East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering

Event Details

East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering

Time: October 19, 2012 to October 21, 2012
Location: Tennessee National Guard Armory
Street: 189 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
City/Town: Clinton, Tennessee
Website or Map: http://www.ringingstrings.com…
Phone: 865-660-4026
Event Type: gathering
Organized By: Rick Long
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2014

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Event Description

A brand new event geared toward the bowed psaltery.  Open to all skill levels and even if you don't play yet.  Lots of opportunities for learning, jamming, and great fellowship with other folks all interested in the same thing.  Very relaxed, just plan on having a great time.

Starts at 1pm on Friday Oct. 19 until 10 pm  Jamming and getting to know each other.

All day on Sat. Oct. 20 starting at 9am-10pm - Learning Workshops, Jamming, Open Stage

Sunday starting at 10 am, Jamming all day until were are worn out.  I know a lot of folks will be traveling back home on Sunday, but there will still be folks there to jam.  

Small fee to cover the rental of the facility.  $20 or less for all three days, depending on the number of folks attending.

Fees collected at the event.  Let me know if you plan to attend so I can get a rough count.  psalteryman@gmail.com

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Comment by Dave Holeton on August 14, 2012 at 1:02pm


I expect to be there and twenty dollars is a bargain!


Comment by Donna Malus on August 6, 2012 at 8:11pm

I had a great time last year and was looking forward to this year. Unfortunately the date was already taken on the vacation calendar at work and I can't get that time off.

I recommend you try to make it if possible, you'll learn a lot, have a wonderful time and meet great people to boot.

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Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

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Melbourne, FL

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If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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