Robin Thompson

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

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youtube videos: 39
images: 46
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 32

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 13 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "International Appalachian Dulcimer Day":
"Today, it's the first Saturday in March.  The last Saturday in March will be International Appalachian Dulcimer Day.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: March:
"Rosa Hicks holding that little dulcimer and the story accompanying the photo are touching.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "David Schnaufer on a Galax":
"David had visited the Russells and loved how Bonnie played dulcimer. https://youtu.be/4GkJbzlLbqY?si=wa-tq18mreislLzG "
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy:
"@davisjames It'd be a huge honor for Billy Boy's tune, most especially, if the dog doesn't die in the end."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @nate: Jock Stuart
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Jock Stuart:
"Nate, this is lovely-- your play and the sound of your build.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "International Appalachian Dulcimer Day":
"Indeed, the last Saturday is 30 March and Easter is the following day.  Perhaps some may wish to celebrate the Appalachian dulcimer on IADD with a hymn or..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy:
"We're happy you enjoyed the little tune, @jim-dickens !  Many thanks for the nice comment."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy:
"We're lucky to have Billy Boy, Strumelia!  He was in sad shape when we found him on a road a little over 4 years ago.  He's a goofy little dog and it's..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
https://fotmd.com/robin-thompson/uploaded_audio/1263/lost-doggie-in-honor-of-billy-boy
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Created a new Audio File:
Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bending the strings:
"What fun for this old Ohio girl to see an OH instrument being played by you!  Very cool play, Jamie."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @davisjames: Bending the strings
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @nate: Ergonomics and Wrist Strain
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on "WILL YE NO COME BACK AGAIN" Hummel (A 432hz):
"It's a funny coincidence you bring up the A440hz and the A432hz-- a friend mentioned this to me recently; he may use the A432hz in hospital/hospital-type..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @bob-reinsel: Shady Grove - demo of my latest build.
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @davisjames: Louie's Schottische.
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Louie's Schottische.:
"Nice!  This is the sort of tune which can take a listener to another era.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: 5% Lucille
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @janene-millen: You've Got a Friend
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on You've Got a Friend:
"Wonderfully arranged & played, Janene!  And I see your newest little friend showed up to check on you.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @randy-richardson: 20230608 150903small
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Last Dulcimer "The Dogwood":
"Beautiful!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @randy-richardson: 20230606 142650small
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @randy-richardson: 20230606 144127small
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How precisely do you tune up?":
"Tuning from the tuner is one thing.  Sharpening a note when I use a noter is another-- noter pressure can do that. (me with my noter)   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How precisely do you tune up?":
"I think repertoire and whether or not one plays alone make big differences in what is "good enough".   For me, I use a Peterson tuner and Mark and I both try..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Road to Beech Grove:
"@davisjames I'm glad that's the image the tune evoked because the old church and burying ground are in an area with lots of woods.  Thanks for listening!   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "general instrument question":
"@lilley-pad My experience is I play the mountain dulcimer with the sound I want to fit the repertoire(s) I want to play.  Also, my experience is there is no..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Reasons NOT To Get a Chromatic":
"@nate Your perspective was one I hadn't considered-- I'm glad you wrote of it!   Colloquially, although my newer Jean Ritchie model Blue Lion has "extra"..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 2
https://fotmd.com/robin-thompson/uploaded_audio/1261/road-to-beech-grove
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 2
https://fotmd.com/robin-thompson/uploaded_audio/1261/road-to-beech-grove
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 2
Created a new Audio File:
Road to Beech Grove
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Molineux box dulcimer":
"Beautiful!  The sound hits my ears like it's a lute being played. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Do Johnny Booker, Do ...with banjo:
"Nicely done, Strumelia!  If memory serves, some of these lyrics overlap with "Old Dan Tucker" though it's been many years since I heard the song.  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

David Schnaufer on a Galax


David had visited the Russells and loved how Bonnie played dulcimer....
@Robin Thompson 4 days ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Jean in the movie Next of Kin


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@Robin Thompson one month ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

some Edsel Martin mountain dulcimer playing


Doug Berch brought this to my attention:...
@Robin Thompson 3 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Jethro Amburgey audio from Appalshop


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@Robin Thompson 6 months ago - Comments: 7
Robin Thompson

Aubrey Atwater presentation on Jean Ritchie (December 2022)


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@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Molly Andrews playing & singing "Now is the Cool of the Day"


Also, the mountain dulcimer looks as though it may have been made by...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

the Hammons family 1972 film


The whole film is wonderful.  Specific to mountain dulcimers, there is...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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 3 years ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Jean's sister Edna


I just got this record from Edna Ritchie and enjoyed listening today....
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


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

Latest Audio

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Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy

Lost Doggie - in honor of...


