Steve Battarbee

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Location: Widnes,Cheshire
Country: GB

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giddykitty Dan Kevin R. Jan Potts jeffrey charles foster Mary MacGowan Marc Mathieu Rock-wyre DianeL Steven Berger Boo Blondie Robin Thompson artandsong2@yahoo.com Salt Springs Alan Thompson CordeliaW Helen Seiler Marion Seaman Charles Thomas Annie Deeley Patty from Virginia Bob Reinsel Samm Bennett Cynthia Wigington John Keane john p Dusty Turtle Lexie R Oakley John C. Knopf James Phillips John Henry Ken Backer

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vimeo videos: 17
videos: 18
audio tracks: 3

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Steve Battarbee
@steve-battarbee • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on @steve-battarbee:
"Alan that’s really thoughtful thank you i think the one I originally mentioned was a podcast you can find at www.mikehardingfolkshow.com Theres another..."
Steve Battarbee
@steve-battarbee • one month ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson:
Little Scioto- on mountain dulcimer & guitar
Steve Battarbee
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Wayfaring Stranger:
"Excellent!"
Steve Battarbee
@steve-battarbee • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Groundhog on Mountain Dulcimer :
"That’s really lovely I hadn’t realised how pretty this tune was until I listened to your slowed down version"

Latest Group Discussions

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Steve Battarbee

Cerys Matthews Appalachian Journey


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

Skills for playing Galax style


Are any particular skills or techniques needed to play Galax dulcimer a...
@Steve Battarbee 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 years ago - Comments: 97
Steve Battarbee

Celebrate Strumming


I realised a few weeks ago that I had been happily(some might say...
@Steve Battarbee 5 years ago - Comments: 24

Latest Audio

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Sussex Carol

Sussex Carol


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4 months ago - Comments: 14
The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide


@Steve Battarbee
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Newlands

Newlands


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2 years ago - Comments: 9

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Autum Winds

Autum Winds


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6 months ago - Comments: 5
Goodbye Cluck Old Hen

Goodbye Cluck Old Hen


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9 months ago - Comments: 9
The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo


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11 months ago - Comments: 5
Matty Groves/ Shady Grove

Matty Groves/ Shady Grove


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11 months ago - Comments: 21
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


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last year - Comments: 20
Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger


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last year - Comments: 8
Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


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last year - Comments: 11
Pa Janvier

Pa Janvier


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2 years ago - Comments: 12
Skiddaw Sunrise

Skiddaw Sunrise


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
Long John Dean

Long John Dean


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2 years ago - Comments: 8
The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide


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2 years ago - Comments: 14
ON THE CROSS

ON THE CROSS


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2 years ago - Comments: 3
Hey Momma

Hey Momma


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2 years ago - Comments: 10
Another Summer

Another Summer


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2 years ago - Comments: 9
The Manxman

The Manxman


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2 years ago - Comments: 10

Comments

Alan Thompson
03/21/18 05:53:22AM @alan-thompson:

Thanks Steve I still listen to Mike H, and the folkradio is one that I also listen to. Threeleggdmare what a great tip and playing a redkite sibling to the one I play. 


Steve Battarbee
03/20/18 06:20:49PM @steve-battarbee:

Alan that’s really thoughtful thank you

i think the one I originally mentioned was a podcast you can find at www.mikehardingfolkshow.com

Theres another one called www.folkradio.co.uk which has some good stuff on it.

 

and for some Celtic music of the Welsh variety feature the dulcimer sometimes try a song called Y March Glas at

www.threeleggdmare.com/listen

thanks again. I’ll certainly give Thistle Radio a go

Steve


Alan Thompson
03/20/18 11:44:11AM @alan-thompson:

Hi Steve

A couple of years back you set up a post about folk music on the radio which I can no longer find.

At the time I mentioned the Celtic pod cast. I just came across Thistle radio on the internet and thought you could be interested, you can find it here     http://thistleradio.com/

 


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!
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!

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