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Subject: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: sciencegeek
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 07:56 AM

Hopefully, just a few more weeks before we see the line up for this spring's NEFFA festival. Wheee!

Who else plans on going?


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 12:11 PM

This isn't too far from me, and I've been aware of it for several years, but I never seem to get to it. It seems unlikely this year, too. I am facing car repair bills between Thanksgiving and yesterday that total almost one month's income, and the timing belt is due in less than 5,000 miles, so I doubt I'll get there this year, either. Still planning to get to Mystic in June, though!


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 12:36 PM

I'm planning to be there, and I'm probably going to help coordinate two sea music workshops.

Maybe this time I'll reserve a motel room closer to the festival site. Any suggestions?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: sciencegeek
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 08:10 AM

Sonja does the room booking for us, so I'll have to check with her


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 07:17 AM

AnimaterraWomens Chorus will be performing at noon on Saturday in the high school auditorium- a big promotion for us! I plan to spend a lot more time at the festival this year, going to more workshops and seeing fine folks. It's a fine time!


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: bbc
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 12:18 PM

Duane D. & I expect to be there, with Caroline & Folk Legacy, as usual. Good times, good friends, good music!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 09:10 PM

Sorry, but CAMSCO won't be able to make it.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:42 PM

Too late! I already booked a flight to San Diego. Darn! And last year it was the CD launch. Oh well. Y'all have a blast.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: bbc
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 12:31 PM

Dick, I'm really sorry to hear that. I know you've had bad luck w/ health at recent folk weekends. We'll miss you & Susan! CAMSCO performs a real service to the folk community!

love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Susan A-R
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 10:04 PM

I'll be there at 10 Saturday Morning playing English Dance tunes with Keys to the Cellar, Val Medve calling. Learning some fine tunes, and looking forward to seeing some friends.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 09:01 AM

I guess I'll better check the schedule and see when Mike Kennedy and I are doing our Cicely Fox Smith workshop. Last year it was Sunday at 5 pm and we wondered if anyone would still be hanging around; they were and we had an excellent time.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: bbc
Date: 26 Mar 12 - 10:05 PM

Looks like Saturday at 5 pm, this year, Charley. Here's your competition. I remember last year being tough. I've developed too many musical interests & friendships. Terrible, eh?

5:00pm
Mountain Woman: Traditional Music of Northern Appalachia E -- Lorraine Hammond -- Middle School Rm. 103/104 (50 min.)
DADGAD-tuned Guitar Concert E -- Jim Prendergast -- Middle School Rm. 105/106 (50 min.)
Harmony x 3 E -- Triboro -- Middle School Rm. 108 (50 min.)
Bodhran Workshop TB -- Joe De Paolo -- High School Rm. 117 (50 min.)
Songs of C. Fox Smith E -- Kennedy, Ipcar & McCandless -- High School Rm. 176 (50 min.)
Puttin' On the Dance: Organizer's Discussion C -- Chrissy Fowler -- High School Rm. 177 (50 min.)
Sword Dancing E -- Rapport D'or, New Moon Sword, Still River Sword -- Main Entrance (60 min.)
Songs of Stan Rogers G -- David Coffin -- High School Auditorium Stage (60 min.)


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Mar 12 - 08:33 AM

bbc-

Thanks for the Cicely Fox Smith listing. I see that Margaret McCandlass will be joining us as a co-coordinator. There are always 6 or 7 other things going on at once at NEFFA. I'll miss David Coffin's concert of Stan Rogers songs. And Prendergast is one fine musician.

Michael, Chris and I will also be hosting a Songs for Barry Finn tribute later that evening, 11 pm, in Room 176. I best refresh my own tribute "The Pressroom's Extra Voice."

Other listings that caught my eye were:

Traditional Song Swap Party with Nicole Singer and Julia Friend

Chantyblast with MIT Chanty Sing Folks

John Roberts Sings

FSSGB Song Swap

Pub Sing with Jeff Keller

Closing Sing Around with Allen Hopkins

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: maeve
Date: 27 Mar 12 - 08:47 AM

Perhaps a blue clicky would be useful? http://www.neffa.org/


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: LeTenebreux
Date: 28 Mar 12 - 10:00 PM

I really hope to make this my year...


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: bbc
Date: 29 Mar 12 - 06:02 PM

Thanks, maeve. We were remiss.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: maeve
Date: 29 Mar 12 - 08:41 PM

My pleasure, Barbara. I can't go anywhere, but I can clickify.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: bbc
Date: 30 Mar 12 - 09:01 AM

Maeve, your contributions are much greater than that. You are part of the soul of Mudcat!

best always,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 09:46 AM

refresh.... one more week 'til NEFFA...

so many fine workshop, so little time.... anyone have a spare Harry Potter time rewinder??


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 07:25 PM

Looking forward to being there Friday evening.

