Mudcat Café message #1039732 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63765   Message #1039732
Posted By: GUEST,Claymore
22-Oct-03 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Getaway 2003 Memories
Subject: RE: Getaway 2003 Memories
Ahh Noreen, forgive me for not knowing your name. As I wrote above, I personally thought that that Sunday evening was the best of all. The perfect moment, when singers and musicians became as one, though each knew their part and extended their talents to create the whole. Not loud or rowdy, but a few moments of quiet consultation on the song, the key, and the musical bridges, and then as fellow travelers, we went to another country in the mind.

And Mantid, I do believe the work that Ron and I put into the waltz classes was not wasted, as I plan to ask if we can conduct a waltz class with the music being provided with singers and musicians together; that is to say that each waltz is sung as well as played, as Ron demonstrated. As I may have mentioned to you, the song that the really petite woman (with the really big husband) sang about hospice and death "the birds may take your body but I will keep your love" should have had a couple waltzing just to the side of the stage, just to evoke the dance that loving couples do in life as well as the final goodbyes. It is not for nothing, that contra dances traditionally end with a waltz, as it is really the only proper way to say goodbye.

And Noreen, thank you for providing the muse of what I believe all of us who participated that evening will regard as the raison d'etre of the entire Getaway.