RIck Long on Bowed Psaltery - Cove Lake State Park

Rick Long plays three songs for his friends at an informal get together in Tennessee. Beautiful music!

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Comment by Camelia Elliott on December 28, 2018 at 6:46pm

Newbie question—Is this a baritone psaltery? 

Comment by Celeste Howard on June 13, 2017 at 1:53pm

One of the most recorded Irish songs in history " Sally Gardens"  --also a personal fave!

Comment by Court McFarland on January 19, 2017 at 6:16pm

Love the Sound, seems almost Haunting like. Love it!

Comment by Andre Landrum on January 19, 2017 at 5:38pm

Great song but WOW so much feedback on the amp.   You need a Behringer amp with the circuit that kills feedback. I do love your style of playing. Keep up the technique and teach us all how to do that.

Comment by Sandy Wong on July 11, 2016 at 11:03pm

Absolutely beautiful!

Comment by Donna Malus on June 13, 2016 at 9:28pm

Hi Celeste, that is one of Rick Long's baritone psalteries with some cello strings added and also with a pick up plugged in. It is haunting and lovely!

Comment by Celeste Howard on June 10, 2016 at 5:58pm

Lovely Rick!  Great to see you are still innovating the design of the great BP!

Comment by Carl Gotzmer on February 23, 2016 at 12:09pm

What diameter size cello strings are being used?  Carl Gotzmer at juneappledulcimers@gmail.com,

Comment by Terry Butler on November 27, 2011 at 4:09pm

That's one of Rick's new modified baritone psalteries with 1 octave of CELLO strings on 

the side.  Four full octaves if you count those strings.  

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