Friday, March 29, 2019

CTO ... Music Brings People Together

Check This Out ... Last Saturday, Martha & Richard Adams opened up their beautiful home to 15 trapezoids - and a couple of guitar, fiddle players - who gathered for a day of magical music on the mountaintop. There was plenty of playing, learning, sharing, jamming - culminating in an evening house-concert attended by 30 friends and neighbors. A good time was had by all!

Here's a list of tunes played in the jams:
Over the Waterfall - Angelina Baker - Whiskey Before Breakfast - Road to Lisdoonvarna - NC Breakdown - Lady of the Lake - John Ryan's - Whiteface - Snowdrops - OK Rooster - Miss Murphy - Willafjord - Done Gone - Da Slocket Licht - Josefin's - Falls of Richmond - Caspian Lake - Dull Chisel - Tipping Back the Corn - Hangman's Reel - Sandy Boys - Shenandoah Falls - Pickin' the Berries - Johnny Cope - Caspian Lake - Amelia's - Southwind - Tombigbee's - The Rose by the Door - Midnight on the Water - Kelvingrove - Si Bheag Si Mohr - Ashgrove - Ashokan Farewell - My Cape Breton Home - Louis' Waltz - Boda Waltz - Give Me Your Hand - For Ireland - Forvantan - Lover's Waltz - Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes - Coleman's March

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday's Muse

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.  ~ Haruki Murakami

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday's Muse

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold... when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.  ~ Charles Dickens

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday's Muse

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.  ~ Edgar Winter

Friday, March 8, 2019

CTO ... Sue Wilson's article published in DPN

Dulcimer Players News, Volume 45, No. 1 (Feb 2019) arrived in mailboxes more than a week ago while I was hiking over snow-covered trails in the Flat Irons of Colorado. I'm always thrilled to receive DPN in the mail. I usually sit right down and page through the entire magazine to see what's happening in the greater dulcimer world.

But Check This Out ... the current publication happens to be of special interest to me because it includes an article that I wrote!

The most recent magazine includes several articles around the theme of festivals and workshops. You'll find a calendar listing of 2019 festivals and a "how-to" guide for attending festivals. My article is about the friendships and community that develop out of these events, drawing from my own experiences at the Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Black Mountain, NC and Ken Kolodner's Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat at Sandbridge, VA. Trapezoids of the Triangle will recognize names mentioned and faces pictured.

I hope each of you already has a subscription to Dulcimer Players News ... "a quarterly magazine and CD filled with instruction, interviews, and stories for and about dulcimer enthusiasts. It's your connection to tradition and community." Ashley Ernst is the new editor, and she's doing a great job! If not, don't miss another issue! SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday's Muse

Today is the only day of the year that tells you to DO something -- March 4th.