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So ...

Who all's a-comin'?

This is too good to miss. I will start seriously thinking about it, Samantha!

Anybody else from this part of the word thinking about coming (besides Jim :) )?

I have a colleague who regularly travels between southern Sweden (Copenhagen, Kastrup). I'll have a talk with him.

 

Henrik

 

Henrik,

To answer your question: As the starter of this topic, I feel (happily) obliged to come

:) :) :)

see this quote:

To get an idea of how it can be in autumn, I included a photo that I made last saturday morning (November 20) from Dippin Lodge (where we stayed) looking south to the small island of Ailsa Craig.

 

arran4.jpg

 

To conclude: Arran is a great place and I look forward to the next autumn. I will be there!

This how it looks in November! So when we have the ACE meeting in the beginning of October, we better take our swimming gear with us!

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I'm gratified to see the interest. I am trying to keep a list of all interested parties, but if you want to book (and therefore be sure of) a place please email/personal message me stating so clearly.

 

Henk, don't feel guilty, I've been meaning to hold this event since moving back here in 2001, it's just taken a little while for the bunkhouse project to get off the ground (but that doesn't mean that you can weasel out of coming now!)

 

Samantha

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Samantha,

 

I love your new avatar.

 

:rolleyes: :)

 

Helen

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I'm gratified to see the interest. I am trying to keep a list of all interested parties, but if you want to book (and therefore be sure of) a place please email/personal message me stating so clearly.

 

Henk, don't feel guilty, I've been meaning to hold this event since moving back here in 2001, it's just taken a little while for the bunkhouse project to get off the ground (but that doesn't mean that you can weasel out of coming now!)

 

Samantha

Samantha

I booked already by e-mail some days ago. Did you receive my mail?

So I am not weaseling out (what a nice expression!). I am certainly not feeling iffy on this (that's another expression I learned on this forum). :)

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pin a map to the distillery on the door of the bunkhouse!

 

BTW did you get my email?

 

Derek

 

Got it, have emailed back now (sorry for the delay). Look forward to seeing you!

Samantha

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There seems the potential for a higher than average concentration of brass players at this event - (four definites and a couple of maybes). If that is so, we may be able to work something out for a wee brass group on the side ...

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Anybody else from this part of the word thinking about coming (besides Jim  :) )?

Warning! Warning! Invaders from the Southern Hempishere! :ph34r:

 

[Martin (my beloved hubby) and I will be there, all the way from Australia! :D]

 

Please be warned that I have a rather small repetoire and still consider myself a beginning, so please be gentle on me at the sessions! :P

 

Cheers

Morgana

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Please be warned that I have a rather small repetoire and still consider myself a beginning...

As opposed to a beginner?

Maybe that will bring down the average age of our group. ;)

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Maybe that will bring down the average age of our group. ;)

 

Yep - old enough to know better but still young enough not to care :P

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I might as well say that I am toying with the idea of coming, but don't seriously think it's likely.

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Don't worry Morgana, I'm currently limited to one scots, one not sure and 2 morris tunes.

Must try to learn something else - hmm, but what? <_<

Any suggestions for a couple of 'standard tunes', anybody?

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Don't worry Morgana, I'm currently limited to one scots, one not sure and 2 morris tunes.

Must try to learn something else - hmm, but what? <_<

Any suggestions for a couple of 'standard tunes', anybody?

Hi Hilary: which scots tune? I don't know any morris but am happy to learn. I will trade you for a couple of slow Irish tunes :D

 

Cheers,

Morgana :)

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There seems the potential for a higher than average concentration of brass players at this event - (four definites and a couple of maybes). If that is so, we may be able to work something out for a wee brass group on the side ...

 

Ah, if only I could still play... mind you, if I was still playing the tuba, I'd never have taken up the concertina, so I suppose I can't complain :)

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Hi Morgana,

'Rocks of Brae' is the scots, 'Banbury Bill' and 'Old Taylor' for the morris and I'm trying to learn 'Bumpers of Stretham'. Unfortunately I don't understand the ABC tabulature and I can't handle the dynamics for the tadpoles, so I usually learn by ear on the whistle and then try to tranfer it to the concertina. :D

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Warning! Warning! Invaders from the Southern Hempishere!  :ph34r:

 

[Martin (my beloved hubby) and I will be there, all the way from Australia! :D]

 

Please be warned that I have a rather small repetoire and still consider myself a beginning, so please be gentle on me at the sessions! :P

 

Cheers

Morgana

Morgana, it's great that you are coming to Arran. We could play An Paistin Fion together :) . If possible, bring some Australian tunes with you.

Don't worry Morgana, I'm currently limited to one scots, one not sure and 2 morris tunes.

Must try to learn something else - hmm, but what? <_<

Any suggestions for a couple of 'standard tunes', anybody?

If the "atmosphere" at the Arran Concertina Event is about the same as at the Scandinavian Squeeze In (SSI), I am sure that it does not matter at all if your repertoire is small! I understood that Samantha is very charmed of the SSI atmosphere ;) . So don't worry, there are at least 6 months left for learning some new tunes.

 

Samantha, do you have any plans for building a second sleeping bunk??

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I have recently returned from the Swaledale Squeeze where considerable interest was expressed in the Arran Concertina Event. It was nice to meet a couple of those who've booked already: these people told me of a couple of other c.netters who it seems are interested - do contact me if you haven't already. I also visited the newly completed bunk house last night - it really is superb and has been rechristened 'Kilmory Lodge'! I'm afraid the cost of the weekend has gone up to £60/head as a result, sorry folks.

I can confirm that haggis, neeps and tatties will be on the menu one night (vegetarian haggis for those that require it), and hope to build a distillery visit in on the Friday afternoon for those arriving on the 12.30 ferry or earlier.

Samantha

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I have recently returned from the Swaledale Squeeze where considerable interest was expressed in the Arran Concertina Event. It was nice to meet a couple of those who've booked already: these people told me of a couple of other c.netters who it seems are interested - do contact me if you haven't already. I also visited the newly completed bunk house last night - it really is superb and has been rechristened 'Kilmory Lodge'! I'm afraid the cost of the weekend has gone up to £60/head as a result, sorry folks.

I can confirm that haggis, neeps and tatties will be on the menu one night (vegetarian haggis for those that require it), and hope to build a distillery visit in on the Friday afternoon for those arriving on the 12.30 ferry or earlier.

Samantha

 

Thanks for the prod Samantha - I must get my backside in gear and book that ferry ticket... :)

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We are going to Doncaster Beerex tonight where I can sample Arran Blond and Arran Dark. Probably the nearest I will get to Arran.

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