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Evening Rose Logo Lancaster Festival Family Fair Day
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We participated in the Family Fair Day for the Lancaster Festival last Saturday.  It was a fabulous day, but if we had to sum it up in one word, that would be HOT! 

We gave a concert on the stage at 10:45.  We played some of our standards like “Fields of Athenry” and “Come By The Hills.”  There was audience participation with “The Wild Rover” and “Rattlin’ Bog,” and we included some of the not-so-blantantly Christmas selections, “What Noise on Earth” and “Christmas Day Ida Moarnin'” to promote the new CD.  We ened with a three-part a capella version of “The Parting Glass.”  It is quickly becoming our favorite piece to sing. 

Later in the day we gave hands-on instrument demonstrations on dulcimer and bodhran.  Many thanks to our good friend John for leading the bodhran classes!  We had eager participants of all ages.  It really is cool to see so many people interested in folk music.  We had a great time.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

Go to “photo galleries” to see many pictures from the day. 

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Evening Rose Logo Lancaster Festival Artwalk
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We were invited to provide music during the Art Walk at the First Presbyterian Church.  It was a wonderful evening!  Those of you who’ve done the Art Walk know that it’s usually really HOT!  We were very lucky – we got to play in the lovely air-conditioned church!  There was a room a wonderful display of art representing various mediums.  The folks from  the church donate cookies for a delicious spread to share with the community.  We played directly across from the cookie table – very tempting all night long!! 

It was a great place to play.  There was a steady crowd of people throughout the evening.  The people from the church were very gracious hosts, to us as well as to the many Art Walk visitors.  We were asked back for next year! 

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Evening Rose Logo Lancaster Festival Performances
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We have 2 upcoming Lancaster Festival gigs this week!

We will be playing for the Art Walk this Friday, July 18 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church on Broad Street, directly across from the Fairfield County District Library.  Be sure to stop in and see us if your out and about for the Art Walk.  If you’ve never gone, it’s a blast!!  You meander through historic downtown Lancaster.  Many artists have their works on display in various shops.  There is a lot of live entertainment and food too!  And it’s a free event!! 

On Saturday, July 19, we’ll  be at Festival Fair Day in the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.  We’ll be giving a concert on the main stage at 10:45, and we’ll also be on the front porch of the old restaurant building across from the grand stand for the rest of the day.  We are going to offer free duclimer, bodhran, and penny whistle lessons, and we’ll do some jamming.  There is a $5.00 admission fee for adults for this event.  Kids are admitted for free.

Check out www.lanfest.org  for full Lancaster Festival details.

We hope to see you this weekend!!

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Evening Rose Logo CD Release Party
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Many thanks to everyone who attended our CD Release Party last Saturday.  We had a blast!!  We ended up extending the day and having a potluck for our familes, followed by the live “premiere performance” of “CHRISTMAS ROSE.” 

It means the world to us to have the opportunity to share our music with the world.  It would not be possible without the constant support and encouragement of our families and friends, so thanks to all of you for helping to make our dreams into reality.

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