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The Central Indiana Folk Music Society of which I am a member will be performing at -http://madisonchautauqua.com/about-the-festival/

I am so excited!!   Just last month I performed at the Indiana State Fair which was really cool, BUT Chautauqua?! 

My great-grandmother used to give talks at a Chautauqua Festival in New York.  I don't know much about it except that she spoke about our Icelandic ancestors.

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Look forward to hearing about it. Enjoy!!!

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Sounds like fun!!! 

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I did it!!  Yay, not nervous at all.  The groups plays so fast I messed up a ton, but by the last verse of each song I was able to play the tune at speed and not mess up!!  Another problem, we were not handed the fiddle tunes until 10 minutes before we performed.

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Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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I am really happy for you.  Your progress is inspiring....and you had great weather too!!!!  I bet it was packed .

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Thanks @MrYikes ! My hubby was supposed to tape a bit of the performance, but didn't.  He is really not into all this!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Awesome! That's great that you did it, and had fun!

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Schlick said
................Another problem, we were not handed the fiddle tunes until 10 minutes before we performed.  

I don't understand. You didn't have your own instruments with you?

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Fiddlerman said

I don't understand. You didn't have your own instruments with you?  

Good old Berty was with me.  We had the 2 set lists, BUT didn't know which fiddle songs we were going to play!!  We play 3 fiddle during each set.  For the state fair gig I had the list of fiddle tunes and focused my practice on those tunes.  So know I almost have them memorized!  Many of the songs I have memorized I can play up to speed.  

Almost memorized = almost up to speed!!

This group plays from sheet music.  The man I sit next to has played for 30 years and has all the music in his head.  He plays at lightening speed.    

The bluegrass jam I attend plays from memory. 

Never thought I would be using the words -   set list, gig!!!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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damfino said
Awesome! That's great that you did it, and had fun!  

It helps that the people in the group are so nice.  I was complimented even though I messed up so much!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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That's great that it's a nice group to play with 🙂 I'd love to be brave enough to do something like that.

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Sorry Schaick,

I misread that completely. 🙁

Also, why the heck did the quote misspell your user name earlier. I just noticed that.

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Yeah @Schaick - been following your thread - well done and BIG congrats ! clapclapclap   ( by the way, I can't even start to pronounce "Chautauqua" - but I know exactly what it is... LOL - try asking a non-Scot to pronounce Milngavie hahahah - it is NOTHING like it is written !  Try "mill-Guy" and ye'll git yersel awffy close tae it - hahahaha ! )

I realise you missed the fiddle 9/11 get-together because of it - but @Barry and @Fiddlerman are arranging "FiddleFest III" - provisionally for 23rd October....    not been talked about much yet - and may be open to change - whatever - FiddleFest as set up originally by Barry was a little bit later ( into November ) - but keep your eyes peeled on the forum and Facebook for updates - would love to have you join in !

Once again, very well done, and glad it went so well for you thumbs-up  Awesome!

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Should be a great event. 🙂 Thanks for the update Bill.

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Thanks @BillyG 

YAY!! Oct. 23 is on my calendar.  @Barry that is a great poster!!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Schaick said
Thanks @BillyG 

YAY!! Oct. 23 is on my calendar.  @Barry that is a great poster!!!  

Glad to hear you'll be there, if you got any questions, just hollar, Bill or I will be happy to help..he is my right hand man on these get togethers

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It's in my calendar. 🙂
The only other thing I have going on is Buffalo at Miami. 🙂

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