Robin Thompson

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Location: in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio
Country: US

Latest Followers:

Randy Adams dulcinina HEWalker Bob giddykitty Cristian Huet David Pedersen Kevin R. David Bennett Dan Evans Banjimer Bee Lick Farm bluejooge Nancy Barker Annie Deeley Erin Hussey DianeL Lynn austin Black Dog Bess hugssandi William S. Tessie Maxspop Terry Wilson John W. McKinstry Cat Brown Blondie sleepingangel Beth Goodman Steven Berger Benjamin W Barr Jr Monica Noah Aikens Anne Bowman Mike Thurman Bill Strech CMM Blue Ridge Brock Dan jcoombs Salt Springs Tom McDonald Linda Jo brockinton Sheryl St. Clare Foggers John Gribble Stewart McCormick Robin Clark Volha Helen Seiler

Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 12
youtube videos: 21
images: 35
videos: 1
audio tracks: 20

Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 5 hours ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"Thank you, Barb, we're glad you enjoyed it! "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 20 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"@mascis If you'd like to post the video here, that'd be cool!  "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"I'd love to visit Blue Lion!  And you've got a treasure in that Ledford! "
Robin Thompson
 
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@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Liked @james-phillips's photos:
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Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked @'s NO_LANG_MODULE_OR_SKIN:
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Eli Presnell Complete.:
"Way cool, Kevin."
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@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Strumelia:
"Umm, that's not a mountain dulcimer.  haha What a sweet picture of you two, Strumelia!  "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"EDIT (of earlier, incorrect comment): We play Dance of the Little Dog and we play the trad Flop-eared Mule not in AABB structure.  They may be the only two..."
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked @robin-thompson's photos:
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@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"I, too, like plenty of "vertical space" between the A & B parts!  If, for no other reason, it makes it easier to keep track of how many times through..."
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Happy Anniversary!!":
"Yay, FOTMD!   Thank you, Strumrlia, for all your work here. xxx"
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @ken-hulme's forum discussions:
Happy Anniversary!!
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"Thank you, Jan-- we hope listening brings something positive to the listener!  I know playing the tune has been, at times, meditative for me.  And getting..."
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @cd's forum discussions:
WANTED: Gila Mountain Dulcimer
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"Thank you for the kind words, fellas-- Mark's accompaniment really makes the tune!  My paternal grandmother had a rather sad life in many ways. . . Though..."
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on The Wind that Shakes the Barley:
"Mark said, "I like it." And I agree with my sweetheart.  "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar & dulcimer trade leads:
"Thanks-- I'm glad you enjoyed it, Dusty!  Even with mistakes, it seems folks get the idea of what we were going for. :)"
Robin Thompson
 
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@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Will Singleton Dulcimer "Bountiful":
"What a beauty!   I really liked the Uncle Will Singleton model you made, the one I heard played on Main St. in Hindman. "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Lyle Rickards on lap dulcimer & Abby the Spoon Lady":
"https://youtu.be/uYZfK1bXwQ8"
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Quill:
"Charles, nicely done-- that six-string sounds great with a quill.  I have a six-string and think it's great for noter play.  "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Stone pick":
"How cool, Charles!  Rock on!  ⭐️"
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Courage to play publicly:
"Yay, Dulcinina!  One thing I've learned about myself is it's not as much the courage to play in public I need as it is the courage to just be myself and..."
Robin Thompson
 
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My return to the noter!:
"I can't play any other way.  I'm having fun so it all works out okay.  :)  "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Citi na gcumann:
"Delicate and beautiful, Monica.   Jerry builds such fine instruments.   Thank you for the posting. "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Down In The Valley:
"John makes cool instruments-- and the tuning sounded good to me!  Perfect setting for this good old tune, David! "
Robin Thompson
 
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @rob-n-lackey's forum discussions:
We made the paper (in a good way)
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @charles-thomas's forum discussions:
Stone pick
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 9
Liked @matthew-andrew's group discussions:
My return to the noter!

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

"This Is My Father's World"



@Robin Thompson 10 months ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

using beeswax on my noters


I've begun using beeswax on my noters after reading the suggestion to...
@Robin Thompson 11 months ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

Is there one person


who influences your music, inspires what you play and how you play it?...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 13
Robin Thompson

Red Wing


When Mark was a boy, he remembers this tune being played at his house...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Bowed Dulcimer site


Hi, friends!  The website of luthier Ken Bloom was, unfortunately,...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Lee Hammons dulcimers


Hi, folks! In Winter '14 issue of GOLDENSEAL, in the article on the...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Sylvan James of Gassaway WV


Some days ago, Rick Kennedy began a discussion about a dulcimer up for...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Favorite set- up and tuning for key of Bm?


