April 2015 Meeting

Our April meeting will be Saturday the 18th at 2PM. This time, we’ll be at the home of Eric Ginsburg, 215 Boulder Bluff Trail in Chapel Hill. Eric says that the house numbers on his street are out of order, so look for the 7 foot tall carved bear by the mailbox. Also, it’s best to park on the street.

This month, we’ll take a look at a technical topic — using a loop pedal to enhance your playing. We’ll feature the music of Burning Sky, a band featuring Kelvin Mockingbird on flute. And instead of featuring a flutemaker this month, we’re going to do something a little different. Please bring your very first flute and tell us a little about it.

As always, we’ll also make lots of music. If you have a song to share, whether it’s a traditional tune, an improv piece, or a jam with you and a few friends, we look forward to hearing it. If you just want to hang out and listen, that’s cool too. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, feel free to do so.

Coming up in a few weeks is Musical Echoes, one of the longest-running flute festivals, based in Fort Walton Beach, FL. This year, Mark Holland will be headlining the event, along with Jonny Lipford, Shelley Morningsong, Gareth Laffely, and a number of other performers. More information can be found at http://www.musicalechoes.org/. I’ve been there many, many times, so if you have any questions about it, just let me know.

Coming up on May 2 is the One Tribe Fest at the NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh. During the day, our friends Raven Wolf and Michelle Dunn will be performing, so if you get a chance, go out and show your support.

Also, in May, R.C. Nakai will be performing in Black Mountain, NC. He’ll be at LEAF, a family-friendly music festival on May 7-10, playing several times throughout the weekend. LEAF is a great event, especially if you’re up for camping. Tickets always sell out, so if you’re planning to go, get yours early. Check out www.theleaf.org for more information, and just ask if you have any questions.

I’m looking for someone to host our May meeting, so if you’re able, please let me know. And as always, feel free to get in touch if you have any feedback regarding the flute circle. I look forward to seeing you on the 18th.

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By Jon Norris

Jon Norris is a full-time musical instrument maker living in Holly Springs, NC. He has been playing the Native American style flute since the early 90's, and has been making them since 2002.