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Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II

Gurney 09 Mar 09 - 01:13 AM
katlaughing 08 Mar 09 - 11:55 PM
Joe_F 08 Mar 09 - 09:32 PM
Cap't Bob 08 Mar 09 - 09:07 PM
Azizi 08 Mar 09 - 08:21 PM
jacqui.c 08 Mar 09 - 05:20 PM
katlaughing 08 Mar 09 - 03:02 PM
Amos 08 Mar 09 - 01:41 PM
skarpi 08 Mar 09 - 11:40 AM
Bruce MacNeill 08 Mar 09 - 10:54 AM
VirginiaTam 08 Mar 09 - 06:09 AM
rich-joy 08 Mar 09 - 05:40 AM
My guru always said 08 Mar 09 - 04:01 AM
Azizi 14 Sep 05 - 11:02 AM
susanabra 14 Sep 05 - 10:09 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 28 Aug 01 - 08:51 PM
Celtic Soul 28 Aug 01 - 06:55 PM
Ralphie 28 Aug 01 - 04:58 PM
Ralphie 28 Aug 01 - 04:39 PM
GUEST 28 Aug 01 - 03:06 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 28 Aug 01 - 10:44 AM
Serin McDaniel 28 Aug 01 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,lrwarhover@aol.com 26 Aug 00 - 02:53 PM
The Shambles 18 May 00 - 03:38 AM
Bat Goddess 18 Apr 00 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,sara 02 Apr 00 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,selestra 01 Apr 00 - 07:54 PM
Jack The Lad 01 Apr 00 - 02:28 PM
zander (inactive) 01 Apr 00 - 05:23 AM
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Escamillo 01 Apr 00 - 02:54 AM
vindelis 31 Mar 00 - 01:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Gurney
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 01:13 AM

I'm in Auckland, New Zealand, and have been since 1974, but I was born and raised in Warwickshire, England, I've been a folkie since about 1970, my performing life was started by Cyril Tawney when I lived a couple of years in Plymouth. I used to play guitar and concertina, sing, compere, tell stories and perform monologues, but very seldom, nowadays. Married with one.
Despite what Mudcat time is up there, for me it is 6.15pm on Monday March 9th, and the weather is changeable but warm, very early Autumn.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 11:55 PM

Capt. Bob, any pix or sound files of your ukes? Ukes have a special place in my heart.:-)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Joe_F
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 09:32 PM

I am in Malden, a northern suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. I have lived here for almost 12 years, and in Massachusetts for almost 28 years. I am a semiretired freelance technical copyeditor & work at home.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 09:07 PM

Surprised not to find my name on the list above. Must have been a busy fall. Anyway we are located near a the tiny town of Mio in N.E. lower Michigan. Our place is back in the woods on 20 acres of rolling hills about a half mile from the AuSable River.

Tonight it feels like we are living on a glacier. The house is surrounded by piles of snow up to around five feet deep. Tons of snow this year and we have to rake and shovel snow off the roof quite often. The woods cuts down on the wind and the snow comes straight down and builds up on the roof.   There is a winter storm warning up for tonight with another six inches of snow by midnight.

I've been retired since 1989. To help pass the time I've taken up building ukulele's during the winter months. I have a contemplation chair near the wood stove in the shop so I spend about as much time playing music as I do building the ukes. Finally figuring out how to get great sounds out of the little gems. I don't want it to become a real job so I just give them away as presents to my friends.

Sold my boat last year so I'm going to miss those wonderful sailboat trips to Lake Hurons North Channel. Lately I've been spend quite a lot of time involved in area festivals. We are directly involved in putting on the NorEastr festival. I use my old band bus to take to festivals. It's a short stubby 1952 Ford school bus. This summer I do plan on taking it on another world tour ~ usually modified to northern Michigan roads.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 08:21 PM

When I posted to this thread in Sept. 2005 I had been a Mudcat member for 1 year and 1 month. I'm still living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am still doing what I was doing then-though I'm doing some things more and I'm doing other things less and some other things that I was doing then I'm not doing at all.

