Mudcat Café message #239851 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22175   Message #239851
Posted By: Willie-O
08-Jun-00 - 08:50 AM
Thread Name: am i the only youngster into folk and bl
Subject: RE: am i the only youngster into folk and bl
Slight thread creep...Tonight I will be participating in the first public concert of the Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra (now there's a mouthful), an aggregation of folks aged from about 10 to 50-something. It's a great thing, about sixteen players in all, including _three_ parent-and-child pairs. (And I think in all those cases, the kids started playing first, then got the parents into it.) The levels of playing skill vary greatly and learning to all contribute, work together and appreciate each other is really valuable for all of us--the experienced and novices alike.

I'm the most experienced player by many years, except for the group leader, but there are several players who are my peers in technique and style, and one who is definitely technically better than me--I recently found out she is twelve years old! We all learn a lot from each other, starting from the love of the music.

Yours for tunes and more tunes
Willie-O