Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

JD the Whistler lacald Wayne Chris Keith Papasims Storm Spotter cyn2fsu DaveV LarryS JenniferC Grandmabo Jerry Freeman Chifmunk Strumelia


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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 3
images: 10
Groups: 35
videos: 1


I love playing my penny whistles, the lap dulcimer, banjo, bones, limberjacks....mostly play old-time tunes, minstrel era tunes, early European dance/folk tunes, and medieval tunes..

Love my fiddling husband and playing with our cats.  And my honeybees.  :)



My Blog on playing traditional style Noter/Drone style mountain dulcimer, including over 30 FREE noter style TABS and video instructions:
Strumelia's Noter Drone dulcimer BLOG

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Latest Activity

@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @chifmunk: what's a good tune to start out on as a Beginner?
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Slide A Whistle?":
"Can you post a link here in this thread to a slide whistle youtube video you personally like? I don't know much about them!"
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on dealing with condensation:
"How do you keep the cloth or tissue from getting stuck inside the whistle though?"
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on what's a good tune to start out on as a Beginner?:
"I kind of like the old trad tune The Bear's Dance as a good beginner tune. Cool that it's a minor mournful tune as well. Here's a video of someone..."
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Vintage/antique penny whistles:
"and HERE is a c.1880 American penny whistle (actually made from tin!) that's in the Smithsonian collections. Click on the two pictures and you can zoom in..."
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Beginner Players:
"It's funny about the 'brass smell'. I kind of enjoy the smell of brass whistles. But then again I am a person who likes the smell of copper pennies and..."
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "Vintage/antique penny whistles":
"HERE is a virtual collection of 35 old whistles in an online 'museum' of musical instruments. (click through 4 webpages of them) Do you have any whistles..."
Penny Whistle History
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on @jd-the-whistler:
"Welcome JD! What kind of whistle do you have?- (assuming you have one)."
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Off Puttiim=ng":
"I myself don't find it offputting.  "
@strumelia • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"@larrys , that is really nice, I enjoyed the little video of the tongue drum!  Looks like a lot of fun, and it's a pretty sound too."

Latest Group Discussions


Vintage/antique penny whistles

HERE is a virtual collection of 35 old whistles in an online 'museum'...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 1

dealing with condensation

How do you deal with the issue of breath condensation accumulating in...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 3

Playing on St. Patrick's day

Did anyone play music on St. Parick's day?  Or have you done so in the...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 1

What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?

What would you say the first simple fingering 'ornament' should be that...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 1

Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...

Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 6 years ago - Comments: 0

A few useful links concerning public domain music...

Here is a great page of easy to understand, general guidelines and...
@Strumelia 6 years ago - Comments: 0

Playing in an Old-time music jam

Yesterday I went to a large party of old-time musicians.  I took my...
@Strumelia 6 years ago - Comments: 0

What's your favorite EASY to play English country dance tune?

Anyone have a favorite that's easy to play if you are just starting out...
@Strumelia 6 years ago - Comments: 3

Whistle player practicing at stop light in Dublin

This fellow was spotted getting a bit of practice in (while stopped)...
@Strumelia 7 years ago - Comments: 0

Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?

Anyone can comment on this with their own thoughts or experiences?
@Strumelia 7 years ago - Comments: 14

civil war jamming?

If you have ever played in a jam with civil war/minstrel era/Stephen...
@Strumelia 7 years ago - Comments: 3

What's a favorite medieval tune you play on the whistle?

Share your favorite medieval era tune here.  Why do you like it, what...
@Strumelia 8 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio


Latest Videos

Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle

Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle

6 years ago - Comments: 1
The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb

The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb

7 years ago - Comments: 4
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle

8 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions


Show us a pic of the PRETTIEST whistle you...

Posted: Monday June 3 2024, 8:02 AM
By: @Martha Campbell

What other instruments do you like to play?

Posted: Tuesday April 16 2024, 10:52 AM
By: @JD the Whistler

favorite videos for slowing down?

Posted: Sunday July 30 2023, 10:37 AM
By: @Strumelia

You have to JOIN a group to see all the...

Posted: Sunday December 11 2022, 9:13 AM
By: @Strumelia

What tune are you working on this week?

Posted: Sunday April 24 2022, 7:37 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Positive Thread

Posted: Monday December 27 2021, 1:57 PM
By: @LarryS

What whistles higher than D do you have?

Posted: Saturday July 10 2021, 4:18 AM
By: @Keith

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Monday November 2 2020, 5:08 AM
By: @LarryS

Is anyone doing online jams/workshops...

Posted: Sunday August 16 2020, 1:03 PM
By: @Strumelia


Posted: Friday March 1 2019, 6:06 PM
By: @Strumelia

Two ways to add an image to your...

Posted: Saturday January 19 2019, 8:12 AM
By: @Strumelia

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 3:49 PM
By: @Strumelia

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 1:45 PM
By: @LarryS

How to add an audio or soundcloud clip to...

Posted: Wednesday November 21 2018, 12:23 PM
By: @Strumelia

Where to add my photos?

Posted: Monday May 21 2018, 9:24 AM
By: @Strumelia

Susato Kildare

Posted: Monday July 3 2017, 10:09 AM
By: @Strumelia

FAQ / Site Rules- Please Read!

Posted: Thursday February 16 2017, 2:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

How to go to your private messages INBOX

Posted: Monday February 13 2017, 12:45 PM
By: @Strumelia


01/20/23 10:34:33AM @wulfwhistles:

Thank you!

Michael W6
02/26/21 01:14:42PM @michael-w6:

Thanks.  I  have a sizable collection of whistles, quite a few high end handcrafted ones. I'm hoping to find some motivation here.  Laziness is a fault...

02/27/20 03:06:13PM @bookman46:

Thanks much! Just getting started  but making steady progress.

04/15/19 02:02:09PM @wulfwhistles:

Thank you! Happy to be added...



11/02/18 04:47:02AM @keith:

Thanks for having me aboard. :)

08/30/18 05:09:28PM @norman:

Thank you. I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun here.

05/18/18 07:32:55PM @larrys:

Thanks! [__=_]___O__o__o__o__O__o____)

03/08/18 06:49:22PM @strumelia: