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Les Contes du Psaltérion

Started May 27, 2014 0 Replies

My dears fellows in Saltery Art.I would like to present to you my new concert (here is only a teaser) called "Les Contes du Psalterion" ("Saltery Tales). It's a concert with a lot of medieval…Continue

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This music for simply earing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Main Sep 19, 2013. 10 Replies

Hello everyone, I would like to present to you this kind of music with the Psaltery in guest instrument. It's a piece from my last CD "De Nabulum".Can you give me your observation please if you want…Continue

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Do you own a bowed psaltery?
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
In my country in a old castle (Puivert, Lauragais)
Who built your bowed psaltery?
Philon du Pasquier
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
More of twenty years
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
Yes of course. I produce recently a CD called "De Nabulum" (available in iTunes or directly by comand)
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
Not yet
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
Japanese friend in Tokyo talled me

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At 7:18am on September 18, 2013, Nozomi Nose said…


コメントありがとうございます。Libertyや、Whisky before Breakfastのビデオは、アメリカのfiddleの速い(はやい)曲(きょく)をpsalteryで演奏(えんそう)しようとしたものです。



At 3:03pm on September 16, 2013, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…


At 11:42am on September 15, 2013, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

 Jodel-Thank you for joining psaltery strings! Your music is quite beautiful and mysterious. Please do tell us more about your Bowed Psaltery and those bows you play it with.

At 11:41am on September 15, 2013, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings!  I hope you enjoy the site.



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Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

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Clergy's Lamentation




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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


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Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata


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Jon Williams Psalteries
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Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

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Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

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Gregg Schneeman - California
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Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

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.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

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

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info
Melbourne, FL

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