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    • #50425
      magpie
      Participant

      Hi
      Just wondering if anyone is from Victoria Australia?

    • #50465
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      Hiya magpie, I’m in Arnhem Land, NT in the small Aboriginal community of Gapuwiyak. Hope you’re going okay in lockdown. Lucky for the fiddle and Fiddlehed hey!

    • #50481
      magpie
      Participant

      Hi Kate.kakadu, yes the fiddle is a great foil to lockdown! My daughter was working in Nhulunbuy 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. It looked so beautiful from her photos. Do you have a group that you play with in Gapuwiyak?

    • #50571
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      I’ve only been here 8 weeks, but staying a bit longer for work. I’ve managed to find a couple of people to jam by the fire with, which is fun, but I’m trying to really get through my intermediate Fiddlehed course. When I’m home in QLD I play with the ukulele club, who have lots of songs I need to learn! How about you, do you have a group you play with when you’re not in lockdown!
      I’m needing to develop better bowing technique. I haven’t mastered the elegant flexible wrist and feel very wooden in my arm. Need some tips!

    • #50576
      magpie
      Participant

      Hi Kate, I play with a group weekly…usually. We have 3 fiddles, 3 flutes, concertina, guitar and sometimes a bodhran. I also play with a lady from Luxembourg that I met here at a group lesson over zoom weekly. I’m still struggling with bowing but I have only been playing about 4 years. Have you got the Beg Borrowed and Stolen tune book? Its really good. Enjoy your music! Maggie

    • #50610
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      Yes, I do have the BB and stolen songbook, but it’s sitting at home in QLD at the moment. You must be missing your weekly group – it must be a lot of fun playing with them with such a great combination of instruments. How do you go on zoom? I have such difficulty with normal meetings where people talk and there is that slight delay. How do you play together on zoom?

    • #50612
      magpie
      Participant

      Hi Kate here is a link to the BBS tune book http://www.cmcadelaide.com/files/music/bbs.pdf Its a free download. Sometimes when connection isn’t good or my playing is poor I will mute and play and listen to Julie and visa-versa. Most of the time it just works. There is a rumour rural Victoria will come out of lockdown this week so we will get back to playing in a group soon I hope. Enjoy playing, Maggie

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