Handmade Crafts » bluegrass http://www.mountainmade.com/blog The blog of West Virginia handmade art and handmade crafts. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:48:29 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.5 en hourly 1 Leaf Peepers Festival http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/leaf-peepers-festival http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/leaf-peepers-festival#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:32:28 +0000 Becky Henderson http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=1265 It’s time for Tucker County’s annual Leaf Peepers Festival September 23-25. Once again the spectacular fall colors are the backdrop for this fun-filled weekend. Friday evening watch the Fireman’s Parade with fire trucks, floats, antique cars and other participants sure to bring a smile to young and old.

Saturday is filled with activities to get out and see nature: Fall Migration Birds Walk, Fields of Fire—Dolly Sods Tour, Blackwater Falls Bike Ride and other outdoor activities. There will be plenty of good food including the Oktoberfest.

What festival would be complete without music? Octoberfest will feature several bands including The Davisson Brothers. The Purple Fiddle will host Grasstowne, world-class bluegrass band.

Don’t forget to stop by MountainMade for tastings of West Virginia food products and specially priced items. Get a start on, or complete, your holiday shipping!!

MountainMade's September featured artist, Joe Henry

MountainMade's September featured artist, Joe Henry

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“Edge of the World” from Aurora Celtic http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/%e2%80%9cedge-of-the-world%e2%80%9d-from-aurora-celtic http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/%e2%80%9cedge-of-the-world%e2%80%9d-from-aurora-celtic#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 18:03:33 +0000 Becky Henderson http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=1076 Aurora Celtic’s new CD, “Edge of the World”, has arrive at MountainMade. On the CD, Aurora Celtic plays evocative, energetic traditional music for guitar, fiddle, Irish flute, mandolin, tenor banjo, and pennywhistles that bridges the cultures of Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia.

Band members Alice Fleischman, Michael Broderick and Aaron Martin are multi-instrumentalists from the Thomas/Davis area of West Virginia. All three have played in numerous musical groups spanning styles as diverse as Classical, Appalachian, Celtic and Bluegrass.

Percussionist, Karl Waite, Alice’s son, joins the group for this CD playing a wide array of traditional Appalachian and African hand percussion.

This popular group is often found playing at the Purple Fiddle and Mountain State Brew Pub in Thomas.

“Edge of the World” is sure to be a pleasing holiday gift. Stop in or shop on line for yourself and your friends.

Aurora Celtic's members and new CD

Aurora Celtic's members and new CD

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Hillbilly Gypsies At The Purple Fiddle http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/hillbilly-gypsies-at-the-purple-fiddle http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/hillbilly-gypsies-at-the-purple-fiddle#comments Sun, 04 Jul 2010 22:00:48 +0000 Mike Broderick http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=907 Hillbilly Gypsies At MountainMade on July 16

If you’re in the area Friday, July 16, come by the Purple Fiddle in Thomas to hear some great old-time singing and playing by the Hillbilly Gypsies.

The “Gypsies” are one of our juried MountainMade artists and we carry both of their rousing CD’s, “Come On In” and “One Foot in the Gravy.” Show starts at 8:30 p.m. – a good time is guaranteed!

The Mountainmade Artisan Gallery is only a short drive from the Purple Fiddle and we’re ready for summer and overflowing with great gifts from hundreds of West Virginia artisans.

The Gallery is located on Douglas Road. After you pass the U.S. Post Office, take a right onto Douglas Road at the MountainMade sign. The Artisan Gallery is three-quarters of a mile farther along the road.

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