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Juergen L. Hemm

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September 29, 2008 at 7:33 AM

On Saturday I met up with some other callers and square dancers to rehearse for our upcoming "Introduction to Contra Dancing w/ Live Music". Our little band boasted a rhythm guitar, an accordeon, a bass accordeon (actually a synthesizer shaped liked an accordeon - a relic from the 60ies with vintage technology, but it sounded fine) and me on the fiddle. Our host - who'll also do the prompting next Saturday - was very satisfied with the results.

We played five traditional pieces (Lord of the Dance, Turkey in the Straw, Soldier's Joy, Oh Susanna and Irish Washer Woman) and it was really amazing how fast we jelled into a team - though we had never played together before.

In the evening, the host and I played some pieces from my violin teacher's newly released trio album. Even without the second part, the musical result was very exhilarating - and for me it was the first time to perform this with violin and piano instead of hearing two violins.

Can't wait for the performance next Saturday.

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