The rainy afternoon was no deterrent at all for our barndance-loving friends. To kick proceedings off, the students of the Newport String Project performed a plucky medley of fiddle tunes with flair. (The Chicken Reel was renamed the Turkey Reel for the occasion by our students - in honor of the approaching Thanksgiving feast!)
Then it was time for the Rusty Pick Up String Band with special guests Tom Perrotti and Mike Fischmann...
After a few simple instructions and demonstrations from master caller Jim Hicks...
they were OFF!
A huge thank you to our partners Common Fence Music and the Boys and Girls Club!
Also many thanks to Don Farias for his fabulous photography!
And don't forget - there'll be another barndance in February!!!!!!!!!!!