Robin Thompson

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

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Stats

youtube videos: 30
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 23

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 14 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @cristian-huet: Auld Lang Syne
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 23 hours ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"Many thanks, @steve-battarbee!  I hope you are well and getting to make music!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on In Knee-Deep Snow:
"Thank you, @strumelia.  It's my soul in need of lifting and music helps do that.  I hope everybody who has it in their heart to make homemade music does so--..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Brown Eyed Janie ( 1_22 ):
"Whoever wins this Berea prize gets a gem, Dan-- sounds great!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on In Knee-Deep Snow:
"@cynthia-wigington It warms my heart that our music can be felt as healing.  Making music here at home is one of the most healing things in our lives.  Take..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"@randy-adams Wild horses couldn't drag Mark away from our old pups!  Happy noting to you in Berea! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on In Knee-Deep Snow:
"Hey, thank you, @kevin-burns!  Hope you & yours are well!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"That's what I thought, too, @ken-longfield!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide played on Ron Ewing Dulcimer:
"Such a pretty arrangement beautifully played, Maria! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986":
"A young music friend pointed me to this:https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/sfc/id/56581"
fans of Jean Ritchie
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Captain O'Kane (O'Carolan):
"Val, everything about this is wonderful!  I very much enjoy listening to you. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @macaodha: Captain O'Kane (O'Carolan)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on In Knee-Deep Snow:
"Thanks, @dulcinina!  27F is cold-- we're cold and still under plenty of snow cover here in our little corner of SE Ohio.  Keep warm & happy strumming!  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Night Eyes:
"Way cool, Mark.  I like hearing mountain dulcimer in various musical settings.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new YouTube video:
In Knee-Deep Snow
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @alegre1: New biography of David Schnaufer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sally Goodin (Folk Strings):
"Wow, Dan, I love this!  No sooner than I commented to you on YT, I come here to FOTMD and find this gem!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @dan: Sally Goodin (Folk Strings)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @dan: img 20220119 120453842 800
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Five Miles From Town:
"Nicely played, Carolyn! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @carolynf: Five Miles From Town
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 18
Liked an events item created by @ken-longfield: Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked an events item created by @lori-keddell: Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest (Latham, NY)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @gordon-hardy: moose 2022 01 17 2
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Moose walking through hock high snow 2022 01 17:
"Wow, what a great photo, Gordon!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "Kommt ihr G'spielen" on Hummel
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on "Kommt ihr G'spielen" on Hummel:
"Wonderful, Gregg!  I enjoy the sound of your hummel. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"@salt-springs, Thank you!  We use it at home yet it might be fit to play out someday.  Home is our most favorite place to make music, though.  Hope you are..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"@dusty-turtle Thanks, friend!  In real life, I can sometimes be about as subtle as a bowling ball.  On mountain dulcimer, though, I can back off.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Chariot Clouds:
"Mark, I like this a lot.  I don't know enough about music/world music to know what may have been your influences for the tune yet it's a cool piece.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @mark-filler: Chariot Clouds
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @scott-callow: Know this craftsman? C. S. Jennings, Nitro, West Virginia
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Straw Plectrum and Feather Quill Plectrum:
"Very cool-- happy strumming! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on From Appalshop, a wonderful interview with Jean Ritchie. :
"I just re-watched this same video only on an Appalshop page at Bandcamp.  Certainly, worth watching again! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @jost: Tunings for several of Jeans Songs

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson one week ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

dulcimers at National Museum of American History


It's pretty neat the instruments can be zoomed in on for a good look,...
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

Jean's sister Edna


I just got this record from Edna Ritchie and enjoyed listening today....
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


This video is from George Pickow's channel on YouTube.  
@Robin Thompson 9 months 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 10 months ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow & Joellen Lapidus on Killy Kranky


I have a recording of Jean playing & singing Killy Kranky-- off...
@Robin Thompson 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Jean at Gebhard Woods fest 1994



@Robin Thompson 11 months ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson last year - 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 last year - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
3 weeks ago - Comments: 8
The Spring at Iron Point Cemetery

The Spring at Iron Point...


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 0
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


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

Monday Creek


@Robin Thompson
11 months ago - Comments: 10
Worried Man Blues (for James's March challenge)

Worried Man Blues (for...


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 6
Red Wing

Red Wing


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 10
Sleet & Freezing Rain

Sleet & Freezing Rain


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 25
Ode to Joy (for James's February tune challenge)

Ode to Joy (for James's...


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 8
Red Rocking Chair-inspired by Maggie
Roustabout

Roustabout


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 0
Elzic's Farewell (a work-in-progress)-fingerpicking on lap dulcimer played with a noter

Elzic's Farewell (a...


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 12
Elk River Blues (in noter & drone style)- for John Henry, on a dulcimer built by WV Maker, A.R.Kern

Elk River Blues (in noter &...


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 13
Billy in the Lowground-Blue Lion lap dulcimer in CcG tuning
Sourwood Mountain-Kern lap dulcimer tuned EeA & Martin 000-15S
Quittin' Time at Essex Mine-outdoors, Larrivee 000-60, TimbreHill EAA

Quittin' Time at Essex...


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 12

Latest Videos

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In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
one week ago - Comments: 9
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 18
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 8
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 14
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 12
Walnut Hill- original tune

Walnut Hill- original tune


@Robin Thompson
4 years ago - Comments: 11
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 16
This Is My Father's World

This Is My Father's World


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 7
re-tuning demonstration

re-tuning demonstration


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 9
Sally Ann

Sally Ann


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 18

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Margaret MacArthur at the LofC

Posted: Sunday October 17 2021, 1:52 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Monday August 30 2021, 8:25 PM
By: @ocean-daughter

Beaufort County Jail (including mountain...

Posted: Monday August 16 2021, 4:03 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant

Posted: Tuesday July 20 2021, 4:35 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

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

Comments

Kevin Burns
07/29/21 10:03:48AM @kevin-burns:

Thank you for your comments on my rendition of Man of Constant Sorrow. nod


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