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Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008

Ebbie 29 Mar 01 - 02:43 PM
SINSULL 29 Mar 01 - 04:27 PM
radriano 29 Mar 01 - 04:37 PM
SINSULL 29 Mar 01 - 05:04 PM
Ebbie 29 Mar 01 - 05:17 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 29 Mar 01 - 05:28 PM
Ebbie 29 Mar 01 - 05:42 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 29 Mar 01 - 06:11 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 29 Mar 01 - 06:13 PM
Barbara 30 Mar 01 - 11:34 AM
GUEST 30 Mar 01 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Fionn in Co Down 30 Mar 01 - 05:04 PM
Ebbie 30 Mar 01 - 05:28 PM
Amergin 30 Mar 01 - 06:11 PM
Ebbie 30 Mar 01 - 06:53 PM
Spud Murphy 30 Mar 01 - 07:00 PM
Ebbie 30 Mar 01 - 07:15 PM
Spud Murphy 30 Mar 01 - 07:17 PM
Spud Murphy 30 Mar 01 - 07:22 PM
Ebbie 30 Mar 01 - 07:45 PM
Spud Murphy 30 Mar 01 - 10:03 PM
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Subject: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 02:43 PM

OK- make your reservations now! Our folk festival happens April 16-22. Find it at www.juneau.com/aff. A magic time.

Seriously, if any 'Catters are able to come north, I'm easy to find- and I'll provide lots of opps for music.

Art Thieme, as I recall, you asked that I say HI to Paul Roseland, 'the Singing Sourdough', when I see him. Well, he is scheduled to perform here on Friday evening. Is there anything else you want me to tell him?

(BTW, I've always wanted to tell you, Art, that I used to spend a lot of time at Depoe Bay's used bookstore just across the bridge when I lived at Taft and Cutler City. Bought a lot of books for my little daughter there- titles I had grown up with, myself, like 'Beautiful Joe', 'Black Beauty', 'Call of the Wild', 'Ivanhoe' and lots of others. Could that have been your shop?)

And what kind of Mudcat virus has migrated to Alaska?? I see by the schedule that a Joe Karson from Homer on the Kenai Peninsula is doing a set called 'Amish Blues'... Wha???

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 04:27 PM

If only... maybe I will quit my job after all.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: radriano
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 04:37 PM

Wait a minute, April 16-22? But the thread title says it's in Juneau.

Hardi-har-har! Okay, so now I've got that out of my system. Sorry.

What's the lineup going to be like, Ebbie? Wish I could make it.


Richard


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 05:04 PM

OUCH! Radriano - keep that up and we are going to make you sit with Amos,Art, and Kendall from now on.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 05:17 PM

Cute, radriano- but I don't get it! (Oh, you mean, April, May, Juneau- hardi har har, indeed!)

The guest artists this year are Alice, Tom and Brad- that's as in Alice Gerrard. I'm excited about meeting her and expect to enjoy them hugely.

There's no way every year's guests resonate the same within each of us but every 3 years or so I get very excited about them. For instance, Ginny Hawker and Kay Justice brought their band up here a few years back- We're still singing the Primitive Baptist songs we learned then. I spent my teen years in Virginia so their sound takes me home.

Too much blues makes me sad so the year we had a couple of bluesmen here I didn't spend much time in the auditorium. (Too loud, too) And another year- you get the idea...

But sometimes you get a real surprise. For instance, Brave New World. I figured that would be a year that I just kind of sat it out- after all, there would be no songs in English and it's klezmer besides and what kind of workshops could they do that would be applicable? Well, I was wrong. They were wonderful.

The AFF board scours the country each year, pursuing seminal people that typify a certain musical history. Read the criteria on the web site- it's amazing how many people are eager to come up here on that basis. On the other hand, how many guest artists get to come to such a beautiful place with such appreciative audiences who throw such great jams and who take the guests out salmon fishing?

