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Need string help

I have a Dave Lucas soprano bowed psaltery and one of the shirt high note strings snapped. Does anyone know what gauge string I need? And w…

Started by Pamela Haskin

3 Oct 4
Reply by Gregg E. Schneeman

Keys

I see music for the BP written in key of D or c  - where do I locatethat on my BP? I have 20+ years of playing competitive bagpipes but the…

Started by Frances Bercher

2 May 25
Reply by Frances Bercher

Tuning Question

My sister and I both purchased bowed psalteries during her visit from Alaska to NC.  We started learning together, and both bought Snark tu…

Started by Cynthia Phillips

3 Apr 9
Reply by Frances Bercher

Need some dimensions

Bowed Psaltery friends, I have a commission to build a Bass Bowed Psaltery, something I've never built.  What are the approximate dimensio…

Started by Alan Eggleston

2 Dec 20, 2018
Reply by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey

Change my profile

How do you change the CITY and STATE part of your profile? The information did not appear to be available on the MYPAGE/PROFILE page. I rec…

Started by Larry Thrasher

0 Dec 13, 2018

My latest psalteries, psaltery stands, and other accessories

 Hello everyone.  I hope you are spending a wonderful autumn season.  And I hope those who suffered from the hurricane recover from the dam…

Started by Kato Makoto

2 Sep 28, 2018
Reply by Kato Makoto

BP jewelry

How can I reach Terry Butler about the beautiful BP jewelry? I'd like to get the pin :-) Sharon Fidler  zephyrs5@sbcglobal.net 

Started by Sharon Fidler

1 Jun 18, 2018
Reply by Karen Palmer

notation program

What is the best program to use to write music for bowed psaltry? I need something that has the note name in the note. tabledit does not ha…

Started by Tom Cox

2 Apr 17, 2018
Reply by Tom Cox

bach on bowed psaltery?

Know anyone whose tried Bach Cello Suites on bowed psaltery?

Started by SUE C WHEELER

0 Feb 4, 2018

Playing Right-Handed Bowed Psaltery with Left Hand

My family was given a lovely Westman Soprano psaltery at the same time that we were ordering a James Jones Alto. Both are right-handed inst…

Started by Beth Folkemer

3 Feb 18, 2017
Reply by Brenda Mangan

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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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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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