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Washington Folk Festival 2013

beardedbruce 30 May 13 - 02:14 PM
beardedbruce 31 May 13 - 08:02 AM
Bill D 31 May 13 - 08:08 AM
clueless don 31 May 13 - 09:13 AM
Ron Davies 31 May 13 - 09:24 AM
Les from Hull 31 May 13 - 09:41 AM
Elmore 31 May 13 - 11:33 AM
beardedbruce 31 May 13 - 12:06 PM
Ron Davies 31 May 13 - 12:07 PM
Elmore 31 May 13 - 01:14 PM
My guru always said 01 Jun 13 - 02:57 AM
Ron Davies 03 Jun 13 - 03:47 PM
Ron Davies 04 Jun 13 - 11:53 AM
Carly 04 Jun 13 - 12:40 PM
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Subject: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 May 13 - 02:14 PM

In case anyone was looking for something to do this weekend.






FSGW Washington Folk Festival


The 33rd Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine! The festival is FREE to the public.


The 33rd Annual Washington Folk Festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. All musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople live in the the greater Washington metropolitan area and volunteer their talents to put on a first class festival of national renown. With performances representing cultures from around the world as well as around the country, it is your chance to find out what is going on in the folk communities of the area.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: beardedbruce
Date: 31 May 13 - 08:02 AM

I guess I will be there alone...


8-{E


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 31 May 13 - 08:08 AM

scroll down a bit for details

I will be in the crafts, and my son & his group-"Scales and Crosstones" will be singing twice on Sat.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: clueless don
Date: 31 May 13 - 09:13 AM

I'll be there on Sunday. My daughter will be performing at the Storytelling Stage at 2:30.

Don


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 31 May 13 - 09:24 AM

Congratulations to Darriel (and you, Bill).    And to Don and his daughter.

I'll have to be really late Saturday--have to attend a graduation celebration for one of my nieces.   She's a great girl (and Jan and I may wind up doing the cicada rap, which is always fun)--but it sure is a shame they picked this Saturday for this--I'd rather be at the festival (and will get there eventually).

I hope to do better Sunday.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Les from Hull
Date: 31 May 13 - 09:41 AM

It might be more helpful if you identified which Washington! And it's not really folklore is it?


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Elmore
Date: 31 May 13 - 11:33 AM

Attn: . Les from Hull Well, it's presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington,(DC) and looks like it would be fun. I'd give you a blue clicky if I could.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: beardedbruce
Date: 31 May 13 - 12:06 PM

http://fsgw.org/wff/wff-2013-web-edition.pdf


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 31 May 13 - 12:07 PM

Do you have a Washington in the UK?   I bet you do. Of course the US also has one on the left coast, but on Mudcat, it's always more likely to be FSGW.   As for using "folklore", sometimes it's hard to find a good Mudcat category to use for this sort of thing.

And it's a great festival-- a huge variety (boy do we stretch the definition of folk--just about everything but rock and classical).

Ends with a wonderful skiffle band on Sunday.

Free--contributions gratefully accepted.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Elmore
Date: 31 May 13 - 01:14 PM

Bearded Bruce: thanks for the clicky.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 02:57 AM

Would love to have come from this side of the pond, but I guess we wouldn't get there in time. Maybe another year...

Know you'll all have a fabulous weekend, enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 03 Jun 13 - 03:47 PM

It sure was great.

Among many, many, other things, the skiffle band (elements thereof, with contributions by festivalgoers) held forth in the grove for about 2 hours Sunday.    Everything from "Bill Bailey" to "Sweet Mystery of Life", to "Alexander's Ragtime Band (with a verse in French.)

And those of us who stayed in the grove made the right choice, since the band's set was cut short by an electrical storm.

But at least you also had a chance another time during the program to hear Doug of the skiffle band do his mouth music (imitating muted horn, trombone, drum, banjo, sax etc---amazing stuff.)

And that's just one group on one stage during a 2-day festival on about 5 stages.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 11:53 AM

And thanks so much to all the people (often very talented folkies) who did so much (gratis) as presenters, technicians and behind the scenes to make the festival happen---as well as to all the talented performers on stage who gave their services so freely.


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Carly
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 12:40 PM

Ron is right - it was great. Seven stages and a lovely crafts pavilion, thanks to Bill and Rita, who both organized the crafters and exhibited their own work. Over four hundred performers, all living in the Washington, DC area, sang, played, danced, taught dancing ( in the glorious Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo,) told stories, and offered their craft goods for admiration and sale. Familiar faces like Judy Cook, Cathy Fink and Marcie Marxer, Jennifer Cutting and her group OCEAN, Reed Martin, Eleanor Ellis, and Bill Baker performed, along with folks making music and telling tales from all over the world.

I had great fun as the MC at the Chautauqua Stage, introducing Alan Jabbour, Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton, Carey Creed, Mary Gordon Hall, Lynn Hollyfield, , songs from the Republic of Georgia,( a capella with spine-chilling harmonies,) Paraguayan harp, Sikh, folk and classical music from India, a Brazilian singer and her group, Trio Sephardi (Tina Chancey, Howard Bass and Susan Gaeta,) the great Ladino singer Flory Jagoda, (a true national treasure,) a Tibetan one-man orchestra, playing Tibetan hammered dulcimer, lute, and long horn( think alp horn,) the Washington Toho Koto Society, workshops on maritime songs and ballads (thank you, Charlie Baum, both for putting that ballad workshop together and singing brilliantly,) a squeezebox session, and Bob Rychlik, who is single-handedly bringing the fujara to the world.( In case you didn't know, the fujara is a six-foot fipple flute from the Savakian mountains, with a lovely and haunting sound.) And that was just my stage!


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 12:59 PM

Oh, how I miss my days as a photographer/videographer for the festival, where I could run about hearing any music I wished!

But doing the crafts area is 'rewarding' in its own right, and I have enough memories of 30+ years to last...oh.... another 30 years, when I will be 104.

My son, who was born during the early years of the festival is now a mainstay in the office, plus being **onstage** with his own group, "Scales & Crosstones" this year.

and so it goes....


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: Carly
Date: 04 Jun 13 - 06:28 PM

Oops - the fujara is from the Slovakian mountains, not the home of a Vulcan!


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Subject: RE: Washington Folk Festival 2013
From: clueless don
Date: 05 Jun 13 - 08:41 AM

I spent most of my time at this year's festival at the Storytelling Stage - time very well spent. But I did get away to the Yurt Village Stage to see the tribute to the late Peggy O'Neill, my first Irish stepdancing teacher. Fine show, great memories!


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