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: 36
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 • 6 hours ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"@Steven-Berger & @Gordon-Hardy Thank you, gentlemen!   It has been a challenge to work with a metronome yet Mark & I both found the exercise of..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 10 hours ago • comments: 3
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 14 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Safety Dance:
"@Sam-Edelston Wow, that's a tough question to answer.  My interests in music run all over the place-- I stumble across this & that, most recently a..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ed Thomas replica by John Knopf":
"@magictime I've listened to your play and it sounds really good!  Just keep playing and having fun!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Safety Dance:
"Yup, Sam!  Though I'm limited in what I can do with a mountain dulcimer, I'm happy for all the cool stuff being done on mountain dulcimers.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Blackest Crow:
"Nicely played, Magictime, and sounds so good on that Knopf Thomas replica!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Blow the Candles Out:
"So pretty, Laurie.  Are you playing your mother's instrument?  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on East Virginia:
"Beautiful.  The echoes of Wayfaring Stranger are nice."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Safety Dance:
"Rock on, Sam.  I'm seeing great work coming from every which way in mountain dulcimer world-- rock, jazz, Appalachian traditional, medieval, Renaissance, and..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Shenandoah" - Online Music Project:
"I'm looking forward to seeing how this project comes together!   A group music project seems even more meaningful during a time of great difficulty for many.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Elk River Blues:
"Magictime, this is one of the best versions of Ernie Carpenter's Elk River Blues I've ever heard on mountain dulcimer.  And it sounds just right on that..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Don Oiche Ud Im Beithil:
"Such nice hammer-ons and pull-offs in this beautiful recording you've made, Laurie."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Day by Day (multi-track dulcimer):
"This is so lovely and so fitting for the occasion for which it was recorded, Grant.   It's been many years since I've even heard this beautiful old hymn...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on "MaxWell" - a short demo of Max DAD:
"Everything about this is so good, Ariane-- your composition, your play, your new mountain dulcimer!  Enjoy that lovely new instrument!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: "MaxWell" - a short demo of Max DAD
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Bonny Sweet Robin. :
"Laurie, lovely, wonderfully played.  I see it is one of your favorite tunes."
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @labmaestrophd: Does anyone know anything about Jim Hamilton Dulcijos?
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Flow Gently, Sweet Afton:
"So pretty, Dusty.   On a related note (to your last comment), I've heard Don Pedi speak of just getting out of the way of the tune. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @granto: Grant Olson Website
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Deering Goodtime Artisan Americana Banjo - for sale":
"It sure is a beauty, Kevin.  I have some physical problems, too, which are aggravated by playing.  So, I understand selling an instrument for that reason.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"The video of you and Tomasi singing together is priceless, Irene.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @jessica-comeau: Pilgrimsong: Medieval Music for Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Irene, I offer my deepest sympathy to you and your dearest ones.  As John K wrote about, there are others of us who know about the sense of numbness and..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Sally Goodin II:
"Sounds really cool, sounds old.  Way to go, Dan!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Ebenezer:
"Really nice Ebenezer.  The only other noter version I can think of off the top of my head is Bonnie Russell's version.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on The Girl I Left Behind Me:
"Your play is outstanding, Kevin-- that noter zing just right, too!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Mr. McGregor's Garden:
"@ariane The happenings in Mr. McGregor's garden (from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit) were harrowing and Peter had been warned not to go there.  I needed that..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Early One Sunday:
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Early One Sunday on solo mountain dulcimer:
"Many thanks, @ariane and @dulcinina.  Truly, it is a tune from the heart.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I like the challenge of playing slowly-- it can be hard to keep a tune slow and melodic.  Great exercise for me!  @ariane's Shenandoah project is just the..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Shenandoah" - Online Music Project:
"Thank you for posting this all here on FOTMD, Ariane!  Such a wonderful idea for another project which brings people from different countries together!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @ariane: "Shenandoah" - Online Music Project
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Cars on dulcimer - "Just What I Needed":
"Sam, this is so cool.  So glad you posted this!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Richard Troughear sound experiment video 2008":
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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 6 months ago - Comments: 1
Robin Thompson

The Moraharpa!


Keyed fiddle found in Mora Sweden.  Gee, I love the sound of this...
@Robin Thompson 11 months 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 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: 17
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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Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar

Shenandoah- on mountain...


@Robin Thompson
10 hours ago - Comments: 3
Mr. McGregor's Garden

Mr. McGregor's Garden


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

Early One Sunday on solo...


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 7
Early One Sunday

Early One Sunday


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

Break Thou the Bread of Life


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

Mourning For Young Earnest...


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

Leaving Home For Good


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Mourning for Young Ernest WIP

Mourning for Young Ernest WIP


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 10
Pine Run Doser

Pine Run Doser


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 10
Ohio's Icebox on mountain dulcimer and guitar

Ohio's Icebox on mountain...


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

Nina Kaylo's House...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 7
Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar
Prayer Before Daybreak working title

Prayer Before Daybreak...


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 11
Hemlock Project updated version

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

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

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