Robin Thompson

Location:

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

My Latest Followers:

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Stats

youtube videos: 32
images: 49
Groups: 1
videos: 1
audio tracks: 24

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Latest Activity

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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Viney Flower,JJ Niles:
"I love how you have interpreted this collected song, Jamie!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Silly Bill:
"I like it!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: For Sale: Bill Taylor custom select quilted maple
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @steven-berger:
"Steven, I'm thinking that was you playing & singing in a video clip from Berea.  Great old-time sound!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Erin's Green Shore.:
"Jamie, I love how this feels old yet your style of play is more modern.  You use the mountain dulcimer to good effect to create mood.  So good! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on dulcimer crusade:
"Gimme that old time mountain dulcimer religion-- it's good enough for me! (me with a noter) And keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, Randy!..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Hold On, (Keep your hand to the plow):
"Bobby, that Dewdrop model has a cool vibe. "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Dixie
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Length of commercial straps:
"Wow, @theresasc -- those look fantastic!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My latest and greatest mountain dulcimer!":
"Your Ron Gibson is a beauty-- have fun with it!  Happy strumming! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Traditional Dulcimore Gathering 2022:
"I enjoyed seeing the video, folks!  Berea is a cool place and dulcimers make it that much cooler.  :) "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The One-Room School Teacher:
"Lois, way cool! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @lois-sprengnether-keel: dulcimer in school
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Vancouver[surviving,laugh]:
"I like the vibe of this, Jamie!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Old Mother Flanagan :
"Randy, you and Phyllis Gaskins have some similarity in how your strumming and noting work together.  You both can keep those slides running and your strums..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"At the moment, I have 8 mountain dulcimers here in the house and soon the number will be 7.  (My oldest niece is interested in mountain dulcimer and I will..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: JUNE:
"Thanks for the bump, David!   Today marks seven years since Jean Ritchie passed from this life.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Traditional Dulcimore Gathering 2022:
"@randy-adams I see your feet!  haha"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on The Traditional Dulcimore Gathering 2022:
"Way cool y'all got to see this collection-- I'd love to see these instruments!   P.S.- L. Allen Smith was an Ohio University alum.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Sweet Marie
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A very nice Blue Lion dulcimer for sale. Asking $2,000":
"It's a beauty-- I love my Blue Lion instruments!   PS-You may wish to remove your email address from the public posting and, instead, suggest a private..."
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Gone Fishing Blues:
"Whoa, those bends are crazy!  I could never do that yet it's really cool.   PS-Bluegills are my favorites for eating.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kevin Roth interviews Howard Rugg":
"Wow, Ken, that's pretty cool you got to visit Mr. Rugg!  And you have a fun story about how it came to be, too.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Kevin Roth interviews Howard Rugg":
"Mr. Rugg is 86 years old and has been building mountain dulcimers again.  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Traditional Dulcimore Gathering 2022:
"Such a neat photo-- y'all had a good turnout for the fest!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 12
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: img 4925
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on "DERRIERE CHEZ NOUS" Epinette des Vosges:
"Ah, Gregg, this is a delight to see & hear!  Did you make the Epinette des Vosges? "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Length of commercial straps:
"@ghcstr The strap your wife wove is beautiful!  @theresasc I look forward to seeing your strap! "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 1
Is attending an Event:
Redwood Dulcimer Day 2022 (ONLINE!)
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Redwood Dulcimer Day 2022 (ONLINE!):
"The line-up for this fest is great!  As the event draws nigh, I may be registering for the Friday night concert.  :)"
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Fox hunter's jig:
"Sounds really nice!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @dan: e
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Two That Started It All:
"They're beauties!  "
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Stanley Hicks clip (portion of a longer program) ":
"Dan: I remember that day he tried to play fiddle...brought tears to my eyes too! Yes, the beauty of it moved him to tears."

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Thompson

the Hammons family 1972 film


The whole film is wonderful.  Specific to mountain dulcimers, there is...
@Robin Thompson 5 months ago - Comments: 9
Robin Thompson

Jean with Gene Bluestein, 1986


A young music friend pointed me to this:...
@Robin Thompson 5 months ago - Comments: 2
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 9 months ago - Comments: 2
Robin Thompson

Jean's sister Edna


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

D. Schnaufer finger picking an old TMB


This video is from George Pickow's channel on YouTube.  
@Robin Thompson last year - 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 last year - Comments: 4
Robin Thompson

Jon Pickow & Joellen Lapidus on Killy Kranky


I have a recording of Jean playing & singing Killy Kranky-- off...
@Robin Thompson last year - 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 last year - Comments: 0
Robin Thompson

pocket cello (a bowed zither)


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

REM cover of The One I Love


I just watched this on YT-- pretty cool! 
@Robin Thompson last year - 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 last year - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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Snow On The Crocus WIP

Snow On The Crocus WIP


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

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
6 months ago - Comments: 10
The Spring at Iron Point

The Spring at Iron Point


@Robin Thompson
8 months ago - Comments: 3
Hard Times Come Again No More
Monday Creek

Monday Creek


@Robin Thompson
last year - Comments: 10
Worried Man Blues (for James's March challenge)

Worried Man Blues (for...


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

Red Wing


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

Sleet & Freezing Rain


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

Ode to Joy (for James's...


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

Roustabout


@Robin Thompson
8 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
8 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
8 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

Latest Videos

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Snow On The Crocus

Snow On The Crocus


@Robin Thompson
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Hemlock Mills

Hemlock Mills


@Robin Thompson
4 months ago - Comments: 12
In Knee-Deep Snow

In Knee-Deep Snow


@Robin Thompson
5 months ago - Comments: 11
A Heavy Frost

A Heavy Frost


@Robin Thompson
7 months ago - Comments: 18
Seven Chimneys

Seven Chimneys


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

Brown Little Birds


@Robin Thompson
10 months ago - Comments: 14
Zion Ridge

Zion Ridge


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

Walnut Hill- original tune


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

Hatmaker Lane


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

This Is My Father's World


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

re-tuning demonstration


@Robin Thompson
6 years ago - Comments: 10

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day

Posted: Thursday April 7 2022, 8:09 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

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

Comments

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.


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