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Hey Fiddlerman Peeps - Anyone interested in a 2-3 day visit fiddlershop next year?
I know it might be a long way for some but maybe in January 2019 - I believe they are available to get together around Jan 18th - 20th ish?
I looked up plane tickets and it seems a little cheaper to fly early in the week rather than the weekend....but a lot of people have to work during the week, so that might not be fair.
Would anyone be up for it? Meet Mr and Mrs Fiddlerman, visit and support their new location, maybe a little jam session...definitely run around Florida together! Be fun!!!
Funny you ask, I have been toying with going to fiddler shop in January, it's been two years since Felix repaired the neck on my fiddle and was going to have him check it over if he was available also my Bow may need to be rehaired. At the moment all depends on our parents all 4 are have health issues so depending how much time I have to miss work between now and then will determine my ability to go.
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.
My official retirement date is March 1, 2019 (although there is talk of extending that, business continuity has never been our strong point 🙁 ), so I will have gobs of free time after that..
To play a wrong note is insignificant; To play without passion is inexcusable. - Ludwig van Beethoven
My journey began on Aug 3 2017
I’d be interested in seeing if I could do it. I have to see what happens with my elbow, if I have surgery on it I won’t be playing for a long time. This darn elbow.
But, it would be fun, fiddlerman roasted coffee, and jam sessions 🙂
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I'm in for sure... but it's a pretty easy call for me since I'm only a 30 minute drive to Fiddlershop.
Right now, Mimi and Pierre have suggested Friday, January 18th to Sunday, January 20th.
Let's see who else chimes in and then set the dates for sure so everyone can get the lowest possible air fares.
I've already invited Mimi and Lorna to sleep at my place but my mom and sister live near by so I can probable muster up a couple of extra beds for that weekend. And, of course, we can have a big, family dinner at my place one night for whoever is interested.
Getting excited about this idea!
Sounds great FM, I have no doubt it will be fun!
Damfino - Im sorry to hear about your elbow, I do hope it takes a turn for the better, very frustrating for you...
Mark - family comes first obviously, I hope it goes well for you and them and we get to see you!
JamesRSmith - retire now!!! hee! - I get it, after then you will not know what to do with yourself
RockingLR - you know it will be a blast!
Ripton - Awe, I hope you can fit in a little trip
We are all slightly obsessed with our fiddles, don't want anyone to miss out, got a few months to plan... Spouses are welcome - even tho mine declined, he's a trooper, been listening to me play for months!
Hopefully this can get around to everyone....because if we have a jam, no one needs to hear my violin stand out...I can empty a room in like 5 seconds (...it takes 3 to get the fiddle out of the case!)
Sounds like fun! It would be close enough for me to get there by car, so I'm flexible as far as date goes :-). However my hubby and two kids would have to tag along, if that would be okay, if I did decide to go (I'm a more than shy person, that's the only draw back)
@damfino I hope you'll get good news!
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach
Lorna is in, we'll both fly in, and we can rent a car if that works, don't want to put you out too much.
I'm sure tag alongs would be fun because then you could double it up as a vaca and run around with the fam!
Fiddlershop is in Pompano Beach FL 33069 - so I think that Fort Lauderdale? is the nearest airport.
I am with you! Loooove my dog, and cat, and husband. (not in that order)
Awe, Spring Break time usually means I have the grand kiddos so will be hard to leave...if you do go to that area I'm sure it would be worth a visit to the FS.
Be thinking about girl, thats a tough one, hopefully you'll get it sorted.
I'll be with y'all in spirit, shivering in the cold east-coast of northern Scotland !
Any thoughts about a live FB event stream ? Or a SJ session ? Or just videos for posterity ?
Sounds awesome - wish I could be there too ! Have a great time when it comes around
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Woohoo - looking forward to seeing you Mark
Damfino - so sorry girl, but we get ya.
Yes Billy, we should do some kind of live stream so we can all wave at each other and such
....will get a little flyer of some sort together with a list of events and times, places to meet, and such soon. It'll be a fun packed couple of days.