Okay, those of you who have asked, here's the preliminary list of workshops & mini concerts for the Getaway. The final schedule will be available at the Getaway when you register.
35TH ANNUAL FSGW GETAWAY
Friday - Monday October 8-11
FRIDAY EVENING :
Registration, Potluck Supper and Open Sing
SATURDAY and SUNDAY WORKSHOPS:
AMERICAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC - Judy Cook
BALLADS - Sue West. If a song tells a good story, it's a ballad.
CAMP SONGS FOR KIDS - Joe Offer
CELTIC SONGS -- Dan Milner (Liam's brother). Irish, Scottish, Breton ...
COUNTRY & WESTERN JAM - Nan Goland . Bring instruments and voices.
DRINKING SONGS - Dave Diamond & Dwayne Thorpe
EX LIBRIS ET COMPUTERESE - Charlie Baum. Ways to learn music you've never heard, including methods of representing tunes via computer.
GOSPEL - Carly Gewirz
HISTORIC SONGS - Jennifer Woods
INTERNATIONAL SONGS - Shana Horrigan (Uillean)
THE LIGHTER SIDE - Bill Day (Bill D). Humorous songs that aren't parodies.
MUSIC FROM THE MUDCAT CAFE' - Rita Ferrara (Ferrara). Music by members of this on-line folk community.
NOT IN MY JOB DESCRIPTION - Stephens & LaMarca. Rewards & hazards of various occupations.
"MAKING IT IN HELL" - PRISON WORK SONGS -- Barry Finn & Roger Himler (Roger in Baltimore). Songs sung to help make the work easier: axe-cutting, flatweeding, cotton-picking, cane cutting.
OLD-TIME PICKIN' AND SINGIN' - Rebecca "Bootsie" Clayton
SEA SHANTIES - Barry Finn & Dave Diamond
SACRED HARP - Tim Slattery & Miriam Kilmer. Harmonies from the shaped-note tradition. Books provided.
SONG COLLECTORS - Nancy-Jean Siegel.
SONGS OF LOVE & LUST - Dennis Cook
THE LAST HALF-CENTURY: FOLK/POP CROSSOVERS - Barry Schlesinger
THE OTHER SIDE OF ME, or, WHEN I'M NOT BEING A FOLKIE - Kathy Mack. Yes, some of us have a guilty secret: We sing and play other kinds of music.
THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT GOES - Dick Greenhaus - Unusual versions of songs that everybody sings. Extra credit for each new version of "The Fox."
UNLOVEABLE CHARACTERS - Lorraine van Buren (Lorraine)
VOCAL CLINIC - Lisa Null
MUDCAT BLUES - Mudcat Max Spiegel
MINI-CONCERTS Bob Clayton (Songbob) & Friends
Dick Hamlet & Corinne McKenna
Dan Milner (Liam's brother)
Dick Swain & Nancy Mattila
Sandy & Caroline Paton
Eric & Linda Rice-Johnston, David Scheim & Lucy Goldberg
Peter Sailer & Friends
George Stephens & Mary LaMarca
Lorraine van Buren (Lorraine)
FAMILY CAMPFIRE - Annie Storr and Joe Offer
HEALING CHANTS AND TONES - Shana Horrigan (Uillean). Sunup or early morning, by the waterfall if weather permits.
INTERACTIVE ADVENTURES - George Rathbone. For kids.
KUNG FU - Darriel Day.
PIPING THROUGH THE CAMP - Eric Rice-Johnston. After breakfast on Sat and Sunday. Bring penny whistles and kazoos.
GENERAL INFORMATION :
Jamming and Singing: The dining hall (outside of mealtimes), and most of the unscheduled lodges, are available for jamming and open sings.
Ad Hoc Sessions: To lead a session that's not on the schedule, find a blank spot on the Master Schedule (in Dining Hall), write in your workshop, then have it announced at mealtime.
Sign-up For Vocal Clinic: A sign-up sheet will be posted in the dining hall.
Crafts table for kids: One table in the dining hall will be set aside for kids' crafts but MUST BE CLEANED OFF at mealtimes. Parents willing to lead an hour of kids' crafts can post the time & craft by the crafts table. Or, just bring materials for the crafts table.
Walking and hiking: There is a small lake and stream with waterfall behind the B and C cabin areas.