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FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!

GUEST,Nancy King 13 May 15 - 12:10 PM
maeve 13 May 15 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Vixen no cookie 14 May 15 - 10:48 AM
Amos 14 May 15 - 11:09 AM
jacqui.c 15 May 15 - 07:21 AM
Nancy King 15 May 15 - 11:51 PM
Nancy King 17 May 15 - 08:46 PM
Joe Offer 17 May 15 - 10:34 PM
maeve 21 May 15 - 05:16 AM
MMario 21 May 15 - 05:31 AM
Felipa 21 May 15 - 06:49 AM
maeve 21 May 15 - 07:30 AM
Nancy King 21 May 15 - 01:35 PM
MMario 31 May 15 - 11:59 AM
GUEST 31 May 15 - 05:14 PM
Lonesome EJ 02 Jun 15 - 12:52 PM
maeve 02 Jun 15 - 02:49 PM
Nancy King 05 Jun 15 - 09:39 AM
Charlie Baum 22 Jul 15 - 11:22 PM
Lonesome EJ 23 Jul 15 - 01:52 AM
Nancy King 23 Jul 15 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,SussexCarole 24 Jul 15 - 02:08 AM
Nancy King 24 Jul 15 - 08:05 PM
Alaska Mike 28 Jul 15 - 01:52 PM
ranger1 28 Jul 15 - 02:23 PM
maeve 28 Jul 15 - 06:13 PM
Gorgeous Gary 04 Aug 15 - 06:06 PM
MMario 05 Aug 15 - 02:53 PM
Janie 05 Aug 15 - 10:26 PM
Nancy King 06 Aug 15 - 09:01 PM
MMario 07 Aug 15 - 04:18 PM
jacqui.c 11 Aug 15 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Dani 22 Aug 15 - 04:18 PM
Charlie Baum 26 Aug 15 - 11:23 PM
Severn 27 Aug 15 - 12:33 AM
Janie 27 Aug 15 - 07:23 PM
maeve 27 Aug 15 - 07:25 PM
Janie 27 Aug 15 - 09:39 PM
Micca 27 Aug 15 - 09:50 PM
Nancy King 28 Aug 15 - 01:28 PM
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maeve 04 Sep 15 - 04:27 PM
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Airymouse 04 Sep 15 - 06:30 PM
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maeve 05 Sep 15 - 07:42 AM
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Janie 06 Sep 15 - 12:32 PM
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Nancy King 08 Sep 15 - 07:26 PM
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Janie 09 Sep 15 - 10:16 PM
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Nancy King 11 Sep 15 - 08:19 PM
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Subject: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: GUEST,Nancy King
Date: 13 May 15 - 12:10 PM

Planning for the 2015 FSGW Getaway is already underway, so heads up! The Program Committee -- me, Carly Gewirz (Mudcatter "Carly"), and longtime Getaway-goers Kathie Mack and Lisa Null -- is ready for your ideas!

This year's Getaway will be held October 2-5 at West River Conference Center on an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. This is the same place we've been for the last several years, and it's a beautiful spot.

If you'd like more information about the Getaway, visit www.fsgw.org, scroll down a bit, and click on "Getaway" in the left-hand column. This lists the specifics for last year's event, but of course this year's will be similar. Complete, up-to-date information -- including an application form -- will be available on the FSGW site soon. Or you can put "Getaway" into the Mudcat filter box, set the time for 2-3 years, and you'll get more commentary than anyone could reasonably read.

We have an exceptional lineup of Special Guests this year:   CINDY KALLET and GREY LARSEN will bring their remarkable voices and many instruments; the SHORT SISTERS (Kim Wallach, Fay Baird, & Kate Seeger) will come together from their diverse home towns with their special brand of songs old and new; SHEILA KAY ADAMS AND THE SCOFFLAWS (Branson Raines and Dan Lewis) come from Western North Carolina with their authentic string band sound, stories, and more; JILL ROGOFF visits from Israel with wonderful Celtic songs and Jewish music; and TIM RADFORD will be here with lots of ballads and rousing maritime songs. All of these folks will be performing in mini-concerts and participating in lots of workshops.

We are now starting to put together a list of possible workshops. We've thought of quite a few, and we're ready for your suggestions. One of the great things about the Getaway is that we really do try to tailor the program to the interests of those attending, but that's hard to do until we know who's coming and what they'd like to do. So: please tell us if you plan to come, and what you'd like to see on the program. Are there workshops you'd like to lead, co-lead, or attend? Workshops you'd like to see repeated (or not)? We're open to all suggestions, and although not all of them will end up on the final list (we have only 2 days, after all, so not everything can make the final cut), we do promise to consider all ideas. You can post them to this thread, or PM Carly or me.

