After the long trip, a short rest, then a wonderful dinner and jam with Summit organizers and musician friends from all over Europe, Ireland to Norway and Russia… The Pyramida Hotel provided a former-communist elegant setting for an international jam.

With Summit Organizers Ivana Loukova and Rosta Capek, and Bill Keith

With Summit Organizers Ivana Loukova and Rosta Capek, and Bill Keith

Jamming after dinner!

Jamming after dinner!

Jammers from Norway, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Rep., U.S. Great twin fiddles by Angelika Torrie (Switzerland) and "Fiddlin' George" from Prague!

Jammers from Norway, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Rep., U.S. Great twin fiddles by Angelika Torrie (Switzerland) and “Fiddlin’ George” from Prague!

Saturday morning bright and early, meetings about the future of European bluegrass.

English is the common language, thank goodness. To our relief, we could understand people even from Hungary, Bulgaria, Norway, and more. Hard-working bluegrass diehards from Ireland to Moscow were there to move it all to the next level!

European Bluegrass Movers and Shakers, moving and shaking.

European Bluegrass Movers and Shakers, moving and shaking.

Pete discusses workshops at festivals with Denmark's Arne Sorenson, 3 Wernick Method teachers, a total of 4 "Peter"s

Pete discusses workshops at festivals with Denmark’s Arne Sorenson, 3 Wernick Method teachers, a total of 4 “Peter”s

Bluegrass summit attendees

Bluegrass summit attendees

Saturday night, the sold-out Bluegrass Summit concert!

Pete and Joan perform at the Bluegrass Summit, Prague

Pete and Joan perform at the Bluegrass Summit, Prague

"The Banjo Trio", Bill Keith, Pete Wernick, Petr Brandejs

“The Banjo Trio”, Bill Keith, Pete Wernick, Petr Brandejs

Pete and Bill Keith with the "Father of Czech Bluegrass", Marko Cernak, Petr Brandejs, Wernick Method teacher, President of Czech Bluegrass Association, and President of The European Bluegrass Music Association.

Pete and Bill Keith with the “Father of Czech Bluegrass”, Marko Cernak, Petr Brandejs, Wernick Method teacher, President of Czech Bluegrass Association, and President of The European Bluegrass Music Association.

Bluegrass Summit final jam with Cop and Brokeland Bullets etc.

Bluegrass Summit final jam with Cop and Brokeland Bullets etc.

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken"

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken”

Joan leads the group

Joan leads the group

Next blog, Pete and Joan on the loose in Prague!