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 05:28 PM

For those of you in the lower 48, that's a magical time of year to be on the marine highway (departures from Prince Rupert and Bellingham I think). Pitch a tent on the solarium deck, or just get your sleeping bag under the electric heaters, and totally unwind for a few days amid dazzling scenery (remembering to watch for whales alongside). And an excellent chance for practice, without upsetting the neighbours, because on the return journey you'll have a whole deck to yourself. What few passengers there are at that time of year will all be going the other way!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 05:42 PM

Far from upsetting the 'neighbors', Fionn, the ferry system will often do an Artists on Board thing, where you play for your passage. And you are so right- it's a mind-boggling trip.

If you're coming the other direction- through Canada's Yukon Territory, for instance- you can come as far as Skagway and Haines by highway and then catch the ferry for the last 5+ hours.

Fionn, I hope that sometime you come to Juneau and get to know Juneau and its people through my eyes. Have you read John McPhee's 'Coming into the Country'? Well, he didn't care for Juneau- but hey, he didn't meet the right people. He met a lot of politicians- but most of them are from up north! (Just kidding- there are some great people up there)

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 06:11 PM

Hi Ebbie - yes, I read that book. I remember a section (was it something about "finding what they were looking for"?) about a bizarre bureaucratic mission to see if there was a better option than Juneau for the state capital, and they finished up at a hole in the hedge near Talkeetna. (Willow?)

That book is about as fine an introduction to a region as any region could hope to have. I'd recommend it to anyone. Can't remember what he said about J, but sounds like he agreed with me. (*BG*)

But I also read that other book - "Disappearance: A Map," by the woman I mentioned to you once, Sheila Nickerson. Rest assured, Ebbie, I've got the message loud and clear, both from her book and from you, that there is much much more to appreciate in Juneau's immediate hinterland than I got to see in one brief visit. I'm aiming to get back, but maybe with my wife and daughter, and leaving the mountain bike at home.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 06:13 PM

Hi Ebbie - yes, I read that book. I remember a section (was it something about "finding what they were looking for"?) about a bizarre bureaucratic mission to see if there was a better option than Juneau for the state capital, and they finished up at a hole in the hedge near Talkeetna. (Willow?)

That book is about as fine an introduction to a region as any region could hope to have. I'd recommend it to anyone. Can't remember what he said about J, but sounds like he agreed with me. (*BG*)

But I also read that other book - "Disappearance: A Map," by the woman I mentioned to you once, Sheila Nickerson. Rest assured, Ebbie, I've got the message loud and clear, both from her book and from you, that there is much much more to appreciate in Juneau's immediate hinterland than I got to see in one brief visit. I'm aiming to get back, but maybe with my wife and daughter, and leaving the mountain bike at home.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 11:34 AM

If you take your mountain bike to Juneau, you can go all 10 miles (or is it more?)north/south on The Road, but if you want to go east/west you may have to carry it up and down the stairs Juneau uses instead of sidewalks.
It's a lovely town full of colorful wooden houses and Russian artifacts mixed in with new state buildings [SOB, Spam Can], two miles long and three blocks wide. Bald eagles circle over downtown in the heat-vent thermals. The whole burg is glued to the side of Mt. Juneau and the glacier, and you can meet a bear on the stairs. April is likely the sunniest month, and the folk festival is wonderful. I've gone a number of years myself, tho not recently.
The weather in spring in Southeast (what the people of the area call the panhandle part of Alaska) is not that different from Seattle, and the wild rugged land and is beautiful. Try it, you'll like it.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 05:00 PM

A little bit more than ten miles Barbara (maybe 30) but at least they're flat miles, unlike those at both ends of the marine highway (eg Haines to Kantishna, or from any part of Vancouver city to any other part.)


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: GUEST,Fionn in Co Down
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 05:04 PM

I'm losing my grip. The last post was from me, masquerading behind a shy PC. I think anonymity's even worse than having posts appear twice over, as also happened to me in this thread, I've just noticed.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 05:28 PM

Actually, we have about 46 linear miles, beginning at Thane (5 miles to the south of downtown) to the end of out-the-road. The last 10 miles are not paved.

That drive, beginning at the ferry terminal 13 miles north of downtown, is stunning- like Seattle or Sitka, but wild and blue and silver and gunmetal grey and green and gold, with small, deep green, uninhabited islands wooded to the waterline dropped precisely into the ocean. Once I sat and sketched a sunset over the mountains in the distance beyond the water with color pencils and it's still one of my favorite evocative pictures.

