Robin Thompson

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

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SoundCloud Tracks: 24
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 • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @pondoro: Wooden Drums
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Majesty-- a Galax dulcimer:
"This is so cool. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: Majesty-- a Galax dulcimer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @arttimes: McSpadden Dulcimer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Women of Ireland:
"Wow, Chris, this is wild and cool.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Whistlepig:
"I wondered, Bobby, because that shimmer is in my Shoat's top, too.  Really nice.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Whistlepig:
"So pretty!  Buckeye makes such a lovely & lovely-sounding top. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need info re AR Kern dulcimers ":
"@Gstringer The instrument is, surely, not "high end" yet it's a great little instrument.  The wood itself is light in weight and the color is a stain...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need info re AR Kern dulcimers ":
"A video with the A.R. kern mountain dulcimer"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need info re AR Kern dulcimers ":
"@gstringer Ambrose Kern made really nice-sounding dulcimers-- I own one, a gift from a music friend.  Mr Kern lived and built in West Virginia.  I have a..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @gstringer: Need info re AR Kern dulcimers
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"@John-C-Knopf What I decided to do was buy two Schallers and replace the crunchier-sounding peg first and see how that goes.  I may need to replace a second..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Trasna-na-D'tonnta (Over the Waves):
"Such a pretty melody and I like all the textures you brought to the piece, Chris. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"@Phroederick Paper bags can be a cat favorite, too.   Those eyes through the slit in the box-- perfect!  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"@Irene Apparently, it is unusual for one of these Schallers to have this problem; since both tuners with some crunch in the gears are on the same side, the..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"Fellows, I've heard back from Janita.  The tuners are, indeed, Schaller B4 planetary/banjo.  By agreement with Schaller, BL cannot sell tuners separate from..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"Greg, I checked that Reverb link, too.  Likely, if it's the Schallers and BL doesn't have stock to sell, I'll deal with Elderly-- have bought from them lots..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"Yes, the wide-head screw is the type.  Thanks for the advice, Greg, I've just emailed Blue Lion.  Since it is the dulcimer I'll take with me to the nursing..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs:
"Thanks a million, @Greg-Gunner & @Ken-Longfield!   When I looked at the photos contained in the link Ken provided, I'm thinking my tuners may not be..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 16
Created a new Group discussion "Maintenance on Five Star planetary pegs":
"The pegs went on the instrument in '03 and I am not the original owner.  I love these pegs and do not know whether I should attempt to tear into them myself..."
Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimore 9 19:
"What fun and the instrument sounds great! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cigar Box Guitars":
"@Phroedrick That is a cool c'box uke! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimore 9 19:
"Wow!   We gotta hear a duet on this cool-looking critter, Dan!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Homemade recording project - tunes played with a noter:
"Thanks for the kind comments, friends.  I've got a noter and I'm not afraid to use it!  haha @Irene I have your address so am removing it from your public..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "Homemade recording project - tunes played with a noter":
"My guitar-playing husband, Mark, and I put together a homemade recording project for cd and would be happy to send a copy to those interested in noter-style..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Barley Grain for Me":
"As far as I can tell, there is mountain dulcimer played on two tracks.   If you are a fan of traditional ballads, this is a good cd.  And there's nothing..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Instruction books for DAA Noter playing":
"Jean Ritchie's instructional book & cd from Homespun have been of great help to me.  "
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "The Barley Grain for Me":
"I knew nothing about this recording until the uncommonly good singer-songwriter Jeni Hankins posted a photo of her newly-acquired used lp. . . My copy on cd..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Song of the Sea Anne and Ed Damm Dulcimer Tuner Question":
"Hi, Susan, your instrument sounds to be wonderfully made!  Is there some way you can post photos here so, perhaps, better advice can be offered? "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @susan-mackenzie: Song of the Sea Anne and Ed Damm Dulcimer Tuner Question
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: JUNE:
"As always, wonderful information, David!   Though I understand why it closed, closing of Everything Dulcimer still saddens me a bit.  (ED got me on my..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: JULY:
"David, your posting touches me emotionally in some surprising ways. . . I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of Mike Slone in Hindman (and while at HSS..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Suo Gan:
"Ariane, it certainly sounds as though your first dulcimer meeting was a rousing success.  You all have a good chemistry as a group! "

Latest Group Discussions

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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 one week 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 2 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

video- Folk Legacy 1975



@Robin Thompson 4 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

keeping both wrists loose


I've long realized the importance of keeping my right wrist relaxed for...
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Susie Glaze & Jean Ritchie's sons on an album


I ordered this record yesterday:...
@Robin Thompson 8 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 9 months ago - 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
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

Latest Audio

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Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar

Prayer Before Daybreak Duo...


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 12
Prayer Before Daybreak working title

Prayer Before Daybreak...


@Robin Thompson
6 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
7 months ago - Comments: 24
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - 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
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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

Play Music On The Porch Day 2019

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:45 PM
By: @hugssandi

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

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.