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Aw thank you.  Here is another one from Thursday.  This year I am focusing on playing on stage AND trying to sing while playing (ufdah!)

I don't think my mic was on...

 

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Alaska, the Madness; Bloggity Stories of the North Country

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Well how much fun does that look! - Wish I was there...(instead of here, late night at the office)

Trip to Alaska is going onto my bucket list...great video G cheerleader

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Fantastic. Thanks so much Georganne. Way to go!!!

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It's so weird though because I have been wanting on that stage for years and last year he started open mic night.  So I got on the stage but was still so nervous.  This year, tahdahhh, I am comfortable.  Of course it is just an old road house and not very many in the audience on Thursday nights, but this stage has had some of the best bands in Alaska on it.  But it's free beer if you are playing and good practice playing with people and songs I am not already familiar with sometimes.  I mostly follow voice, so when someone is singing off notes, even on a song I am familiar with, (3rd song) it really throws me off.  But I am there to learn and practice so...

I'm leaving on Thursday to go to Chickenstock.  It's a funky music festival in the middle of Alaska in a village called Chicken.  One of these days, I AM going to be invited to play there.  As it is, there are a lot of jamming going on in campsites all over.  

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Way to go Georganne!  That was a cool venue with some history..great playing and most of all free beer!  🙂  think you checked all the boxes with this one.  Fun post!

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Mimi Aysha said
Well how much fun does that look! - Wish I was there...(instead of here, late night at the office)

Trip to Alaska is going onto my bucket list...great video G cheerleader

  

Well come on up!  I have a pull out couch and make a great tour guide.

 

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Thanks for the offer Trimester, I will try to take you up on that before I get too old to travel! - always wanted to go....hubby used to go hunting there when he was growing up, said he had the best times....

I think the traveling fiddle is having a blast right now! 

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Great song, @1stimestar ! I am looking forward to Chickenstock.

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Good stuff, Georganne. Looks so official with the opening titles 🙂 ... and, much more importantly, it looks like you're really enjoying yourself.

Have a great time in Chicken!

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Well the Traveler made it to Chicken and back.  Here it is being played by my friend Rachel DeTemple.  She played with several of the bands at Chickenstock and has one of her own, Fireweed Fiddle.  I felt too self conscience to asked to be filmed while playing around so many professionals.  Eh.  

Chicken was settled by gold miners in the late 19th-century and in 1902 the local post office was established requiring a community name. Due to the prevalence of ptarmigan in the area that name was suggested as the official name for the new community. However, the spelling could not be agreed on and Chicken was used to avoid embarrassment.[3] A portion of Chicken, with buildings from the early 1900s and the F.E. Company Dredge No. 4 (Pedro Dredge) is listed on the National Register of Historical Places as the Chicken Historic District. Chicken is the outpost for the 40 Mile mining district. There are still active gold mines in this area. Enough gold was mined here to make it worthwhile to haul huge gold dredges to this remote location. There are still several inactive gold dredges in the Chicken area.

 

 

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@1stimestar thanks for posting!  That was fun to watch and listen to.  What tune was she playing?  It sounded like she was playing big sciota or little pine siskin.  Also..did the momma moose get angry when she passed through?  🙂  looked like that couldve been an interesting moment based on my national geographic moose knowledge! laugh

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@1stimestar thanks for posting!  That was fun to watch and listen to.  What tune was she playing?  It sounded like she was playing big sciota or little pine siskin.  Also..did the momma moose get angry when she passed through?  🙂  looked like that couldve been an interesting moment based on my national geographic moose knowledge! laugh

  

Thanks @GregW.  I think she said it was Cherokee Shuffle.  That mamma lives around there so is used to people in the summer.  They just walked on through.  But yea, normally you don't want to mess with moose, especially mamma moose.  They are more dangerous then bears!

 

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Ah yeah...thats it.."Cherokee shuffle"  lol  it sounded so familiar but I couldn't think what it was.  Great playing just my bad memory.  I haven't even attempted that one on fiddle but I crashed and burned trying to flat pick it and just gave up.  Looked like a fun festival and thanks again for posting!

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Thanks for the share Georganne. Very cool. 😁

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Very cool, thanks for sharing, looks like a fun time.

 

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I had planned to take the Traveler down to Denali National Park last weekend but we are surrounded by wildland fires so the view would have not been worth it.  Things are clearing up though so maybe next weekend.  So here is my friend Ron playing Hallaluah.  

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Love this Leonard Cohen songs, as do so many. I taught myself this song on my fiddle a couple of months back; such a beautiful song...one of my favorites.

Jim

Fiddling for Older Folks - Adventures in Learning to Play the Fiddle as an Adult

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Thanks for sharing. For quite a while Youtube has not allowed me add videos to the traveling fiddles youtube playlist.....

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However, I was able to get a link for you all to collaborate.

Click here to share your youtube on that playlist.

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