I'm originally from Oregon and I like Oregon- but everything I like about Oregon is intensified here.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Amergin
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 06:11 PM

You like Oregon? I would rather be back home in Idaho.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 06:53 PM

Where do you live, 'Gin? I lived in Portland and Oregon City for awhile when I was married but most of my life was spent in the Salem area. Amity is my home 'town' but I spent the last few years in Monmouth/Independence. I've lived in a lot of places in the valley and on the coast - always on the 'wet' side, which is rather strange considering how much time I spent on the other side of the mountains, just playing.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 07:00 PM

When I lived in Alaska most Alaskans considered South Eastern to be part of Washington. When they finally made us a state, it turned out that Washington didn't want it and they made us take it as the price for statehood. We got even though. We made them keep the capital there as a means of keeping the Interior free of politicians. We did offer to give them Wasilla as a consolation prize but they wouldn't take it.

Sorry, Ebbie, I had to come clean about the facts of the case.

And then, of course, there's Anchorage, but we don't usually acknowledge its existence in front of the children.

Spud (From Fabulous Fairbanks)

Alaska's Flag
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue
Alaska's flag, may it mean to you
The gold of the hills, the evening sky
The bear, the dipper and shining high
The great North Star, with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright
Alaska's flag, to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of the last frontier.

Thanks, for the above, to Mrs. Murphy's memory. Maybe you could sing it for Mrs Murohy and me, Ebbie.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 07:15 PM

Shall do, Spud. I like the song.

On the other hand, your history lesson is just a tad whacked! Juneau is older than Fairbanks (1881 vs. 1903) and certainly much older than Anchorage, which didn't get going until the 20s and was a tent city even then. If it weren't for the Alaska Railroad, Anchorage would've had no reason for being. I'm not sure what Fairbanks' reason is...

I think the reason that in your version Alaska tried to give Southeast to Washington is that most of the Alaska immigrants were uncomfortable with so much beauty. You've got to admit that many Interior Alaskans are a tad odd. Where do you think those politicians come from? ;)

Incidentally, do you know how Fairbanks got its name? I do. (Not due to its loveliness!)

Eb


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 07:17 PM

Alaska's Flag

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue,
Alaska's flag, may it mean to you,
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flowers nearby
The great North Star, with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright
Alaska's flag, to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of the last frontier.

Scuze us, folks. Mrs. Murphy and I are having a senior moment. Well, you can take yer pick. Either way, its sure purty.

Spud

Spud


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 07:22 PM

Some guy by the name of Fairbanks?

The Spud Twins.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 07:45 PM

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue -
Alaska's flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.

Spud, no problem- I think this is the complete song.

And yes, to the Fairbanks answer: Charles Fairbanks who was a senator from Indiana at the time, and who later became vice president under Teddy Roosevelt. The story goes that Judge James Wickersham who had his headquarters at Eagle City at the time ran into the founder of Barnettes Cache on board ship at St. Michael at the mouth of the Yukon one day and told him that if he would rename his crossroads store's name to Fairbanks, he, the judge, would move his headquarters over there. The rest, as they say, is history.

Eb


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 30 Mar 01 - 10:03 PM

Yeah!! I remember now! I think I was victim for a while of amnesia or something. I remember about Barnette's Cache, too. How could I forget? Well its been 28 years. When I worked for Wally, (1960's) I lived in a subdvision north of Juneau called Totem Park. Funny thing, when I lived in College (1950's) going to U of A I lived in a subdivision off College Road called Totem Park. Lot of originality there. I voted against statehood. I vote against things every chance I get. Have fun at the festival. Wish I was going.

Spud


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Amergin
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 01:19 AM

Ebbie, I live in the Portland area.....which is a good sized area....at least to a North Idaho boy.....


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 10:45 PM

I like Idaho, too, Amergin, especially the northern part.

Spud, if you went to Sitka or Ketchikan you'd probably find Totem Parks there too. And, obviously, that's right where you'd head!

