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  1. Thanks very much Ken, I should have put those dates in the post. It's interesting reading these forums for an instrument other than my own; there seems to be a good "atmosphere" and the discussion is more articulate than on some other groups.
  2. This is my first posting to concertina.net and I confess to being only a fiddle player, but I love the concertina. You might know about my Friday Harbor Irish Music camp, which has been happening every March for the last nine years, on San Juan island a couple of hours north of Seattle. We've had some great concertina teachers over the years, including Gearoid O'hAllmhurain and John Williams, and I'm writing now to let you know a little about this year's teacher, Florence Fahy. She's not well-known here in the States and in fact I only met her by chance while doing some concerts in Phoenix, where she now lives. She's the kind of excellent traditional player that you rarely encounter outside of Ireland, as she's not a member of a touring band and doesn't generally promote herself as a performer. She comes from northern County Clare, close to Belharbour where Chris Droney lives, and grew up in the very heart of that rich musical tradition. Her father, Martin Fahy, is a noted concertina player as well. She's taught quite a bit both in Ireland and in America and is pretty articulate about how she plays and how she learned. I love her playing and feel it's right there in the groove with the music of some of the older Clare musicians I've been fortunate to meet; a great young player committed to a traditional style of playing. Please have a look at the camp website, http://www.fridayharborirish.com , and let me know if you have any questions about the classes. Best wishes, Randal Bays
  3. This is my first posting to concertina.net and I confess to being only a fiddle player, but I love the concertina. You might know about my Friday Harbor Irish Music camp, which has been happening every March for the last nine years, on San Juan island a couple of hours north of Seattle. We've had some great concertina teachers over the years, including Gearoid O'hAllmhurain and John Williams, and I'm writing now to let you know a little about this year's teacher, Florence Fahy. She's not well-known here in the States and in fact I only met her by chance while doing some concerts in Phoenix, where she now lives. She's the kind of excellent traditional player that you rarely encounter outside of Ireland, as she's not a member of a touring band and doesn't generally promote herself as a performer. She comes from northern County Clare, close to Belharbour where Chris Droney lives, and grew up in the very heart of that rich musical tradition. Her father, Martin Fahy, is a noted concertina player as well. She's taught quite a bit both in Ireland and in America and is pretty articulate about how she plays and how she learned. I love her playing and feel it's right there in the groove with the music of some of the older Clare musicians I've been fortunate to meet; a great young player committed to a traditional style of playing. Please have a look at the camp website, http://www.fridayharborirish.com , and let me know if you have any questions about the classes. Best wishes, Randal Bays
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