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Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.

oldhippie 08 Mar 09 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,guest Ian 08 Mar 09 - 07:29 PM
skarpi 08 Mar 09 - 07:10 AM
terrier 08 Mar 09 - 06:46 AM
Art Thieme 08 Mar 09 - 03:02 AM
The Shambles 01 Apr 00 - 05:05 AM
DeeAnn 01 Apr 00 - 03:46 AM
fox4zero 01 Apr 00 - 02:50 AM
GUEST,faswilli2 01 Apr 00 - 02:46 AM
GUEST,faswilli2 01 Apr 00 - 02:23 AM
Felisi 52' 31 Mar 00 - 02:42 AM
GUEST,Mrrzy-at-work 30 Mar 00 - 12:05 PM
The Shambles 29 Mar 00 - 06:29 PM
phil h 29 Mar 00 - 05:03 PM
Teasle 29 Mar 00 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,Julie 29 Mar 00 - 06:38 AM
Scabby Douglas 29 Mar 00 - 06:26 AM
GUEST,ThunderChild 29 Mar 00 - 04:52 AM
Gracie 06 Jun 99 - 10:17 PM
mike Cahill 06 Jun 99 - 04:41 PM
Roger in Baltimore 04 May 99 - 07:58 PM
Bonnie 04 May 99 - 02:57 PM
Roger in Baltimore 10 Nov 98 - 09:18 PM
Snookums 10 Nov 98 - 08:22 PM
Boo Bear 10 Nov 98 - 06:52 PM
The Shambles 10 Nov 98 - 06:19 PM
Maj Marvelous 10 Nov 98 - 10:05 AM
Bill Cameron 10 Nov 98 - 09:55 AM
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Bert 09 Nov 98 - 12:06 PM
DWDitty 07 Nov 98 - 06:27 AM
The Shambles 07 Nov 98 - 05:13 AM
Guy Wolff 06 Nov 98 - 10:00 PM
Barbara Shaw 06 Nov 98 - 04:27 PM
Carolyn 06 Nov 98 - 01:16 PM
plankity 06 Nov 98 - 11:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: oldhippie
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 08:01 PM

I'm in Connecticut New England USA Planet Earth. I first discovered folk music when a friend loaned me a Carolyn Hester LP, and then went and found music by Molly Scott, Bonnie Dobson and Oscar Brand. More folk music followed - Dylan, Ochs, Baez, Paxton, etc. I bascially like all types of music. I own and occasionally pick up a hammered dulcimer, dobro, and mandolin banjo. Mostly, my hobby is being a college radio deejay, so I get to program my own show.


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From: GUEST,guest Ian
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 07:29 PM

Im sure glad to see this thread.I live in Western Oregon USA A small town called Oakland I play Folk , Comedy , Bgrass Oldtime country on guitar ,5 string banjo ,Roundneck Dobro .Any Pickers in this area ?


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From: skarpi
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 07:10 AM

AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!       just got to old the old threads .



you can find me among the elfs and the trolls,
in an Island where there is a mystery .


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From: terrier
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 06:46 AM

That's ONE DOLLAR to pay, Mr Thieme ;~)


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From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 03:02 AM

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From: The Shambles
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 05:05 AM

APRIL FOOL. Well I am for trawling through this one again. For the very last time.

COULD YOU PLEASE NOT POST TO THIS THREAD AS IT A LIITLE TOO LARGE TO LOAD NOW.

IF YOU CLICK HERE, YOU WILL FIND PART TWO OF THIS THREAD. IT WOULD BE NICE AND YOU WOULD BE VERY WELCOME TO PLACE YOUR CONTRIBUTION THERE.

A DONATION TO THE MUDCAT OF ONE DOLLAR PER WORD, WILL BE REQUIRED FROM ANY FUTURE POSTER TO THIS THREAD. (SMILES).