You went to U of A at Fairbanks? Are there a lot of totem poles in Fairbanks too? I was thinking they are pretty much a Southeast phenomenom.

Eb

I'm hoping that Art will come walking by, so I'm keeping this going for a bit.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: KT
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 11:08 PM

let's see if this works........

Click here

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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 12:29 AM

Good on ya, KT!

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 01:07 AM

Ebbie: Where's Centenial Hall? Musta been something that was built in 1967 by the sounds of it. I was in and out of there quite a bit that year. Wonder how I missed it? The only landmarks I remember from downtown Juneau are the Red Dog Saloon and The Baranoff. Can't even remember the name of the piano player in the Red Dog. which is unusual for me, cause I always remember the names of honky tonk lady piano players, and she was a good one. She'd generally ride the Malaspina to Seattle in the winter for it's annual maintenance layup. (Before the Seattle Run became a regular part of the Marine Highway System.) The Malaspina was the only ship in the fleet that had a piano bar.

Pete De Boer, Standard Oil Co. District Manager out of Seattle used to fill in for her if she wasn't aboard. He wasn't any slouch when it came to honky tonk, either. There were a number of occasions when Pete held forth in the Chart Room in the Anchorage Westward, too. Good times, those.

Does the Festival feature any Robert Service stuff? I could probably do "Bessie's Boil" if they were real hard up.

Spud


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 03:01 AM

Centennial Hall is in on the corner of Egan Drive and Willoughby Avenue, in the neighborhood of the Sheffield Hilton,(now the Goldbelt), the Alaska State Museum and the S.O.B.(the State Office Building). It's the nearest thing to a convention hall we have. Lots of room but during the Folk Festival we use it all.

You should come, Spud! I know a man who recites The Cremation of Sam McGee with vigor and pathos. You'd have a ball- and so would we. (I have not heard Bessie's Boil- should I?)

Yes, the Baranof is still here as is the Red Dog. Actually the Red Dog has been moved farther down on Franklin Street, close to the old police station. (I expect that was only coincidental!)

Tag Eckles, a local man, is now the honky tonk piano player there. There are still all the old dusty rafters hung with sleds and harnesses and boat gear and mounted animals and who knows what else.

As for the ferry, I've been saying for some time that I'd like to see the Columbia, the biggest one of the lot, be moored here from January to the middle of May, for legislators' housing. Isn't that a great idea? Walk to work, have laundry and cooking and cleaning services, proper security, lots of day rooms and lounges and decks, a solarium- couldn't be matched anywhere in town.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: KT
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 04:20 AM

Thanks, Ebbie! Looks like a great lineup for the festival!! Seeing that website inspired me to dust off the old fiddle today! Fun! By the way, great idea about the Columbia! KT


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 02:18 PM

Bessie's Boil

Says I to my Missis: "Ba goom, lass! you've something I see, on your mind."
Says she: "You are right, Sam, I've something. It 'appens it's on me be'ind.
A Boil as 'ud make Job jealous. It 'urts me no end when I sit."
Says I: "Go to 'ospittel, Missis. They might 'ave to coot it a bit."
Says she: "I just 'ate to be showin' the part of me person it's at."
Says I: "Don't be fussy; them doctors see sights more 'orrid than that."

So Misses goes off togged up tasty, and there at the 'ospittel door
They tells 'er to see the 'ouse Doctor, 'oose office is Room Thirty-four.
So she 'unts up and down till she finds it, and knocks and a voice says: "Come in,"
And there is a 'andsome young feller, in white from 'is 'eels to 'is chin.
"I've got a big boil," says my Missis. "It 'urts me for fair when I sit,
And Sam (that's me 'usband) 'as asked me to ask you to coot it a bit."
Then blushin' she plucks up her courage, and bravely she shows 'im the place,
And 'e gives it a proper inspection, wi' a 'eap o' surprise on 'is face.
Then 'e says wi' an accent o' Scotland: "Whit ye hae is a bile, Ah can feel,
But ye'd better consult the heid Dockter; they caw him Professor O'Niel.
He's special for biles and carbuncles. Ye'll find him in Room Sixty-three.
No charge, Ma'am. It's been a rare pleasure. Jist tell him ye're comin' from me."

