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What is a 'getaway'

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balladeer 16 Jan 07 - 05:14 AM
Leadfingers 16 Jan 07 - 06:44 AM
Jeri 16 Jan 07 - 06:48 AM
Charley Noble 16 Jan 07 - 09:11 AM
Nancy King 16 Jan 07 - 11:33 AM
MMario 16 Jan 07 - 11:40 AM
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Charlie Baum 16 Jan 07 - 12:58 PM
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Subject: What is a 'getaway'
From: balladeer
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 05:14 AM

I've heard the term, and I know our dear departed Rick Fielding went to them sometimes, but where, when, how, why do they happen? Who goes and what do they do there and do folks come from all over the world?


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 06:44 AM

They are weekend Folk events run by local folk Song socities in USA -
A bit like a UK Folk Festival without any 'Real' guests , though sometimes a Professional 'turn' may be invited for the event .
The Getaway most often teferred to in here is the Washington Folk Song Society Weekend , which is well worth a visit !


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 06:48 AM

For one thing, you + Paul and Eve sounded great on the radio last night!

Now, the Getaway: here is a thread for the 2007 FSGW Getaway-November 2-5, 2007. There are links up at the top to threads on mostly last years' Getaway.

I'm not sure where the older Getaway threads went. They aren't coming up on a search, and I know they exist. It could be (probably is) I'm just dense, and someone else will post links.

It would be a real treat to see you there!


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 09:11 AM

The "Getaway" for folkies (and singer-songwriters) is sort of like "Fiddlers Green" is for old sailors. It's a fantasy place where if you ever find it you may never want to return!

Take warning!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Nancy King
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 11:33 AM

No, Charley, the Getaway is not a fantasy -- it just seems like one!

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington has been holding its annual folk weekend for over 40 years now, and it's always wonderful! For the last several years, we have had many Mudcatters from various parts of the world join the fun, and they/you have contributed greatly. If you want to meet a whole bunch of Mudcatters, this is probably the best way to do it.

The 2007 Getaway will be held, as last year, at the West River Conference Center on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Last year was our first year at that facility and it proved to be very nice. We start on Friday evening with a singaround and lots of meeting and greeting. There is a full program of informal workshops and mini-concerts both Saturday and Sunday, and sign-up concerts both evenings, followed by lots of singing and jamming. Some folks stay over until Monday morning, packing up, cleaning up, and collecting hugs. The atmosphere is very informal, inclusive, and participatory. There are lots of fine musicians who attend, as well as many whose talents may not be so stellar, but who have a real interest in the music. Everyone's contributions are valued, and that fact is one of the things that makes the Getaway so special.

If you put "Getaway" into the filter box at the top of the forum page, and set the time to "all," you'll get more information about past Getaways than any human can read.

Hope to see you there in 2007 -- first weekend in November!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: MMario
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 11:40 AM

*grin* What Nancy Said; and what Charley said as well.

take it from someone who is nearly phobic about going to new places, and meeting new people...

Now if someone would only come up with a suitable cloning workshop so I could get to ALL the workshops I want to...

No fault of the people who put the schedule together - trying to minimize conflicts with the workshop schedule is like performing the labours of Hercules...


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 12:13 PM

At least we're now at a place that is flat, warm and relatively compact, so that frantic running from place to place to "hear it all" is a bit easier!

Once upon a time, FSGW was able to fill a camp with folkies from our local area, with the addition of a few regular friends from up & down the east coast of the US. Now, as time passes and folks move or pass on, and with publicity from Mudcat, we have been able to fill spaces and add new & versatile voices from all over the world! It has been a revelation and a delight to share this great weekend with folks we'd never have met otherwise.

   We hope to continue all this for many years, limited only by such trivial things as oil prices and the capacity of the camp...*grin*.

As the year progresses, more threads will appear discussing the Getaway and how to plan for it.


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 12:58 PM

I can't add much more to the above, and as a chair of the event, I'm biased anyway.

Just a note to those who can't make it the first weekend of November 2007:
In 2008, we get to Getaway on the first weekend of October. Same place--West River, Maryland.

And the official webpage: http://fsgw.org, then click on Getaway.
or http://ceimd.com/php/public.php?Org=fsgw&ProgramID=8&EventID=2109&NoTitle=1
though the data is for last year. We're still planning this year.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 02:09 PM

I dunno of any other music gatherings specifically referred to as "getaways" except THE getaway (the FSGW Getaway) and except that it is a US slang term for any getaway..... in crime, a getaway driver picks up the crooks in the getaway car, so they can make a fast getaway, and yuppies like to have the occasional Virgin Islands getaway.... see the drift?

THE Getaway is (also) (sort of) a sort of a Mudcat Gathering, MudGather, etc., held within the larger context of the annual FSGW event.

~S~


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: balladeer
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 02:35 PM

Thanks to all for the information, and Jeri, thanks for listening.


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 04:28 PM

Boston Folk Song Society have a Geataway as well - I went to the Boston one AND the Washington one on consequitive weekends in 2005 !


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Subject: RE: What is a 'getaway'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 05:29 PM

A "getaway"?
Isn't that what Bonnie and Clyde did?

Well, it's a folk music camp. Washington, DC, has its Getaway in October/November and invites Mudcatters. The San Francisco Folk Music Club has its Camp Harmony the week after Christmas - several Mudcatters attend, although we haven't got enough Mudcatter interest (yet) to make it into a West Coast Mudcatter gathering. Seattle has its Rainy Camp, and also a Sunny Camp during the three days every year that they have sun....

These are different from Folk Festivals because these camps have a certain egalitarian quality to them - at thse camps, everybody is a musician, and all come together to share their music.

Any others we know of?

-Joe Offer-


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