Late June, early July – that’s a popular time for going away. And that’s in fact what I did. We had a big trip to the East Coast to visit family in New England. Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine, with arrival in and departure from Logan Airport in Boston. Almost immediately upon our return I went off to an Early Music Workshop which lasted all week. It was great. I am just back from that wonderful week, my head full of music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods in history. The workshop was very well organized, the tutors outstanding, and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma a very suitable setting. That small college campus reminded me of my alma mater, Middlebury College in Vermont. And lo and behold, one of the attendees was a Middlebury classmate from way back when. Small world. I attended a similar event in Ireland back in 2007. This one was even better, possibly because I have that much more experience in playing the recorder and other instruments.
On the final evening there was a very well catered banquet and many of the people dressed up in Elizabethan wear. It was really splendid and we didn’t need any wine to make us feel very merry. However, wine was provided and then of course the prevailing mood was even merrier.
Here are a few photos taken at random:
Little League baseball in Connecticut proved to be most exciting and dominated our schedule, depending on the team’s fortunes.
Meeting with Middlebury friends.
Then came the lobster the evening before the 4th of July Reunion.
A few left in the pavilion while the rest dispersed to play games etc.
Sisters and cousins at the reunion
Snapshots from the Music Workshop
One of the consort groups I played in
contra line done to swinging music by Shera, one of the workshop leaders.
That’s it for now. I can’t seem to get these pictures in the right order. Will try again later.