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Thread #61474   Message #990167
Posted By: Barry Finn
24-Jul-03 - 11:41 PM
Thread Name: 2003 FSGW Getaway - ideas for program
Subject: RE: 2003 FSGW Getaway - ideas for program
Hi Rita

I'll be there, no way I'd miss it. I'd love to help in any way I can. When & where are you coming up to Mass? You know that there's always an open door here for you guys.

Some of the ideas & suggestions I that I liked were: Tinker's Women Work, Bert's songwriting, Mick's immigrant experience in the military (except for the Irish experience, heh, heh just fooling ya Mick) & Noreen's unaccompied Irish. Maybe even a Sean Nos workshop or push it further & do a workshop on the different Sean Nos styles, like between Paddy Tunney, 2 Conamara singers with 2 different styles Tom Phaidin Tom & Joe Heaney, Joe Gordie Hanna & & his sister Sara Anne O'Neill, the Keene Sister's (Dolores's Aunts) how about a sister act or a bother & sister act or a family affair show (am I beginning to tread on thin ice here). I couldn't do this one but I might be able to help out a little bit if there's someone who could tackle it. Always love a Ballad workshop though it is a wide scope. Here's another list, (sorry) for carrying on & on & on &.

Transportation to & from anywhere

Songs in defence of kids &/or disabilities



Songs from Whaling

West Indian & other Island cultures






Law men & bad men

Western American Pioneering

Songs that show the senselessness of war

Songs of Jigs, Reels & Hoedowns (normaly played but not usually sung) an example say songs/tunes like Sailor's Hornpipe, Soldier's Joy, Off to Calf. in the morning, What would you do if the kettle boiled over, & etc


Modern songs sucked into the singing tradition

Again do with me what you will Rita. Bill stop that, that's not what I meant. I can hear you thinking like that all the way to the North
& I can hear that chuckle too.