Thank you Bonnie. I have not been here for a long time, but an email about an unwelcome visitor reminded me about this site. I will have to make some contributions. My sister-in-law, Linda was playing my wife, Maggie's psaltery at a family reunion and fell in love with it. My brother, Gary, got out his tools about a decade ago and Linda is now a psaltery player.
Thanks for the welcome. I have wanted a psaltry for so long and my husband finally got the message this christmas. Looking forward to learning the instrument. love the sound! The only musical background I have are piano lessons 45 + years ago. This will be a challange!
Thank you Bonnie.Can you recommend a good music book for the psaltery, other than the one that came with my Unicorn Strings psaltery?I love gospel, folk and Celtic tunes.I am no musician! The simpler the better for this. Old girl.
Thanks for the welcome! :) Hopefully I'll find people in the general area of my home town, that I can get together with, I live in Olympia, WA and would be willing to go a little ways to be able to experience a 'jam' session! :)
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.