“Dorothy and Garold (Our Fearless Leader) Hanscom, waiting for our backstage tour of the Opry House.” Jody
Just a note to let you know we have made it to Nashville, and haven’t lost anyone yet. Great group, everyone seems to be having a good time. Contrary to media reports, Nashville is not flooded, although we have had some fairly heavy showers. We spent a few hours at the Opry Mill tonight to get the shopping thing taken care of for a day or two, and Dorothy and I dropped by the Willie Nelson Museum for a quick look.
Last night in Lexington, we entertained the motel guests with some old time and Gospel tunes, enjoyable evening. After three days on the road everyone is looking forward to a bit of a rest, although tomorrow will be a busy day with a Back Stage tour of the Opry, Hall of Fame tour and a visit to the Ryman. And of course Sat night at the Opry and the Midnight Jamboree. We are hoping for good weather so we can do a bit of a walking tour around Broadway as well.
Fortunately our motel is next door to the Midnight Jamboree so we can come and go as we please. Sunday we will travel to Pigeon Forge for a few days.
Hope all is well back home.
Our next big event will be the Northern Maine Fair on July 31, 2013, 8pm (7pm US time). See our map for directions.
Pick up our new CD at the Wednesday jam sessions or at our performances.
$15.00 (we will mail copies for an extra $5.00 shipping and handling — includes our trip to the post office and maybe we’ll get an ice cream at Carl’s too) Seriously, proceeds support WEF projects including sending our young folks to fiddle camp. Thank you.
Gospel music has always been a part of the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers repertoire, so to celebrate our 25th season we decided to record a Gospel album. We have included a number of Gospel standards that will be familiar to everyone.
During Feb 2013 the fiddlers spent two Saturdays at the St James United Church Hall in Perth-Andover recording the album. Included in the 30 participants were a number of our young fiddlers, and 6-year-old Emma McLaughlin led the group off on This Little Light of Mine. Since a number of our group are also great vocalists we included voices in some of the selections
A special Thank-You to Larry Adams and Paige Lavoie for doing Bass and Piano accompaniment, Mark White and Cathy Adams for contributing photos, Bill Duncan for photos & design, and all the fiddlers who helped with the project.
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1. Old Country Church – J. D. Sumner & J. W. Vaughn
2. Beyond the Sunset – Virgil Brock
3. Where Can I Go – J. B. Coats
4. Consider the Lillies – Joel Hemphill
5. Family Bible – Willie Nelson
6. I Saw the Light – Hank Williams
7. Farther Along – Rev W. B. Stevens
8. In the Garden – C. Austin Miles
9. It is no Secret – Stuart Hamblen
10. Just A Closer Walk – Traditional
11. How Great Thou Art – Carl Boberg
12. Mansion Over the Hilltop – Ira Stanphill
13. Suppertime – Ira Stanphill
14. This Little Light of Mine – Traditional
15. Lifes Railway to Heaven – Charlie D. Tillman
16. What A Friend – Charles C. Converse
/Touch of the Masters Hand – Myra Brooks Welch
17. I’ll Fly Away – Albert E. Brumley
18. Amazing Grace – John Newton
Jean submitted the song titles to Gracenote. They should appear in iTunes when you import the CD.
As most of you know I had a computer melt down and although I have been able to recover most of my files I am missing a lot of email addresses. I gathered addresses from my other computer for this email, but these are not current.
Mainly I am missing addresses for people who joined the group in the last year, or folks who have changed their address in the last year. If you know any of these folks, have them send me a note so I can get them back on the list.
And just in case this works remember we are playing at the manor in Plaster Rock Sunday June 16 at 3:30 PM.
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You are invited to our Spring Concert. Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 7pm at Perth-Andover United Church. Featuring our young fiddlers. We’ve been practicing all year for this concert. Please come. Here are some pictures from our last rehearsal.