Saturday, June 04, 2005

Festival Weekend

On the Live Oak stage Bob Zentz was teasing a melancholy tune from his squeeze box while his musical partner, Rick Lee, was making his fingers do a slow dance on his keyboard. On other tunes David Tweedie joined in on his fiddle, as did Michael Stanwood on the dijereedoo (sp?). These were only a few of the talented musicians who performed under the ancient gnarled live oak trees on the School Road.

At the same time other musicians and storytellers entertained on the Howard Street stage, and vendors displayed their handcrafts along the lane. This evening at 8 o'clock we will gather at the schoolhouse for a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance, and tomorrow all of the entertainers will join together for an old-time gospel sing. In the afternoon we'll bid on crafts, jewelry, and music at the festival auction fund raiser. At other times Sundae Horn, Louise Kessel, Gail Fox, Kathleen Fogarty, Lou Ann Homan, and friends will host activities and stories for the children, and Clyde Jones will be creating his enchanting chainsaw critters.

There is too much going on to list it all. But if you are not here this weekend, maybe you'll think about planning next year's vacation for the first weekend in June. It's a fabulous festival!

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