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Joe Offer 02 Sep 19 - 04:40 PM
Joe Offer 02 Sep 19 - 04:41 PM
Joe Offer 02 Sep 19 - 04:41 PM
Joe Offer 02 Sep 19 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Ellen Eagan 05 Sep 19 - 12:29 AM
GUEST,Carol Holdstock 08 Sep 19 - 07:50 PM
GUEST 09 Sep 19 - 01:51 PM
GUEST 13 Sep 19 - 12:36 PM
Joe Offer 14 Sep 19 - 06:00 AM
GUEST,David Robinson 18 Sep 19 - 04:09 PM
diplocase 01 Oct 19 - 06:48 PM
GUEST,Shoshanna (by email) 01 Oct 19 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,Bev Praver 05 Oct 19 - 10:45 AM
Joe Offer 17 Oct 19 - 07:35 PM
Joe Offer 31 Oct 19 - 06:53 PM
GUEST 04 Nov 19 - 10:42 PM
Joe Offer 04 Nov 19 - 11:41 PM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 19 - 04:05 PM
GUEST,Kathy Scroggs 08 Nov 19 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Wade Gray 10 Nov 19 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Alan Keith 13 Nov 19 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Arlene Immerman 14 Nov 19 - 09:44 PM
GUEST,Sadie Damascus 21 Nov 19 - 08:39 PM
Joe Offer 22 Nov 19 - 01:20 AM
GUEST,Faith Petric song workshop 22 Nov 19 - 02:30 PM
Joe Offer 28 Nov 19 - 04:27 PM
GUEST 30 Nov 19 - 10:22 PM
Joe Offer 01 Dec 19 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,Margaret Miles 01 Dec 19 - 12:39 AM
David Ingerson 03 Dec 19 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,Rob Katz 04 Dec 19 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Ray Bierl 05 Dec 19 - 02:16 AM
GUEST 07 Dec 19 - 08:08 PM
Joe Offer 08 Dec 19 - 12:31 AM
GUEST,JIm Teperman/Peter Tracy/Spin the Bottle Bea 09 Dec 19 - 12:18 PM
Joe Offer 10 Dec 19 - 11:36 PM
GUEST,Mike Bechler aka GUEST 11 Dec 19 - 04:33 PM
GUEST,Hali Hammer 12 Dec 19 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,Hali Hammer 12 Dec 19 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,David Brown 12 Dec 19 - 08:13 PM
Joe Offer 13 Dec 19 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,David Luckhardt 13 Dec 19 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,Fred Maslan 13 Dec 19 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,Susan Wageman 13 Dec 19 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,Jim Oakden 13 Dec 19 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Jim Oakden 13 Dec 19 - 03:56 PM
GUEST,jim oakden 13 Dec 19 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,Yael Schy 13 Dec 19 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Jim Oakden 13 Dec 19 - 08:18 PM
GUEST,Ed Silberman 14 Dec 19 - 03:05 AM
Joe Offer 14 Dec 19 - 03:48 PM
GUEST,diplocase 14 Dec 19 - 04:21 PM
Joe Offer 15 Dec 19 - 01:40 AM
GUEST,Yvette Tannenbaum (email) 15 Dec 19 - 08:12 PM
GUEST 15 Dec 19 - 10:02 PM
GUEST,Ed Silberman - from Harmony List 16 Dec 19 - 12:42 AM
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Joe Offer 16 Dec 19 - 05:36 PM
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Joe Offer 19 Dec 19 - 01:21 AM
Joe Offer 23 Dec 19 - 01:02 AM
GUEST,Jim Oakden 26 Dec 19 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,Kathryn LaMar (by email) 26 Dec 19 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,Camp Harmony Committee email 26 Dec 19 - 09:10 PM
Joe Offer 27 Dec 19 - 01:07 AM
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Subject: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 19 - 09:40 PM

Save for Camp Harmony. More Soon.

Dates of camp are Friday, December 27, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Early bird camp registration begins September 1 at http://sffmc.org/

Camp Harmony returns to Walker Creek Ranch for our New Year’s camp from Friday, December 27 to Wednesday, January 1.

Attendees may come for all or part. We welcome newcomers, and if you will be a first-time attendee, please feel free to email or phone with your questions.

The Venue: Walker Creek Ranch, in rural Marin County, is known to some in our community as a great retreat spot for other musical gatherings. Its level site, nestled into surrounding hills, features accessible buildings clustered for convenience.
Facilities include a central dining hall and other spacious halls suitable for dancing, concerts, and large group activities. There are numerous rooms for workshops, Arts & Crafts, and lots of smaller spaces for jamming. The property offers walking trails and a scenic bridge over the creek. There’s even a natural history museum for learning about local flora and fauna.
 
Housing:  Walker Creek offers a range of housing options, and our fees are rated accordingly. This location is remote from any off-site lodging. The online registration form will provide space to explain any accessibility needs. All campers will need to bring their own bedding and towels.
• Dormitories are furnished with bunk beds, and all have easy access to a large central bath house with separate facilities for men and for women. We hope to be able to provide a lower bunk to everyone who wants one.
• Semi-Private lodges have multiple rooms each accommodating - people. These buildings have a common lounge area, some with kitchenee, and shared internal bathrooms. There are no single rooms available at Walker Creek Ranch. To help keep prices as low as possible, no linens are being provided this year.
• Camping is permitted. A parking lot is designated for RVs (power for some but no hook-ups) and tent camping is available at locations around the grounds. If you live locally and wish to stay off-site, the charge will be the same as camping.
Our registrars will make every effort to situate campers in housing suitable to their needs and preferences.
 
Meals:  Each camper day starts and ends at 2pm, and includes dinner on the day you arrive, and breakfast and lunch the next day. All meals will be prepared by Walker Creek staff who will do their very best to accommodate individual dietary preferences. When you register you have the option of choosing gluten-free, dairy-free, omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan. If you have additional dietary needs, please contact our registrars.

Online Registration: Registration will be available starting September 1, and prices will be posted on the website. To register, go to www.sffmc.org and click on the Harmony registration link. The site will guide you through registration, and will send you an email confirmation when your information has been received. Margaret Miles and Katie Riemer are co-registrars; if you encounter any difficulties or need help registering, please email campnewharmony@gmail.com, or phone (510) 684-1454 (before 9pm ) with your questions. (Note: we are both volunteers, and it may take us up to  hours to respond. Please either call OR email, but don’t do both!)
PLEASE NOTE: We need to provide Walker Creek with attendance numbers earlier than we have in past years. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER . THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION!
You can pay online using a credit card, debit card, PayPal account, or by check. If you choose to pay by check, the site and your confirmation email will tell you where to mail your check.

