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May-12-2005, 5:14pm
Who's around here?

May-12-2005, 5:40pm
I'm in Pottstown. There are open sessions at the Mermain Inn near Norristown (40 minutes from you?) on some nights see the calendar here. (http://www.themermaidinn.net/jam.html) I've not been but once my kids are older I really want to.

jim simpson
May-12-2005, 6:07pm
I host the jam in Sellersville on the 1st and 3rd Tues. of the month from 8 to 11 at the Washington House Restaraunt on Main St. This is a long established jam with some really great pickers. The jam takes place near the front end of the bar (smoke free!) and can be a little close for picking but who doesn't like an intimate jam?! There are frequent bluegrass groups booked next door at the Sellersville Theater (owned by Washington House). It is great to see bluegrass supported in this part of the state.
PM me if you need any more info.

May-13-2005, 2:58pm
That's the "Mermaid Inn" at the bottom of Chestnut Hill, right Jamie? I'm very near there, and hoping to get to more of those jams... they have celtic, bg, old-time and some others... all of them open and with some regulars. I'm in Germantown, btw.

May-13-2005, 9:59pm
Karen, that is the place... #I' can't spell so god. At the very least if I go I can have a beer away from my kids once in a blue moon and "play music too my mando" to open er up. #I would like to meet you there and talk about the Mando workshop you attended in NoVa (I lived for a year in Front Royal-pre mando. #I'll stay in touch... Don't miss the Philly Folk Fest in Scweknsville. #There are plenty of opportunities to jam there as well.


May-23-2005, 4:23pm
I think a West Chester jam or a Northern Chester County jam is in order, up towards Pottstown.

May-25-2005, 10:26am
I'd like to see a West Chester jam - I live in Kennett Square.

May-25-2005, 2:02pm
Milford, Pennsylvania here.
Let's do something

May-25-2005, 8:34pm
Allentown, PA...seems like we could get something going.

May-28-2005, 10:06am
I'm in Hunterdon County NJ-I'll make the trip.

May-28-2005, 9:25pm
I'd journey out, living in Lancaster.

man doh
Jun-02-2005, 9:54am
I posted this at the other local threads but anyone heading to the Windgap Bluegrass Festival June 9-11?


Jun-02-2005, 4:19pm
Just checked back in - lots of inquiries on this one. I suppose we need a date, time and a place to play. Let me ponder.

Aug-05-2005, 3:45pm
The Chester County Old Time Fiddler's Picnic is next Saturday, August 13, 2005, at Hibernia County Park. Any thoughts of congregating there?

Aug-05-2005, 3:49pm

Aug-05-2005, 4:44pm
Hey Kevin! - Would you pls. break that computer-lingo down - or, do it again so's I can "track it" - I'm in Newark, Del. - I tried to find that Hibernia place couple 'a years ago and got lost!?### - I might try it again - an' we'll(all!) git' together!! - Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Aug-07-2005, 12:18pm
Just follow Rt 82 until you get there. I am planning to go.

Aug-08-2005, 9:26am
Ah!! - Rt.82 - the "scenic" route. Thanks. I'm gonna' try to make it. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Aug-08-2005, 4:58pm
How about this link?


Copy and paste into your browser hit enter and then follow the link to the Old Fiddler's Picnic.

Aug-08-2005, 5:01pm
Here we go:

From Pennsylvania Turnpike: Downingtown Exit
Exit onto Route 100 South
Route 113 South
Route 30 Bypass West
Route 82 North
Proceed 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Rd at crest of hill
Turn left on Cedar Knoll Road, and follow the signs

From Pennsylvania Turnpike: Morgantown Exit
Exit onto Route 10 South into Morgantown
Route 23 East
Route 401 East
Route 82 South, cross Route 322
Turn right onto Cedar Knoll Road, follow signs

Pottstown Area and North:
Route 100 South
Route 23 West
Route 345 South
Route 82 South, cross Rt. 322
Turn right onto Cedar Knoll Road, follow signs

Honey Brook area and Northwest:
Route 322 East
Route 82 south
Turn right onto Cedar Knoll Road, follow signs

From Downingtown/West Chester and Southeast:
Take Route 322 West through West Chester and Downingtown; enter Route 30 Bypass West to Lancaster.
- or - Enter Route 30 Bypass West in Exton
Either way, exit onto Route 82 North
Proceed 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Rd at crest of hill
Turn left on Cedar Knoll Road, and follow signs

From Nottingham/Oxford and Southwest
Route 10 North
Route 30 East, Enter Rt. 30 Bypass/Coatesville
Exit onto Route 82 North/Coatesville exit, turn left
Proceed 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Rd at crest of hill
Turn left on Cedar Knoll Road, and follow signs

From King of Prussia Area and East:
Schuylkill Expressway West exiting onto Route 202 South
Exit onto Route 30 Bypass West towards Coatesville/Lancaster
Exit onto Route 82 North/Coatesville exit, turn left
Proceed 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Rd at crest of hill
Turn left on Cedar Knoll Road, and follow signs

From Lancaster County and West:
Route 30 East; Enter Rt. 30 Bypass/ Coatesville
Exit onto Route 82 North/ Coatesville exit; Turn left
Proceed 2 miles to Cedar Knoll Road at crest of hill
Turn left on Cedar Knoll Road, follow signs

Aug-09-2005, 9:38am
Got'cha!! - Thanks! Hope to see ya! - After 12:00(p.m.)- I'll wear my white(baseball type)U.of Dela. cap! Anybody else gonna show...??? - Moose http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Aug-09-2005, 5:01pm
I intend to be there, and will look for you - not sure what I am wearing that will be distinctive besides a skintight MandoMan uniform with Red Spruce Codpiece and Ebony Cape, and "F5" emblazoned in pearl inlay on the chest.

Aug-10-2005, 9:40am
Kevin: I need more info....! hahaha! - see ya' there - Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Sep-03-2005, 6:58pm
Try the White Oak Campground every Saturday night 6-9pm, year-round.


Sep-15-2005, 5:18pm
im in dub c....defnitly up for a jam

Sep-15-2005, 5:26pm
Hey - Delaware Valley folks-- there's a kicking Celtic festival gonna happen up in Bethlehem PA the weekend of Sept. 23-25 in case you're interested.

Everything from fiddle contest, border collie demos, those weird Scottish sports featuring the tossing of telephone poles and big rocks, to the eating of the Haggis and lots of great music!

there are some seisiuns scheduled as well...I've never been before, so I don't know if this is a jam opportunity, but for Celtic music enthusiasts oughtta be a good time.

Stephanie Reiser
Sep-15-2005, 8:18pm
I used to participate in an art show in Chadds Ford, just south of West Chester. Then on friday night we would jam at a local tavern on the corner of Rt. 1 and 100. I wonder if they still do? I think I should find out and go again. I had so much fun there.

Sep-16-2005, 10:13am
Gottasmile, what do they play at the campground, old time, bluegrass...? How many show up, skill level, etc. etc.