Tonight we went to a concert with our cousins who are here from Texas spending the weekend with us. It was at the Folk School that is about one mile from our house. It is the first time we’ve been, even though we’ve lived here almost two years. Every Friday night the Folk School hosts a free concert and they invite people to come and play. The concert is usually held in the barn, but because there was a chance of rain, it was inside.
Tonight a group of four people that were teaching classes over the week came to play. They weren’t a band, but it was amazing how well they played together. All four of the people played fiddles, one of the guys also played a guitar and mandolin, and one of the ladies played the piano. The concert was billed as New England contra dance. They also played Irish jigs and reels, Scandinavian polska (yes, that’s spelled right; it’s not polka), and a tribute to Woody Guthrie. All of the musicians were really good. It was an enjoyable evening, and I hope we can go again soon. Dad wants to go again and see the people who play the hammer dulcimer. Here is a picture of the concert—sorry it’s blurry.
Tomorrow, if the weather cooperates, we are going to go to Mercier’s Orchard to pick apples.