I definitely will be leading a song at the FSSGB Song Swap at 10 pm.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: bbc
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 09:24 AM

Yup, just a few more days to wait. This is my first NEFFA as a retiree, so I get to be there on time. Yay! Hope to see some for chats & hugs! Folk Legacy booth is in the main high school building, just to the left (coming in) from the registration tables. Say hi to Duane D. & Caroline!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: maeve
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 11:31 AM

Thanks, Barbara.

Have a wondrous time, friends.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 11:19 PM

Well, I thought this might be my year to make it to at least one day of NEFFA. Then Gordon Bok rescheduled his Stone Soup concert in RI for Saturday night and a venue became available on Sunday for the annual fundraiser. Maybe next year . . . Have fun and I look forward to reading about it after the event!


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 07:48 AM

Time to recharge my cellphone, replace batteries in my recorder and tuner, change banjo strings, and do a load of laundry so I have something clean to wear!

Looks like it will be a cool rainy weekend.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: GUEST,sciencegeek
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 01:50 PM

Charley... did the laundry last night... lol

still have to dig out the recorders, etc. that I stashed after our last trip. why do today what you can put off 'til the last possible, frantic moment?

just found out that Brandon, my music teacher & Mike's partner for the Mustang & Brombies workshop attended Berklee School of Music in Boston. no wonder he's so stoked for this... P)


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 07:12 PM

Sciencegeek, remember to bring extra batteries!


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Duane D.
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 09:27 PM

Hello Folks,

I couldn't find any other thread to add this info. I will be running the Folk Legacy booth, as usual. I will have a few copies of Kendall's "Maine Lies Downeast." I suggest anyone interested should try first to get a copy from Kendall. He could use the sale. Also, a bit of news, I will also have a few copies of CD-12, Eugene Rhodes, "Talkin' About My Time." This is the first of the eleven recordings that never made it to CD. It hasn't been officially released. This has been one of my special projects for Folk Legacy this past winter. I expect to also have copies of both at Old Songs in June.

Do have a great day,
Duane.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Duane D.
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 12:18 AM

Some additional info, we will have copies of the DVD of the Folk Legacy 50th Anniversary Concert at the Sounding Board in West Hartford, Connecticut, on October 29, 2011. If you bought a ticket to the concert, but were unable to attend due to the weather, request a copy. It's free. Please stop by the Folk Legacy booth. I'll be anchored there the entire festival. I would enjoy seeing you.

Do have a great day,
Duane.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 08:53 AM

Duane-

See you at the booth.

Doing my final packing.

I also need to pack up this IMAC for service; its screen is breaking out in weird lines. The good news is that everything is backed up to my external hard drive and it's still under warranty. Oh, and my Epson R3000 printer died yesterday, which is only two months old. Did I mention that I only have half a star this morning?

Now where's my banjo......

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 08:55 PM

I'm still on the road back to Maine but I certainly had a wonderful weekend, filled with good music and good friends. I'm even more impressed with how well the NEFFA staff and volunteers run the Festival. The weather was great for the first two days and even Sunday wasn't a total washout.

More thoughts later after I get home.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 10:05 AM

Evidently there are no other survivors from NEFFA. So sad!

I'm finally back home, sorting through my notes and memories. I certainly had a great time working with Mike Kennedy and Chris Setari, and the "youngster" Brandon that they brought along with them.

One of my favorite events was the Traditional Song Swap Party coordinated by Nicole Singer and Julie Friend. There must have been a hundred energetic folks crammed into that dance room, with the vast majority much younger than 30 and singing up a storm. That was good to see.

The songs were not all "traditional" but most of them had chorus and refrains for people to join in on. At some point I dropped in my tragic ballad of the demise of the Kaisu Maru, sunk by a falling cow. I can still hear echos of the cows plaintive Moooo!!! (from the audience) as she tumbled through the skies so blue.

The MIT Chanteyblast was another highly successful event, with 60 or so folks gathered in concentric circles on the main stage and swapping sea songs. Here's a link to some PIXS that Charlene McNeil took of this event and other s events at NEFFA: click here for PIX! There a nice one of me leading "Yangtse River Shanty."

Jeff Keller's Pub Sing was another success, and arriving late I was grateful to Bill Lehrman for inviting me up to an empty seat on the stage. I got to lead Andy Kennan's adaptation of the John Masefield poem "A Night at Dago Tom's," a classic description of a sailortown spree. Andy gets credit for replacing the last line of the poem with something considerably more robust than "Until we fetched to Land o' Nod atween the linen sheets." No doubt Masefield would not have been able to publish such a line back in the early 1900s.

There's a whole lot more to say but I'll save it for later.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: sciencegeek
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 12:03 PM

finally home & dug out of 6 inches ot wet, heavy snow.... WTF!!!!

I go on later about the great time we had, but really need to bring up the sole dark cloud... learning from a former LITMA board member of the passing of Gerry Riemer on March 21.

