Saturday, December 8, 2018
Performances, that busy time of year
We played for folks at the New Vintage wine shop in Meridian, Idaho, last night. Photo above shows Jan on the left, myself center, and Tim on guitar. No piano, so Monica was off-duty. She took this photo, actually. Tim also played a few tunes on the Highland Pipes. You can see them atop the yellow chest behind Tim. Highland pipes inside always catch attention. Our first time playing there, it was a fun time and we hope to go back again.
Tonight is the usual 2nd Saturday contra dance in Boise, which will have all 4 of us playing, as well as calling a few of the dances. Pat, our regular caller, is off to a holiday dinner with her fellow school teachers, so we're scrambling. Added to that, we through in a few Christmas tunes with the contra sets. Some of the tunes, we'll get the dancers singing as they reel. And we'll have one dance with Tim on Highland Pipes here as well.
This morning, I had a touch-up rehearsal with the Scandi Band. We're playing the Santa Lucia dinner tomorrow, Sunday, at the Catherdral of the Rockies in Boise.
Tuesday is the second and last rehearsal for the Sing-along Play-along Messia, coming up next Saturday, the 15th, in Boise. This is with the Serenata orchestra, and I sit safely on the back row of the second violins. I can read music, but not very well. My wife, Monica, sings with the audience and it's a good time for every one.
December 20th is the Sons of Norway Christmas dinner, again with the Scandi Band.
A busy time of year. If you're in the area, hope to see you at one of these events.