So Misses she thanks 'im politely, and 'unts up and down as before,
Till she comes to a big 'andsome room with "Professor O'Neil" on the door.
Then once more she plucks up her courage, and knocks, and a voice says: "All right."
So she enters, and sees a fat feller wi' whiskers, all togged up in white.
"I've got a big boil," says my Missis, "and if ye will kindly permit,
I'd like for to 'ave you inspect it; it 'urts me like all when I sit."
So blushin' as red as a beet-root she 'astens to show 'im the spot,
And 'e says wi' a look o' amazement: "Sure, Ma'am, it must hurt ye a lot."
Then 'e puts on 'is specs to regard it, and finally says wi' a frown:
"I'll bet it's as sore as the divvle, especially whin ye sit down.
I think it's a case for the Surgeon; ye'd better consult Doctor Hoyle.
I've no hisitation in sayin' yer boil is a hill of a boil."

So Misses she thanks 'im for sayin' her boil is a hill of a boil,
And 'unts all around till she comes on a door that is marked: "Doctor Hoyle."
But by now she 'as fair got the wind up, and trembles in every limb;
But she thinks: "After all, 'e's a Doctor. Ah moosn't be bashful wi' 'im."
She's made o' good stuff is the Missis, so she knocks and a voice says: "Oos there?"
"It's me," says ma Bessie, an' enters a room which is spacious and bare.
And a wise-lookin' old feller greets 'er, and 'e too is togged up in white.
"It's the room where they coot ye," thinks Bessie; and shakes like a jelly wi' fright.
"Ah got a big boil," begins Missis, "and if ye are sure you don't mind,
I'd like ye to see it a moment. It 'urts me, because it's be'ind."
So thinkin' she'd best get it over, she 'astens to show 'im the place,
And 'e stares at 'er kindo surprised like, an' gets very red in the face.
But 'e looks at it most conscientious, from every angle of view,
Then 'e says wi' a shrug o' 'is shoulders: "Pore Lydy, I'm sorry for you.
It wants to be cut, but you should 'ave a medical bloke to do that.
Sye, why don't yer go to the 'orsespittel, where all the Doctors is at?
Ye see, Ma'am, this part o' the buildin' is closed on account o' repairs;
Us fellers is only the pynters, a-pyntin' the 'alls and the stairs."

There. Now you can do it for me. (How's your brogue?)

Spud


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 01:34 PM

Come up here and recite it, Spud!

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 11:26 PM

Can't, Ebbie. I am of an age and degree of obsolesence where it's best to plan only one trip at a time and we've got three grandkids in Colorado Springs (adoptive) that we've never seen.

In the mid sixties someone came up with the idea to use one of the three Southeastern ferries (Malaspina, Tustemena, Matanuska) for housing for the legislators. That idea was squelched quick. Look up the archives of the Juneau Empire and you can read all about it.

The Columbia was on the drawing board when I was in charge of the Marine Highway System (Commissioner of Public Works) I approved the preliminary design drawings. The Columbia replaced the Wickersham, a foreign bottom that operated on a waiver of the Jones Act, previously called The Stenna Britanica and used in North Sea Ferry Service. I acted as the agent for the State of Alaska in the selection, Coast Guard inspection and approval and finally, her purchase and acquisition. I was back in Fairbanks working for my old firm when she finally went into serice. She was a beautiful ship. But oh, what a terrible name for her. Judge Wickersham was a great man and a true Alaskan, but better he should have buildings or mountains or such named after him. Not anything as lovely as a ship of the Stenna Britanica's class. I'm glad they returned to naming the ferries after glaciers.

Spud


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Apr 05 - 11:44 AM

OK, folks! The Alaska Folk Festival begins this next Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM and goes through Sunday, April 17. The 2005 Guest Artists are Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka and Paula Bradley, in a configuration known as 'Jawbone'. They'll do 45 minutes on Thursday night, an hour on Sunday night and workshops and jams and a dance in between.

