Saturday 19 April 2008

They are everywhere

We are having a very musical weekend. It started last night with a Orillia Folk Society Friday Folk ( concert featuring MARIA DUNN from Edmonton, Alberta. She writes and sings songs about the labour struggles of Alberta. Extremely interesting and she writes a terrific song. I have now seen her 4 times and will see her again when I can.

I got there early because my husband is the treasurer and it's so beautiful out that I decide to sit outside on the bench and knit. A lovely young woman comes out, pulls out her knitting and sits beside me and begins to work on a beautiful lace stole. She is none other than the fiddle player accompanying Maria Dunn. FIONA COLL plays regularly with Fig for a Kiss ( and is a terrific fiddle player, and knitter of course. And would you belive it, I took my camera out of my knitting bag and left it at home - drat. I didn't expect a knitting photo op to arise.

But this knitting in public does attract other knitters. They are everywhere !

Tonight we are off to a benefit for ArtsCanCircle ( A terrific group which takes musical instruments to isolated native communities. The BADASS (Barrie And District Assoc of Singer Songwriters) group will be playing, including my husband, and lots of our folkie friends. It's going to be a blast. I will be knitting and keeping a watch for more knitters going public.

It's not over yet. Tomorrow is our good friend Don Bray's CD release at Hugh's Room ( in Toronto. This is going to be a fun filled evening. We have a big table right up front. We will be trying very hard not to heckle him but I fear we will fail miserably. Supportive heckling, of course.

Knitting the music in,

1 comment:

  1. I wish I'd been at the folk night! My hubby and I and a friend used to sing at the Brantford club regularly. Yours sounds great! Music and knitting are very compatible. :) samm


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