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Excited to sing at the 16th Annual Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival in Palestine, TX March 23-25 2017

palestaine-dulcimer-festivalI’ll be heading to Palestine, Texas this March for the first time to participate in this year’s Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival.  I hope to see some old friends from the Freight Hoppers days and get in some good singing.  Here is a rundown of the weekend’s festivities.

Special Thursday Evening Concert – Ann Kirrane will emcee a variety program with guest performers featuring songs and tunes that emphasize the age-old musical and cultural connections between Ireland, England and America. It will be a fun night!

Friday and Saturday Schedule.  
9:00 to 10:15 AM             Workshop/Jams
10:45 to12:00 noon         Workshop/Jams
12 Noon to 1:15 PM          Break for Lunch
1:30 to 2:30 PM Day        Concerts
2:45 to 4 PM                      Workshop/Jams
4:00 to 6:45 PM                Free Time & Dinner
6:45 to 10:05 PM              Evening Concerts
10:05 PM till….                 Jamming

Other musical guests include:

THE DOVE BROTHERS (Sound guys extraordinaire and rock and roll)

DAVID AND ANNETTE LINDSEY (hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer pioneers)

MARSHA HARRIS (gifted mountain dulcimer and bowed dulcimer, lovely lady)

LLOYD AND APRIL WRIGHT(my own gifted and talented son and daughter in law)

DANA AND JUDY HAMILTON (champion hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer trailblazers)

ANNE KIRRANE (Irish concertina player)

ROGER DIGBY (English concertina player)

CARY FRIDLEY (Old time vocalist, guitar, and bass player from the original Freighthoppers)

ALICE GERRARD (Vocalist, guitar, fiddle, and 2015 Grammy nominee)


KAY JUSTICE (Vocalist)

STEPHEN SEIFERT (Mountain dulcimer)

GARY GALLIER (Mountain dulcimer)

RICK THUM (Hammered dulcimer)


CASSANDRA DAMPER (Texas State Champion and 2nd Place National Mountain Dulcimer Champion)

The Wright Family (Mountain dulcimer, banjo, banjo uke, mandolin, bass, fiddle, guitar, vocalists)

STEVE AND SHERYL HARTZ (Fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, historians)

Hope to see you there!



About caryfridley

IAsheville-based singer, bassist, and educator rooted in traditional old-time music and bluegrass, although I embrace all styles of traditional country, blues, folk, and early jazz. I enjoy playing shows and bringing people together.


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