25 thoughts on “CGCA 035 : Holiday Episode”

  1. As if we didn’t know, there is so much talent and participation in our community! Great to hear that come shining through for an enjoyable hour’s music. Thanks Roger for putting this together. Much enjoyed.

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  2. IT’S A HIT!!! Not surprising, I had tears in my eyes more than once.
    Roger, thank you, thank you for this creative and fun idea. And a big thank you to all the members who participated. We have such a cool community.

    I second this should be a yearly podcast event.

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  3. Bravo to everyone involved! What a great community project – probably unique among the online-learning platforms. Roger – you continue to go above and beyond and it inspires us all.
    Martha Kreipke

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  4. To Roger, and all the CGC members who contributed to this Holiday podcast, Bravo, so enjoyable and uplifting. So many talented and generous folk in this community. Things are fairly smokey and hazy Down Under at the moment with the bush fires up and down the east coast and other areas so it has been a great pleasure to listen to this podcast and be distracted from the havoc from the fires.
    I’m enthused to participate next year if it eventuates.
    I’m planning on sharing this podcast with family and friends on Christmas Day, it really is top class. Thank you all.

    Cheers and very best wishes to everyone.
    Lynette 💖

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  5. Merry Christmas!! I listened to the first 20 minutes or so on my way to work this morning and was quite surprised and honored to hear my playing of Jingle Bells on the Intro. Thank you Roger for doing this and I can’t wait to listen to the rest of it and multiple more times.

    Cheers, Dave

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  6. Wow! What a joy to listen to! Thanks and congratulations to all who submitted – the music was beautiful. Roger, you did a great job putting this together! A huge YES, to making it a yearly podcast.

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  7. So great to hear such moving music for this season played by members of the community. Enjoyed the entire show on my walk this morning. Roger, thanks for another creative tradition to CGCA!

    Rick

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  8. A huge thank you to Roger and all the member’s who participated in this podcast. I agree that this should be an annual celebration and I have hopes to join in next year as well.

    Roger, I am in awe at how artfully this was put together. Including the personal stories was a beautiful touch over and above the amazing playing. Kudos to everyone and my deepest gratitude for being a part of this magnificent community.

    Wishing everyone a holiday season filled with love, joy, peace and wonder!!!

    Much love to everyone,

    ~ Diane

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  9. Thank you Roger for putting this holiday podcast together and thank you to everyone who contributed! I hope it will be there again in 2020!

    Happy Holidays,
    Linda

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  10. I listened to this lovely podcast while walking the dog at the river on a cold, wet Advent morning with autumn colors on the trees as the salmon swam upstream. Roger, what would the site be without you! What a treat and inspiration to hear everyone’s music. Thanks!

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  11. Thank you so much to everyone who has responded. I’m so happy that everyone has been enjoying the holiday podcast. Everyone did a wonderful job on their submissions. It sounds like this will indeed become a holiday tradition.

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  12. Thank you Roger for all your time and effort in assembling this wonderful montage of holiday music. And profound thanks to all the performers! What makes this so special to me, is that as I listen to each piece, in my mind’s eye I can see each of the performers – their faces, their guitars, their hands moving across their respective fingerboards, all the way from India (Du) to California (Drew)! I can even see Kari and Joe and the three little elves cavorting about the Conroy musical caravan! Heartfelt thanks to all of you who shared your musical gifts with the rest of us. May the peace and joy of the season fill your hearts as your music has filled mine. Warmest regards, Mark

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  13. FINALLY got to listen to the holiday podcast. Wonderful performances by all- I am really amazed at the talent and dedication of this group, and feel blessed to be a part of it. Roger, thanks for the idea and putting this together. Definitely should be a tradition. Happy Holidays to all and keep making beautiful music!

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  14. Brilliant, Roger! Definitely should be a yearly event. Thanks for putting it together, and to everyone who contributed – especially Kari’s wee elves who sneaked in at the very end!
    Lynda

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