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: 34

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Something to watch":
"In the Ramblin' piece, it was nice to see how many were in the audience to see Jean Ritchie!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @ethan-chastain: Shady Grove - Mountain Dulcimer
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @bdurham: John Stockard Dulcimer Banjo For Sale
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rare Kurt Simerman chromatic dulcimer for sale (SOLD)":
"Glad to hear!  You made lots of good mountain dulcimer videos!  Happy strumming! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rare Kurt Simerman chromatic dulcimer for sale (SOLD)":
"Hey, Cliff-- such a nice instrument!  I hope you're still making music!   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Boys (and Gal)":
"Thanks, Dan-- the trailer looks really good! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dan: Hindman Boys (and Gal)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @nate: Sympathetic Drones from Excess String Length Part 2
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Something to watch":
"I just finished watching-- a real gem!   Thanks, KenL and KenH, for the information which pointed me to where I could watch the program.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Something to watch":
"Way cool!  We're members of Ohio University's WOUB-- it's located the next county south of where we are here in Perry County OH.     On an unrelated note,..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-longfield: Something to watch
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on My McSpadden Dulcimer:
"Way cool, Rob!  Happy strumming!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @robmachin: img 4826 copy
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on She Moved Through the Fair:
"Beth, this is lovely-- your play and the arrangement! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a music item created by @beth-t: She Moved Through the Fair
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone":
"This fretboard design, though somewhat different, is reminiscent of Keith Young's:..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone":
"NateBuildsToys: A while ago on here I saw a dulcimer that had gap under the tail end of the fingerboard, with the string tension pulling it up from the box...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Chapman Stick":
"Chapman Sticks are very cool!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a music item created by @beth-t: Ble'r wyt ti'n myned? (Where are you going?)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Ble'r wyt ti'n myned? (Where are you going?):
"The haunting and emotional quality of this tune comes through-- you played it just right!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pwt ar y Bys:
"What a fun tune!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @beth-t: Pwt ar y Bys
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Y Deryn Pur:
"Your play is wonderful, as is the sentiment suggested in the title.  Thank you for sharing this with us, Beth.   "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @beth-t: Y Deryn Pur
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @nate: Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on The Fledgling:
"@varedschoolhouse, thanks so much-- we're happy you enjoyed the tune!  Hope you had a lovely International Appalachian Dulcimer Day!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming 2024:
"Thanks to all who put the fest together!   There is a Donate button on the Troublesome Creek website.  It is my understanding the fest will be archived on..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Banjo Resonator Experimental Dulcimer:
"Really does have a resonator banjo sound, Nate. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming 2024:
"If my internet cooperates, I hope to pop in!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a music item created by @studentofrhythm: Recessional
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Recessional:
"Way cool, SofR! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on History of Women Players:
"In the link I shared from NC Folk, Buna is seen playing fiddle, guitar, and dulcimer.  And I'm thinking that among mountain women whose families were musical..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on History of Women Players:
"Pretty cool short entry about Buna Hicks...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on History of Women Players:
"I wish I could hear Buna Hicks's thoughts on this question...."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"Recently, a mountain dulcimer friend sent me a photograph she took of the THB mural-- I'm grateful to her for sending it!  "

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 2 months ago - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

Jean in the movie Next of Kin


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@Robin Thompson 3 months ago - Comments: 6
Robin Thompson

some Edsel Martin mountain dulcimer playing


Doug Berch brought this to my attention:...
@Robin Thompson 4 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

Jethro Amburgey audio from Appalshop


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@Robin Thompson 7 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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The Fledgling

The Fledgling


@Robin Thompson
3 weeks ago - Comments: 11
Sleep Tight (again)

Sleep Tight (again)


@Robin Thompson
one month ago - Comments: 8
Lost Doggie - in honor of Billy Boy

Lost Doggie - in honor of...


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

Road to Beech Grove


@Robin Thompson
3 months ago - Comments: 2
Peonies in the Field

Peonies in the Field


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

Sleep Tight


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

In Knee-Deep Snow


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

Falling Leaves


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

Zion Ridge


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

Down the Hill and Back


@Robin Thompson
8 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

Latest Videos

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Watching Lightning Bugs

Watching Lightning Bugs


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

The Fledgling


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 9
Wading in the Shallows

Wading in the Shallows


@Robin Thompson
last year - 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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Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant

Posted: Wednesday March 20 2024, 9:49 AM
By: @dulcimerbob

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

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.