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Jean Ritchie website update

06 Dec 02 - 12:49 PM (#842410)
Subject: Jean Ritchie website update
From: GUEST,Jon Pickow

Hi all, Just wanted to let you know that I've put Jean's Wintergrace Video back on the website. A lot of people requested it. This year, I've got the video formats right, and we optimized it for web viewing by making some of the more moody scenes brighter so you can see what's going on. Mom asked me to put up a link here as her Christmas card to all of you...enjoy! Jon   http://www.jeanritchie.com


06 Dec 02 - 01:01 PM (#842421)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: Ed.

Thanks Jon, fabulous song.

Happy Christmas to you and your Mum too!


06 Dec 02 - 01:26 PM (#842444)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: nutty

That is a lovely song ...... Merry Christmas Jean


06 Dec 02 - 01:36 PM (#842457)
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From: Mary in Kentucky

Lovely...thanks.


06 Dec 02 - 01:55 PM (#842479)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: katlaughing

Thanks, Jon and Jean.

Merry Solstice and Christmas to you and yours, Jean!

kat


06 Dec 02 - 02:59 PM (#842527)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: pattyClink

WOW! Lovely piece. Jean, has your voice actually lowered or does it just sound more mellow? Or is it me? Really enjoyed the song and the singer, AND the visual poetry.

There was talk on another thread about how great it is to hear a real and sincere voice that's also pretty, not a pretty voice that's all hung up on its own sound or what style is in vogue. Brava!

And, perhaps Jon is the one who should be putting together REAL folk specials for PBS!

and Merry Christmas back 'atcha!


06 Dec 02 - 09:28 PM (#842754)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: Alice

Thank you Jean, and Jon. Merry Christmas to you.

Alice


06 Dec 02 - 09:56 PM (#842769)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: catspaw49

Jean, I thank you for that wonderful card as I'm sure many of your other friends here do as well. Simply beautiful.....as always. What a gift you are to all!!

Spaw

PPSSSSTTTT ... HEY JON!!!
A very nice job on your part as well...and a thanks to you too. NOW, don't tell your Mom I mentioned this, but I think you should try to convince her that she needs to put out a boxed set of her work. We had that discussion here awhile back and I think she really needs to reconsider the idea. Lots of interesting ways of putting it together.......Anyway, you might mention it to her again huh?......Spaw


06 Dec 02 - 10:35 PM (#842791)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: Banjer

Wonderful site, and as always Jean shares a lot with others. Check out the links page, lots of good resources there!! Thansk Jean and son Jon for the nice Christmas greeting, and Merry Chistmas to you and yours as well.


09 Dec 02 - 05:35 PM (#844087)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)

Yes, I did write the song- years ago, before living in the city and learning that snow is a catastrophe, rather than the winter blessing it was in my childhood! Thank you all for your good words- a timely gift for my 80th birthday, yesterday December 8... THANKS!   Jean


09 Dec 02 - 05:40 PM (#844093)
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From: catspaw49

Well now that's a real sneaky way of getting a birthday thread, but I'll start one right now!!!!!!!!

Spaw


09 Dec 02 - 05:57 PM (#844103)
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From: Joe_F

Well, then *you* were a winter blessing!


09 Dec 02 - 06:04 PM (#844111)
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From: Carly

What a lovely holiday gift! Thank you, Jean and Jon.
Have a joyous holiday.

Carly Gewirz


10 Dec 02 - 05:33 PM (#844900)
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From: Deckman

refresh


10 Dec 02 - 05:36 PM (#844904)
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From: KathWestra

This is truly lovely. A beautiful song, beautifully sung, and beautifully supported by the images you've chosen.Thanks Jon. Thanks Jean. Love and Merry Christmas. Kathy


11 Dec 02 - 02:05 AM (#845132)
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From: Giac

What a delight !!

Thanks, Jean, Jon and family.

Merry Christmas.

Mary


11 Dec 02 - 04:15 PM (#845459)
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From: denise:^)

Thanks, Jean; what a great video!

I shared it with my kindergarten class, and they had to see it a few more times...They thought it was great! (Me, too...)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

denise:^)


12 Dec 02 - 02:36 PM (#846109)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: KathWestra

refresh--this video is really worth seeing and hearing! KW


13 Dec 02 - 08:44 PM (#847057)
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie website update
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)

Just one more little thing- George wants everyone to know that HE did the video, not Jon! But of course Jon helped, and he's certainly indispensible around here- we couldn't mange our computers without him and that's a fact. He's also a great banjo-picker and singer, and many other fine things. George is OK too...that's fairly obvious, since we've STAYED married for 51+ years! After the holiday George threatens to replace, "Wintergrace" with another one we did when the notion was on us, a song called, "Too Many Shadows," another one that not too many folks sing, but somehow I like it. It'll probably get popular after I'm gone west!