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My Bowed Psaltery Workshop in Costa Mesa CA... www.scdh.org

 Almost time for the "Harvest Festival of Dulcimers" where I will be giving one official Bowed Psaltery workshop and otherwise will be jamm…

Started by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

1 Sep 14, 2016
Reply by SUE C WHEELER

Roosebeck instruments

Does anyone have any comments about Roosebeck instuments. I know the saying you get what ya pay for. I am looking at this baritone BP    ht…

Started by David Hamilton

1 Aug 23, 2016
Reply by SUE C WHEELER

Just purchased my first psaltery

Just bought my first psaltery from the Early Music Shop in Saltaire in the UK. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with and my instrumen…

Started by David Foley

9 Mar 8, 2016
Reply by Gordon Whittington

Sheet music

Does anyone know if there is an arrangement of Muzettas Waltz for BP?

Started by Mandy B

4 Jan 29, 2016
Reply by Greg Westman

Anybody from Scotland?

I'm wondeing if anybody from Scotland in in this group.I have not seen or heard of any psaltery players around here and I live in the Scott…

Started by Jacqui Adams

0 Jan 14, 2016

Christmas playing

Any one playing for their church's Christmas program? Solo or in group? Yes, I'm searching for some ideas. I can do lots of tunes by ear, a…

Started by SUE C WHEELER

5 Dec 27, 2015
Reply by julie stiles

Shape note singing

Hi - I play in the UK for a West Gallery Quire who use music from the 1750's to 1850's appox.  When they sing unaccompanied they use shape…

Started by hilary ANNE hughes

2 Nov 8, 2015
Reply by hilary ANNE hughes

O-H-I-O...???

I have been noticing the continually growing number of people from Ohio who are becoming members of this group, and just wondering if some…

Started by Brian M Nusser

0 Oct 20, 2015

learning to read music

I have begun to teach myself to read music over the last couple of days.(Thanks to Tish Westman and our conversation here back in August ab…

Started by Bubba Jordan

2 Oct 3, 2015
Reply by Bubba Jordan

Old Timer's Day

This coming September 25-27 is "Old Timer's Day" in Townsend, TN. Its their annual fall festival and folks come from all over to look at ho…

Started by Serenity

1 Aug 27, 2015
Reply by Brenda Mangan

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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

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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

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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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