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Lady McMoo News from the Germany Mudgathering! (113* d) News from the Germany Mudgathering! 06 May 01

Wow! This was the best weekend Lady McMoo and I have had in a long time! What a great gathering and time!

About 14 or 15 of us finally made it to Muenster in Germany from (I think) 5 European countries. First of all congratulations and thanks must go out to Wolfgang who went out of his way to organise things and was the perfect host.

After meeting on the Saturday morning at Wolfgang's we were treated to a fascinating and educational tour of the city. Later we collected our instruments and repaired to a small restaurant where a small back room was prepared for music. After some initial "confusion" with food orders (some people had finished their desserts before others got their starters!) we got to playing. It's almost impossible to pick out any highlights as the whole thing was so good but it was great to hear Bill, Eric, Skipjack and the Jug contingent playing along with Ranks and Letty. Letty, Llanfair, Bill, Eric, Ranks, Cobble, Patrish and Noreen singing (including Letty in Scots Gaelic!)

The jokes and stories were flowing thick and fast and it almost seemed as if we had known one another all our lives.

Sunday was topped of by breakfast and coffee back at Wolfgang's and later a typical Westphalia-style lunch together in town.

Sadly then it was time to part and I think we were all sorry it couldn't go on longer. Certainly I felt very emotional saying my farewells and hope to catch some of the "gang" again shortly.

This, to me, is what Mudcat is all about: goodwill, shared interests and outlooks, fun, good-natured legpulling and great music and craic.

Many thanks to all for making this a weekend truly to remember. I can hardly wait for the next!

Peace to all,

mcmoo (and Lady mcmoo)

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