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Turner Collins

Harp from Madison, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
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, as well as private lessons. He describes his approach to music as
"old school," or perhaps "old sod."

Families often call on him for weddings, funerals, christenings, reunions, and wakes
in the old Irish style. He also plays many festivals.

In addition to his repertoire of older material, Turner also plays some of the most
contemporary manifestations of Celtic music. In his expansive approach, Turner
helps define what "Celtic music" means these days.

He currently plays with the An Blas Quartet. These musicians share Turner's vision
for re-presenting this music for contemporary audiences. He has played in many
other bands before An Blas, including Latin American and Middle Eastern Music.
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Wedding Ceremony

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On the day of my wedding turner called me 2 hours before I was to walk down the aisle to tell me he wouldn't be able to make it. I understand that it was due to an emergency and emergencies happen however when you are in a business for weddings sometimes you have to be considerate. He reported he had to fly out of town I would think a decision like that could be made sooner! I was left struggling to find someone to provide me with ceremony music. Overall very unhappy because I think I could have be told sooner.

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Awards Night Party

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They messed up the day and did not show up even though I talked to them over phone and send e-mails!!

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2012
Jun
29
Wedding Ceremony
Kenosha, WI
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2012
Jun
2
Wedding Ceremony
Poynette, WI
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2012
May
4
Awards Night Party
Madison, WI
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Aug
12
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Aug
12
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Mar
5
MADISON OVERTURE Center - International Festival
Madison, WI
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Harp
Celtic Singer
World Music Singer
Celtic Harp
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note Turner Collins will also travel to Cottage Grove, Mc Farland, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Windsor, De Forest, Middleton, Deerfield, Morrisonville, Oregon, Stoughton, Dane, Marshall, Verona, Arlington, Cross Plains, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Waterloo, Belleville, Lodi, Lake Mills, Black Earth, Poynette, Columbus, Edgerton, Evansville, Mazomanie, Mount Horeb, Rio.
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