It was good to hear from you - I know how you feel about playing alone !!! I have joined Sussex Harmony (you can see their website) and it is really good - at least I enjoy it and I don't think I disturb anybody.
The music is really difficult but it makes me practice. All of it is in four parts so I have o concentrate to know when to come in. Also it's a lot of B and E flats and F sharp. So I have to cross over a lot to the left side. I can't sing a note so I mime a lot.
We have a Carol concert in Brighton and I am a bit nervous as there is one bit where just the instruments play without any singing - there are two oboes, tenor recorder, cello and a ?crumhorn so I just hope they all turn up. I shall remember that I was told once that "right notes are melody and wrong notes are harmony" .
Keep in touch and tell me if you find any psaltery playing locally = Anne
Dona Benkert -
Illinois Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
& 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westmaninstruments.com
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 email@example.com http://upontheharp.com
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.