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Thread #52333   Message #800862
Posted By: Ferrara
11-Oct-02 - 12:40 AM
Thread Name: HELP! Fiddlers Needed for FSGW Getaway
Subject: RE: HELP! Fiddlers Needed for FSGW Getaway
Yah, also in DC.

A couple of comments, we have a pick-up band (piano, bass, viola for the lead) for the waltz session but I think additional musicians will be welcome if you can keep a steady beat and read the lead sheets....

Where we really need help is for the contra dance. Joel Greer will be calling it and can use CD's if necessary but it would be embarrassing and a bit disappointing to have to resort to CD's with so many musicians running about!

It will be about an hour, then if you want to run over the allotted time you can do so, but I warn you it may end just when dinner is supposed to be served....

Also there will be a bit of sitting and waiting while Joel explains the dance, depending on how experienced the dancers are. Time to take a look at the next song :-) and sort of mentally rehearse it.

We haven't done a pick-up open band for dancing at the Getaway in years, if it is successful we'll do a longer dance session next year.