The Getaway is all about participation, so start participating now!

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Nancy

Schedule Link: http://www.fsgw.org/wff/Getaway2015schedule.pdf


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: maeve
Date: 13 May 15 - 12:16 PM

Hi, Nancy. If an enormous alteration in the earth's spin made it possible for me to attend, I'd wish for a small, focused workshop on writing/performing composed songs informed by traditional music of any cultures. I don't have an audience for my music, so it's hard to know how to present it when I have an appropriate opportunity.

I'd also wish fervently to not be put online in image or recording without my permission, but that's just me.

Great line-up!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: GUEST,Vixen no cookie
Date: 14 May 15 - 10:48 AM

Hi All--

Dates?

thanks,

V


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Amos
Date: 14 May 15 - 11:09 AM

October 2-5, 2015.


I know--we could make the whole program from workshops I have had to miss in the last four Getaways!

One of my most unforgettable memories was a Chanties and Sea Songs workshop. There were about twenty people milling around and one baritone voice started up the lead line of a chanty. Instantly the whole room was filled and vibrating with the chorus, and the sound was amazing, like the Voice of Man rising up to the stars. Let's do that one again.

I love the Trail Songs workshop and would do it again instanter.

A


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 May 15 - 07:21 AM

How about 'lost love'. That could cover a lot of bases!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 May 15 - 11:51 PM

Thanks, Amos and Jacqui! We'll put those ideas in the hopper. Keep 'em coming, folks!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Nancy King
Date: 17 May 15 - 08:46 PM

REFRESH!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 15 - 10:34 PM

...but mostly I sing of lost love, and I seem to lose them all.
The lovers who have left me, would fill a union hall...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: maeve
Date: 21 May 15 - 05:16 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: MMario
Date: 21 May 15 - 05:31 AM

Something that might be interesting; Elemental Songs - as in Songs about/featuring Earth/Air/Fire/Water ?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Felipa
Date: 21 May 15 - 06:49 AM

is the venue reachable by public transport?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: maeve
Date: 21 May 15 - 07:30 AM

Felipa- Here's a link to the Getaway information. http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=8&NoTitle=1

I'm sure those who have been or are organizing it will reply to your question. Hope you can attend!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Nancy King
Date: 21 May 15 - 01:35 PM

Felipa, the West River Conference Center, where the Getaway is held, is not directly accessible by public transportation, but IF one were to let us know in advance where (in the DC area) we could pick you up, it's usually possible to arrange arrange a ride to the camp.

Thanks, MMario -- we'll take that under advisement!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: MMario
Date: 31 May 15 - 11:59 AM

Pop to the top...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 15 - 05:14 PM

I was hoping to see this :) ....
nice to see that Sheila is coming :) ...
all the best Skarpi ...


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 12:52 PM

In light of Jean Ritchie's passing and in celebration of her music, I think it would be great to have a song circle session where her songs are done. I know that several of the people involved in the Jean tribute album will be in attendance, and one of them would be ideal to lead the session, but I would be happy to assist if needed.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: maeve
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 02:49 PM

"...we really do try to tailor the program to the interests of those attending..."

Oops, I forgot that bit. Sorry, Nancy. I'll hush.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Nancy King
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 09:39 AM

Better yet, Maeve -- be one of those attending! We'd love to see you. And don't forget, we have a healthy scholarship fund.

LEJ -- thanks, we'll see how things go!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 22 Jul 15 - 11:22 PM

The FSGW Getaway is October 2-5, 2015. It starts with a potluck on Friday afternoon, goes through the entire weekend, and runs so late on Sunday night that we serve Monday breakfast. A complete description is available at the FSGW Website.

At long last, the 2015 Getaway registration is available, both on-line and via paper mail-in. It took our web-administration wizards a few days to re-enable our on-line payment system via PayPal, and plug some previous security holes, but it's fixed and ready!

Go to http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=8&NoTitle=1, read all about the Getaway, and then click on "sign-up" if you wish to register electronically with a credit card. Or go to http://fsgw.org/newsletter/2015/J451.pdf , download the current newsletter, and then print out and fill in page 23 and mail it in with a check.
Either way, we look forward to your being able to join in a weekend of music sharing.

Prices have crept up just a few dollars for adults this year, in response to rising rental rates for the facility, but if the prices are too steep for you, contact Charlie Baum , and we'll talk about price breaks or scholarships. We've always made the Getaway affordable for everyone who wishes to come.

Looking forward to making music with everybody.