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From: DeeAnn
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 03:46 AM

Hello folks! I always read but seldom post. I was born in Oklahoma and spent my earlier years in Arizona, which I call home. Most of my family members still reside there, but I am now stuck in the central part of New Jersey (about 30 minutes northeast of Philadelphia, PA.)in the historical town of Willingboro. My town has become infamous for being the home of the long jump olympian, Carl Lewis. I play piano, mountain dulcimer, penny whistle, bodhran and sing. I've been playing and singing for the "Tapestry Dulcimer Troupe" for quite a few years and play all kinds of music, though not expertly. My favorite type of music is Irish, Scottish and British Isle tunes, waltzes, old time fiddle tunes, civil war tunes and English country dances. My nationality is a combination of Irish, Shoshone Indian, French and Welsh. Thoroughly enjoyed this thread!

DeeAnn Between the cities and the seashore.


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From: fox4zero
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 02:50 AM

I was born and raised in New York City in the first year of the Great Depression (although I still haven't figured out what was so Great about it). I am a retired physician and love not having to go to work...being basically a non-physical person. I play old-time music, frailing on the 5-string banjo. If I had to do this for a living I would be on welfare now. My wife and I live in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY. When I see towns of all of my neighboring CT Mudcatters.. I've reached a point in life where I visit physicians in ALL those towns...Branford, Hamden, New Haven etc I live on a lovely place...28 acres of ponds, streams and wetlands (an occasional dry spot also). Winter was kind and Spring is very early this years. The peepers (tree frogs) started their serenade about 10-14 days earlier than last year. Fortunately for all, I am falling asleep at the keyboard and will quit now. Luv from Larry Parish


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From: GUEST,faswilli2
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 02:46 AM

Love this thread. Aways wanted to know where you guys were from. I hail from San Antonio, Texas, via New Mexico, Maryland, Pa., and Missouri. Right now its about 70 degrees and humid as usual here in South Texas, have been watching the threads for a year now but never had anything to say that wasn't already said. Play a Gibson j45 and havent sang in public in many years but gittin' back to it now. I belonged to several folk groups back in the 60's but after spending 2 years in Vietnam hung it up because I couldn't straddle the political music fence.Now that I'm apolitical, I realize that I enjoy folk music for its historical value and I'm also doing some writing. I grew up on theWeavers, esp. Pete Seeger, Dylan, Paxton, Judy Collins, PP&M, Kingston trio, Chad Mitchell , Doc Watson, etc. We are getting ready for the Kerrville Folk festival which is 2 months away and will be camping out again this year. Once you go there you will return every year for the rest of your live, guaranteed! Kerrville has become more of a showcase for new songwriters and you find more emphasis on that than traddies, but after the big shows at night, you can find whatever you're looking for at about 100 campfires. (blues, western, celtic, traddie, country, ballads, bluegrass, ==anything! Come on down Y'all.


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From: GUEST,faswilli2
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 02:23 AM


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From: Felisi 52'
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 02:42 AM

I'm from San Diego California - born and raised. I love living in San Diego I am amazingly close to so many different climates: I live only a half hour from the coast, and only have to drive a little over an hour to see snow in the mountains or to bake in the desert heat. I live in a portion of San Diego that lies between a mountain and a lake, so we get plenty of animals around our house and the college I attend is only 3 away. I am an adult member of the Sea Scouts (boys and girls between 14 and 20) ((I'm only 21)) So I get to go sailing every other week, as well as take many camping trips with a great group of people.


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From: GUEST,Mrrzy-at-work
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 12:05 PM

