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Started this discussion. Last reply by 0lqf8bnh1emd4 Dec 9, 2010. 1 Reply

This is for the people who play more or less by ear.  If you get into the manufacturer's websites, particularly Westman Instruments and Rick Long's website, and search for music and videos, they have…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Holeton Jun 5, 2011. 23 Replies

How can I get sheet music to some of the songs I am hearing on this site.  For instance, Beulah Land?


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New Psaltery

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 7:26pm 4 Comments

We just received our 32n Westman walnut top psaltery and not only does it sound great, but looks great too! It has a rich, deep tone to it and is going to be perfect for playing duets along with our Westman 25n. Any words of wisdom, Donna?

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At 9:21pm on November 25, 2011, Donna Switzer said…

Thanks for sharing the "Cluck Old Hen" tune.   I love that song for sure.   New challenges await me on the dark side....     I enjoyed meeting you both at the gathering.   

At 6:50pm on January 26, 2010, Donna Malus said…
Hi Terry, welcome and thanks for joining. Hopefully we can all help each other out.
At 4:08pm on January 26, 2010, Tish Westman said…
Welcome and thanks for joining Terry. These are some great people and knowledgeable Psaltery players. Ask anything and you will receive .......
Haven't seen anything posted about DulcimerDays yet. Hope we are having it.
Let me know if you hear anything.

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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

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Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms



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Jon Williams Psalteries
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Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

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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Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


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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 honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL

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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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