Robin Thompson

Location:

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

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youtube videos: 29
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 22

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a group discussions item created by @collier-frederick: New Professional Model Overview
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @collier-frederick: professional model bridge detail
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @collier-frederick: professional model back
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 7 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Si Beag Si Mor:
"Really pretty Si Beag Si Mor! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Oh, I enjoyed the arrangements for both the 5th and the 6th!  Nicely played, Mari and Cindy, Kate, & Roxanne!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 16 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Was you ever in Quebec:
"What a cool tune and a fun video!  Well done!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on History & Tradition of the Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thanks for the post pointing us to Robin C's video, Eric!  I have started watching and am partway through.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Brown Eyed Janie on the Grand:
"Nicely played, Dan.  That Grand sounds like one of those big Ike Stamper dulcimers.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Reversed button scroll:
"I like this lots!  It almost looks to have come out of a shop where the builder had experience making baseboards and trim for old houses built in the 1800's..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 4
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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Dean's arrangement of this lovely old tune is unique and beautiful-- the video is a delight! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Oh, Janene's movie, singing, and playing are wonderful!  The pups in the snow were a special delight.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Played and sang for my dad at veterans' home:
"I imagine your visit to make music meant more to the residents at the veteran's home than you may ever know.  Such a good thing for you to do for the folks..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Hilary's hammered dulcimer play of the Wexford Carol sounds lovely!"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"What a delightful tune behind door #1!   Ariane, thank you for your kind comment and for putting this together.  Such a wonderful project and you do it..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Mark & I count it a privilege to take part in this year's Musical Advent Calendar!  I look forward to opening a new door each day once it becomes 'live'."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ariane: Musical Advent Calendar 2021
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thank you, FOTMD folks, for the music and your friendship!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"@kevin-r, thank you very much & all good wishes to you & your family! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"Many thanks, @dan, and happy Thanksgiving to y'all! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"Thank you, @davisjames!  The weather here in SE Ohio has turned sharply colder.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Shove That Pig’s Foot a Little Further into The Fire:
"Yup, you get to talk about blacksmithing.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"@kevin-burns, thanks a bunch!  Home is our favorite place to make music.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Shove That Pig’s Foot a Little Further into The Fire:
"Such great play of this fun-to-play old tune!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on How should I tune?:
"So glad you love it-- happy strumming, @markprewett28!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"Oh, @Macaodha Val, thanks so much!  Since we made the short video we've had several heavy frosts.  I wish we would've/could've made a longer video and..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A Heavy Frost:
"@gordon-hardy Home is our favorite place to make music. Thank you for your kind words!  We hope we each play in such a way so as to complement one another...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new YouTube video:
A Heavy Frost
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on PERSIMMON lumber:
"Whoa, that wood is gorgeous, Dale!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Pick Advice Needed:
"My favorite "picks" for the past many months are leather tabs cut from the waists of old blue jeans.  They can give such a nice, warm tone.  Some tabs work..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Terry Hennessy":
"Terry made instruments which can continue to sing.  I wish for comfort for all who knew him.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on How should I tune?:
"@markprewett28 How exciting!   I do not know how the weather is where you are but here where I am, temperatures have taken a drastic turn (from bright sun..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
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Latest Group Discussions

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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 2 months ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

Jean's sister Edna


I just got this record from Edna Ritchie and enjoyed listening today....
@Robin Thompson 6 months ago - Comments: 11
Robin Thompson

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


This video is from George Pickow's channel on YouTube.  
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

bowed zither (pocket cello) in 'live' setting


This is YT's Master of Drones in a live setting with harp and oboe....
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow & Joellen Lapidus on Killy Kranky


I have a recording of Jean playing & singing Killy Kranky-- off...
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Bach on a pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I am impressed by the instrument, the playing, and the microphone!...
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I enjoyed seeing and hearing this cellist's take on his Ken Bloom...
@Robin Thompson 8 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

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The Spring at Iron Point Cemetery

The Spring at Iron Point...


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 0
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Robin Thompson
9 months ago - Comments: 15
Monday Creek

Monday Creek


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

Worried Man Blues (for...


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 6
Red Wing

Red Wing


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 10
Sleet & Freezing Rain

Sleet & Freezing Rain


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 25
Ode to Joy (for James's February tune challenge)

Ode to Joy (for James's...


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 8
Red Rocking Chair-inspired by Maggie
Roustabout

Roustabout


@Robin Thompson
7 years ago - Comments: 0
Elzic's Farewell (a work-in-progress)-fingerpicking on lap dulcimer played with a noter

Elzic's Farewell (a...


@Robin Thompson
7 years ago - Comments: 12
Elk River Blues (in noter & drone style)- for John Henry, on a dulcimer built by WV Maker, A.R.Kern

Elk River Blues (in noter &...


@Robin Thompson
7 years ago - Comments: 13
Billy in the Lowground-Blue Lion lap dulcimer in CcG tuning
Sourwood Mountain-Kern lap dulcimer tuned EeA & Martin 000-15S
Quittin' Time at Essex Mine-outdoors, Larrivee 000-60, TimbreHill EAA

Quittin' Time at Essex...


@Robin Thompson
7 years ago - Comments: 12
In For The Night-duet on lap dulcimer played in noter/drone style and guitar

Latest Videos

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A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
2 weeks ago - Comments: 12
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 8
Brown Little Birds

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 12
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 12
Walnut Hill- original tune

Walnut Hill- original tune


@Robin Thompson
3 years ago - Comments: 11
Hatmaker Lane

Hatmaker Lane


@Robin Thompson
4 years ago - Comments: 16
This Is My Father's World

This Is My Father's World


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 7
re-tuning demonstration

re-tuning demonstration


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 9
Sally Ann

Sally Ann


@Robin Thompson
5 years ago - Comments: 18
Baby-O played on PVMB

Baby-O played on PVMB


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 26

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Margaret MacArthur at the LofC

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

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Monday August 30 2021, 8:25 PM
By: @ocean-daughter

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

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

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

Comments

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.


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