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Anyone interested in a Trip to Fiddlershop
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Fiddlerman
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October 1, 2018 - 10:38 am
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Mimi Aysha said
Bocaholly

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. 

We can help with that as well. FLL is not far from Fiddlershop. 🙂

tiffanyroseviolin said
Where is fiddlershop? I also want to join this. live music, ambiance music...  

I hope you can join us Tiffany..... 

RockingLR33 said
well this would be a blast! I'm not sure if I could slip away or not but I'd be more then interested! 😀 I'd bring my violin along for a check up too just for giggles but it would be so much fun just to see the place!

Sounds like you HAVE to come then. 🙂

Mark said
After telling the wife about this event I was told that I would be going to it. Guess after 40 years she wants me out of her hair for a few days! 

Looking forward to meeting everyone one.

Mark  

Mark - YEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Look forward to meeting you.

coolpinkone said
Holy MOLY this sounds so fun...

I don't know that I can... It would be really good to get out that way.  I have a few friends that I'd want to see... 

hummmm...

I am thinking and thinking..

As Nike says, Just Do It!!! You won't regret it. 🙂

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It's been a  while since any thing has been said about the get together at fiddler shop in January, I'm still planning on visiting fiddler shop then, if any others are interested might give Fiddlerman a PM so he will know if any others are interested in showing up for planning purposes.

 

Mark

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Albert Sammons

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Fiddlerman
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November 6, 2018 - 3:07 pm
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You'll have a great time. That much I am convinced of. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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I am so jealous. I am a huge Fiddlerman fan. Not a stalker...loldunno

Winter is a tough time with arthritis and money is shorter than an ant's belly for the next little while. At some point I will make it there, chance to have a cup of coffee with one of my heros and actually meet Michael O'Gieblyn, because who doesn't love Spanky?!?!?!

Kinda heart broken I won't get to meet members from this site who blow my mind with the stuff they know, like Mike, Irv, and Bocaholly.

I do hope there will videos.

Speaking of videos, I have looked and looked for a Reggae Violin cover. Something like "Is this Love".........(hint hint)crossedfingers

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I'll add "Is This Love" to my "To-do" list. 🙂
Hope to meet you someday too Mark.

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Fiddlerman said
I'll add "Is This Love" to my "To-do" list. 🙂
Hope to meet you someday too Mark.  

That would be FANTASTIC!!!!!

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Since January is approaching fast I'm working on securing travel and lodging for a trip to Fiddlershop on January the 18th if anyone elses is interested might let Perrie know.

Hope to meet some of you there.

Mark

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Fiddlershop… much too far away. Have fun guys ! (try not to buy the whole shop 😉 )

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I don't browse the forums in depth so just found this thread, but unless work intervenes, I'll be there. I'm lucky enough, similar to Bocaholly, to live nearby and am frequently in the 'Shop's neighborhood so can drop in for fiddlin' supplies or whatnot and often catch them eating lunch. I feel kind of bad about my timing.

Mid-December, Mike gave me a tour of their expansion (and took a picture with the Christmas bass) and the nexus of the showroom. Hopefully it's all put together, but given the workload over the holidays, it'll be understandable if not.

The Fiddlershop is about 20-25 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale airport, 40 or so from the West Palm Beach airport (if those flights are cheaper), but that can be heavily influenced by the traffic in I-95. It's a little hidden, but easy to get to as it's just off a main road next to the interstate.

Bad times make for good stories.

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I'll for sure make myself available when you're in town, Mark. Hopefully Åsa, Pierre and Mike Holstein will chime in and we can find a time to meet (with Pat, hopefully) that works for them and their staff. 

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I'm back! 

Goodness - what a busy couple of months, heavy workload just ended a few days before Christmas...

Sorry guys I totally messed up the plans. My mum took a bit of a fall, she is OK now but my brother, sister and I are sharing looking after her, I'm flying her back to the UK on Jan 26th....I apologize for messing up any dates....I'll be free after then tho!...so if anyone has any other dates I can make plans too, (but don't let me mess up anything already scheduled) 

Just got back into playing today, shuffled off all the grandkids to their respective parents and - Wow, forgot how much I enjoyed my OWN time. Was going to pick up decorations but since hubby went hunting and I have the house pretty much to myself (well just the dog, cat and youngest kid home from college) - out comes the violin - heaven!

PS - just watched the christmas song it was awesome...

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Yay and welcome back... to the Forum and to your violin!

banana

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I will be at my winter home in Hobe Sound, Florida (OK - I'm a snowbird, I admit it), so a trip to Fiddlershop sounds good to me.  Count me in!

If I don't have time for a short post, I'll write a long post - (adapted from Mark Twain)

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Wow, I missed all of this.
Looking forward to meeting anyone of you guys who can make it. 🙂
Cool. Remind me as the time approaches, please. Also, if there are any equipment special requests, just let us know.

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Well, it appears me and Toto aren't in Kansas anymore, spent the last two days looking at flights and other accommodations and it appears I'm out of touch with flight prices any more, last time I went to Florida for a quick trip to watch my son play a paintball torment in Orlando my flight was around 150.00 dollars, most flights i saw are several times that. Considering I just bought a new fiddle at my wife's urging, and with all the issues we have been dealing with, with the health of both sets of our parents and a health problem my daughter had just before Christmas. I think it would be wiser for me to take that time i was going to spend in Florida and spend it with my wife for some R&R close to home, that way in case the parents have more issues we can be back quickly if needed, she did not want to travel to Florida and them to have issues and us there. So I apologize to everyone, I had very much wanted to come and meet everyone but I believe I need to bow out and take care of the home front first and look at making a visit to Fiddlershop some time in the future.

Mark  

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Makes sense Mark.

We look forward to meeting you later. 🙂
Sorry to hear that the prices were so high. Unfortunately, Florida is a very popular winter vacation destination.

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Well I have been away for a bit... and when I saw this thread packed with 10 replies...I thought it would be some pictures..... 

Dreams do come true so I hope you all can still make something happen in the future.... I can always hope too.

Happy New Year everyone.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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