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Published: June 11th 2017
Green Spring Gardens
So I'm going to keep this one brief - follow the URL links if you so wish
First order of the day - was a short drive and a quite walk through the Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax County
Taking in the old residence at the front and the Visitors Centre and Gallery at the back
That evening we drove to The Birchmere
- Performance art theatre in Alexandria, Virginia
to have dinner and watch a performance of The Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival
featuring Tony Trischka, Kaia Kater, Michael Miles, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Kaia being the young player of the future I would think
I'll listen to anything at least once!
Before the performance a woman next to us struck up a conversation, and it turned out she'd been a professional potter, so something in common. The conversation followed onto politics - is both thinking about both interesting things sides of the Atlantic are at the moment.
She asked me what I thought of Trump, and I made the mistake of thinking she would really value my opinion as I replied . . .
"well I think he's in the wrong trade - he'd make really good stand up comic"
Turns out she really admired him. End of conversation!
The concert was entertaining - an interesting mix of blue-grass and West Virginia folk-blues, five different players with distinct styles and an array of at least 12 instruments including a kind of bass banjo Videos: youtube
is disabled so you'll have to make the live link yourselves
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