Camperships
For those who would not otherwise be able to attend camp, the Club offers fee reductions known as “camperships.” If you are able to donate to the Campership Fund, remember it is tax-deductible, and you will be helping someone get to camp who may be someone you will miss if they can’t attend. The funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the honor system. We encourage you to register early if asking for a campership. Instructions for applying for camperships will be included in online registration. TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS to the Campership Fund are welcome and appreciated!
 
Activities
Harmony is a self-made music camp for our Club members of all ages and experience levels. Workshops include singing, dancing, tunes, instrument instruction/technique, and there is a great deal of spontaneous jamming that occurs day and night. All workshops and activities are camper-led, and any camper can sign up to teach or lead a workshop.
In addition, every night we have a concert and a dance. If you would like to lead a workshop, you can sign up at camp, or go to Mudcat café (
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=166545) and sign up online. To see what workshops have been offered in previous years, search Mudcat café for “Camp Harmony workshop signups.”

Look for more information in the Nov/Dec folknik, and visit us on Facebook!
 
For photos & more information about camp, please visit www. sffmc.org. We hope to see you there.

If by chance you can't access the schedules at Mudcat, they will also be available at http://joe-offer.com/


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Subject: 2019 Camp Harmony-Saturday
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Sep 19 - 04:40 PM

Camp Harmony Workshops -Saturday December 28

Time

Maple

Jams OK

Buckeye

Dance

Muir/Carson

no jams

Museum

no jams

Kitchen

jams OK

Fireplace

(big jams)

Bay

Small Jams
8:30 AM Breakfast 8:30-9:30 AM
9:45
to
10:45
Community Sing
Books Available
Joe Offer
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
Songwriting & Song Swap
Lisa A.
Fun Rounds
Kathy Scroggs
Andronico's Old-time jam CAMP ORIENTATION
Patience Young
11
to
12
Community Sing
Books Available
Joe Offer
English Country Dance
Mary Luckhardt
Disney Songs (Muir)
Mary Hill
Social - Political - Environment Songs
Yvette
Andronico's Old-time jam Blowzabella tunes for all instruments
David Robinson
12:15 PM Lunch 12:15-1:15 PM
1:30
to
2:30
Quebecois Tunes
David Brown & Jim Oakden
Closed for Dance Floor Mopping Funny Songs
Sadie Damascus
Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
Klezmer Workshop
Wade Gray
(in Garden)
2:45
to
3:45
Quebecois Tunes
David Brown & Jim Oakden
Waltz Jam
Ellen Eagan
Uplifting & Hopeful Songs (Muir)
Mary Hill
Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Tailor-work songs
Robt. Rodriquez
Native American Flute Playing
Kathryn LaMar
Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
4:00
to
5:30
Squares (gender-free)Jim Saxe Political Song Swap
Rob Katz
Balkan Singing
Madge Strong
Breton Music
Jim Oakden and Shira Kammen
Versions of Gypsy Davy
Arlene Immerman
6:00 PM Dinner 6:00-7:00 PM
Evening Concert 8 PM Dance 8 pm
ECD, then International
Mary L, Madge
a cappella singing Sessions & Jams Small Jams
Announcements: Debora Saandler & Sharon Carl Jewelry Sale in Fireside 2-4:30
Note: Garden Room is in Sequoia and has no new carpet fumes.
Updated Dec 27


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Subject: 2019 Camp Harmony-Sunday
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Sep 19 - 04:40 PM

Camp Harmony Workshops - Sunday December 29

Time

Maple

Jams OK

Buckeye

Dance

Muir/Carson

no jams

Museum

no jams

Kitchen

jams OK

Fireplace

(big jams)

Bay

Small Jams
8:30 AM Breakfast 8:30-9:30 AM
9:45
to
10:45
Accordion II
Art Peterson
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
Songwriting & Song Swap
Lisa A.
Sunday Morning Gospel
Joe Offer
Rounds
Madge & Kathy
Andronico's Old-time jam Scandi Tunes (Bay)
Kammen/Oakden
Plain Air Watercolor (Dining Hall Patio)
11
to
12
John Barleycorn Setup 11:15 English Country Dance
Mary Luckhardt
We Are Called
Laurie & Jeremiah in Concert (Carson)
Songs that Encourage
Casey Casebeer
Capos & Barres & Chord Voicing
Mike Bechler
Andronico's Old-time jam Improv Theater Games
Yael Schy
12:15 PM Lunch 12:15-1:15 PM
1:30
to
2:30
John Barleycorn
Charlie Fenton
Closed for Dance Floor Mopping Songs of Heartbreak and Betrayal
Marlene McCall
Fiddle Practice How-To
Ray Bierl
Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
Utah Phillips - Thad (Bay)
Klezmer Workshop (Garden)
Wade Gray
2:45
to
3:45
Pub Songs
RiGGy Rackin
Contras
Jim Saxe
Sexual Practices of Irish
David Ingerson Solo
Bring your games & play play play
Sadie
Harmonized Scale for fiddle
Al Lubanes
Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
 
 
The Breathers Singalong Concert (Garden)
4:00
to
5:30
Sea Chanteys
Dick Holdstock
French Dance
Gary Jena Amy Debbie
Yes M'am concert Songwriters' Circle
Susan Wageman
Less-Common Wassail Songs
Casey Casebeer
Scottish Ceilidh Music
Alan Keith
Spin the Bottle Beatles
Jim Teperman/Peter Tracy
6:00 PM Dinner 6:00-7:00 PM
Evening Concert 8 PM Swing Dance 8 PM a cappella singing Sessions & Jams Small Jams
Announcements: Garden Room is in Sequoia & has no carpet fume problems
Last night of Hanukkah 5:30 Dining Hall
Chick Songs in Women's Bath House 7-8
Jewelry sale (Deborah & Sharon) in Arts & Crafts 2-4:30
Updated Dec 28


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Subject: 2019 Camp Harmony-Monday
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Sep 19 - 04:41 PM

Camp Harmony Workshops - Monday December 30

Time

Maple

Jams OK

Buckeye

Dance

Muir/Carson

no jams

Museum

no jams

Kitchen

jams OK

Fireplace

(big jams)

