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#19 Lakeman

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 07:48 AM

:) Hi, at short notice I am crossing the Atlantic to attend the Northeast Squeeze in.I am a Crane duet player ( folk plus specialising in songs of the 1920's and 30's)I may be kicking around Boston on the Thursday before the Squeeze-in...also the Monday after .. Does anyone know of any folk/ acoustic music sessions happening in or around Boston at that time.Also - although I can hire a car - any chance of a
lift from Boston to the Squeeze-in on Fri, Sep 17 .Would it be easy to do it by public transport ?Any other duet players out there who are going.I know of at least one other Crane enthusiast.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 01:50 PM

There's an Irish session Sunday evening in Greenfield and a contra (Irish, Quebecois, English, etc.) session in Montague Monday evening. Either is reasonably on the way back from the S-I to Boston (though not by bus).

The easiest public transport service is probably by Peter Pan Bus which takes about 2 1/2 hours and costs $27 one way between Boston and Northampton. Unfortunately Northampton is still about 45 minutes away, but a bunch of us go through there to the S-I and could give you a ride to/from.

There are a couple of other closer bus destinations (to within 20 minutes of the S-I but they are much smaller towns, the busses run much less frequently, take unrespectively longer, and cost considerably more. Plus, unless you were able to hook up with someone coming through there, a 20-minute taxi ride would be pretty pricy!

You could also check in with the Button Box as they'll know who'll be going from the Boston area.

Oh yeah, and I play duet (Hayden)....

#21 David Barnert

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 01:59 PM

Any other duet players out there who are going. I know of at least one other Crane enthusiast.

Rich Morse and I play Hayden Duet and will be there. There are often one or two others. David Cornell is usually there with his Maccann duet. Occasionally someone brings a Crane, but not consistantly.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 03:33 PM

I've been wanting to do this for years. I'm bringing my Crane duet and am very much looking forward to meeting and hearing fellow duet players and others I have gotten to know by reading this forum.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 07:13 PM

I'll be there with my Edgley A/E...

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 07:37 PM

I have no idea what instruments I will bring. Something, I'm sure. Probably my Morse and my Kensington (both C/G anglos) and maybe a button box or two to sell off.

Oh, and do this old dumb-dumb a favor and reintroduce yourself even if we have met before. Everyone remembers me as the Wizard behind the curtain (or the wicked witch) but all of you are nice so I don't remember you (huh? What did I just say?).

Ken
in my annual start-of-school haze

PS Isn't it fun when Rich Morse says "check with the Button Box?" He's a busy guy, after all!

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:48 AM

I have no idea what instruments I will bring.  Probably my Morse and my Kensington (both C/G anglos) and maybe a button box or two to sell off.

Isn't language funny?
When people say "America", we know they don't mean South America, or even Canada. They mean the US of A.
Now when we say "button box", we know it doesn't mean our little concertina "boxes" with all their buttons. :unsure:

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 05:40 AM

Now when we say "button box", we know it doesn't mean our little concertina "boxes" with all their buttons. 


Of course! There's the Button Box and then there's your button box.

I alread said I'll be there (of course, now there's a family glitch I'm trying to iron out...) but now that we're itemizing our instruments I'd like to add that I'll be showing off my new Jeffries :) , and bringing my Marcus for sale!

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:48 AM

PS Isn't it fun when Rich Morse says "check with the Button Box?"  He's a busy guy, after all!

Actually, I do most of my Button Box work from my home office, so anyone wanting sales, repairs, squeeze-in registration, etc. help needs to contact our store as that's where our database is (as well as our helpful staff!). About the only help I can provide from here is some informational stuff.

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:01 AM

Wish I could go to the Squeeze in this year, but its a bit far from Tokyo Japan. I guess Id better start saving up some money to catch the next one.

Richard, I've been having the best time with my new Albion Treble. I love it!!!
Now all I need is the Baritone! :)

Cheers
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Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:29 PM

I've been wondering what workshops I would like to attend at the squeeze-in and since they are negotiated when we all arrive I was wondering what suggestions there might be. Here are a few ideas I've had so far:

playing fast - how to skip most of the notes and still keep the spirit of the tune alive
playing chords on an English - how to incorporate them into a tune
oramentation 101 - English concertina

and of course from a related thread

waltz composition workshop!

any other ideas/comments?

#30 Bob Tedrow

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 10:15 PM

Sadly,

I will not be able to attend.

I will try to send a virtual representative in the form of one of my latest concertinas for a visit.

I may have a volunteer chaperone already, but just in case I do not, would any of you like to tote one of my instruments around for the weekend?

Bob Tedrow

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:37 AM

lildog,

Are these workshops you want to teach? If so, you just put them on the board when you arrive.

If you want someone to teach them, you need to find a willing teacher and a time slot when they are free. Last year no one had an intro to anglo session down and there were requests for one, so I finally threw one together, although I'm hardly the best teacher for that.

It may be interesting this year...I'm not we have ever had so many sessions set up in advance for the few dozen slots...spontaneity is part of the fun, and something tells me there will still be a lot of that too. See you then.

Bob, I'm willing to babysit again if no one else has volunteered, write me off bbs. We will miss you at the maker's forum.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:48 AM

I'll be there!
EC in hand (actually in case)

See you soon,
Perry Werner

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:14 PM

Sadly,

I will not be able to attend.

I will try to send a virtual representative in the form of one of my latest concertinas for a visit.

I may have a volunteer chaperone already, but just in case I do not, would any of you like to tote one of my instruments around for the weekend?

Bob Tedrow

Sorry you can't come. Any chance you might be able to send one of your Haydens? If so, I'd be glad to chaperone it.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:03 PM

Sadly I don't think I'm qualified to teach a workshop yet - only been playing the concertina for a few months. I wasn't sure how things work at the squeeze-in but you've made it quite a bit clearer. I'd definitely be interested if someone else wanted to teach one of the potential workshops I posted :D

See everyone there !

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 10:39 PM

I usually do workshops on Morris Tunes and The "abc's" of abc (the music notation protocol used in the Tune-O-Tron and many other places). No promises, though.

As far as the "how do we all find each other" question goes, I have made up a name tag that I will wear (in addition to the official Squeeze-In name button we will all get) that looks like this (see below). See you there.

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 07:21 AM

Cool, Dave! OK if we plagiarize?




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