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Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26

01 Feb 11 - 10:05 AM (#3086601)
Subject: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Not to be missed:
John and Deb are back by popular demand and we will have an amazing night of music plus whatever silliness accompanies them.

Saturday, Feb. 26
7PM - doors open
7:30PM Concert
Wine and cheese to start. Potluck desserts and coffee at half time.
Song Circle afterwards.

Who's in? Who needs a bed?
$15 admission/ 100% to performers.
CD Table.


01 Feb 11 - 05:12 PM (#3086822)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: My guru always said

Oh, what a treat!! Wish we could get across, but we'll wait patiently until they get across the pond *sigh* Have a Fabulous evening!


01 Feb 11 - 06:23 PM (#3086856)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

As always a bed and hot meal await you and Richard plus some music.


01 Feb 11 - 07:06 PM (#3086882)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: johnadams

They're over in the UK very soon. They're coming to Ryburn 3 Step and maybe to a club near you.


01 Feb 11 - 09:03 PM (#3086928)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: ChanteyLass

That should be a great evening of music. I hope to catch up with them a little closer to home.


02 Feb 11 - 03:41 AM (#3087025)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: My guru always said

Many thanks MaryDear, one of these days...


03 Feb 11 - 12:27 PM (#3087939)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Refresh
Too early to commit or afraid of the snow?
SINS


03 Feb 11 - 01:44 PM (#3087989)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: DebC

We'll be there :-) and John is driving.

Deb


03 Feb 11 - 02:07 PM (#3088008)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: jacqui.c

We'll be there - it may be a small, but select, gathering!


03 Feb 11 - 09:16 PM (#3088278)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Peter and Joann are supposed to be there.


04 Feb 11 - 09:21 AM (#3088540)
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From: Fortunato

The singing alone should warm up the frozen north around Miss Sinsull's.


04 Feb 11 - 10:26 AM (#3088564)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Midchuck

I'd love to come, but realism compels us to put off a Maine trip until:

- there's not much likelihood of snow or freezing rain on route;

- we have the new van back on the road, and the nights are warm enough to sleep in it; and

- Kris's school in on its third trimester (starting about 3/10) and she teaches only one class, third period, instead of three, the first three periods, as now.

So we'll be along, but not quite yet.

Peter


07 Feb 11 - 11:44 AM (#3090462)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Refresh


07 Feb 11 - 12:46 PM (#3090507)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Linda Kelly

It always amazes me as to how small the world of folk music is! Give Deb regards from all of us at Cottingham Live!!xx


08 Feb 11 - 05:49 PM (#3091370)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: maeve

Refreshhhhhhh


08 Feb 11 - 06:51 PM (#3091420)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: CupOfTea

What a grand mix these two are! I'm just going to have to replay memories of the concert they did here two Labor Day weekends ago - too far to hike from Ohio.

John's a long time favorite song treat and his introducing us to Deb was a memorable night. It's a comfort that I get half the duo in concert tomorrow night when Deb comes to snowy Cleveland

Joanne


08 Feb 11 - 07:18 PM (#3091436)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Joe Offer

I'm really getting jealous of all these people who get to hear John and Deb in concert. If somebody happens to make a recording, might you consider sending me a copy?
John and Deb, wouldn't you like to do a concert in that pretty Episcopal church in Lodi? My wife and I saw Deb there last year.
-Joe-


09 Feb 11 - 01:41 AM (#3091573)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Anglo

Sure Joe. Be delighted. Two plane fares? :-)


09 Feb 11 - 08:29 AM (#3091704)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Of course, Joe, after the reprimand I received from a Mudelf about drunken orgies disgracing fol musicians worldwide, we will be dry.



Towels for everyone.


09 Feb 11 - 08:30 AM (#3091706)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

That's folk musicians. No one cares about the fols.


09 Feb 11 - 09:09 AM (#3091732)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: maeve

You mean I've missed drunken orgies? Huh. Who'da thunk?

Maeve

Have a great time, Deb and John.


10 Feb 11 - 08:56 AM (#3092419)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: maeve

Refreshhhhhhhh


10 Feb 11 - 04:40 PM (#3092718)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: jacqui.c

Up she comes again.


10 Feb 11 - 05:07 PM (#3092733)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Naemanson

Sounds like a great evening. Wish I could be there. If anyone wins a lottery and wants to pay my way...


11 Feb 11 - 04:29 PM (#3093448)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: maeve

Rise again~


13 Feb 11 - 03:54 PM (#3094558)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Cuilionn

Sue and I intend to attend. Count us in!

