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Congratulations to Spring Creek Psalteries!

I want to extend a big "congrats" to Sharon and Terry Kirby of Spring Creek Psalteries. Their beautiful psaltery took best in show at the 2…

Started by Donna MalusLatest Reply

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Lodging near Tannehill state park

I would like to attend the June psaltery gathering at Tannehill, however all of the cabins are already rented. Does anyone have suggestions…

Started by Liz

2 Apr 18
Reply by Liz

Information Wanted

I subscribe to Autoharp Quarterly and Dulcimer Players News they’re totally devoted to these instruments and are published four times a yea…

Started by Gene Griner

1 Feb 1
Reply by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

Information Wanted

I subscribe to Autoharp Quarterly and Dulcimer Players News they’re totally devoted to these instruments and are published four times a yea…

Started by Gene Griner

0 Feb 1

Information Wanted

I subscribe to Autoharp Quarterly and Dulcimer Players News they’re totally devoted to these instruments and are published four times a yea…

Started by Gene Griner

0 Feb 1

East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering in Cove Lake Park, Tennessee

    I had a great time at the East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering.  One of my highlights for the event was using Donna's version of Auld Lang…

Started by Dave Holeton

5 Dec 30, 2016
Reply by Dave Holeton

"Best Ever" bumper stickers for psaltery lovers

My current one is "A Psaltery & Battery"    I get a lot of looks and smiles as I commute daily in the Washington, DC area. Of course, D…

Started by Maureen Callanan

2 Dec 22, 2016
Reply by Maureen Callanan

Restringing

Oh,no! I cut all the strings because they were rusty, have new wire but don't know which pins to go to. 2 1/2 octave, 32 strings. Could som…

Started by Frances Bercher

5 Nov 14, 2016
Reply by Frances Bercher

Psaltery Strings

Received my e-bay psaltery today - looks pretty good but strings are rusty so don't want to touch the bow to them. It is a soprano - does a…

Started by Frances Bercher

6 Nov 9, 2016
Reply by Rick Long

Question Regarding Playing in a Group

Dear Friends, I brought my new baritone psaltery to my autoharp group today, thinking I could play along with the group.  I can play at ho…

Started by Janet Pohl

5 Oct 26, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

Your learning to play WHAT!

Yep I was actually asked this in a MUSIC STORE the other day.I don't know who in shock the most,him the owner's son for asking,or me being…

Started by Bubba Jordan

9 Oct 4, 2016
Reply by Janet Pohl

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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

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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

http://fromthewoodsinstruments.com/

to see his work visit

http://shop.indianaartisan.org/collections/musical-instruments

Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms

http://www.wayniepsaltery.com/

 

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

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

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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