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Appalachia Through My Eyes – JCCFS Fall Festival 2011

My life in appalachia - JCCFS Fall Festival 2011
There was clogging-there was singing-there was spending time with new friends as well as old friends-and it was all a blast! I thank each of you who came out to catch the clogging or the singing-or both this weekend at the John C Campbell Folk School Fall Festival 2011. Blind Pig readers really are the best.


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.


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    Tim Rice
    October 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Sounds like a great time!

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    October 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Looking forward to spooky stories and wish I lived close enough to come see you all when you’re out performing!

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    October 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I loved everything about the Fall festival, but my most favorite event was the mountain clogging!

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    October 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Yes Anastasia-it does!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    October 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Sounds like you had the time of your life! Music keeps the world go round, doesn’t it?

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    October 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Ken-Thank you for the comment! We did have frost!!! It was heavy on the fields as I drove through Brasstown this morning. Did you get any?
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Melissa P (Misplaced Southerner)
    October 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I KNOW I can give you a spooky story (already gave you goosebumps over one of my tales)! It’s starting to really feel like autumn up here, too. Thought you and your group might enjoy my latest blog about the change I find most obvious.
    I always appreciate cross-posting, so make sure y’all check in and comment.

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    October 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Sunday was a great time for me at
    the Folk School seeing some of my
    friends again. I think there was
    220 some crafters, most I probably
    missed while making my way through
    the 20 thousand or so people on my
    way to the Festival Barn. Just as
    they did last year, Chitter and
    Chatter’s harmony made those cold
    chills run up my neck. I was very
    impressed with the Folk School
    Cloggers and the little ones have
    been taught well to smile as they
    stomp and swish through their acts. It was a GOOD day…Ken

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    Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits
    October 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Attending John C. Campbell Folk School is high on my list of priorities!
    This event sounds heavenly!

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    October 3, 2011 at 10:40 am

    The festival sounds like it was a great time indeed!

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    grandpa ken
    October 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I went to the site and listened to the group I like their music. Like your group better. How many crows were in that mob? Did you have frost this morning? The weather .com showed a low at 6:30am of 34 at blairsville.

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    Sheryl Paul
    October 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

    It looks like a great day, sorry to miss it.

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    October 3, 2011 at 9:12 am

    What a fun weekend you had! Lookinf forward to the Spooky Series…so much fun!

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    Bill Burnett
    October 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I inherited the love of a good practical joke from my father, my children were often the “victims” of these jokes but luckily they all grew into good, productive citizens. One of the best jokes I remember was one night when my oldest daughter had nine or ten of her eleven or twelve year old friends at a sleep-over. They were all piled on our king sized bed watching scary movies such as Friday the 13th and Chain saw Massacre. I snuck out with my chainsaw, cranked it and revved it wide open outside the bedroom window, mass exit, my son had made a Hockey Goalie mask out of a paper plate and was standing at the bedroom door when it flew open. What resulted resembled a train wreck, those in the back were trying to get out of the bedroom while the ones in front were trying to get away from the hockey mask. One poor girl was using the restroom and screaming for everyone to “wait for ME”, there was no honor in the group as not one waited for her. These over-nights were a regular occurance as my daughters would bring their volleyball or basketball teams home with them on a regular basis. We always had a great time and treasure the memories.

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    Sue Crane
    October 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

    just wanted to say that I enjoyed last weeks posts — you really had something to CROW ABOUT 🙂 (sorry, I’ll probably get groaned off for writing that).

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    October 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

    i really like that first photo of the silhouette of the girls dresses and shoes. really cool shot

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    October 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I love fall and all it’s festivities. Glad you had a good time.

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    October 3, 2011 at 8:29 am

    It was a great Festival! The Blind Pig Gang was fantastic and it’s unbelievable how those girls can move their feet! I really did enjoy it all. Thanks!

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    B. Ruth
    October 3, 2011 at 8:14 am

    It sounds like you’all had a bunch of fun…I would’ve loved to have been there..For the most part it was a beautiful weekend, with a cool down just in time for a Fall festival..I hope you add a clogging segment and music from the festival when you have the time…
    Looking forward to the spooky stories..
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Miss Cindy
    October 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Yes, it was a great festival this year as it is every year. With lots of food, music, artists hand made things, singing and clogging!
    I thought the clogging was the best ever this year!
    The Blind Pig Family was very good too Pap and Paul are always true to their talent! Chitter and Chatter’s singing is improving by leaps and bounds, their harmony is incredible.
    Over all….all things included….it was a blue ribbon weekend!

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    October 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I would have loved to have been at the festival…

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    October 3, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Wish I could have been there. Must plan a trip to my daughter’s home in NC to coordinate with one of the presentations.
    I love seeing old traditions remembered and passed on.

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    October 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Sounds like a fun time. Wish i could have been there to enjoy it.

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