Grego discovered this video and tried to upload it, but the owner has disabled the embed code, so the direct link is posted here. Let me share Greg's e-mail, I spotted the Waynie fairly quickly knowing what it looked like already!

Ultra cool to see the Waynie BP onstage with Sting. We don't hear it much, and when it's there it's just a drone. Starts the tune, is easy to spot at the far left from about 2:40, and sounds out clearly again at about 3:23.
There are better clips of this concert on youtube offering lovely music and nice views of the decorative instrumentation, including some better views of the BP parked, not being played. I picked this one out because we actually get to hear it, however briefly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CraDz4Fp7XU

Thanks so much for finding this and sharing Greg! 

If you don't know what a Waynie compact BP looks like, here it is....

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Now that's cool! Thanks Donna and Grego.

My admiration for Sting just went up a notch. I like the way he incorporates seldom seen instruments with great ease. Did you notice the viola da gamba and the archlute?

If I hadn't just dropped five grand on new sound gear, I would order a Waynie Compact today! I think that's a very innovative advancement on our instrument, and I wholeheartedly support luthiers who are willing to take the BP into the future with us.
The first bowed psaltery workshop I went to was at Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival a couple years ago. The workshop was given by Carol Esch of Insprired Instruments however Wayne was also at the event selling his bowed psalteries and more than half of the class had Waynie compacts. They were pretty and nicely made, but I didn't find that the design made it easier for me to play on "the dark side" as some of us call the accidentals. I would like to try one now with a couple of years of playing under my belt because at that time finding middle C was a struggle : )
I'm going to go back and watch the video again to see if I can spot the other instruments, I was completely absorbed trying to see and hear the BP.
I always liked Sting, now I REALLY like him : )
David Mansfield is the musician playing the bowed psaltery (and mountain dulcimer) during the Sting concert “A Winters Night”. He has an impressive musical background including playing with Bob Dylan when David was just 18 years old. You can read his bio here;
http://www.david-mansfield.com/bio.html

Being curious about how he discovered the bowed psaltery I contacted David. He graciously replied and here’s the text of his response.
I compose music for soundtracks, and I think I started looking for a bowed psaltery after hearing some samples of one and using them on a score. I started digging around on the web and loved Wayne's 2-sided instrument because it gave me a larger range and was chromatic. I used it on a score for a documentary about coal miners called "Bonecrusher".

The concerts with Sting were the first time I played one live. I didn't play it on the studio recordings (of A Winter's Night)-- I brought about a dozen instruments with me but forgot the psaltery because I had only had it for a few months.

As I'm a violinist/violist (among other stringed instruments) the learning curve was very quick for me.

Thanks for getting in touch, your site looks great!


I’ve posted some still photos from the concert, doing my best to capture David and his “Waynie” bowed psaltery. You can find these photos in the album “Sting Concert – Bowed Psaltery” or follow this link;
http://psalterystrings.ning.com/photo/albums/sting-concert-bowed-ps...
When I went to sleep last night I began to wonder if I have a psaltery fetish or something : P
If any of you think I'm "a bit over the top" on this one, just pity me like some poor psaltermaniac relative who can't help herself : )
It's still wonderful to see and hear a bowed psaltery in what I consider mainstream commercial music.
The musical Godspell comes to mind "It is the dawning of the age of the psaltery" : ) : ) : ) : D
Hey, Donna, you're quick on the info chase. Nice to have a name and some background to go with this video. Extra cool that you made contact.
Whether the dawning of days of glory lie ahead for the bp remains to be seen, but yes, nice to see one reaching this level of employment.
LOL, I know Greg.....where the BP is going is questionable, but I'm an optimist : )
I don't think it will ever be big as a solo instrument (at the same time I hope I'm wrong), but it adds so much to a group of instruments. Being relatively easy to produce music with it offers opportunity for music making to some who wouldn't find it otherwise.
People like you Greg, and the other performers here, do so much to get the BP out there, seen and enjoyed in it's best light. No pressure, but, you guys are creating the future of the BP.

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