I hope you survived the holidays unscathed and have had a great start to the new year. To kick things off, our January meeting will be Saturday the 17th at 2PM. This time, we’ll be at the home of Dawn Leith and Ed Dougherty, 359 Green Meadow Lane in Roxboro. It’s a mile or two off 15-501, way north of Durham. They have two big dogs that are in and out of the house, so if you have allergies or other issues, please be aware.
This month, we’ll be talking a bit about playing flute with rhythmic instruments. We’ll have an assortment of shakers, rattles and other percussive instruments to get everyone involved. We’ll be featuring Painted Raven’s new Wildflowers album (our very own Marsha Harris is part of that trio). Also, we’ll be featuring the flutes of yours truly. I wouldn’t normally do that, but Dawn demanded it since we’re meeting at her house, and hey, you don’t argue with the redhead. As always, we’ll 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 April is Musical Echoes, one of the oldest flute festivals, based in Fort Walton Beach, FL. This year, Mark Holland will be headlining the event, along with 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.
If you’re willing and able to host one of our future meetings in your home, 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 17th.