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Bow woes [Mar. 26th, 2009|12:41 pm]
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Last night, during morris dance rehearsal, I noticed some hairs starting to get loose on my bow. Examination revealed that the hair was starting to slip out of the tip end. (The violinists among you will know how unusual this is -- normally hairs break rather than slipping out while intact.) I was hoping the bow would last the evening, but the little wooden block that holds the hair in completely popped out as I was playing.

I was starting to wonder why this happened, since I've gone to the same luthier (Deborah Segel in Troy) for all my rehairings since moving to Albany, and she's always done excellent work for me in the past. Then it hit me. While on tour in England with The Flying Romanos last August, I had to get my bow rehaired at a violin shop in London. They seemed to know what they were doing...but I guess they didn't.

So today I am making an unscheduled trip to Deborah's shop, knowing now she can accomplish what a high-end London luthier could not. Who says the Capital District is lacking?

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[User Picture]From: skitten
2009-03-26 04:59 pm (UTC)

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hmmm *lol*
I'm so glad you have a better., LOCAL option... :)
[User Picture]From: taliesinsmuse
2009-03-27 02:59 pm (UTC)

Off-Topic, but still worthy of note

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Every Thursday night Dennis and I go to dinner after A&S with some of our friends from the meeting. last night we got on to the subject of doing-stuff-while-doing-other-stuff, and I started talking about you and how you can fiddle and dance at the same time. I called you by name, and my friend Heather perked up -- "I KNOW MARNEN!"

Apparently you did morris dancing with her and/or her husband a while back. What a small world!
[User Picture]From: marnen
2009-03-27 04:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Off-Topic, but still worthy of note

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Hilarious. Doubly so since I can't think of which Heather this would be. :)

How are you and Dennis, anyway? *hugs*