Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Neal Hellman
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • United States
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Neal Hellman's Friends

  • Grahame Hood
  • Larry Conger
  • Scotty Lee Shuffield
  • Carla Maxwell
  • Nancy Galambush
  • John Henry
  • Doug Berch
  • Rod Westerfield
  • Strumelia

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Profile Information

My interests in music and in mountain dulcimers:
I like to have fun with the dulcimer.
My website (if I have one):
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
Aeolian abduction

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At 10:23pm on October 12, 2010, Nancy Galambush said…
Hi Neal,
Yes, JC is still making dulcimers, along with other instruments. How about e-mailing him at Then you can discuss what you are looking for.

At 4:39am on October 12, 2010, Carla Maxwell said…
Hi Neal, Welcome and thank you for adding me as a FOTMD friend!
At 10:00pm on October 2, 2010, Scotty Lee Shuffield said…
Hey Neal - good to see you jumpin' in here! Been a fan since "back in the day", ya know back in the Pacific Rim daze! Rock our world, bro...

Scooter Lee
At 11:14pm on September 29, 2010, Jeannie in Paradise said…
Hello Neal, and welcome to FOTMD! Great to see you here! Please consider joining the California Dulcimer Dreamin' group. We can always use more members and new energy!
At 11:20am on September 29, 2010, W S Eyster said…
Welcome. The "Dulcimer Chord Book" by Neal Hellman is the only book that is always in my dulcimer bag for immediate reference. Thank you for putting all that info in a handy, compact book.
At 12:32am on September 29, 2010, Dusty Turtle said…
Neal Hellman has joined the family! Welcome. Thanks also for sharing the Richard Fariña book.

I've been listening to Oktober County all day hoping the celebration of fall will reduce the ungodly temperatures here in Sacramento.

And someone should write a song called "Aeolian Abduction" if it hasn't already been done.
At 6:41pm on September 28, 2010, Bill Lewis said…
Welcome to FOTMD Neal.
At 4:34pm on September 28, 2010, Hunter Walker said…
Welcome, welcome!
At 4:07pm on September 28, 2010, Strumelia said…
A warm welcome to you Neal- it's an honor to have you here.
At 3:58pm on September 28, 2010, Rod Westerfield said…
welcome Neal glad ya joined the FOTMD family.. have enjoyed your materials for years..

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