--Cuilionn


13 Feb 11 - 04:01 PM (#3094564)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: KT

I'm in the wishing I could and a wee bit jealous category. Have yourselves a wonderful time!


13 Feb 11 - 04:12 PM (#3094577)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Jeri

I thought I posted to this, but maybe what I said was in my head, or it was just the Jed thread.

ME!

A bed would be nice, but if you're full, I'll drive back home and won't need the towel.


13 Feb 11 - 06:09 PM (#3094645)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: DebC

J & I will need beds, Mary :-)

Deb


13 Feb 11 - 07:08 PM (#3094681)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: jacqui.c

Kendall will be in Florida so I'll be on my own with spare bed space here.


13 Feb 11 - 07:32 PM (#3094699)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: gnu

Why ain't ya gowan south jac? Bad back?


14 Feb 11 - 07:39 AM (#3094951)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: jacqui.c

Partly, gnu. It's also the cost of flights, particularly since we're looking to visit the UK in May and need to find the cash for that.


14 Feb 11 - 11:56 AM (#3095088)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Lots of inflatable beds available. Always room for Jeri.
Cuilionn, please bring eggs if the ladies are laying.
Mary


15 Feb 11 - 08:44 AM (#3095611)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Heard from Peter and Joanne last night. They are definites. Turning into a decent sized crowd. Somehow, John and Deb do draw them out even in winter.
Wish maeve and TL could see their way down for a night of music. I'll even turn the heat up to 72 for you.
SINS


16 Feb 11 - 07:57 AM (#3096370)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: maeve

Thanks, Sins. I wish we could, too... but 72 would feel like a heat wave!


16 Feb 11 - 08:43 AM (#3096407)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Cuilionn

Hmm, tried to post earlier but it didn't work.

The hens are celebrating longer days with increased egg production, so there be eggs... I'll bring some along to the South Portland Concert House & Mini-Farmers Market!

(PM me if anybody would like any home-grown pork, grass-fed beef, or black trumpet mushrooms. I can tuck a couple extra items in the cooler and bring them along.)


16 Feb 11 - 08:48 AM (#3096411)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: jacqui.c

The mushrooms sound good.

Actually some pork would be nice.


19 Feb 11 - 10:03 AM (#3098515)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

Refresh
Fighting a cold. This winter can't end soon enough.


19 Feb 11 - 11:40 AM (#3098569)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Bupkes

Dear Mary,

I'd like to come up for this evening too. Give me some ideas for what you'd like for a potluck contribution. And please tell me your street address.

Marty Stock


19 Feb 11 - 09:40 PM (#3098817)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

PM sent, Marty, See you Saturday.
Mary


21 Feb 11 - 06:53 PM (#3100005)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: SINSULL

13 that I know of.
To the top.
Mary


21 Feb 11 - 07:12 PM (#3100012)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's 2/26
From: Jeri

Cuilionn, some beef would be lovely--I'll bring some extra $$. I got eggs before and they were delicious, but I don't go through eggs that fast. Meat can be frozen if it doesn't get et right away.


22 Feb 11 - 11:45 AM (#3100401)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Cuilionn

Mary-- hope your cold is improving--or, rather, your ability to fight it! I'm fighting a cold too, but I HAVE to be well enough to attend the concert, because the day before is my birthday and I intend to celebrate by getting out to soak up some MUSIC!

I'll bring my farm cooler with a variety of eggs & meats & some little bags of sundried mushrooms. Local garlic also available. Folks, please PM your specific requests so my marketeering doesn't hijack the thread. Thanks!

--Cuilionn


22 Feb 11 - 11:49 AM (#3100408)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Becca72

From: jacqui.c - PM
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 08:48 AM

The mushrooms sound good.

Actually some pork would be nice.


Now that's not something you want to see your wicked stepmother post right after she's told everyone your father will be away....


22 Feb 11 - 05:14 PM (#3100624)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: jacqui.c

BECCA! CELLAR!


22 Feb 11 - 05:57 PM (#3100663)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

oh my!
Joining us Becca? MUM may need a chaperone.

heh heh


23 Feb 11 - 12:32 AM (#3100851)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Anglo

Well, we're looking forward to it. Sounds like the food is good. And.... oh, is there music?


