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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
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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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