Psaltery CDs and/or MP3s (some have lots of psaltery, some have a little)


by Grego


Castles and Cobblestones

Chantilly Mae

Dari & David Michael


Bowed Psaltery Christmas

Rosin the Bow

Music Alone Shall Live

by Rick Long


'Tis the Season

The First Time

Celtic Sounds of the Appalachian Mountains

by Psaltrio

(our Tish Westman)


Hearth Light

Altar Wind

Skye Boat

Songs from the Shadow

Christmas Around the Hearth

by Anwyn & George Leverett


Psimple Psaltery Tunes

Two Psalteries

by Bowed Psaltery Psongsters


Simply Psaltery

by Margaret Bradford


Celtic Blessings

Celeste Ray with Celtic Legend Ensemble

Strings of Gold

by Celeste Ray


Four Celtic Voices

with Celeste Ray & Erin Hill


Soldiers' Songs: The Irish Abroad and Soldiering

(containing the track Theme signature on bowed psaltery and bodhran)

Captain Mackey's Goatskin and Stringband


The Cottage Door

Windy and Warm

Greenleaf Fancy

An Olde English Christmas

by Greenwood Tree


Fairy Queen

by Glenn Falkenberg


Long Night Bright Star

Bringing it Home

Open to the North

Dichotomy Cafe

by Harper Tasche


Love of a Lifetime

by the Jolly Rogues


Il Raccolto - The Harvest

by Pandemonio Folk Band


Folks Like Us

by Wood, Wind & Wire


The Best of Volume One


For a Moment

Beloved Mine

The Circle of Fae

The Harper and the Minstrel


Penny Whistle Harmonies

by Lolly Cross


Sea Change

by Susan Robbins & Michael Cicone


Practical Candle Magic

by The Rain Garden


First Light

by David Helfand


The Wayfaring Pilgram

by Gary Plouff


Faire Spirit

by MicheMalou


Eardrum Feathers


No Commercial Appeal

Journey through Pentatonia

by David Beede (and other artists)


Bowed Psaltery Passtimes

by Gregg E Schneeman and Glenno Falkenberg


Cleansing Fountain

by Timothy Seaman


Down by Sally Garden

by Simple Gifts


Ancient Noels

by Ensembe Galilei and Maggie Sansone




by Verlene Schermer



by Cindy Ribet


One Evening as I Rambled

by Moira Cameron



by Unicorn Valley

Carols and Lullabies

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Here are some additional CDs which have psaltery music on them:

HOMESTEAD, Mike & Connie Clemmer,

Resonance: Songs for the Soul, Karla Armstrong,

Richard Switzer
Thank you Richard!


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Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby


From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos


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Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms


Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata


Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall


New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels


Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas


Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

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

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


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
Melbourne, FL

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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