Hi, I am an American by passport, and have lived in central Virginia, where the weather is great by my standards, for about 15 years with a summer researching in Spain thrown in. Before that, 6 years in the Boston area (froze my fanny shut!) for college and soon after. Before that, roughly 15 years in Africa, in mostly in Ivory Coast but 1 in Tunisia. Born in St. Louis but we moved to Abidjan when I was 5 so I don't really remember it. I like the weather in tropical Africa best - although I *love love love* snow. If it snowed in the 50's and never got below 40 I'd really be happy. I especially like the DC-area summers in the high 90's all the time, with everyone else wilting by the roadsides... they should try an African rainy season! I don't play any instruments although have always sung. Used to be tone-deaf then got into a very musical crowd at Tufts and now am no longer. The funny thing is that when attempting any songs I learned while tone-deaf and haven't sung since, I still sing those off-key! I have to hear them sung right to be able to myself. I love the Mudcat because I know many-but-not-all lyrics to tons of songs, mostly folk (my parents liked the Weavers and the Clancy Brothers, for instance), and I now have a place where I can look up the one verse I never quite got... And I also wonder where to submit lyrics when I have a good song to share with all of you? I have a repertoire in English, French and Hungarian, with some in many other languages thrown in. I even know some in Gaelic but wouldn't want to try writing them down... and anyway, how do you pronounce bodhran? I have twin sons about to start kindergarten, conceived while on honeymoon in Ireland without spending one night anywhere that wasn't in a Clancy Brothers song. I consider them Made In Ireland. X2B is no longer in the picture. Mom is a survivor of the Holocaust, of Hungarian Jewish parentage but from the Serbian part of Yugoslavia. Really tone-deaf, cannot tell which of two consecutive notes is higher, I do not exaggerate. My dad was a Quaker, killed by terrorists in the 80's along with intermittent bunches of other Americans. He played the guitar in his youth, though, and he sang a lot too. His mom was Russian. I have a Tasmanian brother-in-law, a Puerto Rican aunt, and relatives who espouse anything from judaism through Islam, Mormonism, Catholicism, and atheism. My sisters and I are the only people we know who were raised without any religious upbringing at all. Just in case we want to bring anything besides the weather into this thread, or into its new incarnation if we get one per prior suggestion...


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From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 06:29 PM

As this thread is a little large for some 'Older' PCs to load quickly, Could you place any new posts to this second thread (THE WORLD II) and just leave this one for reading? Thanks.


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From: phil h
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 05:03 PM

Hi I live in Peterborough, UK. I dance with The Witchmen, a border morris side. I play Bodhran & my wife Ruth plays an English concertina & sings. The sessions we go to can be found at Pete Shaw's Home Page Hope this works it's the first time i've tried html
We're spoilt here by the number of good English, Irish, (and American & French) sessions. We run out of stamina cash and babysitters before we run out of sessions.
Phil


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From: Teasle
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:29 PM

I'm living down south in Southampton, Hampshire,am originally from Alderney in the Channel Islands and have spent most of my adult life living in various parts of Australia!!!

Lucky for me there are folk contacts in all the far flung parts of the globe - and in the main they have proved to be generous hearted folk who make the bestest friends.

I think I have an addictive nature - I look forward to my daily dose of Mudcat! A-mazing.


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From: GUEST,Julie
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 06:38 AM

Its cold and wet today in Sheffield (England). I'm a Scot who now lives in the foothills of the Penines. I plan to join the Mudcat properly when we sort our link out at home. My partner is of Irish descent and our daughter considers herself a Scot of Irish descent ( the emphasis changes whoever is winning at football or rugby). We are involved with various folk activities in the City ( Irish festival , South Yorkshire Folk Network Events, Traditional Fiddle Society ) I have recently taken up singing but I am having trouble over coming my terror of performing in public alone.

Julie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 06:26 AM

I'll download and read all the other 'Catters resumés later..

I'm in Scotland... Glasgow to be specific.

I play guitar and mandolin (badly, but with enthusiasm), and like to sing anything from Crowded House and Travis to bothy ballads and Matt McGinn.

Sunday nights at the Kincaid House Hotel in Milton of Campsie nr Glasgow is my outing where I get to inflict myself on others.

Oh, BTW if anyone's around this Friday (31st March) we are hosting a Folk evening. Come along. Late Bar ( whatever that means!

I love the café. And I use the database all the time.

Cheers m'dears (and here's to yer big red nose)

StevenC


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From: GUEST,ThunderChild
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 04:52 AM

Hullo, geordie calling from the north o' blighty! I live in Washington. No, not the city... No not the State, but Washington the original one where it all began... Anyway I just thought I'd write as I have nothing to do, being a music student at college. I play guitar, bass and sing and I write my own songs too. Well thats all from me but I would just like to say that The Lambton Worm is a rocking song!!!

Thunder roars!!!


