I had an eventful time up in Belfast, Maine for my show at the Crosby Center last month.
Even the drive there was eventful as I hit the weekend vehicle exodus from the Boston area to all places north.
When I got to Belfast, my host Christopher Grodin whisked me off to my first performance location: a downtown street corner – where, thanks to the local travel agency, we had power to run my equipment and I got to have some wonderful play-time with folks in Belfast – many of whom I saw the next night at the theater as well!
While I was on the street, a wonderful local photographer, Lynn Karlin ( www.lynnkarlinphoto.com )
So by the time I got to the theater on Saturday night, I was warmed up and ready to go. What a WONDERFUL audience, great sound, delightful volunteers – it just felt magical.
One of my favorite moments was getting to share the stage with a special guest, Susan Regan, one of my online students, who started playing harp in her 60’s and is now developing her own show to take to nursing homes – a show that combines her new passion – harp – with her life-long talent teaching and performing dance.
Maine folks are friendly, resourceful and creative! I was admiring this painting at a yard sale the morning of the show, and before I knew it, it was mine, in exchange for some tickets to the show.
In the photo below I’m just hanging out at the local food co-op in downtown Belfast on the day after my show 🙂
Belfast – THANK YOU!! I had such a great time and I can’t wait to come back again next year!!!
And then there was one of my all-time favorite moments: dancing in the street with new friends who showed me a thing or two about what it means to enthusiastically embrace the beat!