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GUEST,Barry Finn BS: NH vs. Maine: What gives? (31) RE: BS: NH vs. Maine: What gives? 24 Oct 00

The only NH group that preformed there was the group I sing with (Finn & Haddie) & Ryan (Captain Fiddle). Peter lives in Italy just moving from another area of Europe. He knows us through other festivals that he's been to, Mystic & NEFFA mostly, he knows nothing of the sea folk music people outside of the festivals he's been to but he's learning & meeting as he goes. Jeff handled very well the way the festival was to run. He pick local volunteers within the local sea music scene that he knew & those that he picked he knew where known to the local music circles. Peter handled this festival with great strain & pretty much knowing he'd take a loss trying to get it on it feet for the future. He worked at it mostly from afar, booked those he had personally known, met & heard. The line up of head liners was to die for, he really pulled a rabbit out of the hat. This has nothing to do with NH & Maine & it shouldn't be taken that way, we all live at disadvantaged distance from each other as it is & if anything should be trying to find ways to close any gaps. There are pockets of sea music people along the New England coast, I don't know much about the Maine area but as you go south you'll find them in Portsmouth then a few around Glouchester then on to a suprisingly small amount in Boston then on down to a thin spread about the Cape going on to New Bedford maybe a small bit in the RI area going on till Mystic then you'll hit a surprisingly good strong full bunch in NYC. It's a long thin network that hasn't got much feed to toss around so it's just a small pond with a few big fish & alot of small fries mostly who are happy enough to know that they get to play when they can & get to get fed once in a while as a treat. I know the Maine coast has had a few sea music festivals lately but as far as I remember & know of this was NH's & probably from Boston on north (sea music festival not not maritime or sea festivals which are thin on the music side anyway) first. They'll be plenty of Maine, NH & Mass maritime music people in Derry on the 18th so we can all join in the fun, see you then. LOL Barry

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