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Thread #119924   Message #2618652
Posted By: Charley Noble
25-Apr-09 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Music In Michigan (Charley Noble)? 20-23 April '09
Subject: RE: Music In Michigan (Charley Noble)? 20-23 April '09
Well, we've been pretty busy here in Lansing/East Lansing since I hit the ground running on Friday.

The Ten Pound Fiddle evening was a very impressive sing-along with about 70 people, all willing to sing and sing in harmony. Pat Maden is a magnificent song leader! I met a few more folks there that I knew before but we'll meet many more tonight at this evening's song party at Sally Potter and Ruelaine's house.

The concert at Elderly Instruments went well enough, about 40 minutes of songs to about twenty people, including "Shafted in Shaftsburg." No one signed up for the follow-up workshop but I'm not sure that would have worked anyway. I did sell a couple of CD's and spent some time with one person who was really interested in concertinas.

Monday evening I'm planning to have supper with the current crop of Rivendwellers, my old housing co-op; I stopped by yesterday and was impressed with how well they've kept up the place. They're even raising children there!

Wednesday it's off to Grand Rapids where my old friend Paul Emery and I are planning another song party, the one we'd like Bib Mick to attend. Try 517-881-9837 for more info.

Friday I'll head down to Ann Arbor. Saturday is graduation and Sunday evening will probably be another song party with my hosts who actually live on Easy Street. Try 734-478-1333 for more info.

On Monday I'll start for home and should be in Maine late Tuesday afternoon.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, in deepest darkest Lansing