Steve Battarbee

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Location: Widnes,Cheshire
Country: GB

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vimeo videos: 16
videos: 18
audio tracks: 2

Latest Activity

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Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"Charles, that sounds good. you're getting a lot 'feeling' into your strumming"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube by @randy-adams:
Sugar in the Gourd
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dizzy Lizzy:
"It's a pretty tune, nice to see you posting again"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube by @marc-mathieu:
Wellyn
Steve Battarbee
 
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Goodbye Cluck Old Hen:
"Matts/Charles: Thanks for your comments"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Goodbye Cluck Old Hen:
"Thanks Cynthia. That would be fun. I look forward to hearing what you come up with!"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Goodbye Cluck Old Hen:
"Thanks for such nice comments The 'resting' Dulcimer is one made by our very own John Knopf Its a replica Ed Thomas John made just over 3 years ago. I..."
Steve Battarbee
 
Steve Battarbee
 
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Updated a Vimeo Video:
Goodbye Cluck Old Hen
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Vimeo video:
Goodbye Cluck Old Hen
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mineral Music:
"I like that Charles. Sounded good"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube by @rob-n-lackey:
The Blackest Crow
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Hi Marg Thanks - Yes it is bamboo and as you can see it's very long. I have limited use of my left hand which affects my grip, precision and manipulation...."
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Thanks Martin"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Liked a soundcloud by @bob-reinsel:
Blackest Crow - with vocal
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 35
Liked a youtube by @dusty-turtle:
Planxty Fanny Power
Steve Battarbee
 
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube by @jenniferc:
The Lakes of Ponchartrain
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo:
"Thanks John. Glad you enjoyed it"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on UK and European Mountain Dulcimers:
"Anyone know where I can find a banjammer or Dulci-jo in the UK? - New or second hand"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo:
"Sam/Steven- Thanks very much for your comments "
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 5
Updated a Vimeo Video:
The Cuckoo
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Vimeo video:
The Cuckoo
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Thanks Charles  I was told that the tune has been around since Elizabethan times and I just love the fact that people like us in 2017 still love and play..."
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Of course you were John next time I'll post my tune via twitter!! 😎"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Thanks Brian"
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Thanks to everyone ( except JH! 😉) for your positive comments  John I had considered some smart answers to your jibe but I figured I'd..."
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Updated a Vimeo Video:
Matty Groves/ Shady Grove
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Marty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Thanks for all the comments  you're right about the drone on this tune Dusty. I think that's what I like about it most and why like like to play it slowly..."
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube by @charles-thomas:
Inside Myself
Steve Battarbee
 
@steve-battarbee • 4 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Vimeo video:
Matty Groves/ Shady Grove

Latest Group Discussions

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Steve Battarbee

Classic Irish Music


I've just listened to radio podcast that I thought other lovers of Irish...
@Steve Battarbee last year - Comments: 2
Steve Battarbee

Cerys Matthews Appalachian Journey


  Last weekend saw the Country 2 Country Festival take place here in...
@Steve Battarbee last year - Comments: 4
Steve Battarbee

Skills for playing Galax style


Are any particular skills or techniques needed to play Galax dulcimer a...
@Steve Battarbee 2 years ago - Comments: 13
Steve Battarbee

Finding the best keys to sing in and singing in tune!


Aplogies if this this like a re-hash of John's previous post in this...
@Steve Battarbee 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Steve Battarbee

I had a real good Mother and Father by Gillian Welch (Well my version!)


Here's the linkhttps://vimeo.com/127426007 Having once again I played a...
@Steve Battarbee 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Steve Battarbee

See my Friends


Messing about (as you do) I found my self playing the first 3 notes of...
@Steve Battarbee 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Steve Battarbee

One day I will walk by Bruce Cockburn


Don't you love it when you return to an album you've not played for...
@Steve Battarbee 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Steve Battarbee

Flower of Scotland


Messing about again on my Red Kite I found myself playing the first few...
@Steve Battarbee 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Steve Battarbee

The Full English Project at the English Folk Dance and Song Society


The English Folk Dance and Song Society recently finish the enormous...
@Steve Battarbee 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Steve Battarbee

REWIRING ; Man of Constant Sorrow


It was suggested to me recently that I tried in-strumming I admit that...
@Steve Battarbee 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Steve Battarbee

Can you help me find my keys?


I was lucky enough to join a session with a band called The Whiskey Dogs...
@Steve Battarbee 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Steve Battarbee

TUNINGS FOR SESSIONS


I have read Robin Clark's really helpful blog on tunings but I am still...
@Steve Battarbee 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Steve Battarbee

How can you tell whether a tune can be played Noter&Drone style


I'm sure its probably just a question of time and experience and that I...
@Steve Battarbee 4 years ago - Comments: 97
Steve Battarbee

Celebrate Strumming


I realised a few weeks ago that I had been happily(some might say...
@Steve Battarbee 4 years ago - Comments: 24

Latest Audio

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The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide


@Steve Battarbee
9 months ago - Comments: 5
Newlands

Newlands


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 9

Latest Videos

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Goodbye Cluck Old Hen

Goodbye Cluck Old Hen


@Steve Battarbee
2 months ago - Comments: 9
The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo


@Steve Battarbee
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Matty Groves/ Shady Grove

Matty Groves/ Shady Grove


@Steve Battarbee
4 months ago - Comments: 21
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


@Steve Battarbee
6 months ago - Comments: 20
Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger


@Steve Battarbee
7 months ago - Comments: 8
Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@Steve Battarbee
8 months ago - Comments: 11
Pa Janvier

Pa Janvier


@Steve Battarbee
10 months ago - Comments: 12
Skiddaw Sunrise

Skiddaw Sunrise


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 6
Long John Dean

Long John Dean


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 8
The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 14
ON THE CROSS

ON THE CROSS


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last year - Comments: 3
Hey Momma

Hey Momma


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 10
Another Summer

Another Summer


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 9
The Manxman

The Manxman


@Steve Battarbee
last year - Comments: 10
Man of Constant Sorrow

Man of Constant Sorrow


@Steve Battarbee
2 years ago - Comments: 9

Comments

Noah Aikens
08/21/16 09:30:45AM @noah-aikens:

How's the harmonica playing going?