23 Feb 11 - 08:29 AM (#3101081)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Becca72

Sins,
I'll be over after my first trip to the cellar. LOL


24 Feb 11 - 11:38 AM (#3101970)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Refresh


24 Feb 11 - 09:01 PM (#3102315)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: GUEST,Jack Lynch

Mary,

I met Charlie Ipcar when he was singing at Bull Feeney's last Monday. I happened to mention John Roberts to him, who I knew from a distance at Pinewoods camp (English Country Dance etc)in the 1970's and '80s. Charlie mentioned this concert and I would love to attend. I live in South Portland. (Lived for 50 years in Cambridge, MA) If it is acceptable that I come could you please tell me where it is. Thank you, Jack Lynch


24 Feb 11 - 09:25 PM (#3102327)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: maeve

Guest, Jack Lynch- I've sent word to one of the house concert organizers that you're wanting to attend the concert. I'm sure Mary or Jacqui will make an appearance here.

Maeve


25 Feb 11 - 08:01 AM (#3102549)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: jacqui.c

Jack - send me an email at

mehouseconcert@aol.com

and I'll send you details.


25 Feb 11 - 09:34 AM (#3102587)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Charley Noble

Excellent! The circle is finally closed with regard to Jack.

Looks like you'll have great weather and I hope a good attendance.

Judy and I have a family commitment for Saturday but we plan to catch up with John and Deb at Alison's house on Sunday evening in Brunswick.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


25 Feb 11 - 12:13 PM (#3102662)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Jack,
I am just off the cross streets of Broadway and Evans. Jacqui will give you details. Park in the driveway if there is room. Where have you been hiding for the past few years? This is John's third or fourth house concert. You also missed Gordon Bok. David Coffin will be here in April, another New England treasure.
Jed Marum, Sara Grey...
SINS, AKA Mary


25 Feb 11 - 12:35 PM (#3102670)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: DebC

Charley...it's Sunday afternoon at 2 PM

Deb


25 Feb 11 - 12:51 PM (#3102682)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Cuilionn

Wheeee! Glad the storm's today and not tomorrow. Gonna be some fine music happening tomorrow night!!!

--Cuilionn


25 Feb 11 - 03:22 PM (#3102762)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Driveway should be plowed back to two-car width. Walks will be shovelled but be careful of slippery patches. All systems go.


25 Feb 11 - 06:16 PM (#3102844)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: GUEST,Siochain

Mary,
My previous Saturdsy plans wer just cancelled and I'd love to attend the concert tomorrow. Can you can accomodate one more over-night attendee? If so, I'll travel up from Gloucester with Peter and Joanne.
-Siochain
-


25 Feb 11 - 07:05 PM (#3102867)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Absolutely! We will be resorting to blow up mattresses I think but there will be room.
The more the merrier!
Mary


25 Feb 11 - 07:06 PM (#3102869)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

I think we will be 15 or so. Nice crowd. As long as Cuilionn brings the eggs for breakfast. I have put in sausage, ham and bacon.
Mary


25 Feb 11 - 07:21 PM (#3102874)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: GUEST,Siochain

Lovely!
I look forward to seeing you!


25 Feb 11 - 07:40 PM (#3102881)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Dinner is a YES, Joanne. Not sure I called the right number.
Mary


25 Feb 11 - 07:48 PM (#3102885)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Jeri

How early can the rest if us show up without being obtrusive?
Still got my reading glasses?
Need cheese?
Need anything else?
Will bring camera to film drunken orgy for YouTube.
Why am I writing a "bullet" list?
See y'all tomorrow!


25 Feb 11 - 07:56 PM (#3102891)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Jacqui is feeding John and Deb. I will be at home "receiving" so show up any time but expect to be put to work. Desserts at half time. Cheese would be nice before with wine. Your choice, Madam.


25 Feb 11 - 07:57 PM (#3102892)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

NO VIDEOS of drunken orgies. Apparently we are giving folkies a bad name. heh heh


26 Feb 11 - 02:32 PM (#3103150)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Jeri

I don't know if you'll see this before I leave, but I'll probably be coming home after so it should save on one blow-up bed. Don't wanna leave an opportunity for a migraine. Will hit McD's on the way, and I'll see you later!


26 Feb 11 - 03:28 PM (#3103180)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SussexCarole

Just wish we could share such a wonderful evening with you all. We'll have to be patient and look forward to seeing John & Deb at Llantrisant in March....that's one gig that's firmly marked in our diary!


26 Feb 11 - 03:35 PM (#3103183)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Wish you and Andrew could be here, Carole. It's been a while.
Mary


26 Feb 11 - 04:56 PM (#3103222)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SussexCarole

Please request Boatman's Cure for me....


