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Hope to see many of you at one of more of the events this coming year!!!
WhoDat? joined with several other local bands to provide music during the annual, 3-day, Mud Dabbers Pottery Open House event. During this weekend, the artisan who work at the Mud Dabber gallery make small cider cups which are given to attendees (both customers and band members) free of charge and also provide hot cider as well as a wide assortment of baked goods. This allows everyone to wander at their own pace through the gallery or go sit out in the pottery work room and listen to the live music. This was our second year for this event and we got to follow Celtic Conspiracy ( tinyurl.com/CeltCom ) which was an interesting segue from the Irish Traditional music into the Old-Time music which draws many of its roots from that source. We were also lucky to have Pat McConnell sit in with us on fiddle which made for some great fiddle harmonies on the slower tunes and some real driving melodies on the faster tunes. The audience seemed to really enjoy the music and were vary appreciative of our efforts, many staying to talk as we packed up for the day. In short, we had a great time and look forward to doing it again next year!!!
We were happy to be part of the "Cycle North Carolina" celebrations in Brevard, NC on this final day of September This was the first year that the race drawing some 1200 cyclists from 35 states, two Canadian Provences, the United Kingdom and Russia has included Brevard - that it was chosen to be the starting point made it that much better! This year's route takes them from the mountains to the sea, travelling from 50-65 miles each day over the week-long race; the ages of the cyclists range from 5 to 84!
We got to play on Main Street for the many participants, support team and friends as they roamed the downtown area of our little town and enjoyed an almost perfect Autumn day. There were many new faces and new conversations of "Where are you from?", "How do you like our town?" and compliments on the weather. The majority of comments heard by the business owners were about what a charming and welcoming community Brevard is - I can certainly attest to that!
Over the hours we played the passing audience (and some that stayed the whole time) was great. They spent some time listening to the music, conversing with the group and, generally enjoying the day. Their appreciation for the music was demonstrated generously in the tip jar - but, perhaps, none more than by the young lady who got up from where she had been sitting on the sidewalk as we began to pack up in the fading evening light and gave us this after reciting it. It is a true gift from the heart and one that embodies the true spirit of why we play music in the first place - it's simply thebest "tip" we've ever received and we wish her well ...
Founders' Day is a celebration of the origins of the county and the Heritage Museum has some fine exhibits of the early days and the lifestyle of those early settlers. There are some wonderful photographs, captivating accounts of the formation of industry and commerce and examples of the homestead way of life as well. The gift shop has numerous books and magazines for those wanting more detailed information regarding specific area of the counties history and is a good place to shop for that "out-of-the-ordinary" item for the holidays (hint, hint)!
We hope everyone that attended had as much fun as we did and we hope to play the event next year as well. See you there!!!
In any event, we all had a good time and it seems a lot of the students and other attendees did too so we look forward to playing again in the coming year (though probably not outdoors for a while). Thanks to you all that came by to cheer us on - you make it worth while. Stay tuned for future news and notices!
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