First, if you have a chance, GO TO THIS FAIRE!!!! This is a first year fair that every person involved has really busted some keister. The faire is huge for a first year and it is very well thought out with only one corner cut that I have found so far, and that is that the programs are simple a piece of black and white paper... but there's at least a good map and proper schedule! I have one more weekend of performance and that is the first weekend of April... the last weekend of the faire. Seriously, come out and support this faire!! You won't be disappointed :-)
I can't begin to describe how excited I was when I was asked to play for this festival. This is a festival that draws 70,000 people over three days. Then, to top it off, I was asked to present a 45 minute workshop on Irish Gaelic song. I was super excited, but of course, a bit nervous about that one for sure. Everything went great. I had a lovely Friday evening set. EJ Jones joined me for the Saturday set which had quite a good audience. I taught my class Saturday afternoon and it was absolutely the highlight of the weekend. Everybody was enthusiastic and thrilled to find that they actually could learn two songs in Irish. I saw almost every student in my Sunday audience, so naturally I encouraged them to sing, and they did!! I love Irish traditional music and this was my chance to practice the tradition of passing it on.