Friday, April 03, 2009

Kid's Concert

Last night I accompanied Lachlan (and Amy & David) to the Deepwater Theater for an hour of music, stories, and puppetry by Timmy & Susana Abell. It was a wonderful show, and the kids had a ball. Timmy played guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer, and the dancing man. Susana sang and manipulated the puppets. Their shy South American sloth (who spoke Spanish) was a big hit. Of course there were opportunities to sing along, and to join the performers on stage. Lachlan loved it! (And so did I.)

If your youth or school group is looking for a kid-friendly and entertaining performance be sure to check out Timmy & Susana's web site:

In our latest Ocracoke Newsletter I share information about our many local cemeteries, with examples of some of our more interesting epitaphs. You can read it here.

To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.


  1. Anonymous6:17 AM

    music stories and puppets, literally, ancient enduring forms of entertainment. Now Lachlan a full time resident (?)of an isolated community --curious how much 21st century technology he takes for "granted" Does he listen to a radio has he seen a tape cassette or a LP record player?? If he were to have never seen one I wonder what his generation would think of such a thing. Does he realize the accessibility one generation had to cheap transistor radios and now a new generation --where is the accessibility to expensive gadgets. These are merely rhetorical questions as the image you gave us of a scene not to easily encountered in urban areas. Hey out there I'm listening of a troubadour and an audience

  2. Anonymous10:30 AM

    I beg to differ with you. Stories, puppets, music abound in all communities. If you do not know of them, you are looking in the wrong places.