This is the time of year when we historically have our brightest, driest weather and when that holds true, there will be people playing on corners, in parking lots, at the back of stores, in schools and museums and retirement homes and wherever else two or more people run into each other. That's not even to mention the all-night venues. The Centennial Hall performances and the Songwriter Showcases are just the beginning.

"The Alaska Folk Festival is a unique event and can be compared more to a folk life festival then to the Folk Festivals that many of us have experienced. For the most part, no one gets paid. Performers on the main stage have 15 minute sets. Dance sets in the dance hall Thursday - Saturday nights are one hour in length. Applications come out in January and are usually due by the end of February. Performers come from all over Alaska and also from other Northwest States as well as from just about everywhere else. Performances range from school groups to professionals. Many come from hundreds or thousands of miles away, every year. The Festival is a non profit organization funded mostly from memberships. Admittance to the festival itself is free."

I must say, though, that this year's official poster reminds me of a hornet's nest...

AFF Home Page


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 08 Apr 05 - 09:11 AM

Now you tell me...


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: KT
Date: 08 Apr 05 - 12:28 PM

There's still time, George. Miles!!!!   Alaska, Continental, Northwest, BRITISH!!!!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 08 Apr 05 - 03:50 PM

My airmiles are already committed to the Getaway, KT. You'll be there, won't you?


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: KT
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 01:43 AM

Absolutely, George! I wouldn't miss it! And I sure hope you'll be there longer than 24 hours this time!!

KT


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 04:28 AM

Yep - taking a week off this time; and Vanessa will be along too.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: KT
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 03:20 AM

GREAT plan, George! I'm so glad Vanessa's coming, too! This Getaway is sounding better and better all the time!!

And, now....back to The Alaska Folk Festival.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 01:56 PM

Refreshing this thread because it is that time again. Less than a month to the Alaska Folk Festival (April 3-9). Nanci Griffith is the Guest Artist- we'll see how that goes. *G*

It is always fun and it's a chance to meet lots of people you haven't seen for a year and hear and make lots of music, as well as take in umpteen workshops and participate in multiple jams.

At this point they say they have almost 30 standbys of performer sets that they don't have room for. As the time gets closer, many of those on standby will get plugged in to the spots cancelled by people who discovered they couldn't make it.

Click on the link that KT posted way back there on 31 March 2001 and may it inspire you!

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 01:08 AM

Here is this year's schedule for the Alaska Folk Festival. There is a Mudcatter in there whose arm has been twisted almost completely 'round... (Oh, the work I do.)

http://akfolkfest.org/06index.php


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 02:03 AM

Wow! Two of my favorite singer/songwriter chicks are gonna be there - Kathy Fanning and Robin Hopper.
And Bearfoot, too!
Where's Alaska Mike?
Wish I could be there.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 09:33 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 09:54 PM

pssssst , Seamus, a certain mudcatter is going to perform! She has gathered five other people featuring a bass, a mandolin, a fiddle, two guitars, three vocalists - bee ootiful harmonies- they're going to make the prettiest sounds to grace that stage this year.

Last night was the first night of our 7-evening plus 2-day plus 4-night-dance festival.

Alaska Mike rarely can make it down here. As he said, it is at the busiest time of his year.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 12:37 AM

And who might that Mudcatter be, Miss Ebbie, making the prettiest sounds to grace the stage?
Any hints?
It's not Alaska Mike, and it's not Hobo Jim.
Who, I wonder, could it be?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 10:48 AM

Paul Roseland?


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 04:47 PM

Bummer! I thought it was you, Ebbie! *G*

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 05:03 PM

That would be the day!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: KT
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 04:35 AM

That WILL be a day! And a great one, too! How 'bout next year, Ebbie? You might even get Seamus to come!

Hey Seamus! I just saw Robin Hopper tonight. She performs tomorrow evening. You can tune in and hear her by going to the Alaska Folk Festival website and clicking on the KTOO link.

And Bearfoot Bluegrass is on Saturday night!

KT


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 12:28 PM

This morning I'm on my way down the hill to 'Coffee and Jam', an annual event or destination we created to give out of town people a place to get together to play and dance and socialize and just be from 9:00 to 3:00. And eat- local people bring dishes to share, first breakfast for a couple of hours and then the lunch foods are brought out. It was started about 15 years ago and is a very popular place.