Bay

Small Jams
8:30 AM Breakfast 8:30-9:30 AM
9:45
to
10:45
Children's Concert
Jaeger & Reid
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
Songs of Winter
Amelia Hogan
Games - Bring your games
Sadie
Rounds Andronico's Old-time jam Django tunes
+ Djam
Simon Luce
Plain Air watercolor
Dining Hall Patio
11
to
12
John Prine Songs
Ed Hilton
English Country Dance
Mary Luckhardt
Mermaids sing songs of the Sea
Laurie
Shape Note
Ross/Katz & Gary Breitbard
Simple Lead Guitar
Mike Bechler
Andronico's Old-time jam
Lisa-Songwriting in Garden
Blowzabella tunes for all instruments
David Robinson
12:15 PM Lunch 12:15-1:15 PM
1:30
to
2:30
SFFMC General Meeting Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
2:45
to
3:45
General Meeting Overflow Waltz Jam
Ellen Eagan
Love Your Mother Environment Songs
Laurie (Carson)
Trad songs with Sheep
Sadie (who else?)
Fiddle Tunes in keys of C F Bb Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
Rounds JJ Hersh
Klezmer Workshop (Garden)
Wade Gray
4:00
to
5:30
Jaeger & Reid Concert ECD Music (not dancing) Musical Theater Songs
Rob Katz
Devil & His Kith&Kin
Robert Rodriquez
River Song Swap
Valentine Doyle
Scottish Ceilidh Music
Alan Keith
Carter Family Songs
Gary Breitbard
6:00 PM Dinner 6:00-7:00 PM
Evening House Party 8 PM Dance 8 PM
French, then Irish
Gary B, Michael R
Old Time Jam in Carson a cappella singing Songs of Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Dion
Doug Jones
Sessions & Jams Small Jams
Announcements: Garden Room is in Sequoia & has no carpet fume problems Updated Dec 29


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Subject: 2019 Camp Harmony-Tuesday
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Sep 19 - 04:41 PM

Camp Harmony Workshops - Tuesday December 31

Time

Maple

Jams OK

Buckeye

Dance

Muir/Carson

no jams

Museum

no jams

Kitchen

jams OK

Fireplace

(big jams)

Bay

Small Jams
8:30 AM Breakfast 8:30-9:30 AM
9:45
to
10:45
Classical Guitar Recital
Steve Stein
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
Heroes & Villains songs
Allison F. & Mary Hill
Songs Touching on the Weather
Fred Maslan
Rounds Andronico's Old-time jam Django tunes & Djam
Simon Lace
11
to
12
Folk Rock
Doug Jones
English Country Dance
Mary Luckhardt
Balkan & So. African Singing
Madge Strong
Songs Faith Sang
Carol Holdstock
Wassail II with real wassail to drink
Casey
Andronico's Old-time jam
Lisa - Songwriting in Garden
Blowzabella tunes for all instruments
David Robinson
12:15 PM Lunch 12:15-1:15 PM
1:30
to
2:30
Songwriter Circle
Susan Wageman
Closed for Dance Floor Mopping 3-chord Singalong
Marlene McCall (Carson)
Parodies
Bev Praver
Storytelling
Ed Silberman
Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
Clawhammer Banjo
David Brown
Klezmer Workshop (Garden)
Wade Gray
2:45
to
3:45
Jaeger/Reid recording session
Need help on choruses
All welcome
Wild Women (Carson)
Laurie & Hali
Parodies
Bev Praver
Fretted Dulcimer Jam
Kathryn LaMar
Irish Session
Shoshanna/Paul
Quebcois tunes
David Brown & Jim Oakden
4:00
to
5:30
Songs of Personal Significance
Jaeger & Reid
Poly Folk Guitar & Lead
Steven Stein
(note move)
British Music Hall Songs
David Luckhardt
New Year's Songs
Ed Silberman
Quebcois tunes morphing to Breton
6:00 PM Dinner 6:00-7:00 PM
Evening Concert 8 PM Dance 8 PM
Contra, then waltzes
a cappella singing in Muir Old Time Jam in Museum Sessions & Jams Small Jams
Announcements: Garden Room is in Sequoia - no problem with carpet fumes
Evening a cappella moved to Muir - no food/drink in museum
Updated Dec 30


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Sep 19 - 04:43 PM

This thread is now open for signups for leading workshops. Please give your name, the preferred day and time and location of the workshop, and the name of the workshop.
The day of the "triple crown" and SFFMC General Meeting haven't been decided. I won't post the schedule grids and start organizing until sometime after that - probably sometime in Mid-November.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST,Ellen Eagan
Date: 05 Sep 19 - 12:29 AM

I would like to lead a Waltz Jam on Saturday and Monday in the dance hall at 2 or 3.
Done. Joe


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST,Carol Holdstock
Date: 08 Sep 19 - 07:50 PM

SONGS FAITH SANG

Hi Joe, Please schedule for a morning at 11am. Thanks!
Carol
Hi Joe,
Please schedule the Faith Petric song workshop for either Monday or Tuesday in the morning, preferably at 10am or 11am. We've had to change our plans, and Dick and I will not get to camp until Sunday before lunch.

Thanks for taking care of all this!
Carol
Museum 11-12 Tuesday. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 19 - 01:51 PM

Hello, Joe. I would like to lead two workshops at Camp Harmony. One would be FUNNY SONGS and the other TRAD SONGS WITH SHEEP IN THEM. I might ask for a third workshop.

Please do not schedule me in that noisy room next door to the loud instrumental jam. Or first thing in the morning, OR at the same time as the most attended favorite workshops. Thanks a bushel and a peck,
love, Sadie

Funny Songs: Museum, Saturday, 1:30 PM
Sheep (??): Monday, 2:45-3:45: Museum - can't wait for this one.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 19 - 12:36 PM

I'm happy to lead our Andronico's Old-time jam anytime. if a friendly accessible daily jam is needed, Noah and I are happy to step in.
Dinah and Noah Stroe

Cool!!!
Daily 9:45-noon, fireplace room
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Sep 19 - 06:00 AM

It would be nice to have jams 24/7 in the fireplace room in the shower house. Would that work for the Andronico's and Irish jam to be the foundation of that during the day? both of your sessions are wonderful, and we would like for people to be able to hear or join them as they pass through.
If you want to discuss this, contact me at joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST,David Robinson
Date: 18 Sep 19 - 04:09 PM

I would like to teach a handful of Blowzabella tunes for all instruments. Contemporary Anglo-Euro dance tunes (waltzes, mazurkas, schottishes, etc.) written by past and present members of Blowzabella.

I'm a brand new member and this will be my first camp. So I'm not sure of the logistics. But I'd be happy with a slot in mid-morning or early afternoon for the full days.

I would bring copies of the tunes to share.