I didn't mention it in 2005, but I've never sung professionally or socially, if you don't count the short phrases of (mostly call & response) songs that I weave into the adapted African folktales I tell at various venues. And I've never played any musical instrument professionally or socially.

I've come to think of myself as a community folklorist (a term that I picked up from reading it on the Internet). My "primary" interest on Mudcat and elsewhere is contemporary English language children's playground rhymes. I'm interested in the trying to track down possible sources and word meanings in rhymes. I'm also interested in comparing the text and performance activities of multiple rhyme variants over time and within different populations at the same time. Furthermore, I'm interested in speculating on the
psycho-social meanings of contemporary children's playground rhymes and cheers.

It would be interesting to see if there are other Mudcatters who aren't professional or social singers or musicians, but consider themselves to be (and/or are considered by others to be) folklorists.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 05:20 PM

I've been with Mudcat since about 2002, first in the UK, when Keith A introduced me to the site and, since 2004, in Maine, as a result of marriage to Kendall, who I first 'met' online through the 'Cat.

This site has led many wonderful friendships with 'Catters around the globe. I'm not too good at maintaining those relationships at a distance but, when we meet up again in the flesh, it's as if we never parted!

I make twice yearly visits to the UK to see my family and manage, also, to visit a few folk sessions during that time.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 03:02 PM

Wow, some things change and others stay the same. We've had several BIG changes since I posted in '99.

We are in Western Colorado and have been since 2002. We've abundant sunshine, are surrounded by various mountain ranges, but it's all high desert dry unless you are close to the Colorado and/or Gunnison rivers which meet here. Or, the irrigation canals/ditches. We call this valley the "Banana Belt" of CO because it is so mild compared to the rest of the state. It's probably one bg reason why a lot of Californicaters Californians (sorry, Amos!) retire here; that and they like jacking up the prices, I think.:-) We are one of only a few counties in the entire You-Knighted States which is still growing and not suffering as much as the rest of the country's economy. Though I did hear a steel company is closing down and Halliburton is laying off...(guess Cheney isn't able to give them any juicy no-bid contracts now.)

Also, since 1999, we had another grandson, Morgan, who posted his first Mudcat thread just recently, in the music section no less; Rog started a new job; I got a dulcimer and learned how to play it; I got a new aortic valve; and, also published my first book.

Next December, I will have been on Mudcat eleven years and I owe it all to my dad who asked me to find him some lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Amos
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 01:41 PM

Wow. I am STILL in San Diego--the longest spell I have ever lived anywhere! And what really strikes me about this thread is that it has been almost ten buidy years since the Mudcat set its hook in my jaw and reeled me in for the first time (November 1999). I am a good deal older and wiser now than I was then, but I would get hooked on Mudcat all over again.

A


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: skarpi
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 11:40 AM

Hallo all

I live in Iceland , ( the land of the turnover :>) )

I am 45 ,
Work for Ikea , hopefully soon for Inter Ikea Danmark :>)

I play folk music Country music on my guitar , also play the great Bodhran (((((( drummm )))))) sing alot .

my plan is to go to Getaway 2009 and the scottish higlands
gathering , if the crisis dont kill plans ... that is ....


so from the land of ice and fire , all the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Bruce MacNeill
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 10:54 AM

I don't know why this thread was resurected today but the member profiles are sort of sparse. How does that get updated?

I'm originally from Massachusetts down toward Cape Cod. I never got to "The Unicorn" in Boston but there was a subsidiary on Martha's Vinyard I used to frequent. My career as a computer geek moved us to New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania but I retired down here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia which is a rural area that looks a lot like my home town did back when I was a kid. We've only been here 2 years but I was accused of having a southern accent when I was back in Massachusetts around New Years.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 06:09 AM

Currently living, loving and folking around in Essex UK (with some side trips to Kent UK). Originally from southeast (and later) central Virginia.

What I miss most? The countryside around Charlottesville VA and the Chickahominy River where I lazed away my summers as a child. And the Virginia accent, which I used to think was a bit peculiar, especially when it feel out of my own mouth. Now very dear to me.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: rich-joy
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 05:40 AM

I am in Queensland (Australia) - where currently, Tropical Cyclone Hamish is heading towards the Sunshine Coast!!

