Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A Few Photos

Theo Coulombe, who visits Ocracoke often, stopped by yesterday with a few photos he took of the OcraFolk Festival this past weekend. These give only the tiniest glimpse into the variety of talent displayed at the Festival.

The first photo is of a spontaneous sextet entertaining the crowd with a peppy gospel number Sunday morning. The second photo gives a sense of the size of the enthusiastic crowd gathered around the Live Oak Stage (and in the fork of the tree). And the last picture I included because I like the perspective.

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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Captain Rob's essay, "Schooner Windfall Sails into the Final Sunset." You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous11:38 PM

    Philip, you certainly have a way with a camera for picture #3. Great perspective.

  2. I like the photo a lot also, but I didn't take it. Theo did.

  3. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Are there any talented children on the island that play music as a group during an event such as this? Just curious the median age on ocracoke island appears to be .....

  4. Ocracoke children and music? Absolutely. Lou Castro, Marcy Brenner, David Tweedie, Martin Garrish, Kitty Mitchell and others work with island children regularly to keep the island music tradition alive. There are several youth bands (with guitars, of course, but also with flute, keyboard, violin, & drums). Aaron Caswell, who will be graduating in just a few days, is now an extremely talented guitarist with his own home-grown band.

    The median Ocracoke age is probably similar to the nation as a whole. We don't have as many retirees as some seaside communities because of our distance from medical services. There are about 135 children in school (pre-K through 12th grade). Total island population is about 800.