"aw crap ... Apologies, i've been so so busy recently that i've hardly been online at all .... I'm really sorry, as much as I'd love to be there, I just can't.
Please try and arrange another one for as soon…"
"Hi There Allan and Nancy
There will be more! We try to do something at least once a month at various peoples places.....hope to see you at one sometime soon, and, I will post here when we plan our next sesh.
"Hi Rebecca. Thanks for the welcome and invite. It is nice to hear that there are quite a few dulcimer players up here in Alba . In fact Nancy is in my hometown, about 4 miles from where I stay now.
"ATTENTION! ALERT! Sorry Peter Corser, and everyone else but I have made a date error for the Dulcimer get together at my place! Urgh! I meant for our dulcimer Sunday to be on the 26th May...Peter, I hope you can still make that week. I am so sorry…"
Many thanks for all your hard work organising the spring fling in Allendale. I just wanted to say what a wonderful time I had. My first Spring Fling in the icy coldblasts of this here freak winter storm, of many more Spring Flings to…"
"Hi Rebecca, thanks for your friend request and your comment. I think I gave you the impression I was in Auld Reekie, but you're right, it's not far. I think you will definitely have an advantage playing the clarsach as you'll…"
Again, I would like to thank everyone here who has written on my page for all your lovely greetings to this very absent from this site quite often person, me. I'm so looking forward to my very first Spring Fling event in Allendale…"
"Ahhh Nancy! By your comment , I assumed you were in Edinburgh... I am so sorry - should have checked your profile.
but hope you can make it to Allendale, would be lovely to connect with more dulcet folk in Scotland, and hopefully one day we can all…"
"Hi There ! Calling all Spring Fling Allendale attendees. I've so far found out that I can make it to the Spring Fling, which is great! My request , because I don't drive: Is anyone in or around the Edinburgh area making their way down to…"
"slainte to you miss mackay ... i've just joined this site and have been pleased to see a number of scots fowk playing the dulcimer. I'm down in auld reekie quite often and was thinking in time we lot should all meet... talk to you soon i…"
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
because I wanted to network and find other Mountain Dulcimer players in Scotland as well as the rest of the UK - and never knew there was such a lovely group of people playing it over here. So grateful to have found this place :-)
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Hi Rebecca, thanks for your friend request and your comment. I think I gave you the impression I was in Auld Reekie, but you're right, it's not far. I think you will definitely have an advantage playing the clarsach as you'll know about chords and tuning strings. I used to play the flute so am acquainted with music but that's all - and I am going mad trying to tune my new dulcimer, so haven't played anything this whole week. My daughter plays the clarsach - she's quite gifted, used to go to the Harp Festival in Edinburgh (does that still run?)- but she just laughs when I try to do anything musical. I went to a harp workshop once and returned from it able to play "Postman Pat", much to her amusement. Anyway, I am determined to learn and as I'm American I feel something of an attachment to the dulcimer - even though I'm not from that side of the US.
I will think about Allendale. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for the encouragement!
slainte to you miss mackay ... i've just joined this site and have been pleased to see a number of scots fowk playing the dulcimer. I'm down in auld reekie quite often and was thinking in time we lot should all meet... talk to you soon i hope... b
No need to apologize, I'm glad to hear from you. Sorry your were ill. It sounds like a real siege. I had a back problem that took me from my usual life for about 5 weeks recently so I know what your talking about. It's very common to pay close attention here for a spell and then take a break.
Thanks for the message and best of luck. Hope your health is mended and your projects give you a lot of satisfaction.
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