Wednesday, October 28, 2015

An Evening Get-Together

Much like the salons of the 17th & 18th centuries, a small group of islanders and off-island friends gathered this week to share music, poetry, art, dance, and ideas.

An Evening Music Jam at the Soundfront Inn

This is what Wikipedia has to say about a salon: It is "a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.... Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until recently in urban settings."

A few Ocracoke islanders are continuing the tradition begun here in 1940 with the establishment of the "Island Workshop." You can read about the Island Workshop here:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter, is the story of the 1909 wreck of the steamship Brewster, known to Ocracokers as The Wreck of the Banana Boat. You can read it here:


  1. Julie S.7:43 AM

    Couldn't bring up that workshop link. Any chance it is incorrect? Thx.

    1. Sorry about the broken link. I had mistakenly included the final period in the address. But it is fixed now.