I bought this at a second hand store, knowing that Maggie had an interest in psalteries. Since it didn't have a working bow, she used a fiddle bow until we played at a Strange Strings workshop at Mariposa and another psaltery player showed us his…
The playing of Lorraine Duisit of Trapezoid and Maggie visited a builder in Scotland in the early eighties.
Who built your bowed psaltery?
No indication on the instrument. I bought it for Maggie at a second hand store about 25 years ago.
How long have you played the bowed psaltery?
Magie has been playing for about 25 years.
Do you perform with the bowed psaltery?
My wife has played it in performance a few places, including the Mariposa Folk Festival, but mainly at family gatherings and at home. Her main instruments are guitar, hammered dulcimer and voice.
My sister-in-law, Linda Yates, also plays the psaltery and sings and she and Maggie have played psaltery together.
I have played with it, but don't consider myself a psaltery player, just a fan.
Do you build bowed psalteries for sale?
Do you teach the bowed psaltery?
How did you find out about our Psaltery Strings network?
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.