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For this St Patrick’s Day event, we were treated to a lively performance of traditional music by the newly formed “The Celtic Village Show Band”, comprising the very talented
Peter Collins, English Cittern, Irish Bouzouki, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bodhran, Guitar, Whistle, Five String Banjo
Dee Jonas, Accordion,
Jean Kagan, Whistle, Irish Bodhran, Accordion,
John Manion, Irish “tenor” vocals,
Rose Mundell, Fiddle.
Loosely based on a theme of “Folk Music from the British Isles“, with an appropriate emphasis on Irish tunes, the wildly entertaining program also featured some special guests. Chris Bonett, coming all the way from ‘down under’ (a few years ago) by way of the Kingston Trio, performed a haunting rendition of Waltzing Matilda. Renowned Bluegrass banjo player and singer G.T. Hodge wowed us with a virtuoso performance, during which Peter Colins joined him for Dueling Banjos, and Cliff Cook of the fabulous “Dorels” Doo Wop group joined Peter, Chris and G.T. on vocals for the rousing finale.
On Friday, March 15th, a small group of us took advantage of the free canoes, made available by Sumter County, and a beautiful spring morning to enjoy an hour or two of peaceful paddling in the wetland area between Lake Miona and Buena Vista Boulevard. There was an abundance of birdlife and interesting vegetation, and all right here on our doorstep.