--Charlie Baum, FSGW VP & Getaway Chair


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Jul 15 - 01:52 AM

Look forward to seeing you all there!!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- now!
From: Nancy King
Date: 23 Jul 15 - 04:07 PM

Me too, Ernie!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: GUEST,SussexCarole
Date: 24 Jul 15 - 02:08 AM

Sadly we can't make it this year, fingers crossed for 2016.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 24 Jul 15 - 08:05 PM

Fingers AND toes crossed, Carole!!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 28 Jul 15 - 01:52 PM

Tawmmie and I are all signed up and looking forward to October. It will be great to see everyone again.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: ranger1
Date: 28 Jul 15 - 02:23 PM

Um, is there a pdf of the registration form for those of us not wishing to register online?


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: maeve
Date: 28 Jul 15 - 06:13 PM

Yes Tami- Charlie Baum's link to the newsletter, page 23 is printable.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 04 Aug 15 - 06:06 PM

Unfortunately, it looks like the recurring work event that ate half the Getaway for me a couple of years ago is going to eat the entire Getaway this year. Unless a real miracle occurs, since said event is in California this year, which means I can't speed down I-95 from NJ like I did before.

Of course, depending on your perspective, this could be either bad news or good news. Bad news for the folks who enjoy having Sheryl and me around, good news for the folks who can be reasonably assured of a filksong-free Getaway for a year... ;-)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: MMario
Date: 05 Aug 15 - 02:53 PM

oh goodie! looks like I will be able to make it...thought I had a conflict; but unless the procedure goes awry I should be okay...assuming I can get the time okayed at work.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Janie
Date: 05 Aug 15 - 10:26 PM

Will probably be a week or so before I register, but definitely planning on coming. Looking forward to seeing old and new faces and listening to all the wonderful voices raised in song in every nook and cranny, all day and all night long.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 06 Aug 15 - 09:01 PM

Yay! Looking forward to seeing Janie and MMario and Ernie and Amos and Kendall and Jacqui and Tami and Mike and Joe and Dani-- and (I'm sure I've left out a few...) all the rest of you!

By the way, we did have a bit of sad news: Jill Rogoff won't be able to make it after all. She injured her arm or shoulder and that, along with another health issue, has forced her to cancel her US tour. Too bad! We're still working on seeing if we can get another Guest to fill that spot.

The program committee is working hard, and if we could only get certain people to commit to coming, we'd be in great shape. But whoever shows up, I know it will be a great Getaway. We've been doing this for over 50 years now, and we've never had a bad one yet!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: MMario
Date: 07 Aug 15 - 04:18 PM

And I was wrong - I'm not going to make it after all....


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 05:16 PM

So sorry MMario - you will be missed! Kendall just registered us so WE will be there!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 22 Aug 15 - 04:18 PM

Registered!!

I'm in!!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 26 Aug 15 - 11:23 PM

If anyone wants to come to the Getaway, but can't afford the fees, we have a scholarship program set up to make it affordable. The Linda Lieberman/David Olive Scholarship program was set up years ago (in memory of two great folks who went home from the Getaway to check on their animals on Saturday night and didn't return on Sunday, having perished when their car went off the road on the way home). The fund gets replenished each year through generous donations, through the silent auction we hold at the Getaway, and through the contributions collected at the Saturday night Mummer's play.

Scholarships are based on need; you don't have to work a special job in return. To apply, you need to contact Charlie Baum (me), and we'll have a confidential chat on the telephone.

Mudcatters can send me a private message, including your contact information. Sometimes, it takes me a day or two to notice I have a new message, but I'll get back to you. Alternatively, go to the FSGW Getaway webpage and contact me from there.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Severn
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 12:33 AM

For all of those out of town Getaway visitors that will still be in the area on Monday night, I have secured the use of Zed's Cafe in Silver Spring MD for my hosting a singaround and one last chance to get together and sing and play before everyone finally departs. Zed's is a fine listening space with good food and a living room atmosphere. It is located at8225 Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring easily reached by the
Metro if need be and WE are the scheduled entertainment. We're just playing for the tip jar, but Hey, it's one last shot at shared time and music Let me know on this thread who will be available. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Janie
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 07:23 PM

Don't forget the Silent Auction!

Remember, one person's trash may well be another's treasure!

Please bring an item or 2 to place in the silent auction, and also be sure to check out the auction, and bid early and often! (So bring a bit of cash or your checkbook - not just for the auction, but also to toss into the hat for the Mummer's Play.)

As Charlie Baum noted above in his post of 26 Aug 15 - 11:23 PM, proceeds from the auction and the Mummer's Play all go into the Getaway scholarship fund. Also see that post for information on how to request help from the scholarship fund.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: maeve
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 07:25 PM

Wow- Tossing checkbooks into the hat!

