Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Last Sunday we had the pleasure of playing drums at Harvest Moon Farms, the residence of drummer David Vana and his late wife Lorraine Wilson. Over 200 people attended this amazing pie party to celebrate the wonderful life of Lorraine Wilson who died earlier this year of cancer.
A big tent was set up and we celebrated Lorraine, the passion behind our drumming group, through the sound of our drums. Burlington Taiko graced us with their powerful beat and then Slyde's bluegrass melodies finished off the evening. We were happy that Stuart Paton, an instructor and performer with Burlington Taiko, joined us on the djembe with two of our rhythms, Soko and Gidambe.
We got to sample over 100 pies, both savory and sweet, and each of us signed a prayer flag for our dear friend Lorraine. The flags were strung up proudly from post to post after we all signed them.
The weather was perfect. And even when it poured later in the evening, it was perfect for preventing the HUGE bonfire from going astray into the fields.
We will always remember with great fondness, our drummer friend, Lorraine Wilson.