Robin Thompson

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

My Latest Followers:

mikemullen1 Marlene Powell Debbie Kopp Simpkins Jessica Comeau Lois Sprengnether Keel tutaine John W Nigel Pennick martin kirwan BJ Jordan HD Luers Ballad Gal Bob Stephens nick o'sullivan tssfulk Wayne Jiang Geckostar97 haydee025 Ron Zuckerman Webb CSelf Marc Mathieu LisaJr jp Jill Geary Elvensong Jim Hedman Bob Snyder Ariane Norm Williams carole watterson troxler steve c. Robin Thompson PapaSims Luigi terry ritchey J. Andy Crandall cacofonix chris hornby Daniel Crommie Rick Garrett Brenda Mangan Ray Harvey lizard30 Randy Adams dulcinina HEWalker Bob giddykitty Cristian Huet

Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 26
youtube videos: 25
images: 46
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 20

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Project (Reasonably) Complete!":
"I look forward to seeing what you decide to do with the fingerboard!  Perhaps tied frets with Nylagut strings?  Fretless is darn cool, too.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do not adjust your set!":
"Doggone cool, John!  I'd play it like a fretless.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Online Advent Calendar":
"What a wonderful idea, Ariane!  Mark & I look forward to participating.  <3 PS- Some of the very best tunes are the simple ones.  I'm not a..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ariane: Online Advent Calendar
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-hulme: McSpadden --- wax
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Sunday Sunrise" video series:
"Kendra has been playing mountain dulcimer since she was a little girl and is so doggone good!  Lots to learn from watching her! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Waltzing With Wildflowers:
"Ohio's filled with wildflowers and I love seeing them-- even the ones lots of people want to kill from their yards!  You've given the flowers a good tune!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Happy Grasshopper:
"A nice tune to mark grasshopper season!  Beats a plague of locusts, perhaps?  :) Well played, Bigskywild!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Conversation with Kendra Ward":
"Kendra is a great player-- of both mountain and hammered dulcimers!  I really enjoyed the interview and photos.  She is a great source of information because..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Lazy Lamar:
"A lovely tune.  The Lamar Valley must be a lovely place.   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on It's a Bear Jam!:
"It sounds as though the bears and all enjoyed the jam!  :) Nicely done.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Project: Folk Strings!:
"Wow, the kids played wonderfully-- right hand work is fluid and such solid rhythm, too.  I look forward to following the HMS Folk Strings!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bigskywild:
"Welcome back, Bigskywild!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"@don-grundy Hey, a bench counts!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on 1976 Hamer:
"It sure is a looker, Dan, and appears to be well made. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @luigi: Härjedalsschottis
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on resource for some articles about Jean Ritchie:
"@Macaodha Wow, Val!  It's wonderful you had the opportunity to meet Jean yet I wish you would have told her you play mountain dulcimer!  (It's no secret that..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on resource for some articles about Jean Ritchie:
"I just came across an article about Jean and discovered it is included in the listing in my original posting.  I hope Jean Ritchie's legacy is never..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Remembering 9/11":
"Such an awful day. . . May we always strive to bring peace on Earth with goodwill to all.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Maker ID":
"If life allows, it'd be fun to go to Chillicothe and try to find any early instrument(s) Chet Hines built.  (I have deep family roots in Ross County, Ohio.) "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Haha!  Molly, I used to say of one of our dogs how she was spoiled-- just smell her.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"@molly-mccurdy Those pups look like they're living the good life!  :) Great pics! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Walnut Thomas with possum board":
"@john-c-knopf I'm not one bit surprised the buyer loves it."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Long, Long Ago:
"Gordon, I'm glad you did this!  You, in Canada, were inspired by Ariana & her group in Germany-- wonderful!  Thank you, friend!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Play Music on the Porch Day:
"Great photo, Ken!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago
@robin-thompson is now following @mikemullen1
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @redmando: Conversation with John Crocker
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"@dulcinina & @marg Your time making music with friends sounds wonderful! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Merrily Kissed the Quaker:
"How wonderfully played!  If I could dance a jig, I would.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Sally Gardens_Haste to the Wedding:
"The three of you make a great band! These two tunes pair nicely, too. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Moraharpa! :
"Thnks, @Strumelia!  Maybe I just wanted that big 'ol neckro bepartof thesoundbox so that's what I saw.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on New amp/pickup for outdoor Concerts:
"Cool! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Moraharpa! :
"A nyckelharpa seems like a bowed zither to me. . . Is it?  I could listen to this woman talk and play all day."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning for a 4 Equidistant String Dulcimer":
"@dedicated-dad I knew what you meant and second @Dusty-Turtle on joining the 4 Equidistant Strings group.  We're happy to have you here at FOTMD!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "The Moraharpa! ":
"Keyed fiddle found in Mora Sweden.  Gee, I love the sound of this critter! "
Rosin the Bow!

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

The Moraharpa!


Keyed fiddle found in Mora Sweden.  Gee, I love the sound of this...
@Robin Thompson 3 weeks ago - 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 3 months ago - 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 3 months ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

video- Folk Legacy 1975



@Robin Thompson 3 months ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

keeping both wrists loose


I've long realized the importance of keeping my right wrist relaxed for...
@Robin Thompson 10 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Susie Glaze & Jean Ritchie's sons on an album


I ordered this record yesterday:...
@Robin Thompson 10 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 last year - Comments: 8
Robin Thompson

Muskrat Sally Ann


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@Robin Thompson last year - 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

Latest Audio

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Ohio's Icebox on mountain dulcimer and guitar

Ohio's Icebox on mountain...


@Robin Thompson
4 weeks ago - Comments: 8
Nina Kaylo's House work-in-progress

Nina Kaylo's House...


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 7
Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar

Prayer Before Daybreak Duo...


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 12
Prayer Before Daybreak working title

Prayer Before Daybreak...


@Robin Thompson
8 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
10 months ago - Comments: 24
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 14
Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress

Walnut Hill, a...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 15
Wildcat Hollow

Wildcat Hollow


@Robin Thompson
last year - 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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

Lyle Rickards on MD and singing in...

Posted: Monday April 29 2019, 3:27 PM
By: @Steven Berger

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

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