Appalachia Christmas Music

Jingle Bells Take 2

2014 Blind Pig Christmas

The Blind Pig Gang had a wonderful Christmas. There was lots of eating, lots of laughing, and lots of remembering the reason for the season. And along with all of that you know we found time for music making.

Since Ben and Mark (my oldest brother Steve’s sons) went way up north to go to college and find jobs, they don’t get to pick and grin with the rest of us as much as they used to. While they’ve been here for Christmas we’ve tried to take advantage of having time to play all our favorite songs with them.

Even though I shared a Jingle Bells post with you on December 7, I wanted to spread a little more Christmas Cheer with a video of us made during Christmas.

I hope your Christmas has been wonderful too!


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    December 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

    We had a fine CHRISTmas – quiet but very enjoyable with people we love, good food, good times…nice memories.
    God bless.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I am the smart one. I found it on YouTube a week ago and have enjoying it ever since. I don’t say anything when I see the good stuff because I don’t want to mess up your future posts.
    Tipper would it be too much trouble to paint a smiley on your bobbing bass ball cap so we can see a face when the camera pans by?

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    December 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Just what I needed to hear on a cold, rainy, foggy Sunday afternoon in middle Georgia! Thanks, Blind Pig Gang. You made “Jingle Bells” really ring! Loved hearing the boys from “up north” again! (and everybody!)

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    December 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Tipper,Beautiful Family and Great music.Thank you for sharing your Blessing’s. God Bless.

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    December 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    In the top right picture, isn’t
    that the other beautiful Indian
    I like the peppy-Gingle Bells and
    all the Family taking part…