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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: 197
Latest Activity: 18 hours ago

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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 18 hours ago.

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.

hearts of the dulcimer screening in Scotland 13 Replies

See's an informal folk festival in Longniddry, East Lothian (just east of Edinburgh) from…Continue

Tags: Scotland

Started by Sally Whytehead. Last reply by Robin Hill Sep 9.

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Comment by Bob Ebdon yesterday
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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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.


Comment by John Henry on September 10, 2014 at 6:21pm

An' the hairs on the back of me neck will still rise when you lot sing  'The Flower'.............


Comment by doug curran on September 10, 2014 at 5:56pm

John Henry, it will make no difference at all to sporting engagements, we will still get thrashed! But it's nice to see you all even so!

Comment by doug curran on September 10, 2014 at 5:28pm

Jan, ye ken there's aye a place fer you anent the auld fireside! Best wishes lass..

Comment by Jan Brodie on September 10, 2014 at 4:34pm
What about Manx Knobs, Queenies and Manx Kippers, Doug and Maggie? Grin. Jan x
Comment by John Henry on September 10, 2014 at 4:16pm

Never mind all that...........just so long as it makes no difference to what happens in the Six Nations tournament !    (us supporters of the 'Rose' need to be able to rely on you who embrace the 'Thistle', please continue to indulge us !!!)


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