Well in spite of rain that stopped us from singing the whole time, the singing at the annual Rossini Festival on April 22nd was a lot of fun. There were 9 of us, including Ingrid and Tim Schalk.
On Friday May 12, twelve of us sang again at Pigeon Forge Primary for their seventh annual Appalachian Festival. We sang in the library to five groups of children from 9-2pm. The children had plenty of interesting questions. One boy commented that is was the most fun he had ever had in a library!
And then Saturday the 13th, we sang again at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for Wilderness Wildlife Week. There were 19 of us, and we saw a bigger crowd listening than in past years.
Here are your JUNE 2017 Old Harp Shape Note Singings for East Tennessee. All are invited, tunebooks are provided, and it's free! Website is www.oldharp.org.
Saturday, June 3rd, 10 AM- 3 PM Greeneville/Franklin Annual Old Harp Singing, New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Greeneville, TN 37743. Potluck at noon. Bring a dish to share. Directions from Knoxville: Take I-40E towards Asheville, at exit 421, take I-81 north toward Bristol. Take exit 30, turning right onto TN-70, go 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Cox Rd., church is on the right. For info, contact Jeff Farr at 423-620-8267.
Sunday, June 11th, 6:30 Epworth Monthly Old Harp Singing at Laurel Theater.
Tuesday, June 20th, 5 PM Old College Monthly Harp Singing, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave., Athens, TN. For info: Museum, 423-745-0329, Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248.
Tuesday, June 20th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN. David Sarten at 865 389-3100.
Sunday, June 25th, 12 PM Annual Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church Dinner and Singing. Sevier County, TN. From Pigeon Forge heading toward Gatlinburg on Rt.#441, take the first right onto Caney Creek Rd. Look for a sign for the church. It is two miles or so on the left. Bring a dish to share, for more info, Sharee Green, 865-654-3557.
Sunday, June 25th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211.
Posted for Tina Becker