On Saturday, August 22 we were privileged to be a part of FOLKFabulous, hosted by the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The event opened McKissick’s newest exhibition titled, Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina. This exhibit is part of McKissick’s Diverse Voices series, which celebrates the traditional arts and folkways of the Southeastern United States. We had the opportunity to talk a bit about the creative process and to sell our finished instruments. It was great fun sharing our love of music with fellow enthusiasts, as well joining with traditional musical performers, instrument makers, and community music advocates from all over the state for this day of education and music making fun!
Our tent in the McKissick Museum’s courtyard at the University of South Carolina.
We were able to show instruments in various stages of production and share a bit about our process.
Bill had a special opportunity to share some fiddling pointers with a new friend, Ethan and his wonderful mom, Samantha. Ethan is a fifth grader beginning his 2nd year with violin.
We met Harold Wayne Turner, a fellow luthier whose work is on exhibit at the museum. Here he is with one of his beautiful dulcimers.
We enjoyed music throughout the day. These artists represent the rich musical culture of our state.
Grupo Frenesi Digital
Minister Jarell Smalls & Company
El-Shaddai Ambassadors Choir
We want to give a very great “Thank You!” to Doug Peach who found us at Taylors Mill and invited us to be a part of this amazing day.
We look forward to more opportunities supporting music education and sharing in the rich creative culture of our region through demonstrations and public speaking.