I have to work today so I'll be there for just a couple of hours before I go on. Luckily the hall is approximately 300 feet from my office!

If it's a quiet day at the office maybe I'll break out my guitar and practice a few things.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: bet
Date: 07 Apr 06 - 10:21 PM

This all sounds great!! Wish I could have made the trip down. I've not been to Juneau yet, what a way to see it. Maybe next year. I'm working full time AGAIN, though not in music but in behavior. I guess that's called "unretiring". Maybe next year.

Sooo, are any of you wondering up to Fairbanks when you leave the festival? Sure would enjoy meeting you. Let me know!

bet


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Teribus
Date: 08 Apr 06 - 05:41 PM

AFF Guest Artist Criteria
(as practiced)
[From the May, 1995 issue of the AFF Newsletter]

Must be source people, having a direct connection to a musical tradition. They can be old or young and have been. They can't be someone who "took up" a music style, having no direct cultural connection to it, however good.

Should have had a major influence on a particular style/tradition, an innovator or otherwise deeply involved in maintaining a tradition.

Should not be commercialized, a big name or hot act. With commercialization tends to come a gradual departure from the traditional roots to satisfy "the market."

Must be affordable.

Music should be a way of life, not necessarily a livelihood.

Must be willing to come to Alaska to jam and interact with the musicians at the Festival, to teach (not just the music, but the culture and history of their tradition). Coming to the Alaska Folk Festival should not be just another gig.

Must appeal to musicians, bring something that Alaska musicians want to learn -- the original reason for having a guest artist.

They must be alive(!) We have had people suggested who turned out to have died.

And the Guest Artist is?????

Nanci Griffith

As practiced indeed, sounds a very good line up I hope everyone enjoys themselves.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Apr 06 - 07:39 PM

I couldn't find it just now but the other day I read on the AFF website that this year's guest artist (Griffith) was booked under a slightly different rationale. For one thing, it was she who indicated an interest in being the headliner.

She is also not a seminal musician- as specified in the criteria- and she is definitely commercialized, also abjured. (See Guest Criteria on the website.)

I don't have an actual problem with booking the occasional guest artist anomoly. Many people like Nanci Griffith very much and have been fans of hers for a long time.

The way I figure it is that we all resonate to different performers and styles; sometimes I am agog over someone's music and sometimes I'm not, and there will always be many in the audience who are polar opposites to me. That's fine.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 05:36 PM


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 12:37 PM

This year's (April 7-13) Alaska Folk Festival's guest artists are Corey Ledet, Ed Poullard, Cedric Watson and James Adams, a Creole group. Is anyone familiar with them?


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Owlkat
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 02:55 AM

Meow Ebbie,
I moved from Whitehorse to Victoria on Vancouver Island BC about five years ago, and I still have fond memories of being in the mob of Yukoners who came in from Skagway to be at the fest. I used to hang with Betsy Sims, and a few others. It was a wonderful time, and when we got back home, we'd be buzzed for some time after. Do you know if Barb Kahlen is still around? Wish I could be there. I used to recite Robert Service in the Frantic Follies Show in Whitehorse, and during the day for the tourists...excuse me... the visitors. I almost memorised Bessie's Boil too.
Sighing wistfully,
Danna Marti Waldman (Owlkat)


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: GUEST,Kt not logged in
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 03:46 AM

Owlkat, if you look here you can check out the event schedule. You'll see that Barb is co-facilitating an autoharp workshop on the weekend. Betsy usually runs sound for some of the events. You can hear her set on Tuesday eveing if you tune in via the internet. Or.....you're not very far away....there's still time......KT


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 09:25 PM

My good friend and fantastic Ozarks area folksinger JUDY DOMENY BOWEN is one of the performers this year, or so I've been told. You attendees are in for a treat! She recorded two albums of songs for teachers (Amazon, CD Baby)that have done very well. The first one "Teacher Therapy" has sold well over 20,000 units. Not bad for a private release, wouldn't you say? And she is a fine singer of folk, especially that collected by Max Hunter, whom she knew when she was growing up just East of Springfield, Missouri. She is an absolute delight!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: GUEST,KT not logged in
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:16 PM

Big Jim, you too, can tune in online. Judy is on Tuesday night:

8:15        Judy Domeny Bowen • Springfield, MO
Judy Domeny Bowen
Ozarks ballads, farm songs, and funny songs for teachers!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:20 PM

Joy!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: GUEST,KT not logged in
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:51 PM

The world is getting smaller, innit, Ebbie?


