I'd love to see a video of that John. :)
John Masciale said:
Working on the clock chimes. We've got an 1863 agricultural fair coming up this weekend and it would be perfect for the fair.
Mark that's stupendous!
Andy, I would think working with that Barbershop harmony group would develop skills that would spill over into all your music pursuits. Go for it!
I went to an oldtime music camping/gathering this weekend in MA, and ran into Barbara Mullin again (hi Barbara!)- we've become banjo buddies through BlackCreek, Antietam, and now Harry Smith gathering. Unfortunately I wasn't there long enough to do much playing at all, but Barbara and I did actually manage to play just two minstrel tunes together before I ran off to a contra dance- and one of those tunes was Boston Jig, which she plays better than I can yet. That was a tune Barbara shared with me that was being handed out at Antietam (by whom?). I had assumed from its title that it would be a total Irish-y tune and therefore I had just put it in my pile. But Barabara turned me onto it at antietam and I really like playing it. Trying to get Brian to fiddle on it with me. I'm still stumbling on it but it's fun to practice, so that's half the battle. :)
Brian and I are working on Boston Jig and Grapevine Twist now, got those two at least added into our practice list regularly. Just gotta smooth them out so I don't flub up so often, and Brian is starting to figure out some nice fiddlish things to go with them.
Hi, All: Is anyone near Delaware? I see several members have gotten together to practice music from Antietam gathering. I have invited Wes to bring his banjo, when he visits Ft Delaware. I hope to play Briggs Corn Shuckin Jig with him. The next piece I will tackle is Jim Along Josey or Boston Jig... It is good to see what everyone is working on.