:D

I'll see what I can find again, Janie. I can send it down as before.
Maeve


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Janie
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 09:39 PM

Thanks Maeve. What I would most like would be for you to be able to see your way clear to come to the Getaway. Love you being there and contributing in spirit, but hoping, hoping, your corporeal body materializes on the West River one year:>)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Micca
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 09:50 PM

Sadly, I too must rule myself out this year, I was looking forward to celebrating a "significant" Birthday on the Sunday!! but St Francis Palsy,( incipient shortage of Dough) and some health question marks (from which I haven't yet got the all clear) are combining to keep me at home!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 28 Aug 15 - 01:28 PM

What Janie said!


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Subject: BS: FSGW getaway
From: GUEST,airymouse
Date: 04 Sep 15 - 03:58 PM

I'm driving up to the FSGW getaway leaving the Radford Christiansburg area on Friday morning Oct 2nd and returning Monday morning Oct. 5th.
I can take one passenger with bedding and one or two instruments in my Honda Accord. If you live near I81 on the route and would like a ride send me a PM.


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Subject: RE: BS: FSGW getaway
From: maeve
Date: 04 Sep 15 - 04:27 PM

What a kind offer, airymouse. I wonder if more would see your invitation upstairs? There's a Getaway thread here.


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 15 - 05:49 PM

Phil Fox, Getaway attendee, had a mild stroke and is recovering well in the Washington VA hospital. He is able to respond on his cell phone and is walking and talking much better. We even had an 8 person song swap in his room. See my Facebook page for more. Not a Catter, but a friend to many.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2015
From: Airymouse
Date: 04 Sep 15 - 06:30 PM

I believe my offer has levitated. He works in mysterious ways; the only trouble being I don't know who he is. As for being a kind offer, I figure I might luck out and find somebody who knows how to get there.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2015
From: maeve
Date: 04 Sep 15 - 07:29 PM

I hope it works out for you and your potential travel buddy!


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 program planning -- register now!!
From: maeve
Date: 05 Sep 15 - 07:42 AM

Guest, for folks to check your Facebook page for news about Phil Fox, you'll need to let us know who you are- your cookie has crumbled. :)


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Subject: RE: Getaway 2015 ZZZZ VOLUNTEERS PEACE CABIN 9/8 !
From: lisa null
Date: 05 Sep 15 - 01:58 PM

SAVE PEACE CABIN JAM: ZZZZ VOLUNTEERS Deadline 9/8!



I'm looking forward to some wonderful late night music/song sessions in the Peace Cabin this year. I'll bet you are too.

More and more people, though, want a quiet place to sleep and only eleven people have said they'd be willing to stay where the music goes on most of the night. We need at least 22. Will 12 more volunteer sleeping in the Peace Cabin (brownie points plus a small discount for those who take an upper berth)? If not, we'll have to move the late night sessions to Eiler's Dining Hall (the old dining hall where we do evening concerts).

The music and good times will flourish in both places, but they are certainly less intimate and cozy. Interestingly enough, a lot of the musical night owls say they enjoy jamming and singing till the wee hours but do not feel they can sleep with the noise around them. Another has said he can sleep with the noise at night but cannot sleep with the noise from Peace Cabin Workshops in the AM.

Cause of the problem: Our room assignments guru, Jennifer Woods, says there are not enough heated cabins to accommodate all who request quiet sleeping space, so we MUST have a near capacity crowd of sleepers at the Peace Cabin/

Please let me know if you and your companion(s) are willing to nod off with angelic voices, strings, and an occasional bongo for accompaniment. Deadline is September 8th-- the cay after labor day-- when I will pass the names and email addresses of volunteers to Jennifer. At that time she has to start arranging the cabins-- a Herculean task because of so many special needs, wants, and human relationships. Half the fun of the getaway is that she does such a good job of this!

Thanks for weighing in--

Lisa


Elisabeth Higgins Null
706 Bonifant Street
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910
301 587-2286
enul@starpower.net


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 06 Sep 15 - 06:13 AM

Am I missing a thread (not unusual) or is there a conversation about workshops?

Eagerly awaiting every bit of it : )

Dani


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Janie
Date: 06 Sep 15 - 12:32 PM

Finally got around to getting registered.

I'll try the Peace lodge again. The dim lights and "in the living room" feel would be shame to have to give up, not to mention the superior accoustics in the cabin common room.

I hate the bright lights and the lousy accoustics in the old dining hall. Works OK for the concert with the pa system, but No sense of intimacy at all, which is what I like best about the late night song circles in the Peace cabin. As I well know from manning the auction during workshops, the least little private conversation is disruptive in that remarkably accousticly challenged space if it is not packed with people and a PA. It is not a place where some one who might be a bit timid about offering a song in a less cozy setting is likely to be comfortable doing so. Also not a space where people might actually start building relationships.

