All Discussions Tagged 'folk' (12)

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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 Malus

0 Aug 18, 2015

Sound clips to play along with for the Psaltery Strings Music Book - Thanks to Rick Long

For those of you who have the Psaltery Strings Music Book, Rick Long has put sound clips for each song on his web site. Practicing along wi…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Apr 1, 2015
Reply by Yvonna Arnold

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

Really nice article about Greg Schneeman and his friend Leo Kretzner!

Follow this link to read the article. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20131002/harvest-festival-of-dulcimers-celebra

Started by Donna Malus

0 Oct 9, 2013

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

Rick Long and Friends!

Rick Long has some wonderful MP3 recordings I'd like to share. He also has a bit of advice that I think is important for all of us.  Let me…

Started by Donna Malus

6 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Jeremy Main

Rick Long and Friends continued

Here are the other three!

Started by Donna Malus

0 Jan 6, 2013

Sheet Music for June 2012 - Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Another of my favorite favorites. I just love this melody. The composer is Robert Burns and I believe he was sometimes referred to as the B…

Started by Donna Malus

8 Jun 7, 2012
Reply by Celeste Howard

Are any of you going to be at Coshocton Dulcimer Days June 18th and 19th ?

Just checking to see who will be there. I'd  like to try to meet up with any and all of you that attend! I know Tish Westman will be there…

Started by Donna Malus

3 Jun 22, 2010
Reply by Tish Westman

What are the top folk songs to know?

I came across this web site http://www.hambasdulcimers.com/75tunes.html This gentleman is a luthier, dulcimers and such, and has a tab list…

Started by Donna Malus

3 Apr 26, 2010
Reply by Jackie Hostetler

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Featured Video

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!

Featured Song

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featured sheet music!

Clergy's Lamentation

 

 

 

What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
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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