Dean Robinson Musician/Singer Songwriter

The name Elvensong came from the works of JRR Tolkien.

I was introduced to the mountain dulcimer by Frank Ledgerwood in 1979. I was fascinated with the sound and immediately ordered a kit for about $100.

In the meantime, Frank moved back east so I was left to learn to play this magical instrument on my own.

With no internet, I knew of no other resources so I learned by playing what I heard in my heart. Every day I would practice and very soon I was writing my own songs.

Six years later Frank moved back to Washington and we started playing together. He had a knack for finding really cool harmonies so we pursued the music.

One year later we represented Washington state at the 1986 World's Fair in Vancouver, B.C. and landed a prime time slot on the Arena stage at the 1986 Seattle Folklife Festival.

Soon after I decided to splurge and bought a beautiful Blue Lion mountain dulcimer and have been enraptured ever since.

Dean in his beautiful studio