Andy Chase planted a seed in my mind a few minutes ago with the mention of a need for a New England Minstrel gathering. So I thought I would start by asking how many Members of this ning live in New England? And of the membership, how many of you would be willing to get together north of Boston (Danvers MA) because I can offer my home, which is a barn with an attached 24X32 dance hall of sorts and can accommodate 50 or so people. It is unheated so it would be a warm weather event. I could offer tenting space in my 1.25 acre yard (do't mind the chickens or my two mini Dachshunds) and there are a few hotels very close by with easy highway access. Is this doable??? Chime in and lets see what happens. If you know a minstrel player that isn't here on the ning, ask them about their interest too!
Fantastic, Onto the calendar it goes. I hope to get a Boucher style banjo built by then, but if not I may well take you up on the gracious offer of the use of your shop!
I have a busy performing schedule this summer and have to keep that date open for now. I would love to be there if I can. Probably a last minute decision. Thanks Brian for organizing
i could make it. i have an aversion to planning things so far ahead of time, but i'm a stone's throw away, so it shouldnt be to much of a big deal.
I hope to make it. As of now nothing seems to be getting in the way...
That seems like a good day for me (at least now).