A suggestion, fwiw. It seems, between the succession of workshops during the day and the nearly until dawn song circle in the evenings, the common room in the Peace lodge has music going close to around the clock. Even those of us prone to stay up waaay too late need at least some sleep. If some folks have opted out of Peace for sleep during the day, what about moving some of the daytime workshops a little further down the line of cabins so that workshops are not scheduled in the Peace lodge until after lunch? I was not aware there are unheated cabins at West River, but in early October, the chances are slim to none that an unheated common room in any of the cabins is going to be excessively chilly.

I sleep like a log (not to mention snore like a chainsaw)and the sound, night-time or daytime has not been the reason I opted out of staying in the Peace lodge the past 2 years. One of two reasons I have opted out of staying in the Peace lodge the last couple of years, however, is it is impossible to get to my room or the shower during the day with out disrupting packed workshops that occur back-to-back and require impeccable timing on my part to get into and out of my room or the bathroom there between workshops.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Janie
Date: 06 Sep 15 - 01:14 PM

Dani, the workshop schedule is not yet up on the FSGW website either. I think several of the key people who do most of the work to make the Getaway happen are not going to be able to attend this year due to an unvoidable scheduling conflict, but are still working hard to make sure it all comes together, and expect the schedule will soon be posted on the FSGW website and that one of the FSGW folks will post a link here.

My hat is always off to the core folks with FSGW who put in so much effort that insures the Getaway happens each year, for the past 50+ years.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 06 Sep 15 - 02:18 PM

Right?!

SO much effort so that we can just drop in and enjoy.

Wish there were more ways I could help from way afar.

Dani


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 06 Sep 15 - 07:59 PM

Wish I could be there schedule conflict again this year.

Fred


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: lisa null
Date: 06 Sep 15 - 11:19 PM

Yay!

Only 8 more volunteers to sleep in the Peace Cabin needed.

We now have 12 people willing to stay in the Peace Cabin bunks, despite music going on in its living room all night long. We feel though that we must use that space for daytime workshops because of its central location, handicap access, and for all the other reasons Janie finds it such an inviting place for music making.

I give a Saturday vocal clinic there and it is intimate and encouraging of shy singers to let all their dreams, skills, and problems hang out in a small group of supportive people. The Nature Center is a glorious place for late night jams too-- but there is usually one that goes on till about 2:00-AM that tends to be impromtu arrangements of traditional song-- kind of Celtic in instrumentation and low-key, intimate. We tried Eilers last year as the Aquarium in the Nature Center was very noisy. Late at night, Eilers takes on a charm of its own-- like singing in a eerie castle or cathedral.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Sep 15 - 07:26 PM

We're still working on ironing out some things in the schedule, and will post it as soon as it's ready! Don't worry -- it'll be great!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 08 Sep 15 - 08:16 PM

Naturally : )

We bask in the warm cocoon of your plotting.

Dani


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From: GUEST,Goodnight Gracie
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 10:39 AM

Can't make it this year but Pete will be representing the Kraemers. Have fun everyone. I'll miss you. See you next year. And as always, thank you to the wonderful folks that make this happen.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: kendall
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 08:38 PM

To all you folks who want me to bring copies of my new book to the Getaway, I need to know how many of you want one. I have to buy them.
The retail price is $14.95.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Janie
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 10:16 PM

Kendall, Bring one for me!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 04:58 PM

Kendall, I would like one of your books. I don't even need to know what its about (I don't get on mudcat often). But I do know you so I am sure the product is excellent. Do they still take cash up your way?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 08:19 PM

Hey Kendall -- I'll take two (one for me and one for a gift). Saw it in a store (Country Sleigh in Naples) today, but decided I'd rather buy it from you!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: kendall
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 07:59 PM

I will bring enough to satisfy those who tell me in advance.


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From: kendall
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 08:02 PM

It's selling like ladders in a burning building.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Janie
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 12:25 AM

Thank you to Skarpi for sending CD's all the way from Iceland for the auction. Very kind and generous. I've heard some wonderful tracks off of some of these CD's from links he has posted in the past.