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From: Gracie
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 10:17 PM

I feel pretty inadequate as a musician compared to all of you. I taught myself basics of piano when younger but never play, not that I was ever good, even with long fingers. Mom can, though, and her dad was in vaudeville from Ohio to Iowa that I am aware of. Mom does geneology, and it would be nice to someday find stories of the music the ancestors made and what they played. We do have a few stories of ancestor Francis Cooke, from Mayflower, but no mention of music. I really do enjoy the Celtic instruments and wish I had learned to play flute. So I just sing my heart out in church. I am in Indiana, where ,if you don't like the weather, be patient, it will change quickly. I live in a sparsely populated county that gets tornadoes that the nearest doppler radar can't even find; not even a hospital in the county. I really think you must be the most interesting and sincere people on the web.


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From: mike Cahill
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 04:41 PM

Can't find my name in the list so must have missed this one. I live In Castleford in West Yorkshire, England


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 04 May 99 - 07:58 PM

Hello,

I am finding this thread is getting incredibly (and wonderfully) long. It is over 225 KB and takes quite a while to load. That's OK when you first come on, but when you are just catching up on the last two postings it is a chore.

I propose to move to a new thread called "Mudcat (THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II" I suggest all further postings be placed on that thread and let this be the end of this portion. You can reach the new thread by clicking here.

Thanking you in advance, I remain,

Roger in Baltimore


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From: Bonnie
Date: 04 May 99 - 02:57 PM

Hi I know this thread is a bit old but seems to me its a good one. I'm new to the net so here goes. I live in Bath, England and live partly alone and partly with my daughter who is twelve. I got into folk about seven years ago after a long gap not playinging anything after a muasic degree twently odd years ago. I play paino accordion, flute and recently the mandolin. I also play in a quasi jazz type band, a nine-piece outfit playing ordinal roots based dance music. I love playing in the band as the other players are mainly better than me and include some professionals, so its a real buzz.

I love Irish music and playing in the local pub sessions around this area, which seems to be full of great musicians. The main attraction of folk is its accessibility and the great friendliness of the people in the folk world, which seems to be reflected in Mudcat.

Any Mudcatters visiting the southwest of England get in touch

cheers


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From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 09:18 PM

Hello,

I am finding this thread is getting incredibly (and wonderfully) long. It is over 225 KB and takes quite a while to load. That's OK when you first come on, but when you are just catching up on the last two postings it is a chore.

I propose to move to a new thread called "Mudcat (THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II" I suggest all further postings be placed on that thread and let this be the end of this portion. You can reach the new thread by clicking here.

Thanking you in advance, I remain,

Roger in Baltimore


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From: Snookums
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 08:22 PM

Maj Marvelous,

I'll try to make it up soon. I was supposed to go again today and tomorrow, however, West didn't seem to be the direction to go.

Snookums


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From: Boo Bear
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 06:52 PM

Well, I'm a librarian in the mountains of North Carolina who loves Celtic and appalachian mountain music, in addition to being crazy about medieval and renaissance music. My husband and I are weekend lap dulcimer players who perform here and about under the name Gingerthistle. (Yes, I've heard what that means in Ireland... we're sticking with it anyway. Took too much time to figure out a name for us, and besides, who in the US knows?) Also play other instruments: guitar, recorder, mandolin, plucked and bowed psalteries... varying degrees of proficiency.

This is the coolest place... I don't get to come much, since my computer is only my work computer on my office desk, and I mustn't stray too far from doing my work. Visit once in a while when I need some info. You guys are the greatest for providing that!

Blessin's on all yer little heads!

Boo


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From: The Shambles
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 06:19 PM

Carolyn.

I received your persomal message, thanks.

I have resent mine, could you let me know here, if you do not receive it? There is only one Carolyn listed, if it is not you it could explain things.


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From: Maj Marvelous
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 10:05 AM

Snookums, The next trip to Sioux City should be on a Saturday and then you could stop at 3rd and Pierce for our Jam session which is every Sat. night from 7:00 to 10:30. Lunch break at nine. One dollar gets you in and then you sign up to sing or play or do your stuff. Somewhere between 80-130 generally show up. A lot of listeners and dancers. The place is called the Senior Citizens Center. We play mostly country, with some bluegrass and pop as well. Whatever fits is fine. We have one singer that had been on Lawrence Welk show. He tries to do country but does Pop better. Come see us..


