If you can hang around through Monday evening, you would be a nice addition
to the music session at my home in Montague Center. It would be fun to see
you and play some tunes.
This Monday, we're being visited by Jamie Fox, a young fiddler from
northeastern Montana. She plays some really nice Metis tunes we never hear
My session is somewhat less organized than the Thursday night session at
which we met back in late August. There's no established plan for numbers
of repetitions at any particular tempos. There's no way of knowing what ...
if any ... percentage of the tunes can be found in any sheet music. On the
other hand, we've a 12-year history of choosing tempos based on what will be
the most fun for the most participants: Sometimes quite slow and
deliberate, but also sometimes quite breakneck and devil-may-care. We've
heard and sometimes learned brand new tunes being aired publicly for the
first time. And, it has been welcoming and inclusive for a lot of people
with a wide range of musical backgrounds.
I'll be away for the weekend, but my dance on Friday night at the Guiding
Star Grange Hall goes on in my absence. There are dances there on Saturday
and Sunday as well, and there's a dance at the gorgeous Munson Memorial
Building (a.k.a. "Munson Library") in South Amherst.
Let me know if you'd like directions and more information.
On 9/24/07, mtlaurel(a)gwi.net <mtlaurel(a)gwi.net> wrote:
I am a flute player who is travelling to Massachusetts next weekend for a
conference and will have the evenings free. I love to jam and am wondering
if there is anyone on the list who is out there in western Mass who might
know of a jam that is open or want to play some.
I am an intermediate beginner player, as far as dance music goes.
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