I recently had a great experience building a new tenor psaltery. The great thing about it was, I had the opportunity to work with some extremely rare wood. I was asked to build the psaltery using some 2000 year old black bog oak found in Mississippi.
I had only heard of bog oak from hearing the news of the log found in the UK last year. You can see the pictures of it being excavated from the farmland on this web site…Continue
I've added a new song which, whilst not strictly a 'psaltery song' like my others, it does feature the BP in the intro and outro as an atmospheric instrument. The song is 'Winterfold Wood' which I wrote and recorded with my songwriting partner Chris Maxfield - we perform as Reed Maxfield. Chris plays guitars on the track and I sing and play the BP as well as an antique autoharp which we used as an effect. Winterfold was written about a forest near where I live and the myths and legends that…Continue
Added by Philippa Anne Reed on January 10, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments