Colleen Hailey


Location: Vestal, NY
Country: US

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Colleen Hailey

Favorite songs for 6 string?

Hi, my dulcimer group has been working on Christmas music lately, and I...
@Colleen Hailey 9 years ago - Comments: 2
Colleen Hailey

My First 6 String

Curly maple with walnut fretboard. Oddly, it only has 11 frets. Sound...
@Colleen Hailey 9 years ago - Comments: 2
Colleen Hailey

Bought a new 6 String!

Had no plans whatsoever to get a 6 string at this time, but made the...
@Colleen Hailey 9 years ago - Comments: 1
Colleen Hailey

Newbie 6 string question

Ignorant question. How do most people play their 6 stringers? I have an...
@Colleen Hailey 9 years ago - Comments: 6
Colleen Hailey

My New Oriole

I've been a member of this group for a while, and I now am the proud...
@Colleen Hailey 10 years ago - Comments: 5
Colleen Hailey

My first concert

My group played at an assisted living/nursing home today. It was my...
@Colleen Hailey 10 years ago - Comments: 3
Colleen Hailey


I've got an old (1970s) Hughes 6 string Church dulcimer made from a kit...
@Colleen Hailey 10 years ago - Comments: 3
Colleen Hailey

Barre chords

I've been playing a couple of months now and am starting to get better...
@Colleen Hailey 10 years ago - Comments: 18
Colleen Hailey

Elbow Pain

Hi, I just started playing a month or so ago, and have been experiencing...
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Crack in Soundboard?

Posted: Sunday July 26 2015, 9:52 PM
By: @Colleen Hailey

Mountain Dulcimer Music Festival

Posted: Wednesday March 11 2015, 4:13 PM
By: @Colleen Hailey


Ginny Schott
08/03/18 02:51:10PM @ginny-schott:



            Wendy Songe, award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher and nationally touring musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma, will offer music classes and share her talents in concert during a visit to DuBois on Friday, August 10.

Songe will be offering classes and performing at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunflower Drive, DuBois. The church is handicapped accessible. The following hour-long classes will be offered:

10 a.m. Beginner guitar and ukelele. A combined class focusing on easy chord charts, tab, strum patterns, finger picking, fretting, harmonics, tuning care and more.

11:15 a.m. Easy essential theory for all instruments/all levels including time sitnature, note values, endings and repeat signs, and dynamic markings. The ability to read music is not necessary to take this class.

2 p.m. Dynamite dynamics for all instruments/all levels with emphasis on making music more expressive, identifying and sculpting the many voices of an instrument and learning dynamic notation.

3:15 p.m. Touch and techniques for all levels of mountain dulcimer. Technique instruction will including smoothing out playing for gentle tunes, chopping it up for spunky tunes, and adding texture and variety through embelishments.

Suggested donations are $20 per person for one workshop; $35 per person for two workshops, $45 for three workshops, and $50 for all four workshops. For additional information and to make reservations for the workshops, telephone 814-371-4627 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

Songe will conclude her day in DuBois with a concert at 5 p.m. in the social hall at Christ Lutheran Church. The concert is open to everyone.  A free-will donation for the performer is customary.

Born in North Carolina and raised in Oklahoma, where she currently lives, Songe performs on diverse instruments featuring cultures and songs from across the globe.

Classically trained in piano from the age of five, Songe’s foundation in music has paved her way to other instruments, including guitar, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, djembe, bodhran, Celtic whistle, native flute and more.  Her songwriting, poetry, vocal and instrumental proficiency have earned her multiple state, regional and national awards.

She promotes music education, teaching private, group and online lessons to students of every age and experience level. She also volunteers her time and talent, giving hundreds of hours of hands-on music enrichment to disabled adults, through her Pay-it-Forward initiative with community non-profit outreach agencies.

Songe tours the country extensively, sharing her music with audiences and students everywhere. Her music has been featured on radio, television, in print, and at many of the finest music festivals in the United States.

She has released two solo albums: “Test Drive,” a compilation of traditional and Celtic tunes arranged for mountain dulcimer; and “Driven,” a blend of multiple instruments and genres written by Songe, and featuring guitar, mountain dulcimer, piano, vocals, and native flute.

Ginny Schott
07/25/17 10:58:26PM @ginny-schott:
Hello, Colleen,

   See the note below from Wendy Songe.  As you’ll read, the workshops/concert on Monday, August 14, in DuBois, are now canceled.   Please pass this information along to your students and patrons.  Wendy asks for prayers, and we can certainly do that for her.  The Wendy I've known from workshops is a lively ball of energy; the illness that's gotten her down must be wicked.  Please keep her in your thoughts.

   Ginny Schott

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From:  Wendy Songe < >
Date:  July 21, 2017 at 1:11:52 PM EDT
To:  Ginny Schott < >
Subject:   August workshops

Dear Ginny,

I regret to send you such tragic news, but I must. I have been living on the road and touring my music for the summer since the beginning of June.  The last few weeks though, I haven't been feeling myself at all and decided to return home to seek answers. It turns out, I have a medical issue that requires immediate attention and the outcome is uncertain. At this time, I have been faced with a very difficult decision to cancel all of my remaining gigs and tour dates for the remainder of 2017. I am so very sorry for this inconvenience, as I know both you and your husband have worked diligently to make our August club workshop day a big success. It is NOT in my nature to cancel on my responsibilities and I have NEVER canceled a gig in all the years I have been touring. Unfortunately though, I am without other options at this time. Prayers are appreciated. I certainly appreciate you and hope that my circumstances will not burden you. 

In harmony,
🎶 Wendy Songe

P.O. BOX 35093  Tulsa, OK 74153

Ginny Schott
05/23/17 03:21:54PM @ginny-schott:


I lost your email address, but wanted you to note that we'll be hosting Wendy Songe in August.  Come join us!


Gordon Hardy
09/07/15 11:14:51PM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Colleen, re Old Joe Clark, I appreciate your kind comment. Thank you for listening.

Ginny Schott
06/17/15 10:14:45PM @ginny-schott:



So glad you were able to attend our Day with Nina Zanetti.  I, too, had a great time, and learned much.  I'm glad it was worth your effort--yours was a long drive that day!





Cindy Stammich
10/25/14 09:33:04PM @cindy-stammich:
Colleen, that's awesome that your group played at the nursing home today! I have played at different ones a few times over the years...they are a wonderful audience...and SO appreciative of your music. The gift you give them is much more than the music! And the gift to you is so much more than making and sharing music!Keep strumming and smiling!Cindy
Ken Longfield
04/18/14 01:58:09PM @ken-longfield:

Hello Colleen. Welcome to FOTMD. I am sorry I am so late in welcoming you, but I have been out of the country and just returned home. I am glad to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Karen Keane
04/13/14 03:45:18PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
John Keane
04/10/14 07:19:21PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD family!

Ben Barr Jr
04/10/14 04:15:56PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Colleen, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

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Jim Fawcett
04/10/14 02:03:36PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Colleen, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
04/10/14 01:54:15PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Colleen, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Friendly folks, yep, a bunch of them here. Knowledgeable? You'll have to be the judge of that. Ask your questions in a discussion, chat or email to a "friend;" you'll probably get more responses than you bargained for. LOL. Hope you enjoy it here.