Here's hoping he can find a way to send himself as well!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Carly
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 06:41 AM

Kendall, please bring one for me, too! I am so looking forward to seeing you all!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: kendall
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 08:05 AM

e too. I need a getaway fix.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Amos
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 12:08 PM

Just reading the schedule has made my heart rate increase! Looking forward to another visit to the mysterious disappearing island of The Getaway!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Airymouse
Date: 15 Sep 15 - 09:13 PM

So where does one look to find the heart-warming or at least heart-stimulating schedule? I skimmed, but didn't peruse, the September newsletter and googled FSGW Getaway Thanks.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: maeve
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 07:06 AM

Airymouse, as far as I know they're still polishing the actual schedule. The Getaway link back there somewhere (Charlie's post) does show the Special Guests, and they are wonderful.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 07:32 AM

So far, the schedule has been sent only to workshop leaders and is still subject to changes, but what I've seen it will be a wonderful weekend. I'm sure it will be out soon.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: MMario
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 09:04 AM

I am more then upset to not be able to make it this year!!!!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 12:01 PM

OK folks, here it is!! The schedule can be found at http://www.fsgw.org/wff/Getaway2015schedule.pdf

It is, of course, still subject to change, but we fervently hope we won't have to make many more changes -- every change creates new conflicts! We think it looks pretty good -- and we're looking forward to seeing all of you!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - sign up now!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 18 Sep 15 - 05:55 PM

Refresh -- and could somebody please re-title this to indicate that the schedule is up? Thanks ---


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 15 - 07:08 PM

I KNEW they needed to perfect cloning 40 years ago.....

Oh well, there's good stuff..... I'll make do.... *sniff*


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Hrothgar
Date: 19 Sep 15 - 01:08 AM

I will be the Australian representative this year.

Tell me, is it fashionable to wear a Bob Bolton-made Mudcat badge?


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Sep 15 - 09:54 PM

Sure! We'll give you one also... but people wear all sorts of things- and anything by Bob Bolton would be great. I always wanted to meet him.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 06:09 PM

Alas, I shall not be attending this year. The job I'm hoping to land for the winter has orientation that weekend. As I desperately need a job for the winter (need a newer car and my cat is sick, both require money). And I was having a real hard time finding a pet sitter for the time I needed to be gone. The cat would have been OK, but the dog is a quirky, neurotic, aging, senile creature that I can't have just anyone stay with, and he doesn't do well being left with someone in their home.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 04:20 PM

Good luck, ranger1.

Have a wonderful time, those who can attend.
Maeve


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 01:47 PM

Next year, if the gods are kind.
Meantime, keep us posted on the fun.
SINS


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Max
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 10:48 AM

Plans set. Rolling in Friday evening and out Sunday after lunch in a big ol' RV. May auction off some quiet space for the folks in Peace sometime Saturday... :)


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 11:25 AM

Indications are for possibly a WET weekend... plan accordingly.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 01:21 PM

Bring booze? I thought the camp was dry.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 03:34 PM

The camp is dry. But Bottles of white grape juice have been seen; barley water, etc. Discretion; discretion, discretion.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 04:50 PM

I had planned to send down treasures for the scholarship auction as I usually do, but failed to get them to Jacqui and Kendall. I'm sorry.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: skarpi
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 05:21 PM

Well , I waited for the last minute , I work for Alcoa aluminium
Europe/US...and last Monday as I was about to pay my ticket I got a
message from my boss that I would have to work on a project with some people from US department of Alcoa , and it would take the full week ..damn...
so I have to work sniff !! ...now I am a little sad , and told a very special lady that , I was going to sing with her a song I promised a long time ago and play some music with you ..
again sniff !! well to comfort my self I am taking the money to the bank and forget it until next time and I will tell my boss that this weekend next is offwork holidays ...
there are some items I send to Getaway ...who ever get´s them I hope you like them ...all the best skarpi Icleand ..


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Sep 15 - 06:49 PM

More warnings about weather... the whole East coast is forecast to get LOTS of rain, and maybe wind as a tropical storm tends toward a hurricane. The very worst weather is expected to be right on Sat. & Sun.

We are having work done on the house, and some areas would be at risk.... and basement flooding is 'possible' if it gets too bad. I will watch closely the next two days, but it is possible my 36 year string of never missing a minute of Getaway weekend may be broken...


More later.... (I suspect that way too many people are only in Facebook and seldom read Mudcat... I guess I'll post warnings there also.)

I'd sure love for this to be a false alarm... but we shall see.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:15 AM

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/30/tropical-storm-jaoquin-upgraded-to-hurricane-as-it-approaches-bahamas-could-strike-east-coast-later-in-the-week/73076112/


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:49 AM

Hoping for safety for our Getaway friends, wherever this system hits.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST,Himicane Severn
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 02:05 PM

Weather or naught, I'll be there! It'll be well worth wading for. No tropical storm's rain of terror is going to give me my Jaoquin papers......

After all, they said it would be a Driving Rain.....

Of course, my passengers, both with disabilities, could tell me different, one of whom owns the vehicle I'm supposed to be driving......


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST,Lej
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:07 PM

I'm here in Ocean City MD watching the Atlantic rolling in and monitoring the Weather Channel. Is there a chance the Getaway will be cancelled? I am concerned because after I leave here Friday my only current lodging option is the getaway camp until my flight is due to leave Monday. Here's hoping the weather heads East anyway. But please keep us advised


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:11 PM

LEJ- Bill mentioned a Facebook page- can you check that?


