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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…

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Admin?

Sorry to put this here but I haven't been able to find an admin contact.  I've been getting email, spammed from this site - thought someone…

Started by Diane E Baumer

2 Oct 7
Reply by Sandra J Stansbury-Spadaro

Psaltery Stand

Does anyone know where I can find a stand to place my psaltery in when not playing it? I have one for my ukulele and it keeps the instrumen…

Started by Frances Bercher

3 Sep 24
Reply by Frances Bercher

Amazing Grace 2 bows

hi- anyone have tab for Amazing Grace using 2 bows (seemingly 1 lead & 1harmony)  similar to the beautiful arrangement that Gregg Schne…

Started by Darrell Atkins

0 Jul 4

A question about restringing

I was wondering if it would be possible to restring my Roosebeck baritone psaltery with all phosphor bronze wound strings. Do they even com…

Started by Mechelle Fox

1 Jun 23
Reply by robert schuler

Need Help

How do I tell the difference between soprano, alto and baritone psalteries?

Started by Frances Bercher

0 May 18

Question of Curiosity

How much do you practice?  Do you practice daily and how long do you practice.   Just curious. :)

Started by Kathy Adkins

0 May 16

Dead Strings

I have a 2/1/2 octave bowed psaltery. On the two shortest strings, G & F#, I get only a dead, scraping sound. I think I have enough ros…

Started by Frances Bercher

15 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Frances Bercher

bowed psaltery gathering Oct 25

24 days left to register for the Gathering. Agenda is on this page and Facebook. You can expect to meet nice people, learn new music, and h…

Started by Gail Van Amberg

0 Oct 1, 2018

Bowed Psaltery Gathering

Just want to let people know that there will be a Bowed Psaltery Gathering at Cove Lake October 25 - 28, 2018. I'm lining up the teachers -…

Started by Gail Van Amberg

6 Sep 17, 2018
Reply by Brenda Mangan

Sheet Music

I am new to the psaltery and am wondering about sheet music. I have a 2 1/2 octave psaltery which I have been able to tune. The sheet music…

Started by Frances Bercher

0 May 24, 2018

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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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Clergy's Lamentation

 

 

 

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Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.

    

Groups

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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