Jack Ferguson, Ed
I am asking for your support for our annual fundraiser, the Tin Whistle concert on Saturday, November 8th. It accounts for almost half of our yearly revenue, and with only two weeks to go, we have a ton of unsold tickets. We’re a small non-profit and a low turnout could make 2015 one tough rodeo.
Mandolin Meetin’: Cancelled Jack Ericson regrets he does not have the time to continue the mandolin circle. There will be no formal mandolin circle for the remainder of the year.
Harmonica Circle: 5:00 Andy Mather says “if you can breath you can enjoy the harmonica”. Bring one in C and join the fun (or one will be provided to you)
Flute Circle: Meets at 5:30 with Don Hays. Come sooner if you want; they always set up early.
Clawhammer Circle: I can’t wait to hear the progress these banjo pickers have made. We will review the basic clawhammer stroke, visit the “G” scale and talk to “Old Joe Clark” see you at 6:00.
Fingerstyle Guitar with Maggie Ferguson: 6:00 Maggie will illustrate two easy fingerstyle picking patterns. This workshop is for players who can already change chords easily. We will work in the key of G and the key of C.
This Year’s Song Swap Themes:
December: Holiday Potluck
I’m not panicked. Not quite. It’s two weeks (and counting down) to our big annual fundraiser concert and according to our Master of Tickets, Glen Morningstar, we’ve only sold 29 seats out of the two hundred and fifty or so available.
But I’m not panicking. First, because I have faith that knowing those numbers will motivate you to redouble your efforts. That you’ll invite your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to our annual fundraiser, and tell them about what a great show it’s going to be, and how much you’d miss them if they didn’t come.
Not everyone is comfortable asking for cash, so remember that you don’t even have to solicit money directly. We’ll be happy to take their names and hold tickets for them at the door for them. It saves you the hassle of keeping track of the proceeds.
Second, I’m not quite panicking because I suspect that every member who isn’t volunteering will buy a ticket, and I know that many who are volunteering will buy a ticket anyway. Doing both entitles you to reserve seats before the general public comes in.
Successful Tin Whistles have allowed us to hold the line on annual dues for many years. In the past we’ve had sell-out crowds, and with your help and a little luck we will again this year.
Board Meetings are a Big Time: The PCFS board will meet on Jan. 11th at 3:00 pm at Jack and Maggie Ferguson’s.
Where the Creek Flows: Dedicated to PCFS members’ events.
Dave Falk hosts unplugged acoustic music at The Goldfish Tea room at 117 4th St. in downtown Royal Oak between Main and Washington every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 9:00.
Ridin’ Drag: How important is Tin Whistle to you? The event means so much to me because of what it has brought into my life. Not just the performances, but the people, the folks I’ve come to know.