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FiddleGirl 07.12.2013 22:09

Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Who would've thought I could find a place colder than Chicago? Yet, here I am. I'm a 44-year old professional woman working for an international nonprofit here in Zurich. I'm here on my own - no spouse or kids - and am interested in meeting others, especially for going to see music. I play the fiddle and do some singing and would love to meet other folk/old-time musicians. If you have suggestions of where to find Irish, bluegrass or folk sessions, bring 'em on!

Pancakes 07.12.2013 22:31

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Welcome to the forum!

I'm from the Midwestern US, and I think Chicago winters are (usually) much colder than Zurich winters. At least there isn't so much wind here. ;) I think it snows less here, too. Give it some time, you'll see. :)

Captain Greybeard 08.12.2013 03:34

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Welcome to the gang.

You wouldn't believe it, we have Internet here in Switzerland, so we know it has been much colder in the Windy City for weeks, "much" meaning 12 - 20°F. And my OH in Michigan is snowed in, couldn't get out of her driveway for days. Maybe that's why she's flying to Switzerland next week....

Anyway, good luck with your settling in and your music quest.

FiddleGirl 08.12.2013 10:25

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Aye, aye, Cap'n.

Merrylegs 08.12.2013 12:04

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Welcome Eli - what a lucky lady you are to have lived in Chicago! I had the good fortune to spend 6 months there several years ago. It must be one of the most fantastic cities in the world.

Enjoy your time in Switzerland!:)

PaulStafford 08.12.2013 17:07

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Go to McGees Bar in Wiedikon

FiddleGirl 08.12.2013 22:39

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Thanks for the tip on the bar. And for Merrylegs, yes, Chicago is fantastic! Spent 16 great years there, but am ready for a change of pace. Chicago could learn something from Zurich about how to organize public transit!

Wollishofener 10.12.2013 05:52

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eli.lamberti (Post 2038691)
Who would've thought I could find a place colder than Chicago? Yet, here I am. I'm a 44-year old professional woman working for an international nonprofit here in Zurich. I'm here on my own - no spouse or kids - and am interested in meeting others, especially for going to see music. I play the fiddle and do some singing and would love to meet other folk/old-time musicians. If you have suggestions of where to find Irish, bluegrass or folk sessions, bring 'em on!

A place colder than whatever ? Take the S-7 and go to the "Opfikon Station" in Glattbrugg, which particularily in winter clearly is the coldest place outside Siberia :D:D:D

Dack Rambo 10.12.2013 10:06

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PaulStafford (Post 2039010)
Go to McGees Bar in Wiedikon

the Indian place?

iamamueller 16.12.2013 14:25

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Hi, I just ran across your intro post from back in September.

Did you ever find a fiddle/folk session around Zurich? I'm interested in that music too.

Andrea in Volketswil

HollidayG 16.12.2013 16:03

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Welcome to Zürich! It is definitely another pace of life in
Switzerland, but that is a positive thing....:)

FiddleGirl 17.12.2013 08:24

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by iamamueller (Post 2044798)
Hi, I just ran across your intro post from back in September.

Did you ever find a fiddle/folk session around Zurich? I'm interested in that music too.

Andrea in Volketswil



Hi Andrea, I did connect with a few old-time musicians and will PM you. Also, I stopped in at McGees (as suggested below) and found that they have an Irish band once a month and an open mic series once a month. If you "like" them on their Facebook page it will keep you informed of shows.

Elira74 17.12.2013 12:48

Re: Elizabeth from Chicago
 
Welcome to Switzerland Eli.

I also love old folk, bluegrass, Irish music. UnfortunatelyI do not play an instrument as yet nor can I carry a tune :msnblush:

There is a concert tomorrow night, Mark Geary Christmas Tour, 18th December at Kafi für Dich,Stauffacherstrasse 141, Zürich.

Just buy the ticket at the door. He is a talented Irishmusician and you may like him.

I just send you a PM with more info



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