Hi, David - let's try Bay Room, Monday and Tuesday, 11-noon, and see how it goes. (I had it on Sat/Sun, but somebody asked me to change it so they could attend) -Joe Offer-


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Subject: workshop: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: diplocase
Date: 01 Oct 19 - 06:48 PM

Joe - It looks like Arlene Immerman will be doing a workshop on variants of the Gypsy Laddie/Raggle-taggle Gypsies/Blackjack Davy family of ballads. Please disregard my earlier request to do a workshop on variants of the Twa Sisters family of ballads (one such workshop is wonderful; two are excessive!) Instead I'd like to do a workshop on less-common Wassail songs, including orchard-wassailing songs, wren-boy songs, and songs of other house-visiting traditions. Any quiet room that accommodates twenty people will be great. Afternoon is best, any day. Casey

Sounds wonderful! How about on Saturday, Museum, 11-noon? -Joe-

    update: The Lesser-Known Wassails workshop at Harmony Camp is now confirmed for Sunday at 11am in the Museum.

    For the purpose of this workshop, I’m looking for songs traditionally used anywhere in the world for ritualized visits to neighbors’ houses for the purpose of soliciting food, drink, and money, in return for calling down luck or blessings upon the house and its occupants, livestock, orchards etc. This definition includes British Isles/Irish traditions like the Wren Boys, Pace-Egging, and Souling as well as wassails usually sung during the period from Christmas to Twelfth Night. (We’ll save the specifically New Year songs for Ed’s workshop on that subject!) It also includes such traditional songs as Russian Kolyadki and Mexican Posadas. I’m hoping we will push beyond the familiar “Wassail Song” and “Gloucestershire Wassail” to less-well-traveled paths!

    Looking forward to hearing all sorts of interesting songs. I hope you can be there! Casey


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST,Shoshanna (by email)
Date: 01 Oct 19 - 07:12 PM

Hi Joe,

       Paul Kostka and I will be happy to co-lead the Irish Sessions again.
       We were fine with the room we ended up with last year.
       (Maybe we can put a sign on the door saying when the Irish Sessions are, so people who want to socialize in there can do it some other time?).

         Thanks so much!         Shoshanna

Don't conflict with Irish Set Dance.

Tentatively set for the Fireplace Room, Daily, 1:30-3:45. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: GUEST,Bev Praver
Date: 05 Oct 19 - 10:45 AM

I would like to lead the Parody workshop again this year. Afternoons seem to work well, maybe Sunday if that doesn't conflict with the Triple Crown. It seems that this workshop has been so popular that we've needed two hours to get around to everyone. I don't remember the names of the workshop spaces but I think the pone called the museum would work well for this. It's the place where the acapella singers met after dinner. Thanks for doing this Joe. (2 hours)

How 'bout Tuesday, Museum, 4:00-5:30 PM? Not quite 2 hours, but you can go until dinner starts at 6.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Oct 19 - 07:35 PM

Registration Closed November 22.


THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION!

If you missed the deadline, we hope you can come next year.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Oct 19 - 06:53 PM

from Robert Rodriquez: Songs about the Devil and his Kith and Kin (2 hours)

Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Tailor
(Songs & Stories of work and occupation) - 1 hour

Devil - Museum, Monday, 2:45-3:45
Soldier - Museum, 4-5:30, Saturday
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 19 - 10:42 PM

Hi Joe:

I'd like to lead two 1-hour workshops.

3-chord song singalong

and

Songs of heartbreak and betrayal.

Between lunch and dinner. I'll be there all five days.

Could you please post a list of the workshop spaces?

Thanks

Marlene

Marlene, I completely missed your request, and I should be punished. So, I'm glad you sent me a reminder.
Songs of Heartbreak and Betrayal, Museum, 1:30-2:30 Sunday
3-chord singalong, Carson/Muir, 1:30-2:30 Tuesday


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 19 - 11:41 PM

Hi, Marlene -
I hope we can finalize a list of workshop spaces at the Camp Committee meeting this Wednesday, November 6. The spaces should be more-or-less that same as what was on Last Year's Schedule. We're going to try to keep most singing in the building with the science museum - I think that building has 3 to 4 good rooms for singing. And the bathhouse will be mostly instrumental sessions. We found the instrumental sessions bled sound into the singing sessions.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 19 - 04:05 PM

The Triple Crown (Barleycorn, Pub Songs, and Sea Songs) will be on Saturday afternoon.

Update Nov 21 - Triple Crown will be Sunday.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Kathy Scroggs
Date: 08 Nov 19 - 01:35 PM

Fun rounds

Kitchen Saturday 11-12 -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Wade Gray
Date: 10 Nov 19 - 07:22 PM

I would like to lead a klezmer workshop just before or just after lunch each day of camp.
See you soon!
Wade


1:30-2:30 daily in Bay, except 2:45-3:45 Monday. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Alan Keith
Date: 13 Nov 19 - 01:29 PM

Hi Joe,
I'd like to lead a Scottish Ceilidh Music workshop right after the Irish Workshop on Sun. and Mon. I think we had the Kitchen and Museum last year but were kinda crowded (more folks than expected), so a bigger space would be more appreciated (Fireplace Room?).

Thanks.

Alan

Fireplace Room, 4-5:30 Sunday and Monday. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Arlene Immerman
Date: 14 Nov 19 - 09:44 PM

Hi all:

I’m planning to host a ballad sing around workshop at camp, time and place tbd. The ballad is The Gypsy Laddie, Child 200. Also called Gypsy Davy or Black Jack Davy. If you know a version, bring it along. There’s still time to learn one before camp.

Saturday, Bay Room, 4-5:30 PM. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Sadie Damascus
Date: 21 Nov 19 - 08:39 PM

Dear Joe, did I already send you any workshop requests for this year's camp? I cannot remember. Here are my possible and heartfelt workshop wishes (and in a room where we can hear ourselves sing!):

1. Thyme for the Silver Dagger!: Songs of Love and Heartbreak (two hours?)

2. Ballad Family Values: Tradition, Jealousy, Conflict, Power---Old-fashioned Family ballads! (Joe, Please make this one two hours! Many thanks!)

These are good topics as well, if I cannot have one of the first two (Or, perhaps, someone else will lead them):
Funny Songs!
Animal Songs!

And, my dear Joe, if you can refrain from scheduling any ballad workshops across from each other, we will be so grateful! Ballad singers need all the time together, workshops, and sessions we can get!