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:18 PM

I've sent an email to Charlie Baum requesting guidance from someone involved in such issues, LEJ.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:30 PM

The Getaway should be able to happen. I talked to the folks at West River this afternoon. Even during the last big storm that sent a storm surge up the Chesapeake Bay, Hurricane Isabel, all their buildings stayed dry, and their paved parking lots were in good shape. (Just everybody--don't park off the pavement!) The worst scenario they imagined was if high winds take the power out--they have generators for the water system and the dining hall, so we can flush toilets and they can feed us, although the other buildings and cabins could be dark, so bring flashlights or lanterns, just in case.

We're keeping an eye on the storm, which has been VERY difficult to predict. If the Getaway has to be cancelled (which I think is very unlikely), there are a LOT of us who live in the DC area, especially Silver Spring, and we will party here (and find room to put put up guests amongst us.) My guess is that we will have a fine time, but wet. Bring rain gear, for sure.

If any problems arise, we'll post on the FSGW website:
http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=8&NoTitle=1 , and we'll try to post here as well.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 10:52 PM

Thanks very much, Charlie.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 30 Sep 15 - 11:24 PM

Getaway Audio Angels needed--

We need someone to help out with sound engineering on Saturday night (Pete Kraemer has volunteered to help, but can't do it all, and will need an associate), and we need folks willing to be stagehands on both nights. (Dennis Cook will hopefully do his sound magic for the Sunday evening concert).

Volunteers? Your chance to learn everything you always wanted to about sound engineering and try it out among a group of friendly listeners.
If you'd like to volunteer, contact Charlie Baum via e-mail . (Also at work on Thursday only from 10-ish to 6-ish at 202-334-1701.)

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 07:33 AM

Last year the camp staff offered to turn off the aquarium pump for the duration of the Getaway. They said it would be fine and would not hurt the animals. The noise was bothering the performers and jammers. We should request that again this year. It will help the music.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 09:37 AM

We've just finished packing the car and are about to set off. Hopefully we won't hit to much bad weather on the way through.

We are really looking forward to this weekend so we won't let a little bit of weather get in the way!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 12:54 PM

just open the pane
And pop out the flame
To see how the winds do blow.


And I gave Jacqui a flashlight for her birthday. LOL
Stay safe, all.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 02:50 PM

Thanks Charlie!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST,jacqui.c
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 09:19 PM

Ensconced in a Best Western motel in New Jersey. Well fed and watered and looking forward to getting to Brigadoon tomorrow afternoon, if we don't find too many thrift shops on the way............


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 10:24 PM

The weather forecasts are getting better (relatively). Mind you, it's going to be raining like crazy on Friday into Saturday morning, but they're now talking only 2 to 3 inches, rather than 3 to 6 inches. That's the pre-Joaquin nor'easter, and it looks like Joaquin may stay out to sea (if I don't jinx it by mentioning it here).

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Janie
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 12:07 PM

Everyone have a great time and be safe driving there in all this rain.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 05:03 PM

We are here at last. Just waiting on everyone else now.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: KT
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 05:18 PM

And so it begins.....
I know it will be grand! Sing one for me, and I'll do the same for you from here, imagining myself with all of you in those cozy cabins, illuminated by music and friendship! Big hugs to all my Getaway pals! Next year....
KT


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Airymouse
Date: 06 Oct 15 - 09:07 AM

And so it was.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Oct 15 - 11:05 AM

Hopefully I all be there next year !!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 06 Oct 15 - 01:07 PM

Well, the 2015 Blustery Getaway is in the books. A smaller group in attendance than in past years, and with flood warnings and hurricane warnings it was no surprise. I arrived Friday afternoon and the forecast was still uncertain. Friday night was a night of howling wind and tossing trees and BIG water puddles on the walkway, but that only added to the coziness inside the Retreat center and Peace cabin, where music went on until about 1 am. Saturday was calmer and not as wet, and we were able to attend the workshops and amble across the west river campus with a minimum of hassle. More familiar faces began to appear, our numbers increased, and the event began to feel like home, despite the inclement weather.
Some sessions and happenings that stand out for me: Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen singing and playing Robin Williamson's October Song with the medieval drone of the harmonium filling the room as the wind and rain owned the night outside. Pete Kraemer knocking out a blues on the steel resonator guitar. Going off-trail in the Trail Songs session to hear a great collection of new and old cowboy songs that made the hour fly past. Kendall's Bear tale. Singing We Shall Overcome in a hand-holding circle of singers and sharing stories of how things really have gotten better, and of how far we still need to go. Dan Schatz' stories of Jean Ritchie and his rendition of Cool of the Day. Phil Fox, in spite of a recent stroke, leading every one in a rousing rendition of If I Had a Hammer at the close of Sunday's concert. Amazing Grace at midnight in the retreat center. Jessie Palidofsky's song about the Beats.
Talisker.
Carpe Manana.
A while back, Amos and I co-wrote a song about the Getaway with the line "Lord, willing and the creek don't rise, I'll see you at the Getaway."
Well, the creek rose, but apparently the Lord was willing for us to have a truly memorable gathering.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - schedule posted!!
From: maeve
Date: 06 Oct 15 - 01:36 PM

