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Thread #96220   Message #1891635
Posted By: GUEST,Jill Rogoff
23-Nov-06 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: Getaway Memories 2006
Subject: RE: Getaway Memories 2006
Just want to say 'hi' to everyone I met at the 2006 Getaway. It was a great experience, and I loved every minute of it. Pity I didn't know about the late-night jams, or I'd have happily joined in.

Special thanks to Charlie, Dean and Rita for facilitating my participation (don't try to say that quickly when you've just eaten a box of crackers)... I really appreciated your warm welcome, and was glad I didn't goof up too badly leading my first-ever sessions.

I particularly loved:

the Copper family session -- haven't sung those songs for years;
Lisa Null's beautiful, pure singing;
the Shape Note singing (wow!);
Joe Newberry's exquisite banjo playing;
Dan Schatz's amazing technique on autoharp (I didn't know it could sound like that!);
Sylvia Herold's singing of the new version of The Two Sisters; Micca's wonderful parodies...
and meeting so many friendly folks who are as immersed in music and words as I have been all my life. Made me feel normal! :-) Actually, it just made me feel at home.

I hope I'll be able to return next year -- am working on it.

Have a gentle winter, everyone.