You are a god. Please let me know.
Sadie


Thank you for deifying me, but I can schedule you for only two workshops before camp. You can probably fit these in when you're at camp. Just use the yellow stickies.
-The Divine Mr. Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Nov 19 - 01:20 AM

Note: Triple Crown has been moved to Sunday afternoon.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Faith Petric song workshop
Date: 22 Nov 19 - 02:30 PM

Hi Joe,
Please schedule the Faith Petric song workshop for either Monday or Tuesday in the morning, preferably at 10am or 11am. We've had to change our plans, and Dick and I will not get to camp until Sunday before lunch.

Thanks for taking care of all this!
Carol

Tuesday 11-12, Museum. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Nov 19 - 04:27 PM

Workshop schedules now posted. I'll get up-to-date on workshop assignments by Sunday night.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 19 - 10:22 PM

Joe, We would like to do; a children's concert on Monday, at 11:00am in the Museum and a Jaeger & Reid Concert Monday evening in the Museum at 5:15-6:15pm
and Songs of Personal Significance 4-6:15pm in Museum on Tuesday

Bob Reid and Judi Jaeger

Hope you don't mind, but I think Maple will work better for you.
Children's Monday 11-12
J&R Concert Monday 4-5:30 (note extended hours)
Personal Significance Tuesday 4-5:30 (you can stretch to 6)
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Dec 19 - 12:21 AM

How would the Kitchen be for ballad-type workshops? Too small?


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Margaret Miles
Date: 01 Dec 19 - 12:39 AM

Yes M'am concert at camp Harmony
Margaret Miles
Sat 11/30/2019 7:08 PM
To: Joe Offer
Cc: Amelia Hogan; Mary Hill
Yes, we'd like to do it again! Let us know when there's a time in Mural room hopefully on Sunday or Monday.

OK, I got Muir (!) Room Monday, 4-5:30 PM
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: David Ingerson
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 07:56 PM

Would it be appropriate for me to do a solo set? I'd like to do my set on "The Sexual Practices of the Irish: from Queen Maeve to Gay Marriage." It would take 45 minutes or so and I wouldn't need a very big room, I'm thinking. If you could find a time that is not opposite a ballad session, that would be great.
Cheers,
David

Can't put a title that long in the little box, but I put "Sexual Practices of Irish" at 11-12, Saturday, Muir/Carson
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Rob Katz
Date: 04 Dec 19 - 01:48 PM

Hi Joe:

I'd like to lead another one-hour Political Song Swap. Songs new & old welcome. I'll be at camp Sat. afternoon & all day Sun. & Mon. Prefer not opposite Triple Crown or Faith songs. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Rob Katz

Hope this works: Museum, 4-5:30, Saturday
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Ray Bierl
Date: 05 Dec 19 - 02:16 AM

Hi Joe,

Assuming there's still room, I'm hoping I can do a couple of workshops. Would have to be on 29th and/or 30th. 'How To (How I, How You) Practice The Violin (Fiddle)'.   And 'Rosalie Sorrels!' (mini-concert). (If there's a place on line for me to do this, just point me . . .) Thanks!


Ray

How's this: Fiddle Practice How-To: Sunday (Dec 29) 1:30-2:30. Kitchen
Rosalie Sorrels Concert: Monday, Muir, 11-12 - but check the schedule and see if you can find a better spot.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 19 - 08:08 PM

Hi Joe, I’d like to do my workshop on Saturday at 4 pm in Bay. Workshop on different versions of Gypsy Davy. Thanks.

Arlene

Done. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Dec 19 - 12:31 AM

Never fear. I WILL get the above workshops posted this week. I've had a rather hectic month so far, but my calendar is looking less crowded starting Tuesday.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,JIm Teperman/Peter Tracy/Spin the Bottle Bea
Date: 09 Dec 19 - 12:18 PM

Hi Joe

I'm a but late to the party but I'd like to reserve the Fireplace Room - 5:15-6:15 on the 29th - it looks as if it's still open. I don't remember how big the Bay room or the Kithcen are - we usually get 25-30 folks [ so perhaps I will do another sedssion later in the Camp.

Thanks!!!

Jim

Oooh. Alan Keith called the fireplace room, so I put you on Bay on Sunday 4-5:30. Look for a space you like better.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Dec 19 - 11:36 PM

Still working on getting all these workshops to fit onto the schedules.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Mike Bechler aka GUEST
Date: 11 Dec 19 - 04:33 PM

I would like to give two workshops on Sunday or Monday.

1) Using Capos, Barres, and Half Barres. How to move things around the neck and know what you are doing using a simplified counting technique.

2) Simple Lead Guitar. Playing lead is easier than you think with this simple technique.   

Note: I just got the word about this signup yesterday, so I know I can't be too late, right?

Capos & Barres - Sunday, Kitchen, 11-noon
Lead Guitar - Monday, Kitchen, 11-noon


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Hali Hammer
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 01:46 PM

Laurie Vela and I would like to sign up for our annual Wild Woman Workshop on Monday, December 30 at 4 pm in Muir.

How 'bout Monday 2:45-3:45 in Muir/Carson? -Joe-

From Laurie Story:
Hi there wild folkies
Looking at MudCat now but will reply here 1st and post there tomorrow if that’s better?
Why don’t we keep the same time and Carson Room but do it Tuesday instead of Monday so it doesn’t conflict with meeting overflow?! So Wild Women Tuesday 2:45-3:45 Carson
And! Joe! Plz and thanks if possible:
Love Your Mother Environmental Song Swap Monday 2:45-3:45 Carson
We Are Called (2019) CD Sing A Long Concert Laurie & Jeremiah Tuesday 11-12 Carson


OK, Laurie, now you have me thoroughly confused, so I hope I have this straight.
    We Are Called, Sunday, Carson, 11-12
    Love Your Mother, Monday, Carson, 2:45-3:45
    Wild Women, Tuesday, Carson, 2:45-3:45
Is that right?
-Joe-

Love & Appreciation! Laurie


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Hali Hammer
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 01:55 PM

Laurie wants Carson, not Muir.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,David Brown
Date: 12 Dec 19 - 08:13 PM

Are we not using Carson (medium size room in the Science building next to Muir) or Madrone (small room in the bath house - mirror of Bay) this year? Will these be available for ad-hoc music?   I know that there was some concern about sound leak between Carson & Muir.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 04:27 AM

Hi, David -
I'm "leasing" Muir/Carson as one site. Take your pick, and the empty room is open only for quiet activities. Muir is big - too big for many activities. Carson is cosy, perhaps the cosiest of all our gathering rooms. If you're signed up for the Muir/Carson slot, you get your pick.

