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Hi! I'm a newbie to playing the dulcimer. Have wanted one for about 30 years and am so happy to finally fulfill that dream. I've played flute, recorder and whistle a little over the years... and am finding time to pick those up once again. 

I presently live in Austin with my wonderful hubby, Dan, of 38 yrs. I spend my days in my art studio (with my 3 studio mutts) mostly metalsmithing, although I do occasionally pull out my paints.  Nature is my inspiration in art and music ties right in there also as its a part of my daily life. In fact I would say music is at the root of all that I love. It brings me to tears, it makes me smile, it inspires me, it brings back memories and helps to make new ones. I more times than not, hear the music and not the words of a song.  I believe that life itself is a symphony... and we all play a part in making it beautiful! ~ Selah

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Suggested Strings for MD

Posted: Thursday November 9 2017, 11:52 PM
By: @Selah


Ken Longfield
11/07/17 04:25:32PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Selah. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Mark Gilston
11/05/17 07:44:20PM @mark-gilston:

There's the Austin Friends of Traditional Music and the Hillside Concert Series.  I'll be doing a Hillside house concert on January 6th.  You can email me through my website and I'll give you more details about both.

Mark Gilston
11/05/17 06:22:10PM @mark-gilston:

Thanks Selah,  If you'd like to meet some time, I'd be happy to get to know you.  I also give lessons if you're interested.  Best, Mark

Jim Fawcett
11/05/17 02:24:15PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Selah, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ben Barr Jr
11/04/17 11:31:07PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Selah, and welcome to the  wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


11/04/17 11:24:56PM @marg:

A new member on here also from Austin is Stryder517 (check the member page, she is just a few down from you)   maybe ya'll can get together.

Richard Streib
11/04/17 07:58:19PM @richard-streib:

We're glad to welcome you, Selah. This is a great group of mountain dulcimer folks. I know you are excited to getting your dulcimer. Post a picture when you receive it. Join in, surf the site, ask questions and post comments. We look forward to observing your dulcimer journey.

Rob N Lackey
11/04/17 12:02:22PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Selah, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.