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UK and European Mountain Dulcimers


UK and European Mountain Dulcimers

A group which hopefully allows players/makers in this part of the world to keep in touch with others resident in Europe.

Members: 201
Latest Activity: Jan 12

Discussion Forum

for all my dulcimer friends x- as greetings fro Holland 1 Reply

XMas greeting from me.Thank you for all thd good advicesAngela BeenContinue

Started by Angela Been. Last reply by Angela Been Dec 23, 2014.

Selling my dulcimer - (within UK/Ireland only) 1 Reply

 Regrettably I have to sell my lovely dulcimer due to arthritis in my hands it just sits there asking for someone to play it and love it... Shipping to UK/Ireland only. (Edit by Strumelia):  If…Continue

Started by Christine Beal. Last reply by Strumelia Nov 24, 2014.

From a new member: Gourock, Inverclyde, south-west Scotland 13 Replies

Hello folks.My nice wee 4-string dulcimer simply adorns a wall at the present moment, because I have not made any progress with the Mel Bay Cripple Creek book which Mike Fenton of autoharp fame…Continue

Started by Maggie MacBean. Last reply by Nancy Gemmell Oct 24, 2014.

Dulcimer Day at the American Museum, Claverton, Bath 13 Replies

A last call for…Continue

Started by Geoff Black. Last reply by Robin Clark Oct 13, 2014.

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Comment by eddie mcnulty on December 3, 2014 at 8:54am

Thanks Geoff,

Any idea what its worth?Not sure what to be asking



Comment by Geoff Black on December 3, 2014 at 7:49am


You should try and re-post this in the Sale section of the website if you haven't already (in the Forum section).

If you have no direct offers in, say, 10 days, get back to me and I'll give you a fair price for it.  I buy and sell the odd dulcimer!


Comment by eddie mcnulty on December 3, 2014 at 5:48am

Thinking about selling my dulcimer,it was made and signed by Larry McSpaden in 1988 model number FM12CR Serial number 36895 spruce top cherry back and sides Gotoh tuners it is like newThis a high end instrument with a lovely tone and an amazing sustain.P1020866.JPGP1020867.JPGP1020870.JPG let me know if you are interested I am open to offers

Comment by john p on October 29, 2014 at 8:32am

Great, look forward to it.

Comment by Robin Clark on October 29, 2014 at 8:23am

Paul Crocker has some video.  If he sends it to me I'll edit and post it on FOTMD.

Comment by john p on October 29, 2014 at 7:59am

Bunch of lightweights

When we going to see the photos and vids then ?

Comment by Geoff Black on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am

The hangovers weren't so bad, it was the Repetitive Quill Strum Wrist Strain injury that will take much longer to recover from....

Comment by Robin Clark on October 29, 2014 at 4:52am

Anyone recovered from their hangovers from Launde Abbey yet

Comment by Bob Ebdon on October 23, 2014 at 5:12pm
That is part of the problem Geoff - it is the same weekend as Sore Fingers Bluegrass and Old Time October weekend.
Comment by Geoff Black on October 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Thanks John.  Sorry not to see you this year.

Look forward to meeting all of you who are joining us at Launde - particularly newcomers.

A weekend of great music ....and sore fingers!


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