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   Discussion: FRFF 2003 UPDATE!
beth-pseudocanuck! · 21 years, 8 months ago
here's the latest update from our lady anne herself!


Falcon Ridge 2003 dates

Celebrating 15 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires on July 24, 25, 26, 27. Yup, 2003 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Falcon Ridge. We have expanded to 4 days and plan to bring back many former FRFF alumnae this year, more updates will be added to our website shortly at

After 20 consecutive years, our second event, the Winterhawk Bluegrass and Beyond Fest will take a hiatus while we look for a new date, one that is at the very least one full month or more away from Falcon Ridge and possibly a new location as well. We hope to being Winterhawk back in 2004. Check for updates at


and the results of the showcase:


2002 Showcase Results

Here are the results of the FRFF audience surveys for the Top 3 Showcasers the audience would like to see return in 2003. Congratulations to all of our 2002 emerging artists for fine showing! All had fans, some brand new, that voted for them.

In addition to an automatic invite to do the Most Wanted Song Swap and workshop appearances at next year's fest, the top voted artists are also invited to do our annual spring preview tour in early May. This will be our sixth one. More details on that will be available shortly on our website and in the next E newsletter.

From just under 1500 total surveys completely filled out this year with 790 of them voting for their fave showcasers, the results are:

1 - We're About 9 - garnering votes from 41% of the audience

2 - Girlyman - with 27%

3 - Rachael Davis - with 25%

Honorable mentions to many very strong contenders this year, most notably Antje Duvekot who finished fourth followed by Cadence Carroll, Wishing Chair, Stephanie Corby and Don Conoscenti. Five very strong honorable mentions this year. That's quite a large number. Wish we could do 3 different preview tours. All of the above had more than 10% of the votes cast. In other words, it was a really fabulous showcase year.


SO, what do we think? YAY for 4 days, eh?? this year's going to ROCK.

let's all hope for a few things:

1. we can get off work long enough to attend all 4 days.
2. the ticket prices don't jump too much.
3. we can all tolerate being sweaty and gross and generally unshowered for *4* days instead of just 3.

John J. Ryan Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
The planning began July 29th, 2002. :)
Josh Woodward Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
> 3 - Rachael Davis - with 25%
> Honorable mentions [...] Don Conoscenti.

Yeah! Check these people out.. especially DonCon. If you're into Peter Mulvey kind of stuff, he's an amazing guitarist with moody songs.
I had Matt Spare's baby! Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
=D That's the best news I've heard in a long, long, time. Thanks for the update!
emilie is CRANKY Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
remind me to, er, turn up this year ;)
John J. Ryan Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
You've got 4 days worth of a festival instead of three, you had better!
Agent Scully Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
Emilie, remind me not to go...*again*. :)
beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
VERY good point!!! any other cross-coasters or cross-continentals reconsidering this year because of the extension?? *coughELLENANDLISAcough*
J. Andrew World Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
MLE, don't forget to come over! When you hop the pond, I can take you to Limey's if you get home sick!
emilie is CRANKY Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
homesick? moi?? yeah, right... anything to get out of the damn house for a couple weeks :D
John J. Ryan Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
I do hope you're planning on camping, and if so, will it be upstairs or downstairs?
goovie is married! Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
*cough*campupstairs*cough*allthecoolkidscampupstairs*cough* :)
Andrea Krause Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
But us cool old geezers who are too worn out and broken to climb the hill camp downstairs. :)
Drea · 21 years, 8 months ago
I just started a job this week where I have... wait for it... July and August OFF!! Gee, wonder if I'm gonna be able to make it *evil grin*
beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
WHOA! what's the new job?! and congrats!!
Drea Back · 21 years, 8 months ago
Thanks :) I'm working at the processing centre for a credit union here in TO.. most of the customers are schools, which explains the whole summer off thing (even though it's open year round, they won't need me for those two months). Though I can honestly say now that I don't understand why anyone would sign up for "Big Brother" or any show like that, as the only place in the processing center that isn't on camera is the bathroom! It's weird knowing you're constantly being recorded...

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