Music at the beach

Back from a week-long vacation and a long web hiatus. The vacation was at the beach in North Carolina, and since it was an extended family gathering I got to play some music with my cousins and my brother.

That’s my cousin Billy on the mandolin and my cousin Missy on the fiddle. My brother Larry has the concertina, and I’m playing the tin whistle. You can just see my brother John playing the single-malt Scotch on the deck in the background. He has a Scotch solo in this picture (he’s good!), but we all played the Scotch at one time or another. We had a great time making music and drinking Scotch of varying quality most of the nights we were there.

I was talking to John later on about music, and I strongly recommended that he visit my friend Greg Bacon’s excellent site. You should too. Even better, follow this link to all of his posts that have been tagged (by Greg) tunes I like. Every one of the posts has a free, high-quality, entertaining, self-playing MP3. Lovely tunes all. Greg is as generous as he is talented.

6 thoughts on “Music at the beach”

  1. I think I am playing the scotch with John,maybe better than John really..Margaret , “your favorite Cousin”(lest you forgot)

  2. I took the picture (and was inside LISTENING to the great music), perhaps I am the favorite cousin!

  3. I furnished the scotch (well some of it) and I couldn’t sleep with all that damn noise next to my bedroom.
    Ned’s faavorite uncle

  4. Uncle Bill, it sounds like your booze bought you a better deal with the quiet ones on the deck. Unfortunately for those of us holding instruments, it just tends to make us even louder and more incoherent (and funnier and better looking). Too bad for you: less Scotch, more noise. You lose both ways.

  5. I think we enjoyed it most of all! Some of the music was for our 60th anniversary. It was grand, especially the original verses to old tunes. Your favorite parents…Mom and Dad

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