Workshops...April 7,8,9, Performance April 10, 2011

We are all set, I think.....  We have all the Noted Note sheet music with sound files, thanks Donna for making that possible, up on our website.  The theme this year is a "Tribute to Turlough O'Carolan".  Please don't feel like you have to be a professional player to participate.  I have posted several parts for each song that range in various degrees of difficulty. Please, if you are new to the Bowed Psaltery and or new to music and have lots of questions and doubts,  the  "Workshops" that we have prior to the performance are very intense to help you get prepared for the performance.  Last year we had 22 players from all over the country participate and have passed that number already.  Please go ahead and download the music even if you can't come.  The music is free!  There aren't any registration fees to participate.  No workshop fees.  Your only expense will be to get here, eat, sleep and get home.

The Comfort Inn has given us a very good deal for lodging and a Cont' Breakfast for $39.99 which you will get a coupon for from me after you register for the symphony weekend and make your hotel reservations.

Here is a link to our website to get more information,

Come join us and make new friends.  Most that were here last year have stayed in touch and have also had gatherings of their own. Some found they really liked playing with others and now play in "bands".

Come on out....

Tish Westman

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The 2nd Annual Bowed Psaltery Symphony was a great experience!  Learned much in the workshops, enjoyed playing the concert on Sunday.  Had some great jams at the hotel in the evenings.  If you missed it this year, plan to attend next year no matter what.  Met lots of great people too.  Tish did a great job!
I've been pretending for years!

I had a great time at the Bowed Psaltery Symphony and finally had some time to sit down and write about it on my blog.

Have a look. 

Ann's blog post about BPS


Great blog Ann! I agree 100% with you  : )   It was a wonderful time, wonderful people, wonderful music and for many a "dream come true" because playing music might not otherwise be an option  : )



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