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John Blessing's Delight.

Sarah taught a jig tonight which she learned from the playing of Kevin Burke: John Blessing’s Delight. A simple but satisfying jig in the key of G, it works well on flute, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, box and whistle, the selection of instruments we had at the class. 50 more words

Adult Learning

Grandfather Mountain: The TRUE Seven Nation Army and the Scotch-American Woodstock

As far as Scottish Games on this side of the pond go, Grandfather Mountain is patriarchal not just in name only. While in recent years, young upstarts such as the Greenville Scottish Games, have shared the spotlight with visits from Prince Edward and regional bagpiping competitions, over 30,000 of the nation’s stoic and not-so-stoic clansmen, telephone-pole tossing athletes, sheepherders, possible Game of Thrones extras, New Age Druids, Irish/Scottish musicians and music aficionados like myself pilgrimage every year to set up camp on the Mountain for the weekend. 702 more words

Let the Music Move You

It’s release day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and that means we have a fabulous blog hop for you sharing all of our favourite images!

For today’s hop, I decided to work with the darling Lulu from  110 more words


Novel Review--Black River

Beneath the surface of Black River, the taut debut by S.M. Hulse, flows the grey enigma of ultimate justice. The narrative forces the reader to ask: Does a recidivist criminal capable of torture, yet claiming to have found Jesus, deserve parole? 61 more words


Wretched Richard's Almanac: Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day

July 18, 64

Just whose fault was it anyway? Was it a cow kicking over a lantern, that strange new sect known as Christians, or the Emperor himself whom rumor would have wailing on a fiddle during the conflagration? 272 more words


Great Music, Re-discovery of a group I love: Steeleye Span

Way back in the 1970′s, when they were new, I discovered a British band called Steeleye Span.  They play and sing medieval and Renaissance English folk songs, with modern rock instrumentation.   126 more words


July 23 House Concert--Conal O'Grada & Ciaran O'Mhaonaigh

 The shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society presents a house concert in Monroe CT–Conal O’Grada (flute) and Ciaran O’Mhaonaigh (fiddle). Please see http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/2014-concert-calendar.html for tickets and directions. 439 more words