Stringfield is a truly unique band; it comes in many different variations but always includes the unique sound of the hammer dulcimer. Their repertoire can include; old time, Celtic, contemporary, Christmas and original. They have played many different venues including the Old Time Heritage Festival in West Plains, weddings, and local festivals. They were invited to play at the traveling Smithsonian Roots Music exhibition, concerts for the Branson Arts Board and much more.
Stringfield is available for festivals, concerts, dinner music, weddings and both Turner and Victoria do education programs.
This is a sample of some of our music.
Hymn to Joy
Morning Has Broken
Canon in D
Arran Boat Song
Star of the County Down
Valse Petit Dejeuner
My Cape Breton Home
Sky Boat Song
Over the Water Fall
Countless Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Aires
Victoria Johnson has been playing acoustic music most of her life but one beautiful day in summer she heard her first hammer dulcimer and it was love at first listen.
She also plays the guitar and fiddle in addition to the Hammered Dulcimer. She was the 2002 Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Champion, 2002 Southern Regional Ensemble – Second place and the 2004 Oklahoma State Champion. In 2003 she traveled to the Isaseki Bon Festival in Isaseki, Japan representing Springfield along with the Hammer & Strings Dulcimer group.
As one of the most well-known Celtic harpers in the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes Region, Turner Collins plays music from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Galicia.
Growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, mountain music drew him in, much of it from Scotland and Ireland. Following the old way, Turner learned by ear, first ballads and traditional songs, and later he taught himself several instruments. In addition to the Irish harp, he also performs on button accordion, the bodhran, bombarde, bouzouki, and the tin whistle. He learned these instruments and styles of playing from elders and peers, from the famous and the obscure. He passes on his knowledge of historical and present day Celtic culture to others through university and public school classes and presentations. He describes his approach to music as “old school,” or perhaps “old sod.”
We often play with other guest members; adding whatever the performance requires.
We are a new acoustic music duo and will be sitting down to record in the near future. In the mean time please enjoy our solo and previous recordings.
Hi- Res Photos - coming soon!s
Tel: 417-413-8787 Victoria
Tel: 608-206-9114 Turner