Bill Reeder wrote:
> I'm not aware of anything this weekend, but there will an Indy Irish Fest on
> September 12 at the 4H grounds. This will be its third year. Last year we
> started a spontaneous, and unauthorized session and had a great time. Hope
> to do the same again.
> Bill Reeder
> Ft. Wayne, Indiana
> U. pipes, fiddle,flute, etc.
This year the Indy fest is on the same weekend as the Cincinnatti Celtic Fest, and after
much deliberation, we've decided to go to Cincy tomorrow, and probably Sunday as well.
It's a no brainer as far as the hired acts go---i.e. Indy has little of interest and
Cincy has a reputation for good music--though there are a lot of acts there I don't
recognize this year. They may have spent all their budget on the Tannahill Weavers
Sunday appearance. Still there is the perpetual presence of John Skelton and Ged Foley,
and friends, who are very, very good.
Alberta wants to take in lots of whistle and flute workshops as she really likes
Skelton's playing. So with Don and Alberta heading out for Cincy tonight already, it
seemed like we wouldn't have as much fun jamming at the Indy fest. One good friend of
ours from Lafayette (Gail Wiley, box player and general irish music enthusiast) has
offered to lead some ceili dancing at Indy, about 2:30, I think. If you see her,
introduce yourself as a friend of ours.
It was lotsa fun jamming with you last year. Any chance you'll come to the Cincinnatti
thing? It's usually a lot of fun, and the setting (Ault Park) is beautiful. It runs
from noon til 8 Saturay, noon til 6 sunday, but remember they're an hour later than
Indiana. I know it's a long way for you but..... They've added a session tent this
year--though they also mention "open mike" in the same breath, and, really, those are
two different things, don't you think? 'Twill be interesting to see.
Did you buy the nice bow? I've tried out about 10 different ones since I saw you
last. Still haven't settled on one.
Send me a word or two