter. Then I went to the page you created for "Holding and Moving the noter". Thank you SO much! the video and explanations helped me a lot! I am truly excited about learning to play noter/drone! I know there is a lot of great information to explore - but your's was the first one I went to, and it helped me a lot!

Thank you again!Smile.gif

Keep strumming and smiling!

Cindy


Christine Loff
07/13/14 11:55:17AM @christine-loff:

Thank goodness those pre-revival players were filmed or recorded! It would have been a great loss otherwise. When I learned to play, I just picked out tunes I knew or heard and thought of the dulcimer as a fun instrument for playing simple tunes or singing with. After finding this online group and especially, hearing about all you have learnt in just a few years by listening to and copying old time players, I'm coming to realise that one could spend years learning about different techniques in N & D on the dulcimer. It's been an inspiration!Grin.gif


filipinouker
05/20/14 06:19:43PM @filipinouker:
Hello Robin! Any joy in finding out whether padded gig bags for dulcimers are available or still out of stock? Let me know either way. Ta!
filipinouker
05/15/14 11:23:24AM @filipinouker:

Hi Robin! Ta for your comment on my Twinkle Twinkle video AS WELL AS MY ukulele video (Never Let Her Slip Away). Are you a fellow uker? Smile.gif


Robin Thompson
05/04/14 10:21:16AM @robin-thompson:
Hey, Robin--Thank you for your most generous comments about Dance of the Little Dog! Though we will be heading out soon, I will post a thread about Little Dog before my head hits the pillow tonight. (Mostly, I work from an iPad these days but will get on the old laptop this evening.) I'm happy it sounds as though we were outdoors when we played. Actually, It was a bit chilly outside but I wanted to capture birdsong on the recording so opened the nearby window a bit. Again, thank you for the very kind comments!
Peter Watson
03/26/14 09:01:42PM @peter-watson:

Robin , I had some questions about playing the m/d with my guitar in opentunings , I was refered to you , hope you dont mind , I use mainly open D and G and some others , but was wondering what to tune the m/d to , to acompany the guitar , I would experiment , but am still in the process of putting together my m/d and have never played one , just gathering information I guess , thought you could help . thanks mate .