@Robin Thompson
2 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Road to Beech Grove

Road to Beech Grove


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 2
Peonies in the Field

Peonies in the Field


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 3
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 13
Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 4
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Down the Hill and Back

Down the Hill and Back


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 10
Ariel

Ariel


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12
Snow On The Crocus WIP

Snow On The Crocus WIP


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

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12
The Spring at Iron Point

The Spring at Iron Point


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 3
Hard Times Come Again No More
Monday Creek

Monday Creek


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

Worried Man Blues (for...


@Robin Thompson
8 years ago - Comments: 6

Latest Videos

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Watching Lightning Bugs

Watching Lightning Bugs


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 4
The Fledgling

The Fledgling


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 9
Wading in the Shallows

Wading in the Shallows


@Robin Thompson
11 months ago - Comments: 9
Leaving Home For Good

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 6
At Eventide

At Eventide


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 14
The Lost Doggie

The Lost Doggie


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 13
Ariel (our old dog)

Ariel (our old dog)


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Snow On The Crocus

Snow On The Crocus


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Hemlock Mills

Hemlock Mills


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 12
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
2 years ago - Comments: 11
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 18
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 8
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 14
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 12

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Betty Smith passed from this life

Posted: Tuesday January 23 2024, 9:26 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Don Pedi & Bruce Greene (Loy McWhirter...

Posted: Saturday December 30 2023, 10:49 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019

Posted: Wednesday November 8 2023, 2:23 AM
By: @shanonmilan

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Saturday August 26 2023, 11:12 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Sarah Kate on mountain dulcimer on a Hazel...

Posted: Monday June 5 2023, 7:33 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

2023 Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming online link

Posted: Saturday April 15 2023, 10:12 AM
By: @Dan

CBS piece on Troublesome Creek Stringed...

Posted: Tuesday January 17 2023, 7:37 PM
By: @Dan

Jean Ritchie was born 100 years ago today

Posted: Tuesday December 13 2022, 6:22 PM
By: @Don Grundy

Bruce Hornsby documentary

Posted: Thursday November 17 2022, 5:15 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Matt Searles interviews Aubrey Atwater

Posted: Sunday August 7 2022, 6:58 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

mountain dulcimer at Newport Folk Festival...

Posted: Wednesday July 27 2022, 12:18 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Kevin Roth interviews Howard Rugg

Posted: Wednesday May 25 2022, 11:50 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Stanley Hicks clip (portion of a longer...

Posted: Sunday May 15 2022, 1:57 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

no notification for audio or video clips

Posted: Friday May 13 2022, 3:12 PM
By: @Strumelia

Creating a music PLAYLIST

Posted: Thursday May 12 2022, 4:24 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

virtual fest from Hindman KY

Posted: Saturday April 16 2022, 11:55 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

nice article on the McSpadden shop

Posted: Saturday March 19 2022, 4:36 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Margaret MacArthur at the LofC

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

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

Dolly on mountain dulcimer

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

unusual old mountain dulcimer at Gruhn's...

Posted: Sunday January 31 2021, 5:35 PM
By: @Bob

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

Comments

MacAodha
07/07/23 11:35:01AM @macaodha:

Thank you Robin for your comment on James Connolly, Val.


Antony
01/05/23 09:22:01PM @antony:

Thanks Robin!

It arrived yesterday.


Jeff Curtis
12/05/22 08:59:31PM @jeff-curtis:

Hi Robin,

I hope it works out ok. So far, so good. I've only attended about 4 or 5 times, and we've been practicing for a Christmas Concert. Many of the songs are rather obscure ones which I am not familiar with.

I'm hoping that once the concert is over we can play some more fun songs, but I'll just have to wait and see. Sounds like they plan is to plan and practice for another concert somewhere.

We do have ukes, harmonica, mandolin, auto-harp and sometimes a fiddle, but what I seem to be finding is that it is all pretty regimented, with everyone playing from tabs, which is fine, but I hope there is time for a little self expression later. I don't expect that this group will ever explore any other tunings than DAd.

Would like to do dulcimer circle kind of thing.

I listened to some of your excellent original songs today, very impressive!


Jeff Curtis
12/05/22 08:28:43AM @jeff-curtis:

Thank you for the encouragement Robin. I have trouble with strumming, and not always sure how to strum  for best effect, but I'm trying. Joined my local dulcimer club, and there they don't do any strumming, only playing melody with one strum per note.


marg
04/17/22 10:20:45PM @marg:

Just wanted to let you know, I thought what you played on the Musical Hug was very nice - sounded great. Good going both with playing and sending a hug.


Cindy Funk
03/06/22 09:24:45AM @dulcimer-radio:

Good catch, Robin!  That's a Prussia Valley 'Glamor Shot' I did several years ago.....  xox


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.


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.