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: My guru always said
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 04:01 AM

This one too Art?

Hil, Surrey, UK


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 11:02 AM

Welcome, susanabra!

from Azizi in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

I may never visit Denmark, or Australia or the other places members and guests post from here {including some far flung states in the USA}. But thanks to Mudcat, I have the opportunity to exchange information and get to know people from those places.

It's a small world after all.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: susanabra
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 10:09 AM

I'm in Denmark. I found you through the ABE Books forums - a link in Furtive Scribblers.

My father has played bluegrass and folk music for as long as I can remember. My first favorite record was from the Library of Congress. It was a collection of folk songs and ballads, and it was red! I was interested in the idea of all the different versions those songs could have. That was probably 40 years ago, but the interest has held, although my voice is shot to h*ll. I was really glad to find this place!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 08:51 PM

Guest-Who are you? Where are you? What instrument do you play? & What is the weather like there?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 06:55 PM

Wow! Mike. You *live* in Carrick Fergus??? Woah. I love the tune. My favorite version is (unfortunately) Van Morrisons. My friends think I'm a nutter.

In any case.

I live in the burbs of the Nations Capital. The folk scene in this area is a thriving one. Within a do-able drive, one can go to see a great many differing styles of folk music, to include Seamas in Annapolis, and the Mayor of Baltimores own band, "O'Malleys March" when he has time from his active Mayoral duties. And, much as some might say they're not great, they really don't suck at all, and are a lot of fun to watch. There are folkies from all over that occasionally flit through town, both big BIG bands and the smaller ones that are out to make a name for themselves. I perform locally with my band, and occasionally do some studio work for friends. I have been singing folk now for nearly 20 years.

I live in a very wooded area (for the burbs, you understand). We are near the city, but without all the city BS (well, mostly without it). The weather can be anything from Hotter than hell and more moist than the Atlantic, to colder than Pluto, and as dry as the desert. Recently though, the weather has been nothing but pleasant and wonderful. This would be season 2 of a fairly temperate summer. The one thing I would change is the pace. This city runs like it's on amphetamines. The only place worse that I have ever personally seen is the NY stock exchange floor. I wish things were a little more mellow, but that is a pipe dream. If I want calmer, I know I am going to have to move.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Ralphie
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 04:58 PM

PS.
Oh Yes. (forgot the protocol on this thread. sorry)
It's been a really sunny day in London town
In fact...
"A Nightingale Barked in Sangley Square"
( I know, 'cos I was there!) Regards Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Ralphie
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 04:39 PM

Ah Well
Resisted the temptation for too long....!
Here goes
Ralphie
London England....
Play, Guitar, Bouzouki, Cittern, McCann Duet Concertina, Bass, Fool....! (No not that bit!)
Sound Engineer for the Beeb....27 years and counting.
Look after Andy Kershaw, and sundry other "ne'er do wells".
Been around on this forum for 6 months or so, and have found it fascinating/horrifying in turns...(bit like life really)
That's about it really
Ralphie....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 03:06 PM

Hello there John, you seem to go around 'refreshing' - good thing, since I'm a fairly new catter, and you turn up some interesting threads. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 10:44 AM

Hi All,
I didn't see this thread the first time round, so here goes.My name is John Evans, I am 32 years old and I live in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, UK.I work as a hot food delivery driver, in a local take-away, altough I am a qualiffied chef, and part qualified baker.Hull is a city full of history, it has just celabrated it's 700th birtday ,the English Civil War started in Hull.I live in "The Avenues" area of Hull, there is a good folk music scene here, with folk music or sessions happening every night of the week.I have lived in Hull all my life, although I was born in Beverley, wich is 7 miles north of Hull, until I was 5 years old I lived in Cottingham, wich is 3 miles west of Hull.I play Tin Whistle, although I am not much good! But I am practising.I have been a member of Mudcat for nearly 6 months now, I really enjoy it.john


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Serin McDaniel
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 09:47 AM

Hello! I found Mudcat while searching Google for someone who could explain what "leeze me on thy curly pow" meant. (Yup, someone here knew. Instant bookmark time.)