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Bill Cameron
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 09:55 AM

Miltons Road, Long Sault Creek watershed, McDonalds Corners, Township of Lanark Highlands, County of Lanark, halfway between Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario, Canada, third rock from Sol.

I'm a momentarily unemployed carpenter, stringed instrument junkie, age 42, married 14 years, two kids aged 12 & 8 who are both home sick today. Emily my eldest is learning guitar and flute. My wife Molly fortunately for us has a real job in the health food industry.

I grew up in suburban Ottawa, have lived in one part or another of the Ottawa Valley almost all my life. Strong fiddling and stepdancing tradition here.

I play mostly Celtic-with-a-Scottish-emphasis, as well as Canadian folk music, on guitar, mandolin, mandola, fiddle, sometimes hammered dulcimer, whistle etc.

I'm a strong Canadian nationalist and an unrepentant socialist, and seem to spend most of my Net time trying to explain Canadian politics to Americans--I'm really not sure why, glutton for punishment I suppose. (I don't care about Clinton's sex life, but when he honored Ramblin' Jack and a bunch of other worthy artists last week and made a speech that said "The rest of the world looks to America for cultural leadership..."--I guess he didn't have _any_ idea how freakin offensive a remark that was.)

Sorry. Soapbox off. I just ran across the Mudcat a couple of weeks ago when I tried to look up a song on the DT, and have become a regular habitue...which is fun.

Bill "No Nickname" Cameron


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Date: 09 Nov 98 - 11:38 PM

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From: Bert
Date: 09 Nov 98 - 12:06 PM

DW,

Shouldn't that be a Mudcat THREAD Band??
Bert.


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From: DWDitty
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 06:27 AM

Barbara, Plankity, Alan S., as we are all in the New Haven vicinity (and I may have missed some others), perhaps a Mudcat string band is in the making. I may bring along a friend who plays musical saw with uncanny skill (forget about pedal steel, dobro, slide, etc.). Barbara, I have heard about the Fischer jams (and in fact know Bill from some 20 years ago, but haven't seen him since). I'd love to make it to one of the jams - can you tell me how to reach Bill or fill in the details of where and when? Thanks.

DW


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From: The Shambles
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 05:13 AM

Hello Carolyn

Nice to hear from you.... Bye the way, did you receive my message through the personal pages?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 10:00 PM

Hello All,Hello Mr. Plankity,I didn't know you even had a computer..There seem to be alot of us from Connecticut.If anyone finds themselves on the border between Litchfield and Washington on RT.202 and notice a pottery shop off on the side of the hill stop in. I'm a potter who played in rock bands in the early and mid 60's and then went to Jugtown Pottery in NC in 1969 {we were landing on the moon} and found CLarence Tom Ashley and freinds via records left buy Raulf Rindsler. Then on to the south of Wales to work in more potteries {I bought my first Banjo at Portabello Rd. after a motorcycle crash} Boy can they sing in Wales! I got to play in a rock band for alittle in Copehagen and then came back to my first spring at my shop and first visit to Union Grove Fiddlers con.{1971} It's been Old timy, Blues, Square dances ....Martin Carthy ...June tabor..Ry Cooder... Young Tradition.. Watersons.. Robert Johnson ... I got the addiction for studio fun working with my old freind Lui Collins in 1978 when we made the record "Made In New England" I love working in recording studios. Last year I did a "vanity Pressing" or Indipendent Prodject,of all the stuff I've a;lways played.This year I'm going to do one entirly blues.My 7 year old daughter is battleing a brain tumor and I found playing old Robert Johnson in the parents lounge at Yale Hospitol the best saport in the whole world! I love Newcastle {I worked a pottery in Penrith Combria} I also loved my time in the valleys outside Cardiff in Wales. Bridgend had a great sing-song every wednesday in the upstairs of a pub. Is mr. Henry Crabb still making concertinas? Islington has gotten posh somone told me! Sorry for the rambles but everyone seems so nice here ..Oh I'm 48 have two older boys who don't come to see me much {Devorce ah well} and then my 7 year old daughter and 2 year old son !Life has been very good to me .Regards to all


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From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 04:27 PM

Plankity,

Who are you? Frank remembers your face and the fact that you guys did "Silence or Tears" and also played at the Station House, and several other details, but I know your name can't be "Oh, Shoot!" (As in, "Yeah, I can picture his face, but his name? Oh, Shoot!"). He also can't remember what the band called itself, but it was his first paying bluegrass gig.

