Robin Thompson

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

My Latest Followers:

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Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 23
youtube videos: 25
images: 45
videos: 1
audio tracks: 20

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Parting Glass:
"Yes, appropriate. . . Though I've only been following the Brexit saga from afar, my heart is with all whose lives may be turned upside down by it all.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on The Mill Mill O:
"What a nice tune, John! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ruth Randle":
"I met Ruth in '09 at Ken Bloom's Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer fest.  She was generous, gracious, a prolific knitter, and all-around good gal!  Ken called..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @patty-from-virginia: Ruth Randle
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago
@robin-thompson is now following @john-w
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Lisdoonvarna:
"Cool, Chris! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on 78 BLUES:
"Pierre, I've never heard anything quite like this on mountain dulcimer and it is magnificent! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New player / New purchase":
"That sure is a pretty instrument-- happy strumming! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do you Practice?":
"Though I'm a by-ear noter/drone player, I think my approach to bringing variety to practice would work for anyone no matter the style.  I like to try..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Haven Of Rest:
"Peter, nicely played!   Off the top of my head, Jean Ritchie's play of Haven of Rest is the only other one I recall played on mountain dulcimer.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Fáinne Geal an Lae (Dawning of the Day):
"Val, Mark & I enjoyed this very much!  You two sound as though you have been laying together longer than a few months.  We look forward to hearing more..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @macaodha: Fáinne Geal an Lae (Dawning of the Day)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Working with Tropical Woods":
"You've built a lovely instrument, Kusani! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Robin Thompson:
"Thanks for your sweet comments, friends!  I wanted to show-off my Play Music on the Porch Day t-shirt and be out on the porch doing so.  Mark had my iPad to..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on FOTMD Friends:
"Hey, nice selfie, fellas! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: FOTMD Friends
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Playing again after losing all my dulcimers":
"Jeannie, I offer healing wishes for your health and all good wishes for the many things with what you must be dealing with.  Take care.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Bill's dulcimers:
"Wow!  Nice. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @bill-robison: Bill's dulcimers
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on The Wind and Rain:
"You're too young to be a '60's folkie!   Nicely played and sung, Janene!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: The Wind and Rain
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Playing again after losing all my dulcimers":
"Jeannie, I'm happy for your being able to enjoy playing music again!  That MMD is gorgeous.  Whatever difficulties are ahead, my wish is for you to have..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @jeannie-in-paradise: Playing again after losing all my dulcimers
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Waterswivel - by Robin & Mark Thompson:
"Markie & me are both honored and impressed by what Dean does with this little tune!  We love the new voicings he uses to give the tune a unique sound,..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @elvensong: Waterswivel - by Robin & Mark Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @barlowe45:
"Hello!  I read where you are looking to purchase a first mountain dulcimer for your wife.  I hope the link I post here is of help about what not to buy:..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Elk River Blues :
"Steve, those drones are powerfully good on ERB!  I really like Mr Ernie Carpenter's tune even though the story of how it came to be is a sad one. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @steve-battarbee: Elk River Blues
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Icelandic Langspil - Strumelia:
"Take a bow, Strumelia!  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @strumelia: Icelandic Langspil - Strumelia
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hummel - strumelia:
"With the long peghead and the bridge so close to the tail, it played a trick on my eyes!  lol "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @strumelia: Hummel - strumelia
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hummel - strumelia:
"It's surely a pretty instrument, Strumelia!  Is it as big as it looks?  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @strumelia: Hummel - strumelia
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @strumelia: Hummel - strumelia

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

keeping both wrists loose


I've long realized the importance of keeping my right wrist relaxed for...
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Susie Glaze & Jean Ritchie's sons on an album


I ordered this record yesterday:...
@Robin Thompson 4 months 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 5 months ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Muskrat Sally Ann


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@Robin Thompson 11 months ago - Comments: 10
Robin Thompson

The Bowed Dulcimer Project trailer


I'm fortunate to have instruments built by Ken Bloom!  And, by...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Satisfied - public domain hymn played in noter & drone style


https://soundcloud.com/robin-thompson-5/satisfied-hymn-in-public-domain...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

using beeswax on my noters


I've begun using beeswax on my noters after reading the suggestion to...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 15
Robin Thompson

Is there one person


who influences your music, inspires what you play and how you play it?...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 13
Robin Thompson

Red Wing


When Mark was a boy, he remembers this tune being played at his house...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Bowed Dulcimer site


Hi, friends!  The website of luthier Ken Bloom was, unfortunately,...
@Robin Thompson 4 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Lee Hammons dulcimers


Hi, folks! In Winter '14 issue of GOLDENSEAL, in the article on the...
@Robin Thompson 4 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 5 years ago - Comments: 4
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 5 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 5 years ago - Comments: 16
Robin Thompson

Metronome practice


Friends, do any of you play old- time music with a metronome on a...
@Robin Thompson 5 years ago - Comments: 9
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 7 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Scarborough Fair


By John Henry's request, I'm adding his (wonderful) Scarborough Fair....
@Robin Thompson 7 years ago - Comments: 21

Latest Audio

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Prayer Before Daybreak working title

Prayer Before Daybreak...


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 11
Hemlock Project updated version
Hemlock Project work-in-progress
January 5th Waltz- on mountain dulcimer and guitar

January 5th Waltz- on...


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 24
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 14
Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress

Walnut Hill, a...


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 15
Wildcat Hollow

Wildcat Hollow


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 19
Waterswivel- on lap dulcimer & guitar
What New Shoes Cost- ballad work-in-progress
Little Scioto- on mountain dulcimer & guitar
Sleet & Freezing Rain- guitar and mountain dulcimer
Sunday Creek- mountain dulcimer & guitar

Sunday Creek- mountain...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 7
Sunday Creek Watershed work-in-progress

Sunday Creek Watershed...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 4
1005 S. Pickaway St. Suite

1005 S. Pickaway St. Suite


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 10
Satisfied-hymn in public domain

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Play Music On The Porch Day 2019

Posted: Friday February 15 2019, 8:42 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Appalasia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, banjo

Posted: Wednesday March 28 2018, 9:56 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Save the Date- Worldwide Play Music on the...

Posted: Thursday January 25 2018, 12:19 AM
By: @IRENE

A tune that's out of reach

Posted: Monday November 20 2017, 12:53 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Florida friends

Posted: Thursday September 14 2017, 2:58 AM
By: @marg

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

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

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

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

dogs & songs

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

the Queen family of Jackson Co NC

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

my Mize dulcimer

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

Comments

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


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.