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two in half a million.

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a woodstock moment – 40+ years later

on a whim, a young duo went to the legendary festival

only to be captured in a memorable image

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two in half a million:

bobbi kelly and nick ercoline greet the dawn

on august 17, 1969.


“this is the way to hear music, i think,

surrounded by rolling hills and farmlands, under a big sky.”

― uwe michael lang, The Road to Woodstock

credits: burk uzzle (photo), life magazine, tim dumas, smithsonian magazine

 

seisiún.

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it was

a lovely evening spent

in a warm and friendly house

filled with friends and family and neighbors

of all ages

and

performances

of all kinds

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with voices and instruments

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and improvs

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 and storytelling

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and fiddling
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and 

it was important for us,

the americans,

to proudly represent our country

with our own

unique

belly dance act.

it was truly

a night to remember.

“every performance is different. that’s the beauty of it.”

-van morrison

Rossnowlagh, Donegal, Ireland

 (seisiún refers to sit-in performances in a relaxed social setting, in which the entertainment is intermingled with the consumption of ale, stout, beer and conversation.)

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day 1

room 1

visited a pub

in a little village

filled with

friendly people

from near and far

then 

slept above it

in a tiny room

while beautiful irish music 

kept on

playing below

dancing me into sweet dreams.


“i’m not afraid of chaos and i’m happy talking to strangers.

i really love not knowing where I’m going.”

-fiona shaw

soul music.

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we stopped  to listen to an ensemble of young girls

playing lovely music at the weekend farmer’s market.

their teacher said they were in the 8th grade

where everyone is asked

to contribute something to the community.

these girls chose to offer what they had to give –

their natural gift of music.

they had to organize the day

 by asking permission to play somewhere

finding transportation

planning what to wear

being  on time

introducing themselves

and

remembering their music and instruments.

all of the money they earned

from passers-by

went to a local charity.

it was a beautiful lesson.

“music is the movement of sound

to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”

– plato