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Anyone play an acoustic instrument?

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:34 pm
by alansmithnl
By that I mean, G Banjo, Tenor banjo, Guitar, bouzouki, or any portable instrument, tin whistle, accordion, concertina.
Reason? I would like to start a group up when I arrive in April. Lots of good folky type comedy and fun skits etc. Really good entertainment type stuff with acapella, harmonies (Not barber shop type, though I could be persuaded!) and accompanied stuff. I have lots of material, but of course, I am eager to learn other types as well, as long as it is entertaining.

If anyone is interested, then please let me know. I will be on the Western side of the island Apokoronas area, In Armenoi.
Even if you are only a singer, then you are welcome. Ideal size is 4 members, however, 2,3 or more would be equally considered.
Let me know either here, or pm.
Get out your old instruments, dust them down and start practicing in readiness!!!
Alan

150 days to landing!!!!

Re: Anyone play an acoustic instrument?

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:57 am
by SatCure
As you may know, there are several established bands in the area.

Is yours going to be a private affair or do you plan to perform in public?
If the latter, are you aware of the licensing and tax requirements?

Re: Anyone play an acoustic instrument?

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:18 pm
by alansmithnl
Well, judging by the deluge of replies, maybe I'll just do some busking!
Seriously, though Licensing and tax requirements? So we can't earn honest black money anymore? (Only joking!) No I wasn't aware of these irritations. Are they painful, or is it all based on what is earned. Maybe I'll have to do some research when I get there and ask some of the local bands how they manage. Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak!
Alan

Re: Anyone play an acoustic instrument?

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm
by bobscott
Talking to the horse is always best! Good luck. Bob.

Re: Anyone play an acoustic instrument?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:52 pm
by KateD
There is a thriving music scene out here, especially in the Apokoronas, plenty of open mic nights. Join the crete events Facebook page for details. My husband plays tenor banjo, flute, whistle and occasional bass, I play guitar, bodhran, bones etc. We play in a group called 4 Goats and a Banjo so don’t take ourselves too seriously although we do take our music seriously! :lol: We live in Paidohori - so not far from Armenoi.....