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:52 PM

And ain't it nice!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 11:44 PM

I meant to acknowledge your angst, Owlkat! Betsy keeps busy with her own music and with managing an up and coming hot pianist, even taking him on tour. Vancouver is not so far away- do what KT said and come on up! It is a special time of year- almost literally the *only* event, to me, that takes a long time to come around. Christmas and birthdays don't come close.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: KT
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 11:43 PM

Big Jim, the festival begins tomorrow. Today I was at the hall to play for a sound workshop. When our group was finished, the next group came up. After their first number, as one of the players left the stage, the leader called out, "That was "Judy Domeny Bowen!" I immediately went over to meet her and tell her how I came to know of her.

She turned blue in the face, could hardly breathe and nearly fell over on the floor as though she'd seen the devil himself, at the mere mention of the name Big Jim from Jackson.












Well, that's what she TOLD me to say. Truth is, she sang your praises!! Thanks to you, Jim, I'll be seeing her not only on stage on Tuesday, but at another engagement on Wednesday!! So glad you mentioned her name here.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 10:23 AM

I received a call from Judy Monday night. She was still sputtering about someone knowing of her 3500 miles from home. As you have already found out from talking with her, she is a delight both as a performer and as someone to talk with. I hope I can listen in on line.
Thanks for the posts, KT. You made my day!


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: KT
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 03:52 AM

Hey, Jim! Well, Judy's set was tonight. She came out on stage, got all flustered, forgot the lyrics, said it was all Big Jim's fault and stomped off the stage.

And if you were listening on line, you know that that was another boldfaced fib. She was great, just like you said, and afterwards we had an impromptu, far too brief song swap and great discussion about performing. The only trouble is, she's leaving far too early.
Hope you have another great day tomorrow! I'll see Judy then. Any messages you'd like me to deliver?


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 200
From: Owlkat
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 04:08 AM

To all those at the fest,
All my best wishes for wonderful days, and sleepless jam-filled nights.
Far far away but still pickin and you-know-what,
Owl/Danna


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 05:13 PM

Speaking of Judy- I agree she was great. Although I did hope that she would do an auctineer call in the course of her estate sale song.

Later, another group brought her on stage to lead a song. This was Dave Stancliff and Bryce Edgmon's gospel group with fantastic harmonies by two sisters and a third woman. I could listen to that kind of thing all night.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: GUEST,Judy Domeny Bowen
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 07:41 PM

Wow! KT just showed me this thread and it is an honor to be mentioned on Mudcat!! Big Jim, thanks for all the PR work you are doing for me! I guess I'll have to send you some money now. It is beautiful here in Juneau! The festival is a blast--everything from little kids to teens to family bands to Irish to bluegrass to great originals to music so individualized you won't hear it anywhere else. And the organization of this festival is absolutely seamless. I'll be heading back to the Ozarks tomorrow, but I sure plan on coming back to Alaska sometime when I have more time to spend.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:33 PM

Judy, I wish you could have stayed longer! There was some good music in the early days of the Festival but you get to hear some great stuff later in the week. But I am glad we got to hear you and I hope you come back soon. This is a wonderful place.

Les Amis Creole were a big hit with two concerts, workshops and an after-hours dance. They seem to have enjoyed themselves too.

By the way, last night when they came back for an encore they did something unique in my experience. Cedric Watson (the lead singer and a fantastic fiddler) led us in a rousing spiritual complete with hambone and whoops into the microphone. Neat.


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Subject: RE: Alaska Folk Festival, in Juneau April 7-13 2008
From: GUEST,Shelley
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 04:51 PM

Can you tell me where I can buy any of Paul Roseland's Music?

Please email me at Shell_anne_01@yahoo.com


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