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Thread #172047 Message #4162739
Posted By: John MacKenzie
17-Jan-23 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: 2023 FSGW Getaway 29 Sep to 2 Oct
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2023 - dates
THE FSGW GETAWAY RETURNS TO WEST RIVER!!
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington's Getaway is scheduled for 29 September-2 October, 2023, back at the West River Methodist Conference Center near the Chesapeake Bay!!! Mark your calendars now! Dean and I are co-chairing this year, and we need your help. If we cannot get enough folks to come, we will have to cancel, and the Getaway, after nearly 60 years, will die. The magic number is 70. However, we can bring the price down significantly with more people attending. At 70, the price will be around $360, but if we have 110 people, it will be $230. So, the best way all of you who have enjoyed the Getaway in the past ,or have thought it might be fun to try it, can support it is to make it a priority this next year, and to spread the word.
Many of us have been coming for decades, but the Getaway is not just for old folkies! We who are older appreciate and greatly value younger voices; not only do they bring fresh ideas and insights to the table, but, in a community with a shared belief in the power and importance of preserving the living traditions of music, we know that each generation must rely on the next to continue and enhance the work that we have done.
For those unfamiliar with the Getaway, think of an amazing weekend-long party of folks who love to sing, play and listen to folk music, coming together in a lovely riverside retreat to join together in making music, sharing what they bring and learning from friends old and new. Throw in some workshops and sign-up concerts, music and conversations at all hours, and the joy of community, and that pretty well describes the Getaway. Participation is encouraged at any level you feel is comfortable to you, in a supportive and welcoming environment. Old and new songs and tunes, recitations and stories, along with information on historical contexts and insights, have filled the Getaway, along with conversation and laughter, for over half a century; come be a part of the fun!
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