Boy, I've got to push Bill out from in front of the computer more often so's I can check on this thread I started.... ;-)
Well, I will try to check it every day. There is such good stuff going on here.
**** Soldier Songs ****
Edmund (CET), I was in a hurry to get something written to everyone in my last post, I apologize because I really didn't think through what I said about soldiers' songs. I like soldiers' songs very much in fact, and I also sing many fine songs of war, pretty much in the spirit of what you said in your latest post. Also agree with what Mick said on the subject.
Dick Greenhaus and I sometimes sit around swapping soldier songs because he knows I like 'em and he knows an awful lot of them. And yes, Ewan McColl's Bundook Ballads is one of my favorite song collections as is Kipling's Barrack Room Ballads.... So I apologize for going off half cocked, so's to speak....
So, that said, would you feel that you could lead a Soldier Songs workshop? If you don't want to do it by yourself, maybe someone can co-lead it with you. I think it would be fine.
********* Songs of the Struggle ***
Thanks, Mick, we'll book it.
***** Sound Set-Up ******
Claymore, your workshop on sound set-up would be very welcome. Dennis Cook is doing another workshop this year, I tend to switch things around from year to year. So if there's no problem about the equipment, we'd love to have you do it. I'll double check, but I'll be very surprised if there's any reason you can't use the FSGW sound system.
I will phone you, probably tomorrow (Thursday).
Also I'll try to get a list of our equipment for you, so you can decide whether you want to bring anything else.
****** Using a Mic
Now, is it possible that Claymore or someone else can do at least a half hour or preferably an hour's session on using a mike? That sounds great to me -- I'll be there if we can work it out! It could be done similarly to the vocal clinic, with some instruction and some criticque of victims -- whoops, I mean volunteers -- who are willing to sing in front of the group.
Sandy, all I can say now about NOMAD is that we've asked KW to reserve a hotel room for us with the FSGW crowd, just in case. It's too soon even to know how soon we'll know!
Best wishes to all, Rita