John Turner


Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Country: England

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Ariane Janene Millen Geoff Black


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John Turner
@john-turner • one month ago
@john-turner is now following @ariane
John Turner
@john-turner • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Teamwork: Star of the Country Down:
"Just found this. What a lovely surprise! Two of my favourite musicians teamed up musically playing one of my favourite tunes. Excellent!!  John T."
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Gröne Lunden Dac:
"Love this tune in DAC and all the others in this tuning Luigi. Your playing is so inspiring, got me accompening on my little Spanish guitar. I'll be..."
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Early one Morning:
"" Early One Morning " Beautiful arrangement Ariane!  John T."
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago • comments: 121
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar -(online):
"Very nice idea Ariane. Lovely collection for the countdown Advent season. "Seasons Greetings" John T."
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Bonny Portmore
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen" - a German Christmas Song:
"One of my most favourite Christmas songs, especially by the boy choirs of Germany and Austria etc. I'll be learning this one on my Dulcimer's for this..."
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Bonny Portmore:
"Nicely played Ariane, lovely tune played on " Student Dulcimer " of which I have one. Excellent multi track !!  I've learnt some history too. Thanks. Kind..."
John Turner
@john-turner • 2 months ago
@john-turner is now following @janene-millen

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06/16/15 12:21:09PM @macaodha:

Good to hear from you John, Val.

01/07/14 04:09:36PM @macaodha:

Good to see you here.

john p
04/26/11 07:36:35PM @john-p:

Thanks for the comments John.

I don't get to the clubs as much as I used too either, but at least the tunes don't fade away :)

john p

01/31/11 04:56:26AM @foggers:

Ooo hello from Derbyshire! The nearest FOTMD person I can think of to you in Ipswich is Marion Seaman who is somewhere in Cambs.... not exactly down the road I know.

You might want to join the UK Nonsuch Dulcimer club; for a small fee there are newsletters, events etc

John Shaw
01/24/11 03:19:54PM @john-shaw:

Exciting news about your Ginger, John.

Regarding other instruments, the only other ones I play are a bit of guitar and bass guitar - plus a bit of Hungarian zither ('citera' in Hungarian), a European relative of the MD.

John Shaw
01/22/11 04:43:42PM @john-shaw:

Thanks for your generous comments about my recordings, John.

The all-cherry dulcimer is a "normal" scale length - 27.25". (It's what I'm playing on 'William Winter's Waltz' and 'Blackbirds and Thrushes'.) Actually, I don't own it any more. I decided to thin the herd a little, and I decided that I could get pretty much the same kind of sound from my other dulcimers. John Henry bought it from me, so I still get to hear it sometimes! (It's one of only two MDs in his collection that he didn't make himself.)

My only short scale dulcimer is my Ron Ewing dulcimette, which has a scale length of 17.5", and is tuned an octave higher than normal range. (I play it mainly in DAd and DGd.) I've never played a Ginger, but I really like the sound of them in some of the videos on this site; Mark Gilston, for instance, has put up some really good ones. Enjoy yours when it comes!

John Shaw
01/19/11 01:15:37PM @john-shaw:
Welcome, John, from another English player. Like John Henry, I live in Bristol - so we get together a fair bit.
John Henry
01/15/11 06:48:27PM @john-henry:

Hello John, thanks for your reply and comment on my dulcimers, yes, I made 'em all. You say you are about to get a McSpadden, who made your others?


01/12/11 12:55:29PM @strumelia:
John, a warm welcome to you. :)
John Henry
01/10/11 07:04:11PM @john-henry:

Hello John, a belated welcome to FOTMD, from the 'UK and Eur. group' within FOTMD. Somehow missed you yesterday, maybe catch you playing somewhere, someday, tho' Bristol is some way from Ipswich!!! You might want to also have a look at 'The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club' which so far as I know is the only UK based collection of players.(open to anyone tho!) best wishes


Jim Fawcett
01/09/11 04:48:40PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey John, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Bill Lewis
01/09/11 10:20:03AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD John. Grin.gif