Madrone is another that's open only for quiet stuff, and it's not being booked - Bay is identical, and the women asked me not to schedule Madrone to allow better access to the women's restroom.
That's one of those "difficult" questions....
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,David Luckhardt
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 11:47 AM

British Music Hall songs workshop -

Prefer: 12/31 in the Museum 1:30-2:30

2nd choice: 12/29 Museum 9:45 -10:45

Cheers!
Museum, Tuesday, 4-5:30 - after Parodies


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Fred Maslan
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 01:23 PM

Songs touching on the weather, Tuesday in the museum

Fred
Hi, Fred - is 9:45-10:45 OK? That's the only Museum slot I have open Tuesday. Muir/Carson has more space.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Susan Wageman
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 01:57 PM

Hi Joe - Sunday @ 4 I'd like to host a Songwriters' Circle in the Museum. Thank you.

You got it. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Jim Oakden
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 03:50 PM

Hi Joe
Please schedule this: Sat at 4, Fireplace room
Jim Oakden and Shira Kammen-Breton music
thanks
Oooh, that's nice. You got it. Note that it's a 90-minute slot. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Jim Oakden
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 03:56 PM

Hi Joe
Another workshop pls:
Quebecois Tunes
Sat at 1.30, kitchen
David Brown, Jim Oakden

thanks


Done. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,jim oakden
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 04:49 PM

Hi Joe
One more
Scandi tunes
Sunday 9.45, Bay Room
Kammen/Oakden

thanks


Done. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Yael Schy
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 05:16 PM

Hi Joe, I'd like to offer a workshop on Improv Theater Games on sun. Dec. 29th, 11 am -12 pm in either Muir or the Museum--whichever would be better. (We will be getting up & moving around, not just sitting in a circle, and we will make some noise.)

Thanks! Yael


Hi Joe,
I signed up on Mudcat, but it was acting a bit glitchy, so I’m following up via email.
I'd like to offer a workshop on Improv Theater Games on sun. Dec. 29th, 11 am -12 pm in either Muir or the Museum--whichever would be better. (We will be getting up & moving around, not just sitting in a circle, and we will make some noise.)
Thanks! Yael
Yael Schy
Dramatic Strides Consulting
"Moving Organizations Forward
by Leaps & Bounds"


Hi, Yael - Muir and Museum are booked at that time. I put you in Bay (in the Bathhouse building), which is a very nice space. Hope that works for you. You can have all morning in Bay if you speak for it soon.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Jim Oakden
Date: 13 Dec 19 - 08:18 PM

Hi Joe
After further discussion with David, we'd like to have the Sunday Quebec session (see my 03:56 message) in Maple from 1.30-3.45. The kitchen is too small.
I'd like to keep the Scandi and Breton sessions as I requested earlier today.
thanks yet again...
The evening dance schedule is proving to be complicated, but I'll let you know when its finalized.
Jim
Moved to Maple, but I hope you mean Saturday 1:30-2:30, which is when you requested the kitchen session. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Ed Silberman
Date: 14 Dec 19 - 03:05 AM

Joe -
please put em down for New Years songs on Tuesday the 31 at either 1:30 or 2:45, in the Museum. Thank you

Hi, Ed - Museum is booked all day Tuesday. Can I give you a 90-minute slot on Muir/Carson on Tuesday, 4-5:30 PM?


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 19 - 03:48 PM

Help Wanted: Robert Rodriquez is looking for a Canadian-style fiddler to accompany him on a story. He hopes to find a fiddler who can dance a bit or at least move his feet while fiddling.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2010 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,diplocase
Date: 14 Dec 19 - 04:21 PM

JOE OFFER

Joe, can you possibly move my "Less-known Wassails" workshop from Saturday 11 a.m. to the same time slot on Sunday? a couple of the people who have already offered to lead a song won't be there yet on Saturday. Many thanks! Casey


Done. Museum, Sunday, 11-12


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Dec 19 - 01:40 AM

I've entered all requests I have received up to now.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Yvette Tannenbaum (email)
Date: 15 Dec 19 - 08:12 PM

Hi Joe, Hope all is well with you and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

I would like to do a workshop: "Songs of Social or Political or Environmental Significance, from 11 - noon in the museum room. Hope that the spot is still available.

Yours for a song,

Yvette

Got it, Yvette. Hope Saturday is OK. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 19 - 10:02 PM

Hi Joe --

thanks for the nudge.
Looking at the calendar, I'm thinking maybe we will try something different this year, and have the Irish Set Dance workshop each morning from 9:45 to 10:45...

(If there is a big drop in attendance, or requests to reschedule, we can examine the options for the last two days)

Thanks!
Michael R
Thanks, Michael. It's good to have you back. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Ed Silberman - from Harmony List
Date: 16 Dec 19 - 12:42 AM

Calling all Jews. Camp Harmony and the last fore knights of Chanukah overlap this year. Lets' bring our menorahs and convene in the dining room like wee have before


Thanks Ed! Yes, we should do this for sure! I also noticed that we all start arriving on Friday this year so workshops don't start till Saturday. Which makes me wonder if we can do our usual Shabbat celebration at camp as well, since apparently we can't sign up for it as a workshop. I have sent an email to Joe Offer inquiring about that, and how we might sign up or otherwise arrange to do that. Joe and/or any of the usual Harmony planners - please let us know about this - thanks!

Deborah Sandler


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Ed Silberman - from Harmony List
Date: 16 Dec 19 - 12:43 AM

The Ceilidh is dead, long live The House Party.

Using an Irish word for it's name led many people to think i twas a Celtic event and there was no place for them if they didn't practice a Celtic art.

Indeed I was inspired by a Celtic ceilidh i witnessed in Aberdeen, so i kept the word ceilidh. But the word "ceillidh" means "together." My dream was an event that would draw the whole camp together under one roof: Celtoids, Swing kats, Dancers of every stripe,Old-timers, Songsmiths, Protesters, Nueve Cancion canters, Storytellers, Bluesers, CountryWetern singers, Francophones, Yiddophiles, the gamut of things that make up Camp Harmony. But many thought is just celtic stuff. Ironically a word that means together kept us a part.

So -- The House Party

A few words for those who haven't attended before. The House Party is an attempt to replicate an old fashioned party where neighbors gather and entertain each other with their own "party peices." One person tells a story, another sings a country song, someone has a good joke, a fiddler plays a lively tune, the rug is rolled up and dancing breaks out, a ballad singer holds forth, a banjo player breaks down, a blueser wails and moans till we all feel better, drinking songs are belted out, rounds go around, someone sings a new song she's written, yo-yo tricks are displayed, Yoyo Ma is impersonated, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

The event is unplanned. The "man of the house" (that being me, but one of these times maybe someone would like to step in) calls on his talented guests following the flow of the moment. It's all improv. If there were a plan it just would be another talent show. I welcome people to tell me they want to be called so i know who's willing and able, I may approach you during the day before and ask if you would to be called. But there are no promises made in either case, the spontaneity is what makes it .....

