Thursday, April 15, 2010


Since getting a facebook account, I have been writing in the blog less and less. I can just post a sentence and everybody I know knows what's going on in my day! So, if you want to know what's going on, just friend me there. I do have an email list as well. I send a note out only occasionally. Send me an email if you'd like to be on that list. :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Scarborough Faire

Yeah, yeah... Are you going to Scarborough Faire.... YES, I did! I had a great time as the Visiting Musician. I sang a song with Queen Anne's Lace, I sang a song for Stonehenj, I sang at the pub sing on the King's Pub stage at the end of the day - which was a party on stage! And I sang two stage times each day at the Sea Hag Stage. It's an eating area, which means that at least there are people to witness my existence, but the sign for this stage, even if you knew I was performing, was difficult to find. I had a great time and made a few new friends and made a few people smile. Sunday, I did a lot of playing at each of the bridges. I love becoming a picturesque part of the ambience. Some of my favorite moments come in the form of small children's reactions to me, the instrument, or the songs. Very rarely is the moment captured by a photo and even rarer still that I would actually get to see the photo.
This sweet child stood and watched intently song after song. Her parents graciously allowed her to be in her own world absorbing the moment. When they asked if she would like to sit next to me for a photo, she reacted as if she had been asked to sit NEXT TO a mighty but dangerous animal that before had been able to watch from a safe distance. It's one thing to watch at a safe distance, but sit NEXT TO the lion?!?! After a bit of coaxing by Grandpa, she decided it would be ok, but just for a minute. I hope the next time I meet her, she is past her shy phase and will sing a song with me!