So who am I? I live in Illinois. I'm a journalist. I don't play any musical instrument, but I have a fairly decent singing voice. I'm married and have a toddler. (Oh -- I'm female, in case the nym is ambiguous.) I'm a collector of odd and strange Christmas songs.

Happy to meet you all.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST,lrwarhover@aol.com
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 02:53 PM

Have you ever heard the "prologue to Aunt Clara"


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 May 00 - 03:38 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 07:52 AM

I spent the weekend (in between NEFFA and a Dick Gaughan concert in York, ME) reading the first half of this thread. Looking forward to getting caught up on this half maybe tonight.
I sleep and park my car in Nottingham, NH and ply my day job (typographer, I mean "digital pre-press production technician) in Portsmouth, NH and I'm much more seacoast oriented than my address in Nottingham would indicate. The weather today is overcast and cooler than I'd like, but the daffodils in all their various forms, muscari and greigii tulips are blazing away.
I'm from the Midwaste, I mean, Midwest originally, and moved first to Massachusetts, Maine and finally to NH in search of a warmer climate. (Warmer than Milwaukee, WI, that is!) I was born up in Stambaugh, MI in the Upper Peninsula, but followed my parents back to Wisconsin when I was but a babe. I've been in New England since January of 1970.
The other thing that drew me to New England (oh, yeah, besides my first husband . . .) was the history and the gravestones. I do research on (primarily) New England slate markers between 1650 and 1825-ish (willows and urns make my eyes glaze over), ligatures on gravestones, and the carver John Just Geyer. (Lately I've been tripping over folklorists, song collectors and people mentioned in folk songs -- mostly out of my era, but fascinating as well.)
Oh, yeah, did I mention I sing? Mostly English and Scots, my "idols" are Jeannie Robertson, Belle Stewart, the Coppers, the Watersons, Ewan MacColl, Louis Killen, Anne Briggs, etcet, etcet. Bawdy women's songs, too. (My "theme song" is "Aunt Clara" which I learned from Bess Foulke who learned it from her college roommate's father.)
And the bat goddess appellation. Well, I live on 33 acres of trees and rock in a post and beam house on the side of a hill (heated with wood and we have a composting toilet -- aging hippies, eh?). I have as a winter resident a grey squirrel in the space between windows (who had "kittens" a couple years ago), flying squirrels (which I'd love to get rid of, and my cat Calliope is helping) in the dormer, and a nursery colony of little brown bats between the bedroom ceiling and the roof. Loud little buggers, and we have "bat adventures" every July when the "teenagers" are out and about on their own for the first time. Anyone know how I can get a grant as a wildlife refuge?!

Linn Schulz, the Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST,sara
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 01:10 PM

I'm a relatively new Bluenoser, living in Dartmouth NS. Originally from Wilts England. Beautiful weather today!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST,selestra
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 07:54 PM

Hello All.. I just discovered this place existed..nice to meet you all. I am from New Bruswick Canada..( the east coast) Sing in a folk trio, play guitar, and a host of other instruments.. I wont say how long I have been at it.. that would date me.. I am also writer for a musicians trade paper.. doing CD launches and reviews, and covering the indusdtry in general. I love both my jobs.

Nice to meet you all


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Jack The Lad
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 02:28 PM

Hi All-I live in Israel, was born in Hull UK and lived 20 years in Leeds before ascending(as we say) to Israel in 1967. I don't need to ask if there are any more folkies from Israel around as I 'm sure I know them all. Myself and a couple of friends introduced folk clubs and and a folk festival to Israel, 25years ago. the're gone but I'm still here organising Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival. Looking for the impossible- we need an exciting dynamic, humerous, instrumental and vocal folk group or band playing music for the enjoyment and entertainment of expat Brits, Yanks, Aussies, SA ers native Israelis, and people of another 50 backgrounds - For our festival in 2001. We will pay air fares and you will get a chance to see something old and new and exciting. Israel is like that. Uk people preferred- its cheaper , but good people from anywhere will be considered- reply jaclad@canaan.co.il Thanks for listening- you are all good blokes(Oh and I lived in Australia and in the USA too) Wanderers we Mudcatters. Jack The Lad


