Robin Thompson

Location:

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

My Latest Followers:

Holly Tannen dulcimeric143 stephenericberry ConnorC Buckeye67 Greenbowfish Marlene Powell LisavB tutaine martin kirwan tssfulk haydee025 Ballad Gal Ron Zuckerman granto CSelf jp Elvensong Ariane terry ritchey Debbie Kopp Simpkins Banjostray Brenda Mangan chris hornby PapaSims Don Grundy lizard30 Webb sweetbriar HEWalker steve c. giddykitty Jim Hedman HD Luers Kevin R. LisaJr bluejooge DianeL hugssandi mikemullen1 Redmando William S. Tessie Blondie Black Dog Bess Beth Goodman Blue Ridge Brock CMM sleepingangel dulcinina

Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 41
youtube videos: 25
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 20

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 18 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Conversation with Death:
"Yeah, I know.  :) Have a nice Thanksgiving.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 18 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Darlin Corey:
"You do such a good job with these old ballads, Bobby. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dr. George Orthey, Mountain dulcimer and Autoharp maker":
"I haven't yet gotten my DPN but will be sure to pay special attention to your remembrance, @ken-longfield.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 19 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Conversation with Death:
"@slate-creek-dulcimers If you think that's an insult, you'd be wrong.  haha I feel twice that old!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 20 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Conversation with Death:
"I'm thinking you're about a hundred years old, Bobby!  :) You can play and sing and make it sound so old.  Cool.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 20 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Polly:
"The match of the mountain dulcimer and your voice is just right, Bobby. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 20 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Brown Little Birds
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimers":
"The Flatwater looks and sounds great!  Thanks for the information, @susie! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Curved back dulcimers":
"Though he hasn't built any in some time, Jim Good made some carved dulcimers which would have a curved back.  There are clips of him in the dvd The West..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Ballpark measurements, @traildad 1"- on an hourglass and on a teardrop 1-1/2" on a baritone 1-1/16" on a box"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"@traildad I have 4 mountain dulcimers with taller fretboards.  I play noter style and use a thumb-on-top-of-the-noter hold (versus an index-finger-on-top..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on The Rhubarb don't grow here any more w/vocals:
"So good, Bobby, both playing and singing.   There was a rhubarb patch in the backyard of a house we lived in when I was little.  And tulips.  I have always..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"@b-ross-ashley I saw where Toronto is to be under lockdown.  Truly, I hope it helps lessen the virus's spread greatly!  Y'all take care. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Drunkard's lone child:
"You play and sing the old songs in a way that makes them feel old now.  Nicely played and sung, Bobby. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago
@robin-thompson is now following @holly-tannen
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @holly-tannen:
"How delightful to see you here, Holly!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on November 18, 2020:
"Wow, Gordon, that looks beautiful and I can almost feel the cold-- brrrr!  Take care & make some music.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @glowhazel: My Brightest Diamond dulcimer cover
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Brightest Diamond dulcimer cover:
"@glowhazel I like it!  You're making some cool sounds with that Blue Lion (I think) set-up.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"Traildad, it is really difficult to make any determination from the photo.  When I increase the size of the picture, it is grainy and blurred.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Mark and I have been working with classical guitar & bowed dulcimer music in recent weeks.  When Ariane put out the call for music for the Advent..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar (Online):
"Ariane, this gift you give to each of us-- bringing music lovers from across the globe together-- is wonderful!  Thank you!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked an events item created by @ariane: Musical Advent Calendar (Online)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Is attending an Event:
Musical Advent Calendar (Online)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"@terry-wilson So good to see you back!  My niece has been in a long period of recovery from COVID and it is difficult.  Take care and enjoy playing music..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Soldier's Joy:
"Really nice Soldier's Joy!  I've pretty much always thought this tune was challenging for noter play.  You've got a great sound here!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro:
"This is a pretty Pretty Saro, Kevin.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Lyre Harp improvisation using a Delay Pedal:
"It can be really fun to experiment with new things to make music!  Cool, Maria!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can Anyone Identify the maker of this dulcimer.":
"I think wheat sheaves have shown up on some Clemmer instruments.  Though I wouldn't guess this to be a Clemmer.  I could be wrong."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can Anyone Identify the maker of this dulcimer.":
"I don't have a clue who made it.  The lack of a 6.5 fret seems to indicate it has some age on it.  Perhaps the electric part was made after the fact yet it..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"@ken-longfield I pray all can proceed with great success!  @dusty-turtle Thank goodness for the rain in NoCalifornia! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"Cynthia, I have been playing bowed dulcimer again!  I had forgotten about this drawing-- most of my attention went to caregiving for so long.  I love this..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @nathina: Can Anyone Identify the maker of this dulcimer.
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Bass:
"Simple Gifts sounds just right on that bass, Dan-- wonderful!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sourwood Mountain :
"The Shoat just seems to favor fiddle tunes.  The melody is so clearly articulated-- nicely played, as always, Kevin!  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

Ohio maker Mr. A. J. Shell


Friends, Are any of you familiar with the Ohio maker A.J. Shell from...
@Robin Thompson 10 months ago - Comments: 1
Robin Thompson

The Moraharpa!


