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Click here to hear the Carter Family
singing "Can The Circle be Unbroken"
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See directions for meeting place
(Alvernia College New Student Center)
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Tuesday of the month, Beginning at 6:30 PM
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Deadline for articles is the
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The Resonator is a publication of The Full Circle Music Society.
purpose is to inform members of our activities and those of other acoustic
performers and organizations.
Bill B, President
Marie G, V. President
Paul P, Secretary
Dan V, Treasurer
Don P, Communications Director
Bill B, Performances
[Vacant], Little Circle
Don P, Newsletter
ALSO CHECK OUT SOME FCMS
MEMBERS GIGS CALENDARS!
Re: the monthly jam and board meeting.
Just for the record, theyíre always the second and fourth Tuesdays of the
month (unless otherwise correctly noted - but how would you know?)
Our policy is to not include schedules except for special
events deemed of general interest to our readers. Attention all
performers and Acoustic music groups. We will no longer publish
schedules except for special local events. Instead, we will list
Acoustic music performers, contact information, where to find
schedules, etc. Performers may submit their own copy to the editor
via our post office box or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the
right to limit space. Allow sufficient time for editing. This is
intended to give artists more comparable exposure. Commercial Ads
will also be accepted for annual publication - 1/8 page or
multiples thereof. Call for rates and details if interested.
This is a listing of festivals and performances in our area that have been
brought to our attention. Additions are welcome.
Horst Auction Center
located on Rt 322 at Durlach Road,
west of Ephrata
Gulch Folk Festival
usually in late May
475 Lynch Rd
Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Usually in late May
Granite Hill Campground
6 Mi SW of Gettysburg on Rt 116
Acoustic Music Mini FestBerks County Heritage Center
Off Route 183 near 222
Usually in mid-June
College with Simple Gifts,
at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA June 16-18, 2006 For more
information, contact Huntingdon County Arts Council, e-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (814) 643-6220
The Lebanon Valley Bluegrass Festivalat the Reinholds Fire Company Carnival
Usually in mid-July
in Reinhold, PA., along PA Route 897
Father Folk Festival
Usually in late July
New Holland Fiddlers Picnic
Usually in early September
Lyons Fall Fiddle Fest
Usually in mid-September
Chester County Old Fiddlers Picnic(Hibernia Park)
Usually in mid-September
Furnace Folk Gathering,
at Greenwood Furnace State Park, in central PA September 8-10, 2006
For more information, contact Huntingdon County Arts Council, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (814) 643-6220 http://www.simplegiftsmusic.com/greenwood/
Old Dry Road Farm FestivalAcoustic Mini Fest
Usually in late September
Seven Mtnís Bluegrass Assn.www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org
shows at Goodwill Fire Co
2318 S. Queen Street
York PA - 717-445-9496
The Bach Festival of Philadelphia 215-247-BACH
New England Style contra dances, traditional
squares, waltzes and more
first Saturday 7:30 to 10:30 pm except summer months
beginner workshop at 7:00 pm
St Mary's Episcopal Church
61 Morningside Dr
Elverson, PA (actually east of Elverson)
smoke and alcohol free
not necessary to bring partner - wear casual,
comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes to protect the floor
bring a snack to share at the break
$7 Admission, $4 for students under 16 and Seniors
65 and older
Nancy Keeler (610) 777-7443 for info
T Shirts with our logo
are now available for $6.00 (Sm-XLg) or $7.00 (XXL) to members. There are
matching baseball caps for $5.00. The colors are a dark green, medium blue, or
very dark black. Prices are slightly higher for non-members. Contact Don at email@example.com
to place your order today.
Colonial style shirts
are desired when we
play at places like Hay Creek and Old Dry Road Farm. You donít need one if you
can otherwise look the part. But if you do want to buy one, Bill has arranged
for Sarah Besterman to make some for us.
Hereís a picture of Sarah holding a sample of her handiwork.
Click the pic to make
it big! More
photos on the "Photos" page.
They call it "Bluegrass Aerobics!" Learn
to clog dance!,
solo, freestyle clogging taught by professional, prize-winner
clogger. Call Jessica Mary Buck 717-235-9252 or
Now being taught in Red Lion, PA, evenings. Appalachian style
About Mailing Labels
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status. A "P03", for
example means your membership is paid through 2003. Membership runs for the FCMS fiscal
year (April to April). So 2003 memberships will be due in April. Please check your
label and let us know if thereís a misteak [sic]. Other organizations and
advertisers have a "C". No need to renew them.
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