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: zander (inactive)
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 05:23 AM

Hi, I live and work in Halifax, Yorkshire in England. I love the Mudcat, best enjoyment Iv'e had for ages. I like all folk music particularly English and Scottish traditional songs and Irish dance tunes. I play tenor banjo, mandolin and octave mandolin. I now play in two sessions a week just for fun but used to play in a semi pro Irish band. Keep up the good work you all, peace and love, Dave


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: BlueJay
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 03:44 AM

I'm in Trinidad, Colorado, USA. Snowing like hell at the moment, but we generally have fairly mild winters. LEJ, I think we're getting hit worse than you are this time. Trinidad is known as one of the major sex-change capitols of the USA, thanks to our Dr. Biber, a pioneer in the technique. He was featured on 60 minutes a few years ago. I'm a Registered Nurse, and have seen his operations. Not related to this, I hope to be able to leave the profession soon. It's funny about small towns: I have played more music since moving here, (five years ago), than I've ever played anywhere in my life. The opportunities just seem to be there if you have the time!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Escamillo
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 02:54 AM

Refresh - please post to this and not the old thread, because the old one is getting too long (170+) for many people to download, and they can´t read it.
Un abrazo - Andrés


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: vindelis
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 01:41 PM

I'm from Portland,(Island and Royal Manor of), in Dorset U.K. - That bit that sticks out into the English Channel and gets mentioned on the shipping forcasts. It's four miles long and 3/4 miles wide. You either love it or hate it. I play penny whistle, guitar, and am learning ukelele and banjo. This is great way to meet like-minded people.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: The Shambles
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 01:39 PM

Refresh as this one was falling off the bottom and the big one is in danger of getting even bigger.

New posts would be more than wecome here though.

Who and where are YOU and what is the weather like?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 04:36 PM

Chalk up another for Wisconsin. I'm in the little village of Hartland, near Milwaukee. Got more instruments than I can play, but there's still time. Sax, clarinet, recorder, guitar, ukelele, dulcimer and I'm now working on mandolin. Made the last two myself and they don't sound half bad. This is a cool thread on a great list.

Doc

If it ain't baroque, don't fix it!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Escamillo
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 01:36 AM

I'm here since July 99, but didn't post to the old thread, so this is my curriculum vitae:
Born 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Systems Analyst, married 1972 to Graciela who still loves me and feeds me, three sons Mariano(25), Javier(23) and Andrés(17) (for a date with any of them please fill the form), visited USA many times but unfortunately before I knew Mudcatters' existence.
I live in the Queen of The Silver River (Buenos Aires), the land of tango, romance and tragedy where everybody pretends to be a singer, in front of a river so wide that you, from the plane, will beleive that the ocean changed to golden color and there's no river at all. Not a folk singer, just for ignorance of that magnificent music, but trying now traditionals and negro spirituals with good success in small stages, not professionally.
A fairly educated voice, I regularly step on large stages as a tenor in a large choir (this year I joined the Wagnerian Association of Buenos Aires, the highest level of non-full-time singers), so my emotions oscillate between Wagner, Newton´s Amazing Grace, Dvorak, Foster´s songs, Bach, negro spirituals and Mahler. Good mix.
Played classical guitar for some years. Learning lots of interesting things and making excellent friends at the Mudcat, to whom I´m deeply grateful, I´m always at your orders on the subject of Latin American folk or classics.
Un abrazo (a hug) - Andrés Magré


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Callie
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:07 AM

Sydney, Australia is my home, in an apartment over-looking the Pacific Ocean (at a little distance).

Sing, arrange, play sax & guitar and work too hard (never enough time for music!)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: simon-pierre
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 11:36 PM

Hi all!