The House Party


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Dec 19 - 05:36 PM

Whew!
Caught up to this point, and I think I corrected all my mistakes...
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 01:31 AM

from email
Hi Joe,
Thank you so much for all your schedule massaging! We're very glad to have a 90-minute slot for the Yes M'am concert, but we're a little concerned about being in conflict with Bob & Judy's concert. Could we move to 4:00pm on Sunday in the Muir room? We'll always conflict with something, but this seems like a better fit.
Many thanks,
Margaret

Your many fans may have to miss sea chanteys, but such is life. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: David Ingerson
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 03:28 AM

Sorry to add to your burden, Joe, but it turns out that I won't be arriving until Saturday evening. Could my concert be moved to Muir/Carson on Sunday afternoon? Or some other not-Saturday time, preferably not opposite a ballad session.

Thanks for all your work on this huge project.

Cheers,

David


Hi, David, How's Muir/Carson, Sunday, 1:30-2:30? -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 03:24 PM

Think I'll wait until the end of the day to enter these. Once-a-day entering seems to be more efficient.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Mike Bechler aka GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 19 - 03:40 PM

Please change the title of my Sunday workshop. Instead of Capos and Barres, call it Capos, Barres and Chord Voicing.

It will draw the wrong crowd (or none at all) with its current title.

Thanks, Mike
Got it. Hope it fits. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Dec 19 - 01:21 AM

Done to here. Hope I got it right.
The format at joe-offer.com looks really good on my phone.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Dec 19 - 01:02 AM

from email Dec 27:

Hi Joe,

I've never signed up ahead of time for a workshop, but Cathy and Rob Katz asked me to and the only time we overlap is Monday from 11 to noon, since they're leaving after lunch Monday. I see that the Museum space is still open then, from https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=166545 but I won't be getting to camp until late Sunday afternoon.

Could you do me a favor and sing us up for Monday 11-noon, whenever convenient? I see from http://joe-offer.com/ that I missed the online signup deadline by 2 hours.??

Thanks much, Peter Ross


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Jim Oakden
Date: 26 Dec 19 - 07:29 PM

Hi Joe
I've been trying to get on mudcat for a few days, then dug out your msg saying it was down.
Anyway, here's the evening dance schedule. Organizing things has been hard this time, and the swing dance format is still up in the air. First dance will probably be at 8, second at 10, but that is subject to change at camp.
thnks
Jim


1        Fri        open        
2        Sat        ECD, International        Mary L, Madge
3        Su        swing        tba
4        M        French, Irish        Gary B; Michael R
5        Tu NYE        Contra, waltzes?        several


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Kathryn LaMar (by email)
Date: 26 Dec 19 - 07:30 PM

Hi Joe,

Happy Holidays (all of them), and thanks for keeping us apprised of the workshop sign-up process. I would like to give a workshop on "Native American Flute Playing" on Saturday at 2:45 in the Kitchen, and to host a "Fretted Dulcimer Jam/Playaround," also at 2:45, but on Tuesday--in the Kitchen or Bay.

Since I missed last year, I don't have a feeling for the various rooms, but I assume that "No Jams" means that instrumental music or methods classes should be elsewhere? I suggested Bay as an alternative location for the dulcimer jam because it's different from the Kitchen--also Kitchen looks like it is the only under-used space, but I presume that cooking and food-prep occurs elsewhere?

Anyway, if you don't have time to fit these in, or have doubts about these, I'll check at camp, and use yellow stickies when appropriate! There does seem to be a dearth of instrumental workshops this year--I wanted to attend a uke w/s, but don't see one posted. I'm bringing along two, just in case.

Kathryn

Hi, Kathryn - I put both in the Kitchen. I think it will work best for you. But you can change when you get to camp.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST,Camp Harmony Committee email
Date: 26 Dec 19 - 09:10 PM

We're very excited to welcome you! Please read these important reminders:
  • On the first day you are registered, arrive AFTER 2:00 pm.
  • Every camper needs to bring their own linens and towels! Walker Creek is not providing them this year. Your housing assignment email also has many helpful hints about what to bring, and answers a lot of questions. And speaking of what you bring...
  • Every year at Camp Harmony, our clean-up crew brings home a phenomenal quantity of left-behind objects. Be mindful while you are at camp, and check before you leave that you have all your belongings.
Please read the below information on etiquette at Camp, even if you have attended in the past:

Etiquette at Camp Harmony (and other SFFMC Events) Thank you for registering for Camp Harmony! You may be an old hand at San Francisco Folk Music Club camps, or you this might be your first time coming to the New Year's Camp. Either way, we'd like to remind you of some of the ways we all get along together. These basic rules of etiquette are some general guidelines to make sure that everyone has the best experience of camp possible.

Workshops

  • Workshops are focused on a single subject, and generally have a facilitator who would like to present or share some material. Often, but not always, there is an intention for other participants to share what they have as well.
  • Workshop leaders should arrive on time and let the other participants know what is expected of them.
  • Workshop leaders should also be aware of the time and end on time so the next workshop can start on time.
  • Workshop leaders have final say in the format of their workshop. It's their show, please let them host it the way they wish. If there is general sharing of material, they may choose to go around the room in a circle, where everyone gets a turn (time permitting), or they may choose to go popcorn-style, where people go in a more organic order.
  • Participants may pass when it comes to their turn; it is also common for them to make a request for a song or other piece that they would like to hear but don't know (or aren't confident about). This is fine, with the understanding that not every request needs to be fulfilled.
  • Singing along with the choruses is generally encouraged; a person leading a song should indicate and possibly rehearse the chorus if its not a well-known song. That said, bear in mind that a person may be singing a different version of the song than you know, so listen carefully the first time through just to be sure. Even if they get the song wrong, that's how the folk music process works, so bear with it and if you have questions about a version, ask after the song or after the workshop is over.
  • If someone stumbles over the words, ask before helping. They may need their memory jogged in a different way or be working on a different version.
  • If you're stumbling over the words, ask for help. There's no shame in a mental lapse.
  • Let the song leader be the song leader. Don't take over a song that someone else is leading simply because they're not as strong a singer or as familiar with the song as you are. Similarly, don't play an instrument on a song someone else is leading unless you have been asked.

