Greetings, friends, from the land of the "Bird Return." I am completely in love with Montana these days and all that is happening in the bird world. I recently wrote an article for the local paper, The Big Timber Pioneer. This and other "For the Birds" articles are available on my website under "In Judy's Words."
And of course, much is happening in the way of music. Here's what's up! Hope to see you along the way, Love, Judy
THIS WEEKEND - ALBUQUERQUE - MAY 14-15 Tomorrow I fly to Albuquerque for an exciting weekend there with the First Unitarian Church. Saturday morning workshop, Saturday night concert and two worship services on Sunday. In between everything it is my fervent hope that I see a roadrunner!
NEXT WEEKEND - MISSOULA - MAY 21-22 The next weekend I will travel to Missoula to meet up with my good friends and musical companions Beth Youngblood and Janet Haarvig. Our trio, Synnøvei's Dream, will present a concert on Saturday night at the Quaker Meeting House. I can hardly wait to play music with Beth and Janet! On Sunday morning I'll lead a worship service the next morning at UU Fellowship of Missoula.
JUNE - COLOR JUMPIN' STRUM TIME - JUNE 20-24. I'll be teaching a class for 8-12 year olds in Helena at the Holter Museum with Katie Knight. The kids will learn to play ukes, write songs and make them into books using prints, drawings, and designs. This is gonna be big fun!
JUNE - SUMMERSING - JUNE 24-JULY 1. Women, come spend a week at SummerSing Montana.. Camp is a wonderful way to energize ourselves for life in the "outer world." Once more, 2011 SummerSing promises to be a great week of music, art, laughter, friendship, hiking, birding, meditation, and more. Scholarships and payment plans are available, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to come. Email or call me if you have questions, I'm happy to talk "camp" with you.
SEE MORE DETAILS AND DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYERS ON THE JUDY FJELL CALENDAR AT http://www.judyfjell.com/Events.htm
AND WHILE YOU'RE ON THE WEBSITE, VISIT THE JUDY FJELL WEBSITE STORE:
• Judy Fjell Open Your Heart Songbook: $20. Songs of Spirit, Joy, and Reverence for Religious Liberals and Spiritual Seekers
This collection, which I finished last October, includes 63 songs in lead sheet form with chords for guitar and piano. I've been singing some of these songs with you for many years and am truly happy to have made this book available with collaboration from the Mountain Desert District UUA in Denver. I have also written several new songs for the collection. I hope you will order one for yourself and show it to your choir director, minister, folk group leader, etc. (If you would like to order 20 or more copies, there is a price break of $15 each. Order them from Mountain Desert District UUA office, 2242 South Albion St. Denver, CO 80222
• The Judy Fjell Ukulele Beginner Book 1: $25 w/CD, $ 15 book only
I also have some great beginner colored ukuleles for sale ($30!), but they're not yet listed at the store or on the Good Dog website. But if you'd like to place an order, write me at email@example.com or give me a call at (406)932-6468.
Also at the store. . . . I keep working on adding to this area so that you can easily purchase the following:
• CDs, Lead Sheets, Song Downloads, Choral Arrangements If you don't see your favorite at the store, send me an email. I'd be happy to send it to you.
• FREE SONG LYRICS Some of you may not be aware that I have posted almost all of my song lyrics on my website. You can download them for free. And, if you're in need of money, check out "Queer As a Three Dollar Bill" pdfs. You can print your own Judy Fjell Three Dollar Bills and sing along!
UPCOMING JUDY FJELL TRIPS JULY AND BEYOND:
Sun-Sat, July 31-Aug 6. Russell Lockwood Leadership School for Unitarian Universalists at Sunrise Ranch in Colorado. http://mdduua.org/
Beat of a Different Drum weekend retreat for families of children with autism spectrum disorder on Labor Day weekend in Wyoming.
Fri-Sun, October 7-9 - Fall WoMaMu at Enchanted Hills, Napa, CA. If you would like to know more about Women Making Music retreats, see www.womamu.org. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or our registrar Lynne Pethtel email@example.com.
March 1-3, 2012 - Music EdVentures Conference, Vancouver, BC. I am President-Elect of this wonderful group of teachers. Our 2010 conference in Portland was a huge success. For more information on the 2012 conference, keep in touch atwww.musicedventures.org )