I'm 23, live in Québec city, wich is far from the folk country (I mean that nobody cares here of american traditional music), study French & Québec literature at Laval university, work in a bookstore, have a radio show dedicated folk music in a dirty station (I think that the word for that in english is «crap»), have regular problems with my english, and I play guitar as often as I can. Nice to meet you.

Simon-Pierre


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: ceitagh
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 11:33 PM

Ceit here-
This seems to be the place for introductions, so here goes:
(big breath...) I'm from outside a little town called Lyn which is outside a small city named Brockville which is an hour away from Ottawa which is in Ontario, Canada. (whew!) . I'm 19, taking a year off, which is almost over...next september i take off for college in Michigan. I love everything celtic, i adore folk music, and i am an absolute ignoramus about both.

It's lovely around herebouts, the trees are budding, the rain is falling. It's also lovely hereabouts, and I'm absolutely enjoying the Mudcat.

Oh yeah....i play tin whistle (more or less) and a bit of piano. mostly i sing any song that'll stay still long enough for me to learn it.

Pax,
Ceitagh


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Kelida
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:26 PM

I guess I'll share since I'm pretty new here.

I'm a born and raised Cincinnatian. I'm about 5'7", blonde hair, silver/blue/purple eyes, 140 lbs--age 17 (10/07/82). I play clarinet fluently, but I also dabble in guitar, tin whistle, keyboard, and several kinds of wooden flutes and fifes. I also plan on learning to play the bodhran over the summer. My friends and I are starting a band to play at some nearby RenFests, though we don't have a name yet. My great love is Renaissance folk music, but I also like some more modern stuff. I drive a teal 1995 Dodge Neon and my favorite color is black (very slimming).

The weather here in town is crazy--warm one day, freezing the next, and our weather forecasters are notoriously inaccurate.

-Keli


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 06:04 PM

Hi, it's me Bonnie
I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada but if I had my choice I would buy a lear jet and live in it like an RV (recreational vehicle) with a base camp on Bora Bora Island.
Other than that..........
I am 40 years old though most of the time I feel like I am either 4 years old, 16 years old, or at the most 22 years old, but not 40.

LN


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 05:22 PM

I live in Juneau, Alaska, a quote temperate enquote rain forest. We do get a lot of rain- and sometimes complain, but I guess if it got sunnier, it wouldn't be a rain forest. But when the sun does shine, it's glorious. Slanting, never glaring, light with a breathtaking clarity that brilliantly outlines the white mountain tops against the sky. And in the winter we have the prettiest snow I've ever seen- like dense, sparkly confectioners sugar. Not much air pollution here.

There is a healthy very active music culture here, everything from light opera to folk- is there anything lower? :~) I live in and take care of a small museum/large house and every week I hold a word-of-mouth song circle here. Great acoustics and good, talented people. Some come to sing and play, some just to listen. Some are semi-professional musicians and others, like me, are involved in bands and songwriting and just soaking it up. Hope I never have to experience life without music!

I'm 64 and have been here just 12 years. Spent most of my life in Oregon (with a few segues to Virginia and to Michigan) so it's interesting to me to hear people mention little towns like Depoe Bay and Richland. Once I even read of the weekly jam at Guthrie Park in Dallas- I used to go there every Friday night. I like Oregon, but everything I liked there is intensified here. Including rain.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST,Wavestar
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 05:15 PM

Hmm.. I already introduced myself to you poor longsuffering people once, but will again...

I'm in Vermont when I'm home, which is now, halfway down the VT NH border right on the Connecticut... My second home, but I love it. Quiet, dark at night so I can see both stars and northern lights, lots of community theatre and people with good tastes in music, and close enough to Dartmouth College that there are still occasionally things going on. Susan, what's the name of your restaurant? Weather here is moody, but for the last week has been mostly quite warm and lovely, occasionally rainy, and good sugaring weather. Not bad for lambing either.

When I'm not at home, I'm at the University of St Andrews, in St Andrews, Scotland. Fife is beautiful- I miss hills and trees, particularly trees, but I like the sea, and the rocky headlands. Weather when I left for break was gorgeous, the ground was swathed in daffodils and covered in a sea of crocuses, and the sun actually *gasp* shone! Every day for a week.