How do you know me? You must go to the Fischer jams. Which means you and Frank don't recognize each other 20 years later with grey hair and glasses!


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From: Carolyn
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 01:16 PM

Hi folks,

I'm from Ohio, which our P.R. people like to refer to as "the heart of it all". O.K., you have to look at the shape of the state, and squint really hard and use alot of imagination, and then maybe, just maybe, you will see that it is almost, kind of, maybe shaped like a heart.

I live outside of the small town of Genoa, between Toledo and Cleveland. Weather is the major topic of conversation here over the last several months, as in "yup, I heard it's gonna be a bad winter". Today is cold and overcast, and a great day to read all about my fellow Mudcatters.

Music has always been a part of my life, my earliest memories are of my Mom singing to me. When I got a little older and couldn't find someone to sing with me I'd dig out my Dads Mitch Miller records and 'Sing Along With Mitch'. Girl Scouts was a God send for me, because I was always in very musical troops.

After college I worked for almost 10 years in a childrens home - had a captive audience!!!!! And, although many of the kids I worked with had many problems, they also ended up with a great knowledge of folk songs, and some great camping experiences!

Took the plunge about 11 years ago, got married, and now my we have 8 kids - the majority adopted and 2 from his first marriage. We usually have 2 or 3 foster kids, so once again I have a captive musical audience!

My kids really like it when I sing to them at bedtime, but I'm afraid they just fall asleep out of self-defense! My musical talents are limited to a love of music, can't play any instruments and my voice isn't great, but I do love singing, and music in general.

I check out the Mudcat at least once a day, but usually haven't got a lot to contribute, or the time to type in a message, but I love reading what everyone has to say, checking out the links, and learning everyday.

Bless you all!

Carolyn


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: plankity
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 11:51 AM

My gosh.... I live in CT and play with the Fiddleheads, among others and I know Barbara Shaw (though we don't actually play together). From browsing through these posts, I realize that I've played at least one gig with her husband Frank, of Clean Living fame. The Lion's Den in Stockbridge, Mass. about 20 years ago with Ricky Tiven and Jon Graboff. Barbara? ask Frank, I was the mandolinist.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: TonyK
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 12:38 AM

I'm from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of N.E. Pa. I've been reading your posts for 6 or 8 months and very glad to know a little about you. I love to sing and play guitar with the Folklore Society of N.E.Pa at their monthly sing-arounds. I also sing in the church choir and sometimes get to go to the Fri. nite bluegrass jam when our coffe house isn't putting on a show. Before I got married 3 years ago an old-timer asked me why I didn't get to the jam very often and I told him it was because I was dating a very special woman. He said "Why don't you marry her. Then you can come up here all the time." It didn't work. I've been working in an addictions treatment center for the past 10 yrs and I go to school at the U. of Scranton. I'm only able to visit here when I can get away with it. Oh, and the weather... It's hovering around the freezing mark on its way down to just plain cold. Not much sun lately. Should be snow before the middle of Nov. I'm grateful for the help I've recieved from many of you when I was looking for a lyric. I think this is quite a colorful group and I'm glad you're here. TonyK


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: allan S.
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 08:23 PM

WOW just sat here and went through all 140 or so replies. Hi there Barbara Shaw Yes thehouse hoots at your place are GREAT as Tony the Tiger said. Just remenber the higher the body count the better the song I was active in the folk song and Outing clubs at U-Conn. back in the 50's and have been at it ever since. Have just finished transfering 40 plus reel to reel tapes of the old Yale Hoots to 90 min. cassettes have about 40 of them. New Lost city Ramblers Etc. Currently Some of us are trying to find people who sang at the YALE hoots from 1950-1974 possible reunion. Mostly I like the old timey Murder ballads also the "sad" songs of the 1900's nothing like "The Fatal Weding" Have lived in the New Haven area for past 70 years Also into Afrikaans Boer Music Must go now Tot Seins Allan.S


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: northfolk
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 05:45 PM

Snookums, I suspect you won't be able to tell the difference.