Friends,I've got a Bm tune I want to learn yet have never played out of...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Dance of the Little Dog - for OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players


Friends, Mark and I put this little tune together several weeks ago--...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Metronome practice


Friends, do any of you play old- time music with a metronome on a...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

videos - bowing a mountain dulcimer & playing with a noter


Friends, Dave Rogers has several excellent videos in which he's bowing...
@Robin Thompson 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Robin Thompson

Star of the County Down


Friends, A trio of us-- instruments are one voice, two acoustic...
@Robin Thompson 5 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Scarborough Fair


By John Henry's request, I'm adding his (wonderful) Scarborough Fair....
@Robin Thompson 5 years ago - Comments: 21
Robin Thompson

The West Virginia Hills: A Tribute to the Dulcimer


Friends, When I was at Augusta (at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins...
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

electrical muscle stimulation


Hi, Folks! http://www.lgmedsupply.com/ Has anyone used any of these...
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 12
Robin Thompson

photo of Jean posted on fb by Aubrey Atwater (and shared by Nancy Barker)


Jean Ritchie: Icon, role model, mentor, friend...On Sunday, Elwood and...
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

Stanley & Ray Hicks video



@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

a film in which Buna Hicks plays dulcimer & sings


Thanks to Dulcimerville (Lois) on Facebook for posting this video!...
@Robin Thompson 6 years ago - Comments: 5

Latest Audio

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Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog

Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap...


@Robin Thompson
3 weeks ago - Comments: 17
Old Joe Clark Gets A Phone Call

Old Joe Clark Gets A Phone Call


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 11
Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar & dulcimer trade leads

Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar...


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 16
Big Scioty on guitar with reading of a poem

Big Scioty on guitar with...


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Bile 'Em Cabbage Down

Bile 'Em Cabbage Down


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 14
There Is A Fountain (filled with blood)

There Is A Fountain (filled...


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 16
The Logan Elm

The Logan Elm


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 16
Worried Man Blues (for James's March challenge)

Worried Man Blues (for...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 6
Red Wing

Red Wing


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10
Sleet & Freezing Rain

Sleet & Freezing Rain


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 27
Ode to Joy (for James's February tune challenge)
Bunessan (Morning Has Broken)-acoustic duet on mountain dulcimer & guitar

Bunessan (Morning Has...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 27
Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)-acoustic duet on mountain dulcimer & guitar
Jesus, Lover Of My Soul (Martyn) CAUTION: TRACK OPENS WITH LOUD THUNDER CLAP

Jesus, Lover Of My Soul...


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 9
Flop-Eared Mule- duet on mountain dulcimer in noter/drone style and guitar

Flop-Eared Mule- duet on...


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 13

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Lyle Rickards on lap dulcimer & Abby the...

Posted: Saturday July 1 2017, 1:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Yay, Gail Webber!

Posted: Thursday June 15 2017, 2:55 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Offering sympathy to our dear John Henry

Posted: Saturday May 27 2017, 9:15 AM
By: @David E.Hall

Our dear John Henry is on the cover

Posted: Saturday April 8 2017, 7:43 PM
By: @hugssandi

Rest in Peace Alan Jabbour

Posted: Thursday January 19 2017, 9:14 PM
By: @robert schuler

Congratulations, Mark Gilston!

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 9:30 PM
By: @hugssandi

Appalasia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, banjo

Posted: Tuesday August 23 2016, 12:49 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

A folk artist - enjoy the photos!

Posted: Tuesday July 19 2016, 12:01 PM
By: @marg

Creating a music PLAYLIST

Posted: Wednesday March 23 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Is there a way to re-size photos in...

Posted: Friday January 29 2016, 1:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

The Ebony Hillbillies

Posted: Wednesday January 20 2016, 9:22 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Need help- Grover Star planetary tuner...

Posted: Saturday November 28 2015, 9:29 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

5,000! What I'm most grateful for. . .

Posted: Tuesday June 16 2015, 12:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

.024-.016-.014--- Sounds good but too heavy?

Posted: Sunday March 29 2015, 9:10 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Cherry River Line - Lester McCumbers on...

Posted: Saturday April 12 2014, 1:58 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Short film on Edd Presnell

Posted: Monday October 28 2013, 7:29 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Play ball!

Posted: Saturday October 13 2012, 5:19 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Bowing a dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday October 5 2011, 3:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

Snark tuner

Posted: Saturday September 24 2011, 2:43 PM
By: @Ethan Chastain

Snowden Family Band of Knox Co. OH

Posted: Wednesday February 16 2011, 2:36 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

dogs & songs

Posted: Monday January 17 2011, 11:23 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Anne Grimes-book coming out this year

Posted: Sunday August 1 2010, 8:41 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

fiddle tunes

Posted: Tuesday April 6 2010, 12:17 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Appalachian Journey - streaming video

Posted: Thursday March 4 2010, 11:37 AM
By: @John Shaw

the Queen family of Jackson Co NC

Posted: Thursday January 7 2010, 10:50 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Fans of bagpipe tuning?

