Saturday, December 11, 2004

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Last night's "Ocrafolk Christmas" was a big success, with an almost full house at Deepwater Theater. The usual lineup of performers (Molasses Creek, Coyote, Roy Parsons, etc.) was joined by John Golden, Jamie Tunnell, Michael Hilton, & the Ocracoke School Music Club. The audience was almost entirely local residents so it felt like a family gathering. At the end of the show Gary Mtchell passed out Christmas songbooks and everyone joined together singing a number of traditional holiday tunes. It was a superb performance with a down-home "feel good" atmosphere.

Today the weather has turned chillier. It's only 58 degrees and the sky has clouded over, with a stiff breeze blowing. Who knows, it might even feel like Christmas before the year's over. We'll keep you posted.


2 comments:

  1. Your posts are so wonderful and transport me instantly to Ocracoke Island.

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  2. Anonymous11:33 AM

    My family & I attended our first "Pig Pickin" on July 4th this past year. It was the highlite of our stay! For the past 10 years, as Summer guests of your beautiful island, we have loved experiencing the local flavor of Ocracoke. Reading your posts remind me of what's important - family, friends, community - when I'm caught up in the "Big City" lifestyle. Looking forward to next year for an "Ocracoma" refill.

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