We meet the 3rd
Monday of every month
at the Eastern Monroe County
Library on Rte. 611 in Stroudsburg
May 20th, 2013
Time: 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Click here for Directions to the Library
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In MAY we
are simply going to slow down and take a suggestion from Liz - "Can we just play all these tunes we've been learning?"
It's a great suggestion and so we'll see you the 20th for review and play. If there are new folks we will also take
time to work with them to assist development of their skills. Down load what you need from the Music & Tab page.
APRIL we played "Pocono
Hornpipe," by Naomi Hostetler. Many feel it will become a theme for our Winter Festival! Also 3 tunes from March,
"Erin's Kitchen Table," (linked on our Music & Tab page) a new fiddle tune; and 4
from Joe Collin's that Bob found: "Were You There?", "He Lives!," "The Wild Colonial Boy" & "I Stand Amazed
in The Presence" (in G & A).
MARCH only Kim & Norm made it to the meeting due to a late winter
snowfall (the roads were slick but passable for this New Englander). As a result April wioll be a repeat of March.
We missed you all!!
FEBRUARY we learned the "Pocono Hornpipe," by Naomi Hostetler, George Haggerty's
origonal "White Creek Pass," and a fiddle tune I learned from my friends, the Druckenmillers - "Sugar Hill."
Bob also brought a few of Kristin Gitler's yunes along. (Check these out on our Music & Tab page)
. We did a little jamming of familiar tunes too!
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Here are a few of the tunes we play and we're
learning more each month.
Bile Dem Cabbage w/ B part, Black Mountain Rag, Angelina
Baker, Rock the Cradle Joe, Camp Meeting on the 4th of July,
Barlow Knife, Little Liza Jane, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Bonaparte's Retreat, Pretty Betty Martin, Sadie at
the Back Door, Old Rosin the Beau, Arkansas Traveler, Down the River I Go, Hard Times , Holy Manna, I'll Fly Away , Midnight
on the Water, Sandy River Belle, Over The Waterfall, Pretty Little Girl with the Blue Dress On, Simple Gifts , Soldiers Joy,
Southwind, Spotted Pony, Mes Parent, Egan's Polka, John Ryan's Polka, Grey Squirrel Eating up the New Ground Corn and
Come join us - new players are always welcome.
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Our monthly meetings are focused on learning and playing
these wonderful instruments. We strive to learn & develop new tunes and songs that members bring and then "jam"
at the end of the night to reinforce the learning and to develop our playing skills with others. If you're in the Pocono
region come join us! BEGINNERS are especially welcome!!! (Other acoustic instruments are certainly welcome too!)
We make use of
and recommend Stephen Seifert’s book, "Join the Jam" in DAD. It is an excellent resource of traditional "jam" tunes and he has expanded his offerings to DAA, Gospel Jam Tunes and other
stuff. You can order any of Stephen's
books directly through his Website - http://www.stephenseifert.com.
If you have an observation, opinion or criticism
to share, send your thoughts to us to help us improve our Club and our festival.
If you would like any of our members to perform for
you or your organization please let us know and we'll be happy to arrange for that.
Thanks in advance,
Norm - for the PDC