Sheet Music of the Month (23)

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Sheet Music for October 2013 - Clergy's Lamentation

It seems I'm on a Turlough O'Carolan kick...here is Clergy's Lamentation, probably my favorite O'Carolan melody. We played it one year at t…

Started by Donna Malus

10 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Betsy Kopyc

Sheet Music for June 2011 - Suo Gan

The music for June is an old Welsh lullaby called Suo Gan. I first heard Suo Gan when I saw the movie Empire in the Sun. It was a theme son…

Started by Donna Malus

7 Apr 19, 2016
Reply by Gretchen

Sheet Music for August 2012 - Four Seasons Winter

A big thanks to Ivan Bradley for this sheet music and MP3! If anyone would like to share sheet music or suggest tunes for the Song of the M…

Started by Donna Malus

1 Oct 26, 2015
Reply by SUE C WHEELER

Sheet Music for August 2013 - All Alive

The song for August is "All Alive" by Turlough O'Carolan with the tempo slowed a bit and the key changed. I do love O'Carolan's work, he ha…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Mar 26, 2014
Reply by Jean Ziermaier

Sheet Music for January 2013 - The Cruel War

January 2013 already.....this months sheet music is The Cruel War. I remember hearing this as a young girl during those wonderful folk musi…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Jan 14, 2014
Reply by W H Holthaus

Sheet Music for November 2012 - Angels We Have Heard on High

Continuing in the holiday mode this month's song is Angels We Have Heard on High. Christmas tunes are fantastic on the bowed psaltery! Ange…

Started by Donna Malus

1 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Brongaar

Sheet Music for March 2013 - Tennessee Waltz

The sheet music for March 2013 is "Tennessee Waltz"  Bear in mind that it is not Public Domain (hard to believe) so this is for education a…

Started by Donna Malus

0 Mar 24, 2013

Sheet Music for May 2012 - Minuet in G

May's song is "Minutet in G" but many of you will remember the song from the 60's as "Lover's Concerto". I liked it then and I like it now!…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Mar 24, 2013
Reply by Brongaar

Sheet Music for February 2013 - Rush in the Pepper

February's song is "Rush in the Pepper". It will help you practice your scales which is always a good thing. I don't doubt that it could be…

Started by Donna Malus

11 Feb 28, 2013
Reply by Celeste Howard

Sheet Music for October 2012 - Christmas Eve is Here

To help us all get into the Christmas spirit I'll be posting Christmas tunes for the next few months. Thanks to Tish and Greg Westman for t…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Oct 18, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

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Maureen Barnes - Illinois
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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.
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Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
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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
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Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.
606-676-0128
esch@qx.net
http://www.windridgefarm.us/bowedpsaltery.htm

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Melbourne, FL
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