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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: 198
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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 on Monday.

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.

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.

Are there Mountain Dulcimer players on the Isle of Man? 7 Replies

During my visits to the IOM, I was surprised to learn that when they hear the word "dulcimer," they immediately think of hammered dulcimer.  I was told there might be a few Manx folks who play…Continue

Started by Carol Walker. Last reply by Jan Brodie Sep 10.

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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!

Comment by john p on October 23, 2014 at 4:46pm

Have a good time at Launde, all those of you who can make it. Sorry I can't be with you this year.

Say hello to the lovely Emily for me

Comment by Geoff Black on October 2, 2014 at 1:15pm

Hi All

Just a last call for all of you within striking distance of Bath this Saturday.

Dulcimer Day at the American Museum in Britain, organised by the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club - which anyone can attend.

Details in the discussion above.

Geoff Black

Comment by John Rawlinson on September 10, 2014 at 11:51pm

What a great use of statistics Robin! (On balance I was thinking they should say NO but as South Brent on Dartmoor is one of the wettest places maybe I should think again.)

Also as a retired mental health professional, and along the same lines, the Government would be able to boast the success of its suicide prevention strategy by announcing a fall in the UK suicide rate, since Scotland has the highest (17.4/100 000 population) and England (9.4/100 000 population) the lowest rates in the UK. (ref: National Confidential Inquiry into Homicides and Suicides 2014)

I am sure there are lots more implications and correlations for statisticians to get their teeth into.



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