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WELCOME to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer!...

All who love the mountain dulcimer are welcome here, no matter what your style, ability, or tastes. Become a member of Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer (FOTMD) online community -it's easy and completely FREE!
Please read the FAQ/SiteRules found at the upper left corner of this page FIRST, then join up and go to the "My Page" link at top to customize your very own personal home page. Join groups that interest you, add others to your Friends List, make your own photo album, music clips, and videos, read or start forum discussions, ask questions, and start your own online dulcimer BLOG journal. Choose what things you'd like to be notified about. You create a unique personal dulcimer page that truly reflects who you are. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

Listings in the For Sale forum must be for an actual currently existing item for sale (a CD or book, a specific single instrument, a music stand, photos of some specific dulcimer wood pieces for sale...) and the ad must include a photo of the item being sold.  In other words, no more open-ended, ongoing listings like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling various wood for building", etc. It needs to be the actual existing item for sale, with its photo and price.

As before, FOTMD asks for a $5 site donation for any item listed in our For Sale forum that sells for over $100.  If you sell a dulcimer for either $100 or $800, a simple $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

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What everyone's up to!...

Gordon Hardy posted a video

Oh Shenandoah_mpeg4

03:31
In response to James' February challenge, here is my rendition of Oh Shenandoah played finger-noter and drone style on a six string baritone MD tuned GCG.
7 minutes ago
Brian G. commented on Brian G.'s video
16 minutes ago
James Phillips replied to James Phillips's discussion 'Oh Shenandoah, February "challenge", note' in the group Call the Tune
"Just a reminder to-day is Shenandoah day. If my lap-top cooperates, I will be making a clip later…"
43 minutes ago
Lynn austin commented on Brian G.'s video
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Gather ye Rosebuds (aka "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time") - Fretted Dulcimer

"Brian, that was lovely...your dulcimer has a very nice mellow tone. Thanks for sharing!"
1 hour ago
Jim Fawcett replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"This guy hangs upside down to get breakfast. "
1 hour ago
john p replied to Chuck Clark's discussion 'Lake Isle of Innisfree'
"Hi Chuck, Not sure which tune you're referring to here. 'The LAKE Isle of Innisfree'…"
1 hour ago
David Temple replied to David Temple's discussion 'Baritone build' in the group Dulcimer Making
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1 hour ago
Pete Staehling replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Cypress' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Good to know that it might be possible to salvage some old boards from buildings in the south.…"
2 hours ago
Brian G. commented on Brian G.'s video
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Gather ye Rosebuds (aka "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time") - Fretted Dulcimer

"Hello Gordon and Peter!  Thank you.  :)  It's a pretty little tune, isn't…"
3 hours ago
Peter Corser commented on Brian G.'s video
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Gather ye Rosebuds (aka "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time") - Fretted Dulcimer

"Thanks Brian, that was lovely start to my Sunday morning."
5 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to Robin Costelle's discussion 'Just curious about your favorite woods' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Very nice "
6 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to Stephen Wells's discussion 'McSpadden kit' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Very nice job you should be proud. It great that you are encouraging her to build while she is…"
7 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Cypress' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I don't know if this will help but I lived in south Ga. for a time .  found many old…"
7 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to Stephen Wells's discussion 'Next project...' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I have thought about using purple heart for the nut and and maybe tuners. I was in Grenada a few…"
7 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to Mark Runge's discussion 'Moldy Stuff.' in the group Dulcimer Making
"More pictures would be great. I think this would make glue up much easier."
7 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to Mark Runge's discussion 'Moldy Stuff.' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Very nice I wish I could come up with things like this! I have to study on this awhile. "
7 hours ago
Jerry Holman replied to David Temple's discussion 'Baritone build' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I love the top really nice, Looks like you did a great job. I did not notice the f holes at first…"
7 hours ago
robert schuler replied to Chuck Clark's discussion 'Lake Isle of Innisfree'
"Chuck, I haven't played that song but I've never had a problem playing whistle songs on…"
7 hours ago
Chuck Clark posted a discussion

Lake Isle of Innisfree

Even though I've long played this piece on pennywhistle, I'm having trouble making the switch to MD…See More
8 hours ago
Gordon Hardy commented on Brian G.'s video
10 hours ago

Forum

The Drifting Thread... 116 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Jim Fawcett 1 hour ago.

Lake Isle of Innisfree 2 Replies

Started by Chuck Clark in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by john p 1 hour ago.

The Positive Thread... 188 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 11 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 80 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 20 hours ago.

New Toy! 1 Reply

Started by Nicholas Carey in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 23 hours ago.

Benton's dream 2 Replies

Started by Carlos Redondo in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Carlos Redondo yesterday.

Wanted: ISO Jean Ritchie dulcimer 13 Replies

Started by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Strumelia on Thursday.

Beginning 6 Replies

Started by Monica in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Monica on Thursday.

Ask the Moderators! 166 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 688 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

new dylan dulcimer . . .

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Roosebeck Grace M/D's

Posted by Ken Sluce on January 26, 2015 at 6:08pm — 6 Comments

Will Holt's "Lemon Tree"

Posted by Clay Butler on January 23, 2015 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

Special Music

Posted by Cindy Stammich on January 22, 2015 at 11:20pm — 14 Comments

More 'Plenteous Heritage' excerpts

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 21, 2015 at 3:53pm — 3 Comments

quick note

Posted by James Phillips on January 20, 2015 at 7:16am

Welcome

Posted by Cat Brown on January 19, 2015 at 10:49am

Uncle Ed's (fictional) set list

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 18, 2015 at 12:54pm — 13 Comments

Where Are the Young Players

Posted by Ken Backer on January 15, 2015 at 12:14pm — 21 Comments

A big THANK YOU to all

Posted by John Dunn on January 13, 2015 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

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