Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Joe Collins
  • Shelby, NC
  • United States

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  • Kathryn Bruno
  • Brenda Sue Whitmire
  • Sharna Tanner
  • Terry Wilson
  • Nandi Davis
  • Marc Mathieu
  • Kirk House
  • sandra hehl
  • Cherith Clemmer Millar
  • Larry Hicks
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  • Freda P Jones
  • Larry Conger
  • Carla Maxwell
  • Norm Williams

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Joe Collins posted an event

16th Annual Mid-Winter Dulcimer Festival -(NC) at Christ Covenant Church

February 28, 2015 from 9am to 6:30pm
a one-day festival in the foothills of North Carolina (Shelby). Great workshops, concerts, and food for only $42!See More
Jan 20
Joe Collins and Kathryn Bruno are now friends
Nov 13, 2014
Joe Collins commented on John W. McKinstry's blog post 'New Easter hymn text set to Beach Spring-tune'
"Very nice"
Feb 23, 2014
Joe Collins and Dave Brown are now friends
Feb 9, 2014
Joe Collins and Brenda Sue Whitmire are now friends
Feb 1, 2014
Brenda Sue Whitmire left a comment for Joe Collins
"Looking forward to Winter Fest! "
Feb 1, 2014
Joe Collins is now friends with Nandi Davis and Sharna Tanner
Aug 15, 2013
Sharna Tanner left a comment for Joe Collins
"Hi Joe,  I lead a small Dulcimer Circle in Pinckney, Michigan.  Today someone came with a song in their head called Carolina Waltz and said you wrote it.  We absolutely love the melody.  I don't know if there are…"
Aug 15, 2013
Joe Collins replied to John Keane's discussion 'Classroom Dulcimer Discovery' in the group Dulcimer teachers
"John, these look like a good deal, and I think it's wonderful that people like you are out there to upgrade our elementary programs!  I've seen another classroom set up that was also really cool and relatively inexpensive. …"
Oct 7, 2012
Joe Collins is now friends with Marc Mathieu and Terry Wilson
Sep 28, 2012
Terry Wilson left a comment for Joe Collins
"Thanks Joe, I'll do a search."
Sep 27, 2012
Joe Collins and Kirk House are now friends
Aug 16, 2012
Joe Collins replied to Nina Zanetti's discussion 'suggestions for new beginner' in the group Dulcimer teachers
"Nina, I think you have some wonderful "get started" ideas, but with one student you do have to "play it by ear" as Mark suggests.  I don't have any doubt that you will do that well.  When I teach good musicians who…"
Apr 30, 2012
Joe Collins and sandra hehl are now friends
Sep 5, 2011

Profile Information

My interests in music and in mountain dulcimers:
2007 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion. I've been playing and loving the dulcimer for over 30 years now. Love to travel around, teach, and perform whenever I can.
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At 3:41pm on February 1, 2014, Brenda Sue Whitmire said…

Looking forward to Winter Fest! 

At 4:53pm on August 15, 2013, Sharna Tanner said…

Hi Joe,  I lead a small Dulcimer Circle in Pinckney, Michigan.  Today someone came with a song in their head called Carolina Waltz and said you wrote it.  We absolutely love the melody.  I don't know if there are lyrics.  Would it be possible to get a copy of your beautiful song in TAB so we might learn it?  You probably have many requests for this and I don't know if you give out the TAB.  If not, could you please let me know where I could obtain it?  Thank you and again, we love your song!!!!  Sharna Tanner

At 9:11pm on September 27, 2012, Terry Wilson said…

Thanks Joe, I'll do a search.

At 7:52am on April 22, 2010, Barbara Massey Strickland said…
Hi Joe! I just wanted to let you know how much the folks from the Duplin Dulcimer group enjoyed. They said they had their money's worth after the first fifteen minutes of class. We are looking forward to next year.
Barbara Strickland
At 8:41am on January 16, 2010, Phil Myers said…
That WAS our cabin near Bryson City-we loved it but it was a little small for full time living so we sold it 2 1/2 years ago and got a larger house in Franklin. I have a picture of the view from our back deck. Thanks again for all your tab and all you do to promote the dulcimer.
At 5:20pm on January 15, 2010, Phil Myers said…
Joe, it was nice meeting you at Lake Junaluska. I think I finally have thawed out! Really enjoyed your workshops and jammin' with you. Hope to see you again sometime this year.
At 8:54am on January 9, 2010, Edie Harrison said…
Hello Joe: Glad to find you here. I use your Fingerpicking , flatpicking, and 'backward' technique instructions in my exercise play time. Thank you for sharing your techniques in such clear, concise, straightforward manner.
Also always enjoy seeing your smile, getting a hug, and a "Hello:. If not before, see you in Kinston in April. Edie
At 3:21pm on October 17, 2009, Leonard Griffin said…
Not to far, 2 hours maybe, I will see if it is possible for me to attend. I have not heard much about this festival.
At 7:29pm on October 16, 2009, Leonard Griffin said…
Hey there Joe, glad to see you on FOTMD. I use your book the Basics of the Mountain Dulcimer evert time I practice, I love your tabs pages the are easy to read and easy to play. I also enjoy your free Tabs every month.
At 8:31pm on October 15, 2009, Rod Westerfield said…
welcome Joe glad ya joined the family...

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