The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93666 Message #1806191
Posted By: Nancy King
10-Aug-06 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Shy people at Getaway
Subject: RE: Shy people at Getaway
The Getaway is the annual weekend gathering sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. We've been holding this event for over 40 years now, and it's always been a highlight of the year. It runs from Friday evening to Monday morning, and includes two days of themed workshops, concerts and jams, plus sign-up concerts Saturday and Sunday evenings, and lots of informal music-making. The Getaway is held at a camp near Washington DC -- this year we're going to a new site on the Chesapeake Bay.
The Washington area is home to a great many fine folk musicians and afficianados, and lots of folks come from afar to join us. In recent years, Mudcatters from various locations in the US and UK have attended, greatly adding to the talent pool. If all that talent seems intimidating, keep in mind that inclusiveness and and participation are very important to us and really make the Getaway what it is. Sure, we all like seeing old friends, but we always enjoy making new ones as well.
For a good description of the atmosphere at the Getaway, check out this post.
More information about the program for 2006 will be forthcoming before long. People always get very anxious to have the program in advance, but really we can't plan it until we know who's coming.
Eric, hope you can join us one of these times!