Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bluegrass Sunday

Out town has hosted an enormous bluegrass festival for the past 44 years. The festival and the resulting visitors are a part of the fabric of our little city and people welcome the music and excitement that it brings. My church has invited musicians to come and perform during worship the on festival week for many years. For the past 10 years or so, an informal group that calls themselves Carp Camp has come to play. It is the liveliest Sunday of the year! And despite the fact that the group plays Celtic music, we still refer to it as Bluegrass Sunday.

My Dad has made it a goal to be at church for Bluegrass Sunday. And he made it!
The church was packed and the walls and floor hummed with music.
The musicians are an eclectic bunch and they play an odd assortment of instruments - fiddles, mandolins, hammered dulcimers, guitars, mountain dulcimers, an Irish drum called a bodhran, a concertina (like a small accordian),a slinky played as a rhythm instrument, and, just for fun, a didgeridoo!



And, since the jigs and reels practically force you to tap your toes, there is dancing.


The service ended with our pastor, Lora dancing in the aisles with the children. This is one of the many reasons why I love my church!


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