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"Thank you both for your help."

bob pryor replied Dec 19, 2016 to bow problems

3 Dec 19, 2016
Reply by bob pryor

"I didn’t know you could get bs bumper sicker."

bob pryor replied Dec 18, 2016 to "Best Ever" bumper stickers for psaltery lovers

2 Dec 22, 2016
Reply by Maureen Callanan

"Thanks for the reply. I've followed the yetties for many years and seen them many ti…"

bob pryor replied Jun 13, 2014 to wind of change

5 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Donna Malus

"thanks for the advice, I've tried meth's on cotton wool but that leaves a lot behind…"

bob pryor replied Aug 10, 2013 to cleaning

5 Aug 10, 2013
Reply by Paul Sykes

"had to send friend request before i can send pm. bob"

bob pryor replied Sep 18, 2012 to Newbie with nervous breakdown...

25 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Erich C.

"Well I got my string today, and I still cant understand it. I ordered size 8 but tha…"

bob pryor replied Sep 18, 2012 to Newbie with nervous breakdown...

25 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Erich C.

"Hi Thank you for that kind offer,But I've ordered some size 8 from the same place. I…"

bob pryor replied Sep 16, 2012 to Newbie with nervous breakdown...

25 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Erich C.

"Hi I'm along the coast in Ramsgate. and having the same trouble. busted a string and…"

bob pryor replied Sep 14, 2012 to Newbie with nervous breakdown...

25 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Erich C.

"its strange, i played 2nd cornet in a brass band using music for years, with the psa…"

bob pryor replied Aug 18, 2012 to question

5 Aug 18, 2012
Reply by bob pryor

"I think i need a lot more practise before some thing like that. may be next years br…"

bob pryor replied Aug 18, 2012 to A What?

11 Dec 7, 2012
Reply by Jeremy Main


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Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
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