Hi song organizers,
There's a new Shared Weight list that I wanted to tell you about.... it's
called Growing Up Trad!
Here's our mission:
*Growing up Trad! is an email discussion list for caregiving adults who
love traditional dance, music and song. The focus of our conversation is
around nurturing these traditions within our families and in particular
with the children in our care. *
*We are dancers, singers, callers, musicians, and/or lovers of the
traditions. We are seeking ways to network with others so that our children
can have increased opportunities to engage in our shared traditions,
especially if we are isolated in our local communities and have few kindred
*We welcome parents, grandparents, and anyone else interested in discussing
how to encourage the love of traditional dance, music, and song among
children in their families. We also hope that this online community will
help children and families prepare for connecting in person over time as we
are able to meet locally, regionally, and beyond.*
We'd love to have any of you join us.
More info and how to join is here:
I made a program for people to sing together over the Internet. It
works bucket brigade style, where each person in the brigade is three
seconds behind the person in front of them. Everyone can hear everyone
before then, and be heard by everyone after them. It runs in the
browser, though currently it only works in Chrome. It also works best
if you have wired headphones, so it doesn't mix your sound with other
Would anyone be interested in trying it out?
I know there are some folks on this list who have been running online sings
on a regular or ongoing basis and perhaps others who have done it once or a
few times but not ongoing. I myself am gearing up for my first. And there
are many possible ways to go about it. (Building a plane while flying it,
What has your experience been with running/hosting/leading online singing
opportunities? I'm interested in any and all aspects of the
experience...singing, tech, all of it. Pros? Cons? Challenges? Tips and
tricks? Frustrations? Benefits? Unexpected positives?
Who's been in the trenches trying to make this happen? Or who has attended
a sing hosted by someone else, and how did it go? I would love it if you
would share your experiences. Constructive, kind feedback will help us all
evolve this new genre...
PS Thank you, Lynn Noel, for so helpfully encapsulating your learnings in a
previous email to this list. Any additions/amendments?