Dutch Wigman
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  • Mountain View, AR
  • United States
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Dutch Wigman replied to Charlie Marshall's discussion Irish Music on a Tenor Psaltery
"O'Carolan sure wrote a lot of tunes.  More then I expected.  I found a web site that listed them all.  Thanks for the head's up."
Aug 9, 2015
Dutch Wigman commented on Nozomi Nose's video

Blackberry Blossom

"I don't know which I like better, it being played on t psaltery or the mountain dulcimer.  David Sshnaufer can smoke that tune."
Aug 6, 2015
Dutch Wigman replied to julie stiles's discussion ashokan farewell duet in japan
"This is one of my favorite tunes I play a lot.  Don't know what key he was playing in,  Just know it was different then the one I use."
Aug 6, 2015
Dutch Wigman replied to Charlie Marshall's discussion Irish Music on a Tenor Psaltery
"I like it, wish more Irish music was being played/"
Aug 6, 2015
Dutch Wigman commented on Donna Malus's video

Bowed Psaltery Solos - Gregg Schneeman

"Enjoyed his store and his playing was flawless."
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman commented on Donna Malus's video

Amazing Grace

"Beautiful tune, just wish it was a shade slower with more feeling."
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman commented on Donna Malus's video
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman commented on Donna Malus's video
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman commented on Kato Makoto's video

The Water is Wide Psaltery& Guitar

"Beautiful double bowing."
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman commented on Kato Makoto's video

Jupiter 木星より (Gustav Holst)

"Well done, for so many playing at one time."
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman commented on Donna Malus's video

Minuet in D

"Two instruments that play well together."
Sep 7, 2014
Dutch Wigman replied to Donna Malus's discussion Sound hole placement
"Hi, When I was still building BP's.  I did some experimenting during that time.  I found that the hole placement did not seem to change the sound of the instrument.  I started off with the hole on the front side.  Tried…"
Sep 18, 2012
Donna Malus commented on Dutch Wigman's photo

Flying Dutchman's Psalterys

"Very pretty psalteries Dutch! I know wood has gotten expensive over the years but maybe you'll get the urge to start building again. I don't think there will ever be too many bowed psalteries out there : ) Love the "D" on the…"
Feb 10, 2010
Dutch Wigman posted a photo

Flying Dutchman's Psalterys

I built 29 string instrument, for the F# at the time was never use and the B,C at the bottom was hard to keep tuned and again, not used. I also included a 1/16th fiddle bow for a stronger and longer sound. The frames were walnut and the top and back…
Feb 10, 2010
Dutch Wigman is now a member of Psaltery Strings
Feb 10, 2010

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I built my own and have built them for over 20 years.
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
No, for my own personnel pleasure.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
I use to.
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Have at a few Festivals years ago.

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At 9:02pm on February 10, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Dutch, We're so happy you joined the group. Hopefully you will find it useful and entertaining.

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