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SORE FINGERS UPDATE 4TH OCTOBER 2021

5th Oct 2021

GENERAL

thank you for rallying to the call for the commitment on the new dates and about a third have sent in a reply. If you haven’t yet, please do as we need to reconcile the bookings and course places so that we know where we are.
We also appreciate your kind words of support and of course, your patience. The successive re-schedules and the uncertainty will have been frustrating for you.
So onto real news!
The general consensus is in favour of running a week early and we will probably be confirming the dates of Monday 11th to Friday 15th April 2022 shortly. Only a few were not able to switch.
This latest change will help in three ways:
• We are now in line with the national school holidays which has made easier for those in education.
• Both Ned Luberecki and Becky Buller are available for the new dates which is a great bonus. Sadly, Chris Coole cannot make it (see tutor news below).
• The school will be able to carry out their planned maintenance without disrupting our event.
You can still book a place and Booking forms will be issued shortly showing the revised dates
TUTOR UPDATE
Please note Dede Wyland had to pull out altogether due to personal circumstances beyond her control but we have the lovely Val Mindel to cover for her.
We are in the process of recruiting a replacement for Chris Coole who cannot attend at anytime around Easter 2022.
I’m still waiting on Dirk Powell and we will consider booking a second US based O.T. Banjo tutor if we can raise the number of students. Greame Parry is standing by to take the second class if it remains small.
Ben Somers will be taking the Bass class and Missy Raines will be re-booked for a later event.


AUTOHARP - LES GUSTAFSON
BANJO 1 – NED LUBERECKI
BANJO 2 – LEON HUNT
DOBRO – TODD LIVINGSTON
FIDDLE – BECKY BULLER
GUITAR 1 - PETER MCLAUGLIN
GUITAR 2 – ROSS MARTIN
IMPROVISATION – ANDY MACKENZIE
MANDOLIN 1 – MIKE COMPTON

MANDOLIN 2 - JACK TUTTLE
OLD TIME FIDDLE 1 – RACHEL EDDY
OLD TIME FIDDLE 2 – DIRK POWELL
OLD TIME BANJO – T.B.A
OLD TIME BANJO 2 –
SINGING -VAL MINDEL
SONGWRITING - WIL MARING
BEGINNERS (ALL INSTRUMENTS - PERCY COPLEY)

COVID
Naturally we are totally committed to running a safe event and that applies all the time, not just when there is the added complication of a pandemic. We continue to monitor the progress o the virus and its effects on the population as things open up.
Of course we expect things to be easier by next spring and as the government lift restrictions, more of the burden of decision fall on us to do the right thing to protect you and the staff. So, at this stage, we cannot predict what measures will need be in place but rest assured that any that prove necessary to mitigate the risk will be implemented.
We’ll keep you up to date by issuing regular updates as we get nearer to Sore Fingers time next Easter. If you are concerned about the effects of the virus within the Sore Fingers Environment, please give us a call.
That’s it for now. Please tell us soon about your availability for the 11th to the 15th April 2022 and get down and get jabbed!
See you all soon and another update will be sent out in a couple of weeks re confirmation of the S.F.Week Easter 2022 dates.

Best wishes

John & Moira

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