For years folks have asked Mitzie Collins if she had a Christmas recordng that features
just the hammered dulcimer. Now Sampler Records Ltd. can proudly say Yes !
On" White Dulcimer Christmas" the ringing tones of Mitzie's solo hammered dulcimer
unfold many favorite religious and secular Christmas songs as well as some lovely
gems in the holiday tradiions in Poland, Russia, Denmark, and Scotland.
Mitzie's outstanding musicianship on Sampler's best selling Christmas albums, Ornaments, Nowell,
and Rejoice, have won her many admirers. On these recordings, that together
have sold over 300,000 copies, the dulimer is combined with the harp and flute in exciting
and creative ensemble arrangements.
Mitzie's emotionally sensitive and technically virtuosic playing on these Christmas titles
have caused many fans to ask for a recording that featured the dulcimer alone.
White Dulcimer Christmas fills that request - and more
with brilliant performances of familiar and lesser-known songs for the Christmas season.
Mitzie Collins, affectionately called Rochester's "folk music guru" by City Newspaper,
is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the president of Sampler Records Ltd.
For over 20 years she has forged a singularly successful career in folk music,
audiences with her dulcimer playing and enchanting them with her warm personality and ability
to communicate through music.
Producer: Thomas M. Bohrer, Musical Arrangements: Mitzie Collins
Recorded at Dynamic Studios, Rochester, New York; March - May, 1996
Engineer: Sharon Whaley Assistant engineer: Maggie Perrotta
Cover paper cutting by Richard A. Northrup
Booklet designed and edited by Thomas M. Bohrer
Dulcimer by Masterworks, Burleson, Texas