Irene Tukuafu
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  • Nauvoo, IL
  • United States
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Nozomi Nose left a comment for Irene Tukuafu
"Here is another photo of the psaltery stand we use.  "
Sep 22
Nozomi Nose left a comment for Irene Tukuafu
"Dear Irene, Thank you very much for your message.  The psalteries I use are built by Makoto Kato, my teacher, who is also a member of Psaltery Strings.  He discovered that the structure with woven thin pieces of wood, like a…"
Sep 21
Nozomi Nose left a comment for Irene Tukuafu
"Dear Irene,  Thank you very much for your friend request.  I am honored to accept it.   I am very glad you enjoyed my videos!  Nozomi"
Sep 20

Profile Information

Do you own a bowed psaltery?
harpvision@gmail.com
How did you discover the bowed psaltery?
Saw it played in Hawaii by a group called THE TRAPEZOID
Who built your bowed psaltery?
I have built 88 of these.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
from 1988.
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
yes
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
yes
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
yes
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
google

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At 12:07am on September 22, 2018, Nozomi Nose said…

Here is another photo of the psaltery stand we use.  

At 11:33pm on September 21, 2018, Nozomi Nose said…

Dear Irene, 

Thank you very much for your message.  

The psalteries I use are built by Makoto Kato, my teacher, who is also a member of Psaltery Strings.  

He discovered that the structure with woven thin pieces of wood, like a basket, makes very rich and natural resonation.  
So his latest psalteries have a back with woven pieces of wood and our wooden psaltery stand has a similar structure.  
I will add a photos.  

At 3:58am on September 20, 2018, Nozomi Nose said…

Dear Irene, 

Thank you very much for your friend request.  I am honored to accept it.  

I am very glad you enjoyed my videos!  Nozomi

At 8:17am on February 2, 2016, Bonnie Blue Crouse said…

Welcome!

At 8:07pm on January 30, 2016, Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Irene! We would love to hear more from you about your Bowed Psaltery building, playing and Bowed Psaltery adventures since 1988! Be sure to join the luthier directory here. 

At 2:35pm on January 30, 2016, Donna Malus said…

Welcome to Psaltery Strings Irene!

 
 
 

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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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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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Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

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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