Posted: Tuesday September 29 2009, 1:32 PM
By: @Flint Hill

my Mize dulcimer

Posted: Thursday September 24 2009, 4:56 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Comments

hugssandi
03/25/17 12:49:11PM @hugssandi:

~thinking of you~  Being off of fb agrees with me very much, but there are people like you that I dearly miss connecting with!


Val Hughes
01/08/17 11:23:58AM @val-hughes:

Robin, check out how Choctaw tribe raised money for Irish Famine relief.


sng4prt
12/11/16 07:49:36PM @sng4prt:

Thanks. That was a whirlwind demonstration for 4 year olds at my old Pre-K center. What I thought was going to be an hour long songs, stories, and demo for 100 kids turned out to be 15 minute zips for 20 kids 5  times. Talk about flying by the seat of your pants. And it was muggy so my guitar didn't even go outside with me!

 


hugssandi
07/31/16 10:30:41PM @hugssandi:

I LOVE YOU, WOMAN!!!  <3


John W. McKinstry
04/23/16 09:14:38AM @john-w-mckinstry:

Hey, Robin, Thanks for your caring response about Steve.  I have enjoyed your video on the the simple capo and also your video on Galax and Bagpipe Tuning.  To me you are like a "Jean Ritchie" preserving and sharing a rich folk history.  I would love to be a follower and a friend. John


Lexie R Oakley
03/19/16 11:24:06PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, let Mark know I was a pre-school teacher for my working time, I had to stop working at age 45, but have always had children of families I have helped involved in my life like little girly, the difference is she will be there till I am older and grayer cause her Mom respects and values what her daughter and I do for each other. Also I have been able to be there to be helpful to the family.

Not being able to have my own children this has been where God has wanted me to serve.

It pulls on the heartstrings sometimes, but it has been very positive and loving for the most part.


Lexie R Oakley
03/04/16 01:44:07PM @lexie-r-oakley:

I am healing Robin, my knee is doing very well and walking well, now with my cane outside my house. I am just happy to be home.

I got to play my dulci's for my Mom and tried to help her get acquinted with playing, she is sight impaired. I also had friends visit whom was interested in learning about my dulcimers.

I had to learn to hold it on my lap with one straight leg, I got it to balance on the top of my brace.

Healing with my Mom really helped her attitude, but I think she will slide back to depression, makes me a little sad.

We are having nice warm windy weather, my tulips are coming up. No more falling for me.

Take care my sweet friend...Lex inlove

My girly is much happier I am home too.


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:51:58PM @helen-seiler:

G'day there Robin, i always put a  reply to comments on my videos but just realised folk might not know they are there. Thanks so much for following my music and your kind words.. i hope you know i love your playing and compositions too.


CMM
01/07/16 10:20:20PM @cmm:

Robin,

 

Enjoyed your Morning has broken.  Do you have tabs for it and if so, may I get them.

 

Thank you,

 

Jerry


Lexie R Oakley
01/05/16 11:32:49AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thank you Robin, isn't it just something that we can share so much in our lives through our machines and music.

Speaking of music, you and Mark have added so much peace to my life through your music. I really enjoy listening to you both play.

You sure got that right, that lil' girly and Smiley Friend are a God send.

I found out that my Mom will be going home Thursday, so I will be leaving tomorrow for a spell. Gotta take care of that Mom of mine. Praying that she can be safe in her home and have no more falls. I am looking forward to spending time with her, watching her determination to heal and get stronger.

We have more snow coming, going to beat it.

Take Care of you, My Friend.....Sending you Hugs! HUG


Lexie R Oakley
01/02/16 02:03:05PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Robin, my Mom hasn't been too interested in my life, it seems she uses me as her door mat. I moved to have my family close, but the fact is they have never been close...my faith is what I have.

However, my bible tells me that we need to honor our parents, so I let myself let go of all the stuff and God gives me the strength to give to my Mom what she needs.

Bless you my friend.....Lex


Lexie R Oakley
01/01/16 09:16:45PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Robin, thank you so much for your sweet thoughts.

3 yrs ago went through taking care of my Dad and saying good bye to him and my Mom in 2 yrs had 7 surgeries.....that was really tough.

My Mom is in a Rehab facility and working hard. I take Smiley Dog up to see her and the other folks and this makes everyone feel better.

I am mostly staying at Mom's cause it is a shorter drive to see her and the road isn't snow packed and icy....and it is easier on my brother to have me closer to him also.

I will only be here to check in with you all occasionally for the next month, just know I think about you and our other friends often.

Also, I am taking my dulcimers to share with my Mom. I am hoping she will show some interest and experience the sweet sound with me, the last time she just didn't. I really want to share it with her, she is really musical and talented.

