Monday, July 20, 2009

Weddings

It's summer & wedding season!
Since May, a group of 'Wine Country Wedding Professionals' has met each month at an event venue for education & networking. The food & decorations, & company are always great, & it's fun getting to know some of the other folks.

June's event was held at one of my favorite dance & event spots, the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. Tomorrow we'll meet at Navarra Gardens, on the Yamhill River, just outside Willamina. A few years ago I played at a riverbank wedding there - it's a lovely spot.

I've been asked to be one of the featured performers, so will have a chance to show off the harp & play some tunes. The coordinator, Becky Simpson, has 'No Ordinary Affair,' & works hard making these events fun, interesting, & inspiring.
Time to go practice!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Who's on Third??

What a treat harping on the street! I borrowed my friend Dennis' Crate Taxi amp, & Rowan & I spent a couple of delightful hours playing tunes & sharing smiles.

Today I was pleased to find that the photo a News Register photographer (Marcus Larson) snapped yesterday made the FRONT PAGE of the paper!! (to see the photo & caption, scroll thru the photos at the top of the page, mine is the 3rd of 5)

This was our first year playing for the festival - I hope to play a couple of days for next year's event. A double bike trailer/stoller made transporting Rowan, the music & amp a joy (& no worries about parking!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Harping This Week

Just a reminder that I'll be 'out & about' playing harp on Third Street in the 500 block during McMinnville's popular 'Who's on Third??' event - stroll down Third Street, see old friends & vendors (150 booths) and choose from an array of festival food.

Last year, the name changed from "Turkey Rama" & the focus shifted from increasingly trite & commercial to promoting local businesses, artists & musicians.
Other events around Oregon inc: the Salem Art Fair, the Lavendar Festival, with lavender farms around Yamhill County open to guests & artists in the fields doing 'plein aire' drawings/paintings, the Sisters Quilt Show, & the Oregon Country Faire down Veneta way! Lots to choose from!

'Who's on Third?' Nadya & Rowan - Friday July 10: 1:30-3:30 in the 500 block (on Third Street)