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A not-for-profit organization 
dedicated to the playing, promotion, and preservation 
of acoustic music

Welcome to Full Circle's Home, Home on the Web!

This page was last updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Other Stuff, including Upcoming Concerts and Festivals of Interest!
Folk Music on Radio and TV
Godfrey Daniels

Meeting Notice:
See directions for meeting place
(Alvernia College New Student Center)
Click for directions to ALVERNIA COLLEGE

2nd Tuesday of the month, Beginning at 6:30 PM
Entertainment: You!
Bring food, instruments, and songs too

Deadline for articles is the first of the month! Floppy disks appreciated - most DOS/Win WP formats OK.

The Resonator is a publication of The Full Circle Music Society. 
Its 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], Membership 
[Vacant], Publicity
[Vacant], Little Circle 
Don P, Newsletter


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?) 

Other Stuff

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 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

Spring Gulch Folk Festival
usually in late May 
475 Lynch Rd
New Holland

Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Usually in late May
Granite Hill Campground
6 Mi SW of Gettysburg on Rt 116

Acoustic Music Mini Fest
Berks County Heritage Center
Off Route 183 near 222
Usually in mid-June

Folk College with Simple Gifts, 
at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA June 16-18, 2006 For more information, contact Huntingdon County Arts Council, e-mail: Phone: (814) 643-6220

The Lebanon Valley Bluegrass Festival
Usually in mid-July
at the Reinholds Fire Company Carnival Grounds
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

Greenwood 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: Phone: (814) 643-6220

Old Dry Road Farm Festival
Acoustic Mini Fest
Usually in late September

Seven Mtnís Bluegrass Assn.
shows at Goodwill Fire Co
2318 S. Queen Street

York PA - 717-445-9496

The Bach Festival of Philadelphia 215-247-BACH

Elverson Dance

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 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.

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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!
Now being taught in Red Lion, PA, evenings. Appalachian style
, solo, freestyle clogging taught by professional, prize-winner clogger. Call Jessica Mary Buck 717-235-9252 or e-mail:

About Mailing Labels

The label on your newsletter should reflect your membership 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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