Folk Arts the best thing since sliced bread.
I am having such a good time I expect to wake up from a dream at any moment. There is nothing better then the friendships made through folk music and the other folk arts. If your interests be music, storytelling or any other of the folk arts then get involved because you will make some of the best friends you have ever had and don't think you have to be a musician or storyteller to get involved.
If you are a regular member of folk audiences then stop and talk to the performers after the show. Get yourself involved with the relevant organizations. Columbus Folk Music Society, Storytellers of Central Ohio are an excellent place to start. The folk arts in Ohio is a big club, you will be amazed at the people number of people you will meet.
One of the best places to start would be Areopagitica Books located at
3510 N. High Street
They have something going on all the time CFMS and SOCO meet there, poetry session, jam sessions it is the place to be if you want to get involved in the folk arts and make lots of friends.
Ashville Christmas Party an Absolute Blast
The most people ever, turned up for the Ashville Open Mic Christmas party. The newly painted walls, refurbished lighting, new seating arrangments and repositioned stage were a added extra to the evening. The music and fun were to the fore with twenty performers. Because of the numbers we had to restrict everyone to two songs, but that did not detract from a good time. The challenge this year was to impersonate someone. As you can imagine it was great fun with some very recognisable characters. Go to You Tube and put (englishmanjohn all one word) in search they should be under entered this week in the drop down.
Pennington and the gang out do themselves.
I was unable to get to The Bookshop Saturday night because of a prior engagement, I understand from a reliable individual that it was an amazing show put on by Larry Pennington and a few members of Halfway Home. It was described to me as some of the best music put on at the bookshop. I have always rated Larry as an excellent song writer and performer I am pleased to see he is moving forward in leaps and bounds. Look out for the CD when it comes out. I know there is one on the horizon.
The Hard Tackers in the Columbus Dispatch this Saturday
The Hard Tackers had a visit from two Dispatch reporters at their weekly practice on Tuesday night. Individuals were interviewed lots of photographs, singing and sarcastic remarks. The results should be in the Dispatch this Saturday. Just in time for their Performance at the Bookshop Saturday night.
The music starts at 7:00PM with the Tri village Dulcimers followed by The Hard Tackers at 8:00PM Come along for a good singalong and listen to some new songs they are doing.
Areopagitica Books located at
3510 N. High Street
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