Claire Favro
  • Female
  • Poulsbo, WA
  • United States
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Brenda Mangan commented on Claire Favro's video
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Hank & Claire sing "Here Comes the Sun"

"Nicely done, Claire and Hank, Thanks for sharing."
Sep 23, 2016
Brenda Mangan commented on Claire Favro's video
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Hank & Claire sing Hank Payne's "It's Only Words"

"Very nice Claire and Hank. Claire your bowed psaltery makes for a lovely accompaniment to this piece."
Sep 23, 2016
Nozomi Nose commented on Claire Favro's video
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Hank & Claire sing Hank Payne's "It's Only Words"

"Great performance, Claire!  It’s amazing that you can sing while playing a different mekody on the bowed psaltery.  The bowed psaltery, the guitar and your singing are balanced so well.  Thank you very much for sharing this…"
Sep 21, 2016
Claire Favro posted videos
Sep 20, 2016
Claire Favro posted a video

Ashokan Farewell 3 12 16

Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell" on the baritone bowed pslatery (maker is Rick Long at Ringingstrings.com) and guitar. Played at West Seattle house concert Mar...
Mar 17, 2016
Kathy Kennebrook commented on Claire Favro's video
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Lover's Waltz on the Bowed Psaltery

"What an amazing rendition and that instrument sounds awesome!!"
Feb 10, 2014
Nozomi Nose left a comment for Claire Favro
"Dear Claire-san, Thank you very much for your message.  I am so delighted to know that you enjoyed my video so much.  Please say hello to your husband.  Watching your video, I was wondering why the tapestry behind you in your video…"
Jan 20, 2014
Claire Favro commented on Nozomi Nose's video
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Turkey in the Straw 藁の中の七面鳥

"Dear Nose-san, It was watching and listening to your videos two nights ago that gave me the idea to post the Lover's Waltz. Thank you for listening to it. My music partner (and husband) Hank wants you to know how much he enjoyed it as well. If…"
Jan 18, 2014
Nozomi Nose commented on Claire Favro's video
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Lover's Waltz on the Bowed Psaltery

"Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful video.  I played the Lovers7 Waltz by Jay Unger about a year ago and I still find it difficult to make my psaltery sing this tune.  It is very much encouraging to know someone is playing the…"
Jan 17, 2014
Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey commented on Claire Favro's video
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Lover's Waltz on the Bowed Psaltery

" Sounds great Claire, and good view of how your playing,thanks for sharing!"
Jan 17, 2014
Claire Favro posted a video

Lover's Waltz on the Psaltery

Jay Ungar's beautiful Lover's Waltz played on a Russell Cook (MasterWorks) soprano bowed psaltery, with guitar accompaniment. I started bowing this way to ge...
Jan 16, 2014
Claire Favro replied to Serenity's discussion Psaltery practice gone bad
"Thanks for the recommendation. I have been looking at his site since last night and am entranced with the woods he is using. And now that I am poking around this blog site, I see (duh!) a list of makers an arm long that I can investigate.  I…"
Jul 30, 2013
Claire Favro replied to Serenity's discussion Psaltery practice gone bad
"I am playing an alto BP and want to find out more about the tenor version. Do you recommend a particular maker? The maker of my incredible cocobola BP, Masterworks (in OK) does not make tenors.  Seattle's Dusty Strings folk music shop…"
Jul 29, 2013
Claire Favro replied to Serenity's discussion Psaltery practice gone bad
"I just joined this community, motivated by a need to get answers about my cats’ reaction to my playing. I’ve had the psaltery almost two years but only recently begun using it in performance, so I really need to be able to…"
Jun 20, 2013
Claire Favro posted photos
Jun 20, 2013
Claire Favro posted a status
"Midnight on the Water, Darkness on the Delta, Here Comes the Sun, Southwind"
Jun 20, 2013

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
yes
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
heard one at friends' house
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Masterworks in OK.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
2 years
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
yes
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
No
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
NO
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
googled for info

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At 2:11am on January 20, 2014, Nozomi Nose said…

Dear Claire-san,

Thank you very much for your message.  I am so delighted to know that you enjoyed my video so much.  Please say hello to your husband. 

Watching your video, I was wondering why the tapestry behind you in your video has an oriental design.  Now that you told me you had lived in Japan, I understood.  Makoto Kato, who is my guitar and bowed psaltery teacher and who is also a member of Psaltery Strings, has his guitar and psaltery school in Meguro, which, I guess, is not so far from Midorigaoka. 

I hope we can develop a wonderful friendship through music. 

 Nozomi,

 P.S. I would be honored to send you my friend request. 

 

At 9:05pm on June 19, 2013, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 6:11pm on June 19, 2013, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Claire!

Please share some of your psaltery experiences with us! I hope you enjoy the site and visit often.

Donna

 
 
 

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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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