Anyone know where I can find a barn dance over Christmas? Or, if that's a bit unrealistic out here, who'd like to help me organise one? Volunteer singers and dance leaders required!Kemperle
Sounds a wonderful idea - we have a large open barn, but it would be more suitable for a summer bash. If you're interested, give us a nod come springtime (I don't know any singers/musicians, 'though I'm sure they're not lacking in this part of the world). At the very least, a decent hifi system would be good enough. We can always sing along to the well-known ones!
thierry's agent informs me that, should you book him for the barn dance, his fee will be a particularly fine bottle of single malt whisky.
Done! Now we just need a barn ...
Umm - there seem to be some posts missing from this thread ? Are we talking about Thierry the guitar teacher ?
Yes, that's the one! Perhaps a few of us could persuade him to include barn-dance tunes in his repertoire. After all, not THAT far removed from the Acadian/Cajun style ... What d'you think?
slightly off topic, i know someone in your area who used to have a dog by the name of lagadu - is it a breton name, perchance?
Aha - lagadu is the name of my dog, who is white with a black eye.
Lagad = eye and du = black in breton.
Quite a common name for such a dog.
And my neighbour told me the other day she met 2 kittens called lagadu and lagagwen...you work it out!
And Reg...is a barn dance much removed from a festnoz ? I would say they're very similar except at the festnoz the dances aren't 'called'...
the youngest of our 2 daughters, aged 13, went to a barn dance quite recently. it was her friend's birthday outing. she thoroughly enjoyed it. maybe if we make it to the kemperle area when you're having a barn dance she could help out a bit on fiddle. come to that, BOTH of them could fiddle for a bit. oh yes, and my husband has been known to strum a tune or two on the guitar. as an organist, i don't think i'd be much help. (i understand there was a super organ and bombarde concert in kerien quite recently.)