I wish you could, but that's the Dem's fault not yours.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Paul
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 01:55 PM

Ho there....Another one from the Canadians...This time from the West Coast.

I hail from Maple Ridge, BC just outside of Vancouver, where we only have two seasons, Summer and the rainy season (the rest of the year) . We always dread this time of year because we fear that when the rain starts, it won't know when to stop!

I found Mudcat a couple of years ago and have been truly blessed by it's existence. I work as a Music Therapist in the hospital in Chilliwack BC and several Intermediate Care Homes. Most of my work therefore is with seniors who grew up on a tradition of singing. The only problem is that they know hundreds of songs we young folk have never heard before. Of course, it then becomes my job to find these songs, learn them and sing them. Thanks to Wolfgang in Germany, Frank in Newfoundland, and Gene in (where are you Gene?, I forgot!, somewhere down south!) You've been able to furnish me with some of these much desired songs and music.

I myself play piano, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, Concertina (Wheatstone), Bodhran, Whistle, bones, and am currently learning the accordian (mostly by myself!) I would love to learn fiddle and dream about playing the Irish pipes.

For all you Brit's out there, I am still searching for some little ditty from England called (I think) The wind that blew the pump up.

ANyway, got to go to work now, happy singing and keep on picking.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Snookums
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 07:33 PM

Sorry- I'm from Iowa. We get a Democratic Govenor- Don't know what to do with one of those- I haven't ever seen one. (I'm non partisan, so please no flaming) Laura


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Eric in West Yorkshire.UK
Date: 03 Nov 98 - 06:14 PM

Hi all you folks/folkie's from around the world. I guess I fit the description of near 50 with grown up and not so grown up kids.Nicknamed "Viking". Lived in SE London 'til '72, moved to York. Trained as a teacher in Ripon.Have done lots of other jobs.Moved to Huddersfield in '82(Teach in a special school in Cleckheaton-I'm a bit fick,so excuse the poor spellings!Got a good sense of humour-need it in teaching now-a-days!!!!) Try to play the guitar!! Can't read them funny dots on paper but can pick things up reasonably well.Got a 12,a 6-both acoustics.Also a couple of electro acoustics and electric "strat clone" etc. Play a bit of Bodhran, mouth harp and banjo. Very occasionally get to sing- Looking for some one to work with possibly or just jam with - voice and fingers going! Male or female. Used to "do a bit" in London late 60's.Dylan, Donovan,Al Stewart,Simon and Garfunkel, MacColl,Rembourne, Paxton etc. Also into more modern stuff like Robb Johnson, Ian Bruce, Viki Clayton.Wide range of influences especially Irish.I Like Metal (Can't play it) and motorbikes. Still got the long hair and get to folk and other gig's. Blackstone Edge and Al stewart last month.(Rock bitch-next week-Please don't ask!)Cleckheaton has a great folk festival each year. I've got "hooked" onto Mudcat since I discovered it a few weeks back.Well I guess that sums me up sort of or else you'be asleep. Cheers-Viking.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Pete M
Date: 03 Nov 98 - 03:40 PM

Ok Snookums, that may mean a lot to KickyC and Maj Marvelous, but how about telling the rest of us where you live? ie Start of with somewhere recognizeable to us non USA types, I am assuming the Sioux City is a bit of a give away so far as the country is concerned?

Pete M

PS is Des Moines related to Des O'Connor :-)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Snookums
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 10:18 PM

KickyC, Maj Marvelous

I am from the heart of the heartland- I live in Boone- about 1 hour north of Des Moines and 20 min west of Ames. Be prepared for snow tomorrow- I'm going to Sioux City and I have never been to Sioux City in November without it snowing!!!

