Category Archives: FESTIVAL

Southern Strings Dulcimer – 725 Elks Lake Road – Hattiesburg, MS 39401

“Already Play Dulcimer or always wanted to learn”

Free Lessons – and lots of Jamming

Weekly Jam Sessions  –  Dixie School Cabin                                  725 Elks Lake Rd – Hattiesburg, MS 39401    

Wednesday  –  9:00 am – 11:00 am

Karen Mims – Director                                                                                                email:      Text or Call:  601-606-1848



Southern Strings 2024 “LEAP YEAR” Dulcimer Festival Registration click *festival flyer24*

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Joe CollinsShelby, NC

Mountain Dulcimer Instructor (DAA & DAD)


Joe Collins has been a folk musician and mountain dulcimer player since the late 70s. A songwriter and vocalist, he performs with a lot of humor and some excellent mountain dulcimer playing – sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages. He has won numerous competitions, including the 2007 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas. He has performed and taught at some of the best camps and festivals in the country including Steve Kauffman’s Acoustic Kamp in Tennessee, Western Carolina University’s Dulcimer U, and a host of others from the east coast to California and from Florida to Vermont. Joe has a doctorate in adult education that he puts to good use in his workshops, and he currently is a professor of Discipleship Studies at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina.


Rick Long – BIO soon


Past Festival featured on Mississippi Roads link below…