Are there any "jam" sessions near you that include the bowed psaltery? (10)

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Southern California's "Harvest Festival of Dulcimers"

 This very next weekend I will be giving a Bowed Psaltery workshop and jamming with a lot of good folks at Harvest of Dulcimers (as I like…

Started by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

0 Nov 6

Austin, Texas - live psaltery capital of the world?

anyone else in Austin?  i know i'm working on a couple of friends to get/learn psalteries.  maybe someone else out there wants to join in?  

Started by julie stiles

5 Feb 28
Reply by julie stiles

Maine players

Looking for others in Maine who have a bowed psaltery. I just got one and would love to know if there are more like-minded individuals up h…

Started by Betsy Kopyc

2 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Betsy Kopyc

Tips for Jamming?

I visited a lovely dulcimer jam this weekend, in Haslett, Mi. Though predominately hammer dulcimers and guitars, instruments also included…

Started by SUE C WHEELER

3 Nov 8, 2015
Reply by julie stiles

I'd like to play with friends in mid-Michigan!!

Are there any places to meet with other psaltery players in the Lansing, MI area?   After Tish's workshop in WV, I'm all enthused and ready…

Started by SUE C WHEELER

0 Oct 7, 2015

Psaltery Jams

Dave and Paulette Lucas host a psaltery jam at their cabin at Tannehill Ironworks State Park near Birmingham, AL. It is usually the last Sa…

Started by Richard Switzer

31 May 11, 2015
Reply by Dawn Wilson

Anybody in Southern California

Besides Greg and me. We had quite a few players at Greg's workshop at the Harvest Festival. Doesn't have to be a BP just any kind of folk m…

Started by Darby Hartman

1 Oct 16, 2014
Reply by K.Keller

Looking for Psaltery players

Hi,  Is there any psaltery players living in Mid-Michigan?  I live between Flint and Saginaw.  Plan by ear, and would love to meet other th…

Started by Joyce Hibbard

0 May 15, 2014

Anyone close by Wilmington NC?

I live just outside of Wilmington NC, and would like to join in on a jam once and awhile if there were any close by.  Can someone advise me…

Started by Esther Ogozaly

0 Apr 22, 2014

Jam in Tucson, AZ

In spite of all the cactus, a warm welcome is offered to snowbirds or visitors to south east Arizona. Would enjoy meeting other BP players…

Started by K.Keller

0 Oct 16, 2013

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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby

http://www.springcreekpsalteries.com/

330-323-0618

From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos

765-468-7387

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Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms

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Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata

http://www.prairiepsaltery.com/

 

Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall

http://www.loonsongpsalteries.com/

 

New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels

http://www.newtraditionsdulcimers.com/index.html

 

Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  

http://www.davespsaltery.com/

 

Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman
http://www.westmaninstruments.com

Ringing Strings - Rick Long
http://ringingstrings.com

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries
http://www.michaeljking.com/psalterymaking.htm

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

James Jones Instruments
http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/bowedpsaltery/bowedpsaltery.html

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer
http://www.omegastrings.com/

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook
http://masterworksok.com/

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at
 pgsykes1@hotmail.com

or call him at

601-583-4115

 

Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings
greggschneeman@psalterystrings.com

 

Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments
408-867-4324
ptommerup@juno.com

 

Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
347-796-4484
Skype name celesteray88

 

Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL
309-828-7957
dulcimergal98@yahoo.com
http://www.dulcimerdreams.com/

 

Dona Benkert -
Illinois

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247
http://www.folk-lorecenter.com/

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.
1-304-575-0998
tishwestman@yahoo.com
www.westmaninstruments.com

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026
http://www.ringingstrings.com/lessons.html

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
karlaarms@upontheharp.com
http://upontheharp.com

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL
http://www.offthewalls.us/Psaltery.htm

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Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

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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