Tag Archives: Music

Finding new magic in Christmas

I hear a common complaint this time of year: people hate the early darkness. Go to work in the dark, get home in the dark, and it feels like it’s 11 p.m. if you go out at 7:00. I understand … Continue reading

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Schoenbrunn Fifes and Drums

  This fife and drum unit performed at the Schoenbrunn Village Trade Faire.

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Tommy and the Tannies

It was a miserable drive to the concert on Tuesday but well worth the trip. It was the Tannahill Weavers after all. I don’t do well driving on dark, rainy nights. I never have thanks to astigmatism — even in … Continue reading

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Playing the orchestra game

I rarely watch football, and when I do, usually at a family gathering where I’m forced against my will to submit to the artificial world of high-stakes ball-chasing, it drives me crazy because they can’t play the game without stopping. … Continue reading

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Music without hats

Last week’s Alliance Symphony concert at Silver Park marked my return to orchestral playing after 24 years’ absence. It was a welcome return to music I enjoy playing. I played in the Tuscarawas Philharmonic from 1982 to 1991 and quit … Continue reading

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Song of the hobo

Published Dec. 30, 2003 “Say, any a you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wandering?” The hoboes didn’t answer, and … Continue reading

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