Randy Stein Posted April 18, 2010 Share Posted April 18, 2010 (edited) Don't do this too often, but wanted to post whats on my mind. I played last evening for a private function aboard a 180 ft Yacht that was moored off the docks of Old Town Alexandria. It was quite an over board affair (pun intended). Though I was hired for only two sets I was requested to play a third. To date it was a most appreciative crowd I've had in a while and very enthused about the concertina and the music I play. There was a wonderful couple who, though live in the states now, were originally from Lyon and lived through WWII. They recognized much of the music I play from that time period and related stories of seeing Edith Piaf live in Paris where they met and married and lived for several years before coming to the states. We sat together for a good hour after discussing who would carry on the tradition of this popular genre of music of this period. Unlike Irish traditional music that seems to have a regular venue and rich musical heritage, once this generation dies off much of the music is lost and relegated to archives of history. Just saying. rss Edited April 18, 2010 by Randy Stein Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.