I needed to get home to see my "Lil' Girly" with her Filly she got for Christmas. Yes, Alysha got a baby horse 7 months old and they are doing really well together. As I understand, she is leading her horse (Quarter) and playing tag with her....So cute and fun!!!!clapper

And that little girl and I don't do well when we are far away from each other!

Happy New Year to you and Mark! HUG

Robin, I never imagined, but isn't it a blessing to be able to take care of our Parents!

It really has changed me for the better and I am so thankful I am able to be there for my Mom right now. Time to spoil her as she has me and give her ALOT!

Blessings to you Robin..

Lexie


Gordon Hardy
12/08/15 05:45:01PM @gordon-hardy:

The community I live in was originally settled in 1929 by German immigrants and many folks living here are their children and grandchildren. I'm a relative newcomer, came here in 1977.  I don't speak or understand German but find that it is very easy to sing because all syllables are pronounced. Also one must remember that ie is pronounced ee (long e) and ei is pronounced ii (long i). Up until a couple of years ago I was part of our church's German singing choir, it has sort of folded as many old folks have retired from the community or turned up their toes. Hope you try to sing the German. 


Gordon Hardy
12/08/15 11:20:33AM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Robin, here is my tab for "Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming"  I don't know how to chord so it is melody/drone style only.  Best regards, Gordon.

 

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

 

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen Aus einer Wurzel zart.

7    7   7     8     7         7     5     6   5 4-1  3-0  2     3
Wie uns die Alten sungen, Aus Jesse kam die Art

  7      7    7    8   7    7     5      6    5 4-1  3-0   2    3
Und hat ein Blümlein bracht, Mitten im kalten Winter,

   5     4     2      3      1       0          7   7    7    8   7      7    5
Wohl zu der  halben Nacht.

    6     5  4-2  3-0   2      3 

Das Röslein das ich meine, Davon  Je   sai   as sagt:

  7      7   7     8     7     7    5     6   5   4-1  3-0  2     3
Maria ist's, die Reine, Die uns das Blümlein bracht:

  7 7 7   8      7    7    5     6    5    4-1   3-0   2       3
Aus Gottes ewgem Rat Hat sie ein Kindlein geboren

  5      4   2    3     1     0      7    7    7     8     7     7  7   5
Bleibend ein   reine Magd.

   6     5    4-2  3-0  2     3

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming

 

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming From tender stem hath sprung!

7       7    7   8      7        7     5       6       5    4      3       2           3
Of Jesse's lineage coming, As men of old have sung.

7    7    7     8    7      7    5      6     5    4    3     2        3
It came, a flow'ret bright, Amid the cold of winter

5    4       2    3     1      0       7   7     7      8    7    7   5
When half-spent was the night.

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Isaiah 'twas foretold it, This Rose I have in mind.

7 7 7       8      7     7    5     6       5   4   3      2     3
With Mary we behold it, The Virgin Mother kind.

   7       7  7   8    7   7     5     6     5  4      3    2      3
To show God's love aright, She bore to men a Saviour,

 5     4        2        3     1   0       7      7     7      8   7   7   5
When half-spent was the night.

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Robin Thompson
12/07/15 12:13:36AM @robin-thompson:

Val Hughes:
Thank you Robin, the Lilting Banshee is one you will get ND style.

Val, your style is just exquisite. This tune just sounds as though it was made to be played the way you played it!


Leonard Griffin
12/06/15 03:52:50PM @leonard-griffin:

Robin I so enjoyed your playing of O Tannenbaum, and Marks guitar is an added bonus. 


Val Hughes
12/04/15 03:40:15PM @val-hughes:

Thank you Robin, the Lilting Banshee is one you will get ND style.


Rob N Lackey
11/29/15 08:59:11PM @rob-n-lackey:

Thanks Robin.  I really hope so too

 


Helen Seiler
11/28/15 09:45:17PM @helen-seiler:

Thank you so much Robin... living solo, my pets are my family too. Now I've cleaned up and got to share my loss on here, i feel a little better. That's what is so wonderful about this site. They were great girls...they loved a cuddle. I'll miss them.


Robin Thompson
11/28/15 03:52:29PM @robin-thompson:

Gary R. Glaze:
Thank you for the warm welcome!  I retired a while back and now am in a position to get down to some serious study.  I've been interested for a long time in dulcimers of all forms and have built many.....but never took the time to learn to play any.  My interest currently lies in the bowed dulcimer.  You will be hearing from me often I think.

Gary, it is fun to play bowed dulcimer!  Unfortunately, my playing has been almost non-existent for a few years due to my parents' health problems.  I'm happy to answer any questions I can, though!  Fortunately, Ken Bloom is expert on bowed dulcimers and he is a member here, too!