Handmade Crafts » Purple fiddle 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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MountainMade’s Aurora Celtic to Perform at Purple Fiddle February 18th, 2010 http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/mountainmades-aurora-celtic-to-perform-at-purple-fiddle-february-18th-2010 http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/mountainmades-aurora-celtic-to-perform-at-purple-fiddle-february-18th-2010#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2010 15:18:47 +0000 Mike Broderick http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=307 Aurora Celtic will be performing at the Purple Fiddle on February 18, 2010.

Aurora Celtic will be performing at the Purple Fiddle on February 18, 2010. Photos here courtesy of the Purple Fiddle.

The Irish/Old-time band Aurora Celtic will be playing at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV on Thursday February 18th. They call their brand of music “Mountain Irish,” and it includes traditional and original music on fiddle, mandolin, Irish Flute, banjo and guitar. You can listen to Aurora Celtic’s music and see their upcoming performance schedule on the Aurora Celtic Myspace page.

Aurora Celtic’s band members include MountainMade’s own IT manager, Mike Broderick, who plays fiddle and mandolin. Other band members are Alice Fleischman on flutes, whistles and banjo, and Aaron Martin on guitar. The band members are residents of Tucker and Preston County, West Virginia, and play throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. They will be recording a new CD in March and will have CDs from Mike and Alice’s former band, Wolf Creek Session, available at the show.

The Purple Fiddle is a well-known local music venue that hosts many of the MountainMade musical artists as well as national touring groups. The atmosphere at the Purple Fiddle lends itself to an intimate concert experience which is smoke-free, family friendly, and includes a wide range of delicious food and beverage. Check the Purple Fiddle’s musical calendar for other great upcoming shows. Hope to see you at the show on February 18th.

Who is your favorite MountainMade musical artist or group, and when are they performing at the Purple Fiddle?

Catch Aurora Celtic in concert at the Purple fiddle in downtown Thomas, WV on February 18, 2010.

Catch Aurora Celtic in concert at the Purple fiddle in downtown Thomas, WV on February 18, 2010.

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