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
Welcome to FOTMD, Selah. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
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. https://www.markgilston.com/
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
Hey Selah, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome, Selah, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.