Robin Thompson

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

My Latest Followers:

Susan Ann Venni aka Adrianne nateprentice sgarrity jost Holly Tannen dulcimeric143 stephenericberry ConnorC Buckeye67 Greenbowfish Marlene Powell LisavB tutaine martin kirwan tssfulk haydee025 Ballad Gal Ron Zuckerman granto CSelf jp Elvensong Ariane terry ritchey Debbie Kopp Simpkins Banjostray Brenda Mangan chris hornby PapaSims Don Grundy lizard30 Webb sweetbriar Mayzshon HEWalker steve c. giddykitty Jim Hedman HD Luers Kevin R. LisaJr bluejooge DianeL hugssandi mikemullen1 Redmando William S. Tessie Blondie

Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 45
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 • 3 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Hemlock Mills - WIP:
"@Gordon-Hardy, from what little I have learned from a woman in a family who has been in the area for generations, this mill was here on the hill where I live..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Planxty Irwin/Colonel John Irwin - Carolan (1670-1738):
"Dulcidom, you play these tunes so beautifully and the images are lovely.  "
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 16 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Cello Suite 1 - Courante - Bach:
"Wow, this is ever so lovely, Grant!   You should make arrangements to go over to the Governor's house and, keeping proper distance, play this for the..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 19 hours ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New Mountain Dulcimer:
"I like the looks of your dulcimer!  Happy strumming!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 23 hours ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New Mountain Dulcimer:
"Venni, there appears to be a maker's label inside one of the lower sound holes.  The label should give the name of the maker. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "basic music advice from Chick Corea":
"I think the basics of what Chick Corea had to say about music applies to porch players, too, in many ways.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"@venni Please post a photo of your mountain dulcimer!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"We didn't have nearly as many Butternut Squash from our garden to carry us through Autumn and into Winter.  This year, I hope we'll have more.  It is such a..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Richard Troughear MD made during service in Vietnam":
"Many members who were on Bruce Ford's EverythingDulcimer forum will remember Richard Troughear's sound experiments with mountain dulcimer.  The following..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Hemlock Mills - WIP:
"@Gordon-Hardy, I have made inquiry with local history buffs regarding the mill yet, thus far, have been unable to glean further information.  I assume it..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on 1880's Dulcimer:
"Thanks for these great photos of your great old dulcimer!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: d1
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: d2
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: d3
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: d4
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: d5
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: d6
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"So, you're who won that super cool Bill Taylor instrument in the auction-- so cool!  The instrument sounds great and I love your play of this Stephen Foster..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Hemlock Mills - WIP
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago
@robin-thompson is now following @sgarrity
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"Here in Ohio, one festival which was fairly large with well-known players traveling to teach there folded before pandemic hit.  The people who organized the..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Texas-bound J. E. Thomas replica dulcimore":
"Wow, @steven-berger, lucky you!  John fashions those upside down hearts just right and I know it'll sound great.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @leila-maier: Zebrawood F# Native American Flute for Sale
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago
@robin-thompson is now following @susan-ann
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer:
"Wow, what a great-looking old mountain dulcimer!  I love how it appears to have been played quite a bit.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: 1880s Dulcimer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @susan-ann: Back of my 1880's dulcimer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Steeleye Span & John Pearse 1970 ":
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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Legacy Straps Review":
"Susie, those straps look great!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Bill's dulcimers:
"Bill, this photo is priceless.   I have never seen a child who did not love music-- I think we were born to love it.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @bill-robison: 003
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"@kusani I offer my deepest sympathy.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Hymns and tunes with a Lenten theme:
"Beautifully played, @Gordon-Hardy. Here is my offering of a Lenten hymn:"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"We are snug in the house and prepared for a major snowstorm heading into the region.   Take care, all, and wherever you are, be safe!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson one month ago - 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 one month ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Jean was in a movie called "Next of Kin"


I know nothing about this yet would like to see the film.  Helen Hunt...
@Robin Thompson 2 months ago - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow has died


One of Jean & George's sons has died.  Jon Pickow passed away...
@Robin Thompson 3 months ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

Ohio maker Mr. A. J. Shell


Friends, Are any of you familiar with the Ohio maker A.J. Shell from...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 1
Robin Thompson

The Moraharpa!


Keyed fiddle found in Mora Sweden.  Gee, I love the sound of this...
@Robin Thompson 2 years 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 2 years 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 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

video- Folk Legacy 1975



@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

fiddle tunes


Is there a fiddle tune you like that doesn't translate well to...
@Robin Thompson 11 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 12 years ago - Comments: 17
Robin Thompson

Snowden Family Band of Knox Co. OH


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@Robin Thompson 10 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 11 years ago - Comments: 10

Latest Audio

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Hemlock Mills - WIP

Hemlock Mills - WIP


@Robin Thompson
3 days ago - Comments: 4
Ruins of Old Stone Church WIP

Ruins of Old Stone Church WIP


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 18
a morning devotion

a morning devotion


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Brown Little Birds duet version
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 2
The Light of All- a reading & mountain dulcimer
An Everyday Prayer

An Everyday Prayer


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

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 11
Let Your Little Light- in memory of Patty

Let Your Little Light- in...


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 8
Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar

Shenandoah- on mountain...


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 14
Mr. McGregor's Garden

Mr. McGregor's Garden


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

Early One Sunday on solo...


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 9
Early One Sunday

Early One Sunday


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

Break Thou the Bread of Life


@Robin Thompson
11 months ago - Comments: 5
Let Your Little Light - a round

Let Your Little Light - a round


@Robin Thompson
11 months ago - Comments: 7

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Monday August 31 2020, 8:59 PM
By: @David Bennett

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

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

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