Big Fiddle Show / Camp Possum Newsletter for October 20, 2020

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The Big Fiddle Show now has a discord server.

What is discord?? It’s an online service that permits the creation of a community of folks with a similar interest. In this case, patrons & fans of the Big Fiddle Show. Think of it as Facebook without the toxicity and advertising.

What can you do with it. There are text channels you can use it to find out what’s going on with Camp Possum, The Big Fiddle Show and also new and featured offerings on our Patreon. You can post and comment. Most importantly you can share and interact with other members of the server directly. There are even voice channels which you can pop onto and share live video with other members to show something you’ve learned, share a new tune, etc. The best part is none of it is public. It’s only available to members of the server.

There is a free public space and patron-only areas. Check it out by clicking the logo below. If you’re a patron connect to discord with your patreon account to gain full access.

We’re doing six live streams this week, including the three duffer classes, The Ukulele Tiki Partay Tune, The Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay & Camp Possum on Saturday.

No Wednesday Session this week. Links are below:

This week on the Big Fiddle Show @ Nite with Patt Tiki Partay you’ll enjoy the usual brace of fiddle tunes, the Big Ukulele Tune will be “Streets of Laredo”. There’ll be more gags and gimmicks, the Halloween slide show and fiddle & guitar duo Doug Smith & Barb Kuhns plus another offering from Newfoundland’s Ryan Jacobs. Somebody’s going to win “Where’s My Mummy”. It all starts at 8:00 PM Central this Friday. CLICK HERE!

WOW! Saturday morning, 11:00 to 12:30 Central.  CLICK HERE!

In celebration of 25 weeks of Camp Possum we’ll play all the tunes we’ve learned already. It’s a powerful list!

1. South Missouri (D) 2. Webster’s Tune (A) 3. Duncan’s Reel (A) 4. Shoal Creek Breakdown/Swamp Lake (G) 5. St. Joe Hornpipe / Logger’s Breakdown (Bb) 6. Little Dutch Girl (A) 7. New Five Cents (D) 8. Aunt Mary’s Hornpipe (D) 9. Walk Along John (G) 10. Dwight Lamb Quadrille in G #2 (G) 11. 4th of July Waltz (G) 12. Andy’s Centennial Two-Step (A) 13. Peacock Rag (D) 14. Old Reunion (C) 15. Zack Wheat’s Piece (D) 16. Wagner (C) 17. Nile Wilson’s Tune in C 18. Silver & Gold Two-Step (D) 19. Whistling Rufus (G) 20. Cowboy Waltz (D) 21. Salty River Reel (A) 22. Ned Landry’s Hornpipe/Breakdown (A) 23. Grizzly Bear (C) 24. Snow Shoes Reel (D)

And….we’re on to the key of C. I’ve selected two tunes for closing out the Duffers series. First it’s the Rose Waltz, a tune from the Missouri Valley. Then we’ll finish up with a Pete McMahan tune called Ford One Step.

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The Ukulele Tiki Partay tune of the Week is “Streets of Laredo” Join the old flip-flop wearing castaway for a quick lesson on this tune and then join in during the Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay Friday night. 11:00 AM Central on Friday. CLICK HERE!

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