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bowed psaltery gathering Oct 25

Started Oct 1, 2018 0 Replies

24 days left to register for the Gathering. Agenda is on this page and Facebook. You can expect to meet nice people, learn new music, and have a good time.Continue

Bowed Psaltery Gathering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Mangan Sep 17, 2018. 6 Replies

Just want to let people know that there will be a Bowed Psaltery Gathering at Cove Lake October 25 - 28, 2018. I'm lining up the teachers - Rick Long will be teaching along with others. If you have…Continue


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Gail Van Amberg replied to John O'Neill's discussion extended psaltery
"Yes, Spring creek Psalteries makes a cello Psaltery, it is about 4.5 ft tall"
Jan 23, 2021
Gregg E. Schneeman commented on Gail Van Amberg's event 2019 10th Annual Bowed Psaltery Gathering
"I am getting ready to drive there from California so I can bring more instruments and gear than flying, very exciting news Nozomi Nose is coming from Japan, I hope our BP community understands what a once in a life time opportunity this is to get to…"
Oct 6, 2019
Dave Holeton commented on Gail Van Amberg's event 2019 10th Annual Bowed Psaltery Gathering
"Also, some pdf and mp3 files for some of the songs I hope to share at the Gathering are in the Bowed Psaltery folder on OneDrive.  Here is the link: Dave's OneDrive Folder"
Sep 25, 2019
Dave Holeton commented on Gail Van Amberg's event 2019 10th Annual Bowed Psaltery Gathering
"Here is the long awaited 2019 Bowed Psaltery Gathering agenda: 2019 BOWED PSALTERY GATHERING Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN Thursday – October 24, 2019 7:00pm - Meet and Greet – introductions, learn a song, jamming and…"
Sep 25, 2019
Kathy Kennebrook commented on Gail Van Amberg's event 2019 10th Annual Bowed Psaltery Gathering
"How do you register? Is the event schedule up yet?"
Sep 14, 2019

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At 1:29am on March 12, 2019, Nozomi Nose said…

Hi Gail! 

I am Nozomi Nose from Japan. 

I would like to attend 2019 10th Bowed Psaltery Gathering.  Maybe you have heard about my attending from Dave Holeton.  I am attending to the Gathering with Jun Tainaka, a banjo player.  We play as a duo named NT Serendipity in Japan. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Cove Lake State Park. 

Nozomi Nose

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