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June 10th 2017
Published: June 11th 2017
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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



http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/

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

https://youtu.be/gGfvxI5oiK0

https://youtu.be/07A49W-a2M4

https://youtu.be/jjeebQeabIc

https://www.facebook.com/MikeSeegerotbanjofest/

https://www.facebook.com/MikeSeegerotbanjofest/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED


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Kaia Kater, Michael Miles, Kathy FinkKaia Kater, Michael Miles, Kathy Fink
Kaia Kater, Michael Miles, Kathy Fink

Don't know the name of the young woman on the left - she was a tap dancer and co student of Kaia Kater
Kaia KaterKaia Kater
Kaia Kater

The quite remarkable https://youtu.be/jjeebQeabIc


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