Lonesome EJ has already discovered this. Others with Getaway experience may not have gotten the sad news: Phil Fox (sad news)

I can't think of a better ending- music with friends, then "...death on pillow be thine".


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct 2 - 5, 2015 - LOST & FOUND
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 07 Oct 15 - 01:00 PM

LOST AND FOUND from the 2015 Getaway:

  • 1 large blue plastic IKEA tote bag.

  • 1 navy blue (with white stripes) cotton knit zip-front warm-up jacket, label "Avenue," size 22/24.

  • 1 white cotton knit Fruit of the Loom bra, size 42C.

  • 1 blue Columbia hooded rain jacket, size XL, looks fairly new. The rain jacket was in the Retreat Center (not the lounge) all morning Monday. Kathie Mack went around to all the cabins on Monday morning, and brought back the first 3 items.

To claim, post a note here, or contact Nancy King.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 08 Oct 15 - 11:21 AM

Refresh! Please, somebody claim this stuff!


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!
From: GUEST,Hrothgar (in Pennsylvania)
Date: 10 Oct 15 - 09:24 PM

Loved every minute of it! Further comments when I get home.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Oct 15 - 03:42 AM

Hrothgar, it was such a pleasure to meet you after all these years.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Oct 15 - 06:01 AM

& here I was just thinking about Hrothgar & I find he's been to Getaway. JennieG & I will be wanting a full report asap

sandra

the best singing session at the Australian National Folk Festival at Easter is the Community Hymn Singing With Roger & his Beautiful Assistants Ann, Sandra & Jennifer (alas I forgot to get pics, but next year ...)


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!
From: Amos
Date: 11 Oct 15 - 11:33 AM

I enjoyed every minute in spite of winds and sprinkles. Late night sessions with Pete Kramer, swapping songs with Kendall Morse, jamming in the Peace Cabin and the late night jam with the amazing Western North Carolina gang Sheila Kay Adams & The Scofflaws were unforgettable. The long drive up from Raleigh in the pouring rain was another delight5, as we had the van packed with boisterous talent of the first order--Abby Sales, Dani Black, Joe Offer, and Derek Lane all singing in harmony or sequence or both, but singing. All told, I tell ya, it was a gas.

AS with every year, my profound thanks to Nancy, Charley and the rest of the stalwarts who make this remarkable gathering happen every year. They are the quiet miracle workers among us.

A.


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Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway Oct, 2015 - lost & found posted!!
From: Nancy King
Date: 11 Oct 15 - 06:14 PM

You are more than welcome, Amos! Thanks for coming! As I've said many times before, it's the people who come to the Getaway who make it so very special.

The weather wasn't ideal, to be sure, but it could have been so much worse -- there were times during the preceding week when it was forecast to be seriously horrendous, but we lucked out. I guess we just live right, huh? By the way, extra thanks are due to the camp staff at West River, who were helpful and pleasant as always, assured us the buildings were safe from flooding, and even provided us with explicit directions for what to do in case of a power failure. As it happened, we didn't need them, but with high winds and saturated ground, it was all too possible.

Our numbers were down somewhat from previous years, but those who made it were great! Highlights for me included:

A fabulous fiddle duet (and lots of other stuff) by Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen;

The opportunity to get to know the Short Sisters, whom I've admired for years;

A wonderful upbeat Gospel workshop with Sheila Kay Adams, Flawn Williams, and a whole roomful of great singers;

The chance to hear once again the beautiful voice of Sarah White, whom I fervently hope will continue to grace us with her presence;

The opportunity to meet Tim Radford, who came highly recommended, but whom I'd never encountered, and to hear his marvelous big voice;

And of course, the special treat of getting together with all of my dear friends whom I get to see only once a year.

There were of course plenty of other great moments as well, but those are the ones that spring to mind at the moment. I can hardly wait till next year -- speaking of which:

PLAN NOW for the next Getaway, which will be somewhat earlier in the year than usual: SEPTEMBER 23-26, 2016! Mark your calendars!!

Love you all,
Nancy


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