Posted by bellawaltz on Thursday, May 28, 2009
Today I pack up the fiddles, and other essentials for preparation to the fiddler's convention in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. I am so excited about this since I have never been, and since Indiana is about the furthest we have traveled for old-time music. I would like to say that I will be making this journey every year, but with kids, jobs, and school, it probably won't happen again unless we get paid to travel that way. I am really excited to hear other fiddlers and new tunes.
Events like this always remind me of my childhood and my Grandparents. As a youngling, I spend spring, summer, and fall traveling to festivals and contests with Grandpa and Grandma. (Winter was suppose to be practice time but that didn't happen until a week before the first contest.) Probably the most memorable contest was the one held in Yankton, South Dakota. So many fiddlers and so many tunes at all hours of the night. I am thankful that this is what they did for entertainment and that they took me with them. Because of them, I have a great appreciation for the fiddle, music, and the fine folks I meet along the way.
There are stops before we get to Mt. Airy. If you or someone you know lives near these towns, please let them know we are playing. We love playing, and love it more when we have an audience.
Tuesday, June 2 - Do you live in CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA or LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY and want some live music? We couldn't get anything set up in time, and if we are not coming to your house, you just might see live music at the laundrymat in one of these towns.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - Our arrival to MT AIRY, NORTH CAROLINA. We have entered the old-time band contest. Come and have a listen. If you do and you read my blog here, please come and tell me.
Here is to safe journeys, Grandparents, and fiddles!
Thursday, May 28, 2009 @7:04:09 AM
Hey Tricia, we'll see you there! I'll be the one in the funny looking hat.
Friday, May 29, 2009 @3:54:42 AM
Have a safe journey. I'm sure you'll be bringing pleasure to a lot of folks!
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