Keyed fiddle found in Mora Sweden.  Gee, I love the sound of this...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 7
Robin Thompson

Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs


The pegs went on the instrument in '03 and I am not the original owner....
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Homemade recording project - tunes played with a noter


My guitar-playing husband, Mark, and I put together a homemade...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

video- Folk Legacy 1975



@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

fiddle tunes


Is there a fiddle tune you like that doesn't translate well to...
@Robin Thompson 10 years ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

Fans of bagpipe tuning?


Any other fans of bagpipe tuning out there? On my dulcimers that have a...
@Robin Thompson 11 years ago - Comments: 17
Robin Thompson

Snowden Family Band of Knox Co. OH


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@Robin Thompson 9 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

Short film on Edd Presnell


Thanks to Doug Berch I got to see this film on Edd Presnell! (See the...
@Robin Thompson 10 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

Appalachian Journey - streaming video


Mountain dulcimer, ballad singing, and even a mouth bow and lots more to...
@Robin Thompson 10 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

keeping both wrists loose


I've long realized the importance of keeping my right wrist relaxed for...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Susie Glaze & Jean Ritchie's sons on an album


I ordered this record yesterday:...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

Using a collar stay as a plectrum


Lately, I've been using a collar stay some for strumming.  It's a light...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Anne Grimes-book coming out this year


FOTMD member Julie Elman designed the Grimes book-- pretty cool! On the...
@Robin Thompson 10 years ago - Comments: 15
Robin Thompson

Muskrat Sally Ann


...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

The Bowed Dulcimer Project trailer


I'm fortunate to have instruments built by Ken Bloom!  And, by...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

using beeswax on my noters


I've begun using beeswax on my noters after reading the suggestion to...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 15

Latest Audio

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Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
20 hours ago - Comments: 1
The Light of All- a reading & mountain dulcimer
An Everyday Prayer

An Everyday Prayer


@Robin Thompson
4 weeks ago - Comments: 2
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


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

Let Your Little Light- in...


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 8
Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar

Shenandoah- on mountain...


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 12
Mr. McGregor's Garden

Mr. McGregor's Garden


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 4
Early One Sunday on solo mountain dulcimer

Early One Sunday on solo...


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 9
Early One Sunday

Early One Sunday


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 8
Break Thou the Bread of Life

Break Thou the Bread of Life


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 5
Let Your Little Light - a round
Mourning For Young Earnest mountain dulcimer and guitar

Mourning For Young Earnest...


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 8
Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 6
Mourning for Young Ernest WIP
Pine Run Doser

Pine Run Doser


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

Hungarian Citera played with a noter

Posted: Wednesday January 22 2020, 9:21 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

mountain dulcimer in trio with contrabass...

Posted: Sunday January 5 2020, 4:26 PM
By: @hugssandi

radio interview and music from AppalAsia

Posted: Sunday January 5 2020, 4:25 PM
By: @hugssandi

nice found picks cut off old blue jeans

Posted: Friday December 6 2019, 9:30 PM
By: @Strumelia

Hog-Eyed Man playing Flight of the Wild Geese

Posted: Friday November 22 2019, 10:33 AM
By: @Leny-Sue

Hog-Eyed Man playing Polly Put the Kettle On

Posted: Thursday November 14 2019, 11:01 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Hog-Eyed Man playing Green River

Posted: Wednesday October 30 2019, 6:10 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019

Posted: Friday September 13 2019, 7:27 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

comfortable shape on homemade pick

Posted: Wednesday July 31 2019, 5:47 PM
By: @Don Grundy

HAPPY 10th, FOTMD!

Posted: Monday July 29 2019, 8:21 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

Old-Time Central interview with Hunter Walker

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 8:00 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

The Barley Grain for Me

Posted: Monday July 1 2019, 6:06 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Paul Clayton on Folkways Records

Posted: Friday June 28 2019, 8:29 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

I understand the appeal of chromatic...

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:10 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