26 Feb 11 - 05:47 PM (#3103253)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: maeve

Have a wonderful evening.

Maeve


26 Feb 11 - 06:17 PM (#3103269)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: jacqui.c

Performers fed and ready to leave for Mary's.

Let the fun begin!


27 Feb 11 - 02:31 AM (#3103401)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Bupkes

Thanks for hosting a warm-hearted evening, Mary! Lots of banter and jokes, and of course good singing, from Deb and John. Some pretty risqué material, not quite PG-13 — maybe PG-50? I haven't listened to my recording yet.

Also very good to visit with Jack Lynch, my old Cambridge buddy and Pinewoods roommate from camps in the 70s!

Home by 1:30 after driving through thick snowfall after reaching the NH crossing. It's slippery over the solid ice, and I barely made it into the driveway.

Marty


27 Feb 11 - 09:39 AM (#3103551)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Charley Noble

Marty-

Nice to hear that there was a good turnout and at least one survivor.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


27 Feb 11 - 11:27 AM (#3103598)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Bupkes

John was interested in Jon Boden's A Folk Song A Day web site when we briefly talked about it last night.

If you're all still there having brunch, let him have a listen to Boden's version of Sir Patrick Spens, which John sang last night. Not as melodious to my ear as John's version, but interesting notes.

Warm regards again to the blithe folks at your house on this snowy morning (as it is down here in coastal New Hampster). It's just stopped, about 5", and brightening outside; now to go blow the stuff around, humming tunes from last night.

Marty


27 Feb 11 - 11:44 AM (#3103610)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Jeri

I made it home fine. Wound up with a headache anyway, but it's not a bad one. I e-mailed Deb a link to Roland tHTG.

I have beef and a pork roast in my freezer and I have dried black trumpet 'shrooms. While I'm not up to cooking anything requiring any mental stamina, I'm dying to try those 'shrooms. There may be pasta in my future. Umami dearest...


27 Feb 11 - 01:29 PM (#3103699)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: jacqui.c

We spent the morning at Mary's enjoying breakfast and good company.

This weekend was a real treat. John and Deb are more than visiting performers to us - they are good friends and their visits mean a lot. Add to that the other crazy people who shared the experience and you have the makings of a terrific weekend.

It was nice to see Marty and to meet Jack Lynch. Here's hoping we see them again.


27 Feb 11 - 03:33 PM (#3103773)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: ChanteyLass

I'm glad all of you had a wonderful time listening to such great performers. I'm planning to catch up with them next Sunday afternoon in Franklin, MA.


27 Feb 11 - 03:51 PM (#3103785)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Jeri

Didja ever have one of those days that you just had to get through so you could catch up on sleep? I feel like I have a hangover, but I only had 2 glasses of wine that had worn off by the time I got in my car. I didn't stay up singing, but I drove home and got to sleep a bit after 2:30-3... then I got up about 5 hours later. I've looked outside at the snow and I'm wondering if I have enough food and toilet paper to last until it melts.

I might possibly have gotten more sleep if I'd stayed there, and there would have been breakfast. I'd seen John & Deb separately, but this was the first time I'd seen them together. What a lovely choice of songs, and what wonderful harmonies.

Carole, SINS requested John sing George Ward's "Boatman's Cure", and he sang it. Thanks for asking for it!


27 Feb 11 - 05:25 PM (#3103846)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

Jeri,
I wonder if it is the red wine that is the problem. Some people find that the high tanni9n causes headaches.
But NO, you would not have gotten more sleep here. We laughed and sang until 5AM - which was when I turned the lights out and said that I was going to bed. They all toddled off behond me.
It was a really special evening and morning. John sang Carrying Nelson Home and had us all misty-eyed.
It was wonderful to see Kathy in tow with Jason and Tami. She lights up a room. TRUBRIT and Tom arrived with Mim and a friend. They couldn't stay long and I think they never signed the wall.
I don't remember when we last saw Peter and Joanne - they never change. We are so lucky to have them in our lives - a beautiful pair always with new songs. Jeri and I didn't have much time to catch up while we grabbed packages meat like it was a Blue Light Special at Walmart.
The farm is producing abundantly. My egg supply has been replenished. Thank you ladies but did you really mean to leave me that yellow envelope? I will PM you.
Rose came up with Peter and Joanne. She glows. It is good to see her happy. And her music just gets better and better. Jack and Marty were welcome newcomers. Jeri and Marty played musical chairs as we tried to find a seating solution - thank you for the help. It seems Jack and John go way back. Hope we see him and Marty again.
Oh yes - there was some music. Usually with a chorus. Deb and John genuinely enjoy performing together. The highlight for me was "Hamlet in one minute" and the series of work/mill songs. The concert started at about 7:30 - 8. When it ended at 11:30 I thought they were cutting it short. Just flew by.
Thank John. Thank you Deb.


