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December 18, 2014 - 8:29 pm
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Hi everyone, I live in metro Washington DC and host a long-running old-time jam Friday evenings either in my basement in Maryland or my sister's in Virgina so our players don't always have to deal with beltway traffic.

Mostly I play the Old-Time, Cape Breton, and Irish repertoire, but I'm up for anything -- one of the great things about our instrument is the extreme variety of repertoire to choose from.

I play regularly fro Contra Dances in the Open Band at Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom.

I also play back up guitar and knock the banjo (open back).

Excited to be here!



December 18, 2014 - 8:45 pm
Member Since: October 2, 2012
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Welcome Bill Babson: Good to have an experienced hand in the group. I live in Ottawa Canada so unfortunately I cannot hookup with either of your jams. I am learning to play mandolin after finding new homes for violins I tried to learn and I tend toward the darker sounds of mandola. Everything I want to buy is too expensive so I have gotten good at restoring and will venture into building. Good to have you with us.

Octave Ray

Ponta Grossa, Paraná - Brazil

December 18, 2014 - 8:45 pm
Member Since: November 19, 2012
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Hey Bill.

make yourself at home, there's a bunch of very nice people eager to welcome new members and help them with whatever problems or doubts they might have! I see this forum as a big family, and I hope you can share of that view. :)

Skype: augustoad Email: [email protected] Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)



December 19, 2014 - 8:02 am
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Welcome to the fourm



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons


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December 19, 2014 - 8:24 am
Member Since: April 19, 2014
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Welcome @BillBabson.


My first job out of college was working on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (the drawbridge part).  I enjoyed the two years I lived in NOVA.  Where I lived I could ride my bike into the district so spent many weekends there.  Great place, can't say I miss the traffic but the activity and atmosphere there is good.  Enjoy the forum and site.

Fort Lauderdale
December 19, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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Welcome to the forum Bill. Glad to see that you found your way over here. :)
Maybe we can see a video of you and your jam sessions some day. :)
Thanks for your introduction.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."


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December 20, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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Welcome to the forum Bill! :)

California, the place of my heart
December 24, 2014 - 12:38 pm
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Hello and Welcome to the Forum.   :)

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