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Two New Facebook Open Groups to Share News of Celtic, Old-time, Bluegrass and String Band Concerts and Events in New England

Posted on the 25 October 2011 by Notlobmusic @notlobmusic
If you use Facebook, look into two new Facebook open groups to share news of Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and string band concerts and events in New England.
Two new Facebook open groups to share news of Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and string band concerts and events in New England
Celtic Music in New Englandnot even a month old, has close to 300 members, many of whom are actively posting information about Celtic events that many "in the know" had no idea were happening.
What is "Celtic Music in New England"?
By Sean Smith and Jeff Boudreau 
This is a group for people who enjoy playing and listening to Celtic music, and want to keep up to date on events and activities related to Celtic music in the New England states (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).
Like many such terms, "Celtic" can be ambiguous and vague. For this group's purposes, it refers to music, song and dance from the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic-related traditions like Breton, Galician, Welsh, etc. The term also incorporates contemporary music rooted in Celtic, involving crossover with other traditions like Appalachian, or with other music forms (rock, jazz).
 Please post about your favorite concerts, workshops, jam sessions, festivals, camps, albums, radio, TV or other broadcasts, publications, etc., that involve Celtic music in New England.
Good housekeeping:
  1. POSTING / REDUNDANT POSTS. At the beginning of your event posts, include the artist's name(s), venue, city and state, date and time. When a reader has that info, he/she can then decide to read on or not. If you have not visited in a while, do not assume your news has not alredy been posted to the wall. Take a moment to scroll down and read wall posts. You may be surprised to find something else of interest. If you posted your news or event some time in the past and it is time for an update or reminder (not too many, please), do not create a new wall post. Instead, find your original post and add the new information. Due to the new activity it will "float" to the top.
  2. ADD FRIENDS. Simply click "add friends to group" under the member pictures top right.

Two new Facebook open groups to share news of Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and string band concerts and events in New England
Old-time/Bluegrass/Traditional Music in New Englandcreated about the same time, has about half the members and half the activity. That is usual for bluegrass and old time music, when someone figures out why those fans use social media less please let me know.
What is "Old-time/Bluegrass/Traditional Music in New England"?
By Jeff Boudreau in Old-time/Bluegrass/Traditional Music in New England 

This open group was created out of need as there had been no central repository for sharing concerts/events/news. A sister open Celtic group, started 9/28, attained >200 members within 48 hours. Feel free to add friends who would appreciate an open group to share bluegrass news.


This is a group for people who enjoy playing and listening to bluegrass music (from old time to early and traditional bluegrass, and on to modern variants, including newgrass and contemporary string band), and want to keep up to date on related events and activities in the New England states (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).
Please post about your favorite concerts, workshops, jam sessions, festivals, camps, albums, radio, TV or other broadcasts, publications, etc., that involve bluegrass music in New England.
Contact Jeff Boudreau offline if you would like to assist as a moderator.
Housekeeping:
1. To avoid group messages from coming into your email, go to "edit settings" at the top of the page and click off the appropriate box.
2. When a member makes a post, reply in its thread (do not reply via a new stand-alone). Likewise, please stay on topic within a thread (if your new thought does not relate, make a new wall post).

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