I'm a student, for all those who hadn't guessed, raised on folk music and love it... I run a bardic circle for the local SCA group, have my own theatre company in the summer in Vermont (sun, heat, humidity, and skinny dipping every night!) and only recently became addicted to Mudcat.

But I'll shut up now.

-J


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Wesley S
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:47 PM

I'm in Ft Worth Texas. I play guitar , mandolin, mountain dulcimer and three or four chords on the banjo. My next goal is to get an octave mandolin. I've been playing since I was 15 - and I'm 48 now. I play currently with a quartet and a 9 piece choral/folk group.

Weater today is sunny and mild following yesterdays tornados and widespread distruction.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:11 PM

Originally from Brookline MA, thirteen houses down the street from the John F. Kennedy Birthplace, five minutes' walk from Boston.
Currently living in a breadbox in Woodward Court (we dream of a shoebox on the M15), an architectural abomination which the University of Chicago uses for a dorm. Across the street from the Midway Plaisance, leftover from the Colombian Exhibition of the 1890's, after which the midways of all local fairs were named.
Weather: currently sunny and slightly chilly; it was snowing a little bit yesterday.

Chocolate Pi


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Dharmabum
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 03:48 PM

Presently living in N.J. but I'll be heading for the mountains of Potter County PA.as soon as I pay off my mortgage up there. Been playing folk music about thirty years now,{guitar & a little clawhammer banjo}. I've been reading Mudcat for the last couple of months, what a great website, And a real nice bunch of folks. Hey Mbo, I'll be at Merlefest the end of April, camping at Riversedge . Maybe I'll see you there. Ron.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:49 AM

I'm in Greenville, North Carolina, and a student at Jenkins School of Art at East Carolina University. I play guitar and fiddle, and am trying to learn to play the pipes. I write songs and tunes, and I love doing it.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:26 AM

James --

Track down Dave the Ancient Mariner, who is up in your neck of the world. Joe Offer may be also.

I'm in sunny (sometimes) San Diego, about ninety miles south of los Angeles and forty north of Mexico.

I have sung and played folk songs since i was twelve, which is more years ago than I can count, well, at least forty of them, and play guitar, a little banjo, twelve-string, and whistles and recorders with undisciplined abandon. I have a head full of songs from Childs ballads to Dylan, about three hundred of which I am tring to list out and gradually put on CDs for family members who wantthem -- a long slow project. And I love the Cat and spend absolutely too much time here.

Amos


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: GUEST,James
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:21 AM

I am originally from West Cornwall, England But now live in the town of Bedford in the supremely beautiful and musical Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Any other Bluenosers out there.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Rose
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 08:29 PM

I am currently in Portland,OR and ready to move somewhere else! Have been here for 17 years or so. Born in Ohio, have lived in Arizona, California and a short stint in North Carolina (short but lovely!). I am amazed by this site, have already people answer my questions and find it one of the nicest spots on the the whole web. I am just a music dabbler but love to sing, mess around on my old guitar and listen, listen, listen to music. I like almost all music (folk,show tunes, swing etc...) but I am especially fond of Irish music. I have recently discovered a love of percussion instruments (banging on stuff with sticks in a [hopefully] rhythmic manner), and have thought about the bodhran...but how do you begin that! My husband is fond of the whistle and used to do a nice "Wind that Shakes the Barley" He is more Scots than I and I think has ambitions to play the bagpipes. Maybe after the kids all grow up! My music wish: That I could play an instrument really well. My music reality: An inability to stay focused on any one thing for long enough to really learn it! So I sing in the shower and in the car and in meeting(I'm a Quaker) and at the beach! I pop into the Mudcat to rub elbows with those that know how, and them that don't and enjoy you all immensely.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 01:19 AM

Mike..."I wish I was in Carrickfergus." I love that song. On my previous trip to Ireland we didn't visit the North, but next trip I won't miss it!

Puzzled- I envy you your solitude and peace out there on the Prairie. The stars out there are incredibly bright, just as they are far out at sea. Your little threesome sounds terrific,too.

LEJ


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