Jam Sessions

  • Jam sessions are made up of a group of musicians, often with many different instruments, all playing the same song. They can be happen in the regular workshop spaces, or in one of several jam-friendly areas around the camp, or even in private rooms. They may or may not be planned.
  • Listen before you start playing, especially if you're not familiar with the other performers.
  • If you come upon a public jam session already in progress, it's still polite to ask if you can join. This is doubly true if you play percussion, brass, or battlefield instruments (drums, horns, or bagpipes).
  • Be respectful of private spaces. If you hear great music coming from a camper's residence and there's no sign welcoming you in, knock or just listen. Please be considerate of nappers and sleepers who share your lodgings.

Dances

  • Anyone may ask anyone to dance. The tradition at camp is to change partners for each dance. We especially encourage folks to ask dancers who have been sitting out, and experienced dancers to ask new dancers, so that everyone gets a chance to dance.
  • People of any gender may dance either role, or both. If you know how to dance one role and want to learn the other, plenty of folks in the hall will be happy to partner with you and help you out. Dance with whoever comes at you. Don't assume that the role someone is dancing is based on their gender presentation.
  • You are always free to say no when someone asks you to dance. You don't have to give a reason you can just say No, thank you. If you ask someone to dance and they say No, take it gracefully and move on.
  • Communicate your needs to your partner so they know how to give you the most comfortable dance. You can always speak up if a dancer is doing anything that makes you uncomfortable: for example, Please swing slower, or, I'd like your hand a little higher.
  • Be sensitive to the safety of your fellow dancers. Never force a partner to twirl or jerk a partner's hand, arm or shoulder. Always ask your partner if it is ok, before doing your own special swing move, twirl or dip.
  • Dance conservatively with anyone you don't know well. Remember that your partner's comfort zone may be different than yours. Respect others personal dance space, do not dance too close or insist on eye contact.
  • Please be thoughtful in your hygiene and do not wear scented products. Some dancers are hypersensitive or allergic to highly scented products such as perfume, aftershave, etc,. and others react to odors such as spices, onions, garlic or body odor.
  • Respect our dance halls. Wear shoes with clean, soft soles. No drinks or food are allowed on the dance floor.
  • Pay attention to the caller during a walk though. Even if you do not need to hear the walk through, allow others to learn.
  • Please thank the band and caller. They are all volunteers and fellow campers!

Concerts

  • Concerts are performances by one person or a small group. There is a general concert every night after dinner that anyone can sign up for or attend. Also, there may be concerts listed in the general schedule in various event spaces. Attendance is open to everyone.
  • Performers should arrive on time and be prepared for any setup they need to do. Please also be aware that it takes a few minutes for people to make their way to a location, so giving the audience a few minutes to arrive is a good idea.
  • Performers should also leave time at the end of their show for announcements, and make space for the next workshop. Consider moving elsewhere if you have time-consuming business-like mailing lists or CD sales.
  • Please hold questions and comments until the end of the performance unless invited otherwise.
  • Unless invited to sing along, please let the performer do the performance. Be respectful of the performer's effort and training, and of the audience's desire to hear the performer and not you.
  • If you arrive late, please wait on the edge of the performance space until the performer is between songs. That minimizes disruption to the audience's enjoyment. If you have to leave early, please wait until between songs for the same reason.

General Camp Etiquette

  • We are counting on you to do your chores. You are asked to do a number of chores depending on your age and the amount of time you stay at camp, and these tasks are important to the smooth functioning of the camp. Please do your share!
  • Also note that leading a workshop is not a chore. Leading a workshop is something you offer to the rest of camp, and is entirely optional. Doing chores is part of the cost of your stay at camp, and is NOT an option.
  • Cover your cough. Especially in the dining hall. Use the chicken wing method.

Ralph

Ralph is the name of a hypothetical camper who also answers to the pronoun they. Ralph gets many things done around camp, from cleaning up messes to arranging chairs to organizing a call to the person who's missing camp this year. The camp runs better with Ralph doing the things that need doing, that are within their capacity and authority to do.

WE ARE ALL RALPH.

So when you think to yourself, Hey, they should do this thing to make everyone's experience of camp better, remember that Ralph answers to they, and that you're Ralph, and see if maybe you should be the one to do that thing.

Thank you for being considerate and welcoming of our fellow campers, and making Camp Harmony the best experience it can be for all the diverse people who attend. We hope you have a great time this year, and for many years to come!

Yours in Harmony,
The Camp Harmony Committee


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Dec 19 - 01:07 AM

OK, it's 10 PM (pacific) on December 26, so I'm closing online signups for Camp Harmony workshops. If you'd like to lead a workshop, please sign up in person with a yellow sticky note at camp.
I'll keep the schedules updated here, and at my Website, http://joe-offer.com/

I think you'll find that the schedules at my Website work better on your phone, and you can download each day's schedule each morning. I'll print schedules, too.

See you at camp.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 19 - 04:08 PM

Hi Joe

This is Jim Tepperman - is it possible to give a title to the "Jim Tepperman/Peter Tracy Jam" ""Spin-the-Bottle Beatles"


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Dec 19 - 01:18 AM

Saturday schedule is up-to-date. Other days will be updated by midnight of the day before.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Dec 19 - 04:03 AM

Sunday schedule updated Saturday 11 pm.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Dec 19 - 02:15 AM

Monday schedule updated at 11 PM Sunday. Hope I did it right. One more to go!


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Dec 19 - 12:59 PM

Monday schedule updated Monday morning at 9 am. We are on top of it this year, folks.


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Subject: RE: SF Camp Harmony 2019-2020 - Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jan 20 - 08:49 PM

Well, I think the camp was quite a success. If anybody has ideas or suggestions, feel free to post them here.

On the last night of camp, Walker Creek Ranch provided two gooseneck lamps, and they were perfect for stage lighting for our nightly concerts. We'll have to remember to ask for them at the beginning of camp next time.

There was an instrumental session in the room next to the a cappella singing on the last night, and the music bleedover made it difficult for some singers. I think we should keep instrument sessions in the bathhouse building or Maple, and singing in the Discovery Center (Museum, Muir, and Carson). The kitchen in the Discovery Center has good sound insulation, so instrumental sessions were not a problem there.

The only problem with the three rooms in the bathhouse, is that people have to get through them to go to the bathrooms. We'll have to talk about that.

I gather that Buckeye was just fine for dancing, and that Maple was fine for everything.

See you at camp next year.

-Joe-


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