Robin Thompson

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

My Latest Followers:

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SoundCloud Tracks: 47
youtube videos: 25
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 21

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NDD - McSpadden Ginger":
"Susie, enjoy that lovely new Ginger!   There may be some enablers here at fotmd yet I'm not one of them."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @j-andy-crandall: I Am Resolved
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on I Am Resolved:
"Wow, I haven't heard this in what feels like about a million years!  Wonderfully played!   (My mom was a church pianist for many years and this is one we..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: C'est dans le mois de mai
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on C'est dans le mois de mai:
"Oh, Ariane, this is beautiful!  Your arrangement of the different mountain dulcimers and your singing is perfect.   PS- Lilies of the Valley are in bloom..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @bob: 125 aa
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @bob: 125 m
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Le Chêne Fourchu:
"Pierre, I love everything about this!  The music and the images go together perfectly.  So glad you shared this video with us!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More :
"Thanks a bunch, @steven-berger!  We hope we encourage anybody to make music at home if it's in their heart to do so.  Music can bring joy to a home like..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More :
"@jan-potts Thank you!  This has been a time like no other, for sure!  It is one we could gather and play and sing together from the heart.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Bricks Under Our Feet:
"Thanks a bunch, @jan-potts!  It's funny you mention sound track because that's how I hear lots of the music Mark & I make together-- background to life...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @greg-gunner: Wanted Lisa Glenn Thompson's Dulcimer Instruction Book
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Pig Ankle Rag:
"Y'all played wonderfully!  This is another delightful project you have put together, Ariane!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant":
"My apologies for the odd spacing on the posting!  I have tried to compact things yet have not been entirely successful.  I hope you like reading the tribute..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant":
"Here is a lovely and lovingly written tribute to Larkin posted on facebook by a dear music friend of mine, Kim, and used with permission here: Most..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Kimberly C.:
"This is such a great picture for so many different reasons-- the greatest being the dulcimer player!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @kimberly-c: Playing at a Yarn Shop
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Slängpolska efter Juringius - Hummel:
"Wow, Luigi, those bass drones add another layer of texture to the piece-- very cool. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"That Nora Brown video was so neat to watch!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: May:
"I find that early reference, 1826, intriguing!   It is always neat to see Ohio connections.  Dennis Dorogi and I share an alma mater, Ohio University. (L...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Slängpolska efter Juringius:
"I like this so very much, Luigi!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @luigi: Slängpolska efter Juringius
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"@steven-berger So, you're who has that checkerboard TMB John built-- I remember it!  You've got a cool collection of instruments which, I imagine, give you..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"@susie Do tell!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"@ken-hulme Or we've made a newer player afraid of what they might become?   On a serious note, coming to the mountain dulcimer has made my life better--..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant":
"I have been unable to find a public obituary for Larkin to post.  Here is a link to the webpage she shared with her husband, Andy Cohen:..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"I've followed this thread and have enjoyed it!   I have 5 dulcimers which are promised to a couple young dulcimer friends-- I own them yet they will be..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Noter Drone Chords:
"So much good advice here!   In a group setting, I tend to do something along the lines of what Dusty suggests.  Also, I have found that being a solid rhythm..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite stands/storage?":
"Nice-looking functional stand, @richard-streib!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Bricks Under Our Feet:
"@gordon-hardy Thank you!   I was doing some looking about the history of clay mining and manufacture the other day and the statement regarding the death of..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @mandapanda: Favorite stands/storage?
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Updated a SoundCloud Track:
The Bricks Under Our Feet
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Bricks Under Our Feet:
"Thanks, @dan!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Though our asparagus patch seems a bit pitiful this year, we have asparagus with bow tie pasta for lunch with a little bit of white sharp cheddar.  Pretty..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
The Bricks Under Our Feet

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


This video is from George Pickow's channel on YouTube.  
@Robin Thompson 3 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

bowed zither (pocket cello) in 'live' setting


This is YT's Master of Drones in a live setting with harp and oboe....
@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow & Joellen Lapidus on Killy Kranky


I have a recording of Jean playing & singing Killy Kranky-- off...
@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Bach on a pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I am impressed by the instrument, the playing, and the microphone!...
@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I enjoyed seeing and hearing this cellist's take on his Ken Bloom...
@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 1
Robin Thompson

Jean's "Too Many Shadows"


This video is on George Pickow's channel on YT and is, really, a...
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Jean was in a movie called "Next of Kin"


I know nothing about this yet would like to see the film.  Helen Hunt...
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow has died


One of Jean & George's sons has died.  Jon Pickow passed away...
@Robin Thompson 5 months ago - Comments: 6

Latest Audio

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The Bricks Under Our Feet

The Bricks Under Our Feet


@Robin Thompson
2 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
4 weeks ago - Comments: 4
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 5
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 15
Monday Creek

Monday Creek


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 10
Road to Beech Grove

Road to Beech Grove


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 12
Hemlock Mills - WIP

Hemlock Mills - WIP


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 10
Ruins of Old Stone Church WIP

Ruins of Old Stone Church WIP


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 20
a morning devotion

a morning devotion


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Brown Little Birds duet version
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 2
The Light of All- a reading & mountain dulcimer
An Everyday Prayer

An Everyday Prayer


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 2
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 11
Let Your Little Light- in memory of Patty

Let Your Little Light- in...