A familiar face at Old Songs, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Augusta, Pinewoods, etc., Gerry was a staunch supporter of traditional & folk music & dance. As concert manager for LITMA, she booked an incredible range of performers and was always concerned as much that performers were able to make a living as she was keeping the organization solvent enough to keep providing a venue.

She didn't sing or play an instrument, but she did her best to keep the music alive and I owe many of my oldest friendships, like that of Liam's Brother , to Gerry.

It is with great sorrow that we share the news that one of our WUSB family, Gerry Riemer passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Gerry was an enthusiastic community staff member for over 25 years and contributed greatly to the fabric of WUSB. She was an on-air programmer on alternate Saturday mornings for over 20 years with a free-form show followed by Clann na Gael, as well as one of the rotating hosts for Traditional Folk heard predominantly on Monday evenings. Gerry was a gentle and insightful soul who felt deeply about music, story-telling, culture, and shared these passions with her friends and listeners alike. We are all grateful to have known such a person of kindness and grace- and until we meet again dear Gerry, slan...


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 01:37 PM

I was there. I have a thing about men with beards & bellies.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 02:45 PM

Chris-

Sad to hear about Gerry Riemer.

But glad to hear that you and the "boys" made it through the mountain passes in the blizzard back to your home.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: sciencegeek
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 02:54 PM

thanks Charley, she was one of the good ones, caring & supportive, that makes the folk community so special.

on a funny note... after driving through that crazy rain for awhile through CT, when Mike suggested that we pull into the next service area. Five minutes after we arrive, who walks through the door but Jerry Epstein, followed shortly by Sonja.

If we had tried to rondevous we never would have had better timing than that.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: GUEST,songbob
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 07:37 PM

Well, we drove home through very wet rain, cold rain, windy rain, cold, wet, windy rain, all the way from Mattapoisett to Silver Spring, on Monday. I slept like a log (once home -- not behind the wheel).

But we had a good time at the festival. I went to sets by George Stephens, the Beans, Deb & Peter Fishman (with their songwriting friend Tom Smith), Allen Hopkins, John Roberts, the Stan Rogers sing-around, Dave Diamond, and a bunch of other musical friends. I missed a lot of sets, too, and hope some folks here will let me know what I missed.

Our "Civil War, the Home Front" set went well, at least from the comments I got, and boy, do I wish my CD was finished, based on the inquiries I got. I'd have paid all the gas and some of the tolls it took to get there if I'd had the "product" to sell. Ah, well, next year, eh?

So, what'd I miss?

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: GUEST,Me
Date: 14 May 12 - 07:13 PM

Hey guys! This is particularly directed to Susan A-R, but I've been desperately looking around for a copy of the sheet music (or even just chords) to the song "The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics" by Flanders & Swann, but to no avail, and was wondering if you still had a copy (I noticed that you had mentioned possessing a transcribed version a decade ago). If so, could you send it to pjserafini@shaw.ca by chance?


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 15 May 12 - 05:26 PM

The First law of Thermodynamics.
Heat is work and work is heat
Heat is work and work is heat
Very Good.
The Second law of thermodynamics.
Heat cannot of itself pass from one body to a hotter body
Heat cannot of itself pass from one body to a hotter body
Heat won't pass from a cooler to a hotter
Heat won't pass from a cooler to a hotter
You can try it if you like but you'd far better not-a
You can try it if you like but you'd far better not-a
'Cos the cold in the cooler will get hotter as a rule-a
'Cos the cold in the cooler will get hotter as a rule-a
'Cos the hotter body's heat will pass to the cooler
'Cos the hotter body's heat will pass to the cooler
Heat is work and work is heat and work is heat and heat is work
Heat will pass by conduction and
Heat will pass by conduction and
Heat will pass by convection and
Heat will pass by convection and
Heat will pass by radiation
Heat will pass by radiation
And that's a physical law

Heat is work and work's a curse
And all the heat in the universe
Is gonna cool down,
'Cos it can't increase
Then there'll be no more work
And there'll be perfect peace
Really?
Yeah, that's entropy, Man.
And all because of the second law of thermodynamics which lays down:
That you can't pass heat from a cooler to a hotter
Try it if you like but you'd far better not-a
'Cos the cold in the cooler will get hotter as a rule-a
'Cos the hotter body's heat will pass to the cooler

Oh, you can't pass heat from a cooler to a hotter
Try it if you like but you'll only look a fool-a
'Cos the cold in the cooler will get hotter as a rule-a
And that's a physical law
Oh, I'm hot
That's because you've been working!
Oh, Beatles, nothing!
That's the first and second laws of thermodynamics.


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Subject: RE: NEFFA - April 20-22, 2012
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 May 12 - 05:47 PM

Amazing! But no mention of Plank's Constant?

Charley Noble


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