October 31, 2018

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Watch Out! :)

This week coming, I’ll be posting on another Hallowe’een Costume Challenge on Instagram: #fancyfalloween18 for the Femmes Fatales week, starting Monday. I’ve done my research and am getting a headstart now. πŸ™‚

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Fall for Costume!

Check out this screenshot of #fallforcostume with my pic on top! πŸ™‚Β  Been busy working on this 31 day challenge over on Instagram now for 19 days… and counting. πŸ™‚ How you like my crochet lace cuffs?

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Celtfest 2018

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Interesting Location to busk… Naismith statue… one of my grade six/seven teachers, Mr. Naismith (of course), was related to Dr. Naismith, inventor of basketball.

 

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Ready to start…

 

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Decided to start with Tin Whistle. Look closely at this photo. πŸ™‚

 

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It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

 

After busking for a couple of hours, headed to Gemmill Park and checked out the vendors there. Some cool stuff, indeed… photo to follow later. πŸ™‚

 

 

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Headliner, Heather Rankin(!), during soundcheck before her show started, asked her piano player if she had her clothespins. Yes, she said, “clothespins”, which drew my attention here. Please refer back to earlier photo with “Look closely… :)” included in the caption. πŸ™‚ Great minds πŸ˜‰

 

Heather has put together a great songlist for this show. One of my favourites is this “throwback” from “The Rankin Family” Bellsβ™₯

 

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Great musician, charming performer. Lovely show!
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Cool stuff, see? πŸ™‚
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This guy’s name is Liam, but he plays Tin Whistle like Tommy. πŸ˜€

Silvery

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^ Click Silver & Indelible’s poster to see their film^

Beautiful Silver girl passed on April 2, 2018. Such a sweet, strong, courageous, loving soul- she’s moved onward with Auntie Daisy, Auntie Snug, and Uncle Zorro. Her sister, Del, and her daughters are here and it’s difficult to see them “without” her, but the whole truth is we will never be without her, or any who’ve moved onward. We are together, eternally.

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Continue reading “Silvery”

Busker girl :)

The Arnprior Sunday Market‘s been going well for Musicalmagicalaurie. πŸ™‚ The public’s been quite supportive. People seem to enjoy what I do and I make a fair bit more than minimum wage most days- very encouraging! One more Sunday left in the season- Sept. 24, 2017. Β I’ve had a lot of fun with character and costume considerations for this project, indeed. Character’s me, Β I think. πŸ™‚ But I’ve been performing public domain traditional and folk songs so there’s definitely period vibe and I’ve had alot of fun thinking perhaps there’s some gypsy in the character. Like I was just passing through Arnprior and landed on this corner to stop and have a go at giving folks some tunes. Kind of like the girls selling flowers on the street back in the day, or something. Β I love period works and this has been a make your own work project I’ve quite enjoyed. I don’t know if I’ll get to wear my Jones New York dress that I picked up at our local thrift store for 4 or 5 dollars, I think it was 4, don’t remember now. I’ve been weighing it in my mind. I think it could work- hello, flower selling girl found this in the Goodwill bin, how fortunate! πŸ™‚ We’ll see- supposed to be pretty warm weather. I’ve taken some promo photos with the dress (pale lime green), anyway. πŸ™‚ Some others with my various costume choices, too. Most of the clothing pieces, including the shoes (gifted), were gifted to me or thrift shop purchases. The brown gauchos were purchased new from Thailand, though- love them, as you may have noticed here, previously. πŸ™‚

 

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A couple of weeks ago, after I played my first song- 2 fives! Got one before the song, and one after. πŸ™‚ You can see the bottom of my “Camptown Races” dress.

 

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