Dan Worrall Posted April 1, 2010 Share Posted April 1, 2010 (edited) Another great year at the Palestine (east Texas) Old Time Music festival. This year, our sixth, we had 20 folks---we are growing each year. John Roberts came from the northeast to regale us with songs and concertina. Mark Gilston held an English concertina workshop. Gary Coover, Ron Wilson, Stephen Mills, Harold Herrington and Nancy Bessent all helped lead a variety of other workshops. We held a second annual "concertinist's banquet", using it as a vehicle to trot out party pieces for each other. Plenty of jam sessions inside and out, in the brilliant, soft spring weather. After the weekend, I took John Roberts to Austin for a successful concert there, thence on to the Alamo and a quick tour of San Antonio ("What? Never been to Texas before?"). Mark Gilston and Ron Wilson graciously hosted parts of those side trips. All in all, a delightful time. Many thanks to all for their participation, music, and contributions to the fun. We are looking forward to 2011! Cheers, Dan Worrall Photos: 1) Group picture: Rear, left to right: Kurt Braun, Larry Magnuson, Larry Wilson, Fritz Lang, Nancy Bessent, Michael Garrett, Paulette Magnuson, Carol Lay, Judy Patch, Stephen Mills, James Barham, Ron Wilson, Dan Worrall Front (kneeling): Gary Coover, Jim Bayliss, John Roberts Not in picture: Harold Herrington, David Atkinson, Bob Harvey, Troy Young 2) Jim Bayliss on Hayden, at the Concertinist's Banquet 3) Gary Coover dancing a morris jig to John's playing 4) John Roberts (center) and Ron Wilson (right) at the Alamo. At left is Dr. Bruce Winders, Chief Historian and Curator of the Alamo (as well as mandolin player), who kindly gave us a personalized tour there. Edited April 1, 2010 by Dan Worrall Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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