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Evening Rose Logo Lancaster Festival Concerts
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We’re having a great week at the Lancaster Festival.  Yesterday (Wednesday) we played at the Amanda Library.  We were outside but under a nice huge tent that provided plenty of shade. There was a bit of a breeze so it really wasn’t too hot.  It was nice because the kids there got to roll around in the grass while listening, instead of needing “library voices.”  The crowd was small, but very appreciative of our music!

Next we played at Primose Retirement Community.  What a lovely facility!  We played in an area of their dining hall that was painted to make it look like you were dining on a patio in a quaint Italian village.  The ceiling was even painted like the sky.  The acoustics were great because of the lower ceiling.  There was a huge crowd of both residents and community people who came in for the concert.  The were a fabulous audience – you should have heard them yodeling!!!!

Today (Thursday) we started out at the Fairfield Center for Disabilities. They were a very fun audience – very interested in our instruments and the stories behind our music.  They gave us an “A+” and a thumbs up to the newest song in our repertoire, our arrangement of Thomas Moore’s “The Meeting of the Waters.”  A definite “keeper.”  We were invited back to play a Christmas party for them and will really be looking forward to that!

Our second stop today was Sterling House Assisted Living Residence – another packed house of both residents and community members.  We were very well received there as well!  We’ve met a lot of people, made new connections, and visited with old friends this week.  It has been great!!

Tomorrow (Friday, July 30) we’ll be at Olivedale at 1:00pm and Reflections at 3:00. Stop and see us if you’re in Lancaster!!

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Evening Rose Logo Lone Raven
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Kathy and Laura attended a fabulous concert tonight!  Lone Raven/Ladies of Longford Septet performed “A Celtic Evening” as part of the Lancaster Festival.  They put on an incredible concert featuring a vast range of music genres including traditional Celtic, bluegrass, and 1940’s boggie woogie.  The level of talent in their group is truly amazing and inspiring.  Check them out!!

A special shout-out to band member Craig Markley.  Evening Rose recorded our “Christmas Rose” CD at Craig’s Lone Raven Studios. Musician friends, if you find yourselves looking for a recording studio, we can’t say enough about Craig.  He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.  He put us at ease and we were 100% confident in his abilities – and thrilled with the results.

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Evening Rose Logo Prayer Request
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Today we experienced a plethora of emotions.  One of our members, Cindy, lost her sister, Yvonne Schierbaum. We mourned her passing and celebrated her life at a memorial service today.  Evening Rose had the honor of providing some of the music, along with our good friend and very talented pianist Jackie W.

Please keep Cindy and Yvonne’s family in your prayers.

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Evening Rose Logo “Family Fair Day 2010” – The Lancaster Festival
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The Lancaster Festival’s “Festival Fair Day” was a huge success.  It was incredibly HOT, but they still had a decent crowd.

Evening Rose performed on the stage at 10:45 to a very receptive audience.  Our set list included some of our traditional Celtic favorites, such as Sweeney’s Reel, Art O’Keefe’s Slide, the yodeling song “She Slide Down The Mountain” and the beautiful “Wild Mountain Thyme.”  We introduced a few tunes that are new to our repertoire, including “Song of the Chanter,”  “The Little Beggerman,” and “Whiskey in the Jar” – with the American fiddle tune “Whiskey Before Breakfast” embedded as an interlude.

The afternoon consisted of jamming with some old and new friends and some great mountain dulcimer workshops.  We introduced the dulcimer to quite a few folks of all ages.  Click here to view the photos.

Many thanks to Eleanor Hood and the Lancaster Festival organizers for having us back at the Festival Fair Day!

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Evening Rose Logo Lancaster Festival Fair Day
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Come on out to the Lancaster Festival’s Festival Fair Day.  It is tomorrow, July 24, at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio.  This fun-filled day is free for children.  There is a $5.00 admission fee for adults, but once you are in, all activities are free.  There is also plenty of free parking.  Gates open at 9:00 am and the events last until 3:00 pm.

Many activities are available through the day for folks of all ages.  There will be coloring contests, a juggling show, an interactive Rainforest show, and of course, a great line-up of music!

The entertainment stage features the Standing Stone Strings and Things dulcimer club at 9:45, Evening Rose at 10:45, Mustard’s Retreat at 11:30, the Adelphi Band at 1:15, and Matt Jergen’s Stage Show at 2:15.

In addition to our concert at 10:45, Evening Rose will be offering dulcimer workshops in the afternoon.  Instruments are available for your use.  We’ll be jamming all day too, so come out and join us!

For more information on Festival Fair Day, see the article from the Lancaster-Eagle Gazette or visit The Lancaster Festival’s website.

Hope to see you there!!

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Evening Rose Logo Mass and Practice Weekend!
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Laura and Cindy will be staying at Kathy’s this weekend.  We’re leading the music at the 5:30 Saturday and 8:45 Sunday Masses at St. Brendan Church in Hilliard.  We’ll get in some practice time and hopefully R&R too!

Next Saturday, July 24, is the Lancaster Festival Family Fair Day!  We take the stage at 10:45 and will also offer dulcimer and bodhran lessons on “the porch” throughout the day.   We have plenty of loaner instruments, and the cost is all covered in the $5.00 admittance ticket (kids are free) so come out and join us!

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Evening Rose Logo Rehearsal/Retreat
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Evening Rose spent the weekend at Hide Away Hills for a “practice retreat!” We have an exciting repertoire for our summer concerts at the Lancaster Festival! Be sure to come and see us!
Laura posted some of our “living room demo” recordings on Facebook, so become an Evening Rose Facebook Fan to preview our music!

The cabin was beautiful – here is a picture of a deer right outside the window.  She is camouflaged – can you find her?

Many thanks to Father Pete for putting us up for the weekend!

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