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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000995.txt from 2000/04

From: Bilwright@-----.net (William Wright)
Subj: [kl] ClarinetFest & bagpipes & banjos
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 01:05:47 -0400

Kevin=A0Callahan wrote:

<><> Where's clarinetfest?

Norman, Oklahoma July 12-15

<><> Is it like a star trek convention, sans the star trek and
plus the clarinets?

It's four days of recitals, master classes, vendor booths, lectures
and so forth at the University of Oklahoma. Some of the days are long
-- 8:30 AM
to 10:00 PM.
I've never been to one before, being a newbie myself, but I'm
looking forward to it. ClarinetFest has a web site if you want to read
the details: www.clarinetfest.org.

....and I heard a really weird group this afternoon. I was in a
hurry and I couldn't stay in my car long enough to hear the title or
group, but it was bagpipes, clarinet, banjo, violin and something that
sounded close to a guitar but not exactly the same -- all of it
dissonant -- my idea of what 'Bartok folk rock' would sound like if
there were such a thing. It was the first time that I've ever heard a
bagpipe *really* swing. Normally I don't like them.

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