Noah Aikens
06/04/16 08:32:07PM @noah-aikens:

Yes. The Special 20 is a great harp.  Winslow Yerxa makes 2 books harmonica for dummies and blues harmonica for dummies.  harptabs.com is a place with lots of tabs but not all are accurate.  My account is Crackshot1mm. You shouldn't have to invest in a teacher since the harp is relatively easy to learn. Good Luck!


Noah Aikens
06/04/16 08:33:49AM @noah-aikens:

What brand and model harmonica dos you get?


Pine
04/05/16 07:52:56PM @pine:

Hey Steve..Glad you enjoyed Silas Cain. I love my new little Merlin!


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:47:32PM @helen-seiler:

G'day Steve, thanks for following my music and your kind comments. I always put a reply up on the video clp page but just realised people may not know its there.


Karel Votanek
11/04/15 02:57:49AM @karel-votanek:

Hi Steve,thank you very much for your comment.
it's really so, I had Autoharp restarted a week ago in his hand.
I play but many years guitar, accordion, banjo, etc. Therefore, the Autoharp game is not as problematisch.Ich need but still have time to play without blemish.
Danke Karel


James Phillips
05/03/15 07:17:53PM @james-phillips:

Thank you kindly for accepting the requestSmile.gif Would love to hear more of your mean tone McSpadden, maybe you could do the May Call the Tune "challenge", Oh Susannah, on it?


John Henry
05/31/14 06:01:38PM @john-henry:

Thanks for friend request Steve (I thought we were !) gladly accept !

Thanks for birthday greeting

John


Geoff Black
10/13/13 04:32:03PM @geoff-black:

Steve

There are still places left at Launde. The price for the whole weekend, including food and all accommodation is 180.

You can download a booking form athttp://dulcimer.org.uk/texts/images/Launde%20Abbey%20booking%20form%202013.pdf

Would be great to see you there!

Let me know if you need anything else.

Geoff


Robin Thompson
04/14/13 06:34:43PM @robin-thompson:
Hello, Steve, and thank you for the friend request! I'm glad you liked Waterswivel and Quittin' Time at Essex Mine. For better or worse, I'm a by-ear player and, thus, there is no tablature for the tunes. I'm glad to answer any questions about playing the tunes, though.Happy strumming!
Geoff Black
03/27/13 01:06:57PM @geoff-black:

Hi Steve

I echo Marion's selcome to FOTMD and to particularly to the UK chapter. If you're bitten (and therefore rabid!) just try to avoid rushing to your nearest general music shop and buying one of those pretend dulcimers they sell from Eastern Europe. Try a more reputable company that can give you genuinely useful advice about what might suit you (particularly if you have less than perfect use of your left hand). Try Bird Rock Dulcimers in N Wales (and on the internet) for example.

If there's any other advice or resources (music, tuition etc), just shout...and consider joining the Nonsuch {i.e. UK] Dulcimer Club which specialises in such things.

All the best.

Geoff


Marion Seaman
03/27/13 12:38:09PM @marion-seaman:
Hi Stevethe 'bite' is an early sympton in the dulcimer disease process. Later, more serious, developments are;DAD (dulcimer acquisition disorder)ADFA (addictive dulcimer festival attendance) andWSSTU(which strings should i use?)Some relief and counselling can be found however on this website and Nonesuch.org.uk (particularly useful in finding fellow addicts). There are no known cures for these symptoms and nobody is working on one so you may as well give up and go with flow.........enjoy!Marion
Rob N Lackey
03/25/13 06:13:33AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Steve, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Unfortunately there is no "cure" for the bug which has bitten you. All you can have is support from those of us who also carry the bite marks from this insidious "bug." So tell us what help you need and I'm sure there will be many who can answer your queries, give advice (solicited and unsolicited) and commiserate in your newly acquired "disease." Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


John Keane
03/24/13 11:46:20PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Karen Keane
03/24/13 11:13:20PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Carrie Barnes
03/24/13 10:23:39PM @carrie-barnes:

Hey Steve, and Welcome to FOTMD! Great site, even greater folks here, hope you enjoy!Grin.gif


John E. Wood
03/24/13 08:30:53PM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Steve. Good to see you here on FOTMD. Have you checked out the UK group here yet? Another group that may interest you is the "Old Style Drone nd Noter" group. Robin Clark from over your way would be a good one to contact. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/24/13 07:30:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Steve, 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. I'm afraid that there may be only one cure for that bug...and it's playing and listening to the dulcimer!

Ben Grin.gif


John Henry
03/24/13 07:23:09PM @john-henry:

A hearty welcome to you Steve, from the UK/Euopean group within FOTMD. Would be glad to have you with us in our little 'sub group' ?

JohnH


Jim Fawcett
03/24/13 06:23:42PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Steve, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.