Mudcat Café message #988335 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61474   Message #988335
Posted By: Ferrara
22-Jul-03 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: 2003 FSGW Getaway - ideas for program
Subject: 2003 FSGW Getaway - ideas for program
Hi, everyone,

I'm program chair again this year for the FSGW Getaway. The Catch-22 about the Getaway is that I can't design the program until I know who's coming, but the registration forms aren't even out yet much less being sent to us!

So, I'd like some input from you folks in Mudcat land. (Will also put a version of this message in the September FSGW newsletter).

First of all, who's planning or hoping to come?

Second, if you've been here before, what workshops/concerts etc would you like to see repeated?

Third, do you have suggestions for workshops?

Fourth, do you know someone who has a special interest, is hoping to come, and might lead a workshop or do a half hour mini concert? Or would you like to do so?

You can PM me about your suggestions or post them here.

I know the Shellback Chorus are planning to come. Would especially like to know more about the members of that group. I know you all do shanties and maritime music, but I'm sure there are lots of other interests too.

Workshops take two forms. First is the sing-around on a specific topic, such as "Love songs." Second is the concert/workshop, where the leaders are very knowledgeable about a certain type of music. I may ask them to do about 15 minutes of music, then ask for songs from the attendees, then do a few more songs to close the session.

Last year we had a called contra dance and also a waltz session with a pickup band. Any other suggestions for dance sessions?

Mini-concerts are half an hour. Sometimes they are people who perform regularly; sometimes they are talented folks who have something to offer even though they aren't technically performers.

Rita Ferrara