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant

Posted: Wednesday May 5 2021, 1:15 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

basic music advice from Chick Corea

Posted: Wednesday February 24 2021, 12:45 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Steeleye Span & John Pearse 1970

Posted: Sunday February 21 2021, 5:10 PM
By: @FoundryRat

Richard Troughear MD made during service...

Posted: Sunday February 21 2021, 2:53 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

a 1994 Mt Airy jam with Don Pedi

Posted: Wednesday February 10 2021, 11:52 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

article about world globes made by hand

Posted: Monday February 8 2021, 9:43 AM
By: @Venni aka Adrianne

Dolly on mountain dulcimer

Posted: Sunday February 7 2021, 3:28 PM
By: @Susie

unusual old mountain dulcimer at Gruhn's...

Posted: Wednesday February 3 2021, 2:05 PM
By: @Venni aka Adrianne

AppalAsia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, banjo

Posted: Wednesday January 27 2021, 9:57 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Short film on luthier Charlie Glenn

Posted: Wednesday January 27 2021, 11:32 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Hungarian Citera played with a noter

Posted: Sunday January 17 2021, 12:00 PM
By: @Strumelia

IMRAMA contrabass & Appalachian dulcimer

Posted: Sunday January 17 2021, 9:45 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

one-of-a-kind Sam Rizetta mountain dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday December 9 2020, 7:09 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Homer Ledford in a short film from Woodsongs

Posted: Friday December 4 2020, 4:55 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Little Cities of Black Diamonds virtual fest

Posted: Wednesday October 21 2020, 9:53 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Tim Eriksen playing MD and singing sacred...

Posted: Saturday October 17 2020, 9:35 AM
By: @Strumelia

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Monday August 31 2020, 8:59 PM
By: @David Bennett

video Mr. Wilson at Mountain Dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday July 19 2020, 12:13 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

film from Hindman Settlement School & the...

Posted: Saturday July 11 2020, 12:27 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Richard Troughear sound experiment video 2008

Posted: Saturday June 27 2020, 11:33 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

the duo of Kathy and Carol

Posted: Tuesday June 9 2020, 12:08 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Rest in peace, Maddie MacNeil

Posted: Tuesday March 24 2020, 9:24 PM
By: @Butch Ross

Lucy Wise - Walking Out

Posted: Friday March 13 2020, 12:46 PM
By: @Terry Wilson

John Molineux uses a striker on a mountain...

Posted: Monday March 9 2020, 10:40 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

1976 jazz recording including mountain...

Posted: Friday March 6 2020, 5:28 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

NPR piece about sound in the Hagia Sophia

Posted: Tuesday February 25 2020, 9:20 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

banjo and mountain dulcimer hybrid from...

Posted: Tuesday February 25 2020, 6:22 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

L Wright covers D Schnaufer on a Mose...

Posted: Tuesday February 11 2020, 2:15 AM
By: @Jill Geary

Caregiver and Dementia patient sing "My Way"

Posted: Wednesday January 22 2020, 8:05 PM
By: @Salt Springs

TEDx talk and music by the great Jerry...

Posted: Monday January 6 2020, 10:15 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Comments

Ken Longfield
08/07/19 09:55:19PM @ken-longfield:

Robin, many years ago now, on the old Everything Dulcimer site we did a CD where everyone who wanted to participate contributed 3 tunes. Everyone who participated received a copy, but I don't think we ever posted it anywhere.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Randy Adams
02/08/19 07:42:06PM @randy-adams:

It's a greatest hits record! Gave it a spin today 1st of many. That's some truly excellent dulcimer and guitar playing and tunes Robin.  Thank you. 


carole watterson troxler
02/06/18 08:34:27PM @carole-watterson-troxler:

And I'd love to play with you -- now or hereafter.


steve c.
02/05/18 12:33:29PM @steve-c:

Thanks, that helps.   If you know of someone that owns an original please let me know.

 


hugssandi
08/22/17 12:40:18PM @hugssandi:

I get it.  Just know your voice is a blessing, so come back after you've had some refreshing.  :)


hugssandi
08/22/17 10:51:31AM @hugssandi:

Are you off of fb, love?  I am missing you and cannot find you!  


lizard30
07/27/17 03:54:30PM @lizard30:

small world!  Well, it used to be, before the internet.


lizard30
07/26/17 07:27:50PM @lizard30:

thanks!  I am in Pickerington. (east of Columbus)


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!


MacAodha
01/08/17 11:23:58AM @macaodha:

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