I play mostly Mandolin, rhythm guitar, piano. Also do a little ocarina and tin whistle. Trying to learn 5 string banjo and fiddle, but these aren't going so well. Would really love to get into hammered dulcimer.

Snookums


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Barbara
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 09:13 PM

You all just wouldn't recognize a song if it bit you.

I 'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE

I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road
When along came a semi, with a high and canvas covered load
If you're going to Winnemucka man, with me you can ride
So I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said "Listen Bud, I've traveled every road in this here land"

I've been everywhere man, I've been everywhere manV
Crossed the deserts bare man, I've breathed the mountain air man
Of travel I've had my share man,
I've been everywhere

I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottowa, Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, LaPaloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo, Tocopilla, Barranquilla, and Padilla, I'm a killer... check out DT for the rest....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Maj Marvelous
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 08:05 PM

Kickyc: Yes, of course, I have been to Avoca, Iowa for the music festival. I think that I haven't missed for the past five years in a row. It is scheduled on our calendar without fail. This next year, The Rancheros, of which I am a member, will be the featured band at the Tuesday night Country Dance. $30.00 gets you a gate pass for one person for the event and camping with electric only is $8.00 per night. Jamming starts about a week before the actual weekend event and generally goes way into the morning hours. Lots of Bluegrass, yodeling, country music, shows, crafts, and contests. If you haven't been, go at least once. You'll get hooked. Come early for camping.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Nov 98 - 10:52 PM

I suppose I shouldn't complain about the weather in Florida considering the alternative but DoneyGals played outdoors today and the temperature was reputed to be 90 degrees. Don't you all think that is a little too HOT for November? Oh well, it will probably prepare me for the afterlife...harp


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: KickyC
Date: 01 Nov 98 - 09:41 PM

James Stanley, There is also a festival over Labor Day Week in Avoca, Iowa, depending on how far you want to travel. Avoca is on the western side of Iowa on Interstate 80. It is a week long national festival. I read somewhere that it is the largest gathering of singers of public domain music anywhere in the US. I live on Iowa's "east coast" and since I teach, I am always busy over Labor Day, but the first year I retire, I am going for the whole week! Maj Marvelous from Mapleton, Have you been to the festival at Avoca?

KickyC


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: Sean Ruprecht-Belt
Date: 01 Nov 98 - 11:26 AM

Well, I'm a novice at this internet business, but after reading a fair number of the above postings, I guess its time for me to jump in and introduce myself.

I'm 43, living in St. Louis, Missouri. The weather this morning is that gorgeous, cool autumn that we get around here where the grey skies show off the bright oranges, reds and yellows of the tree leaves to their best advantage. I'm loving it.

I've been playing guitar for about thirty years now, and someday I'm sure, I'll be satisfied with my skill. I recently picked up a banjo and am attempting to learn to play clawhammer style on it. I was a pretty regular performer on the local coffee-house circuit in St. louis in the early seventies. But due to a side trip into acting, I haven't performed music on stage in several years (aside from some very rare benefit shows and an open mike night a couple of months ago). I think I may be ready for it again, though, and am 'wood shedding' a short set to test the waters.

My beginnings in folk music can be blamed on a really great local library where I was exposed to Pete Seeger, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie's Folkways recordings. Also, I had a grandfather who played guitar and fiddle and had been part of an old-time/country music band in Southern Illinois in the 30's. Between hearing grandpa Buck around his house and those Folkways lp's, I realized that one didn't have to play electric guitars and Beatles tunes to express oneself in music. It's been a great ride ever since.

Somewhat off topic, but if you've read this far I hope you won't mind. I'm looking for an opportunity to jam with folks in a fairly nurturing, non-competitive setting. I'd love to hear from anyone who has information about this kind of thing going on in the St. area.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat (THE WORLD)Let us know where you are.
From: DWDitty
Date: 01 Nov 98 - 06:19 AM

To "blank's" post ov Nov 1, this reminds me of a song I heard Dave Van Ronk do once called the Garden State Stomp in which every word in the song was the name of a town in New Jersey. The response when he was finished: "which exit?"


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