27 Feb 11 - 05:28 PM (#3103849)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: SINSULL

PM off to Holly and Sue. Someone else (I wonder who) left a large crochet hook.


27 Feb 11 - 05:48 PM (#3103865)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: jacqui.c

So THAT'S where it went!


27 Feb 11 - 06:33 PM (#3103887)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Jeri

"Hamlet in one minute" is "OOR HAMLET" by Scotland's Adam McNaughtan. I have a friend who had him for a school teacher and had no clue he was involved with music. Of course, John's version is anglicized. There's a take on the summed-up Hamlet (less humorous, IMO) in one of the Sigmund Spaeth "Weep" books.

I didn't do a lot of socializing at all, but I had a great time. I ended up heating some freezer chicken stew. I'm trying to remember something I made last summer. Ground beef, garlic and thyme fried, then add cherry tomatoes just long enough to make the skin pucker. Add some truffle oil and serve over pasta. I think I may have even let it cool to "warm". This would be perfect for the grass-fed ground beef and the black trumpet mushrooms. I wouldn't need the truffle oil. I'll save that for one day soon when I'm more conscious.

Mary, I don't think it was the red wine. I usually don't have a problem, but I only had one glass and I think I was having "issues" with the head before I even got there. Lack of sleep, OTOH, is a somewhat reliable way for me to get a headache.


27 Feb 11 - 07:15 PM (#3103901)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Cuilionn

Sue and I had a wonderful time, even if it did take a series of three semi-functional vehicles to get us there! Yes, SINSULL, the envelope is likely mine. I was still rattled from the logistical strain of the evening!

We regret our departure before the song circle commenced, but after joining Deb on a song I *never* imagined I'd sing in public, I had to run home and finish--for real--writing a sermon for a guest preaching gig at a U.C.C. church the next morning! Got home at midnight, happy and tired and full of music, wrote for an hour, got up again at 6 AM and finished it. Whew.

I especially appreciated all of Deb & John's "working folk" songs. You've inspired me to go "dig" out a recording of "The World Turned Upside Down" so I can wrap myself in the courage and power of that story.

--Cuilionn


27 Feb 11 - 07:28 PM (#3103907)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: adventure

John and Debra....absolutely wonderful evening of songs, ballads and fun. Thank you for your selections and fine presentations.....WOW.
Mary and Jacqui.....Joanne, Rose and I truly enjoyed the entire weekend....from supper to concert to breakfast and all. Kendall...so glad you made it back and we got to spend some time together. For the five souls who saw 5 a.m. arrive this morning....discussions, banter and diversity of songs was more than overpowering...guitar, voice, flute, melodian, concertina and banjo selections from all eras and authors. Really liked Debra's work ballads and super presentations entertwined with John's diverse song repertoire and instrument prowess on concertina, banjo and guitar. Life just can't get much better than what we experienced this weekend with so very many of our good friends. All concert attendees truly got to see two very fine performers in a very intimate setting. Thanks to each and all for such a wonderful weekend.
Doryman


27 Feb 11 - 07:51 PM (#3103918)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: kendall

It was 80 degrees when I left Tampa and cold as a witches tit here! Such a pleasure to see/hear Deb and John. Come back real soon. Doryman, we have more experiences to share as we didn't even scratch the surface.


28 Feb 11 - 09:19 AM (#3104203)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: Siochain

Time spent with convivial company through the wee hours of the night is one of life's pleasures. I am ready to head off for a full week of work feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Thank you, Mary, for once again bringing together good company, good music, good food and good drink, and for opening the warmth of your heart and home to others.
Thank you, Jacqui for dinner (loved the parsnips!), and thank you John and Deb for the music.
-Siochain


28 Feb 11 - 03:15 PM (#3104474)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: My guru always said

So glad you all had a good time and all got home safely. I'll wait patiently to see Deb & John in the UK!

Where is the YouTube video?


07 Mar 11 - 08:30 AM (#3108867)
Subject: RE: Deb Cowan/John Roberts at SINSULL's Feb 26
From: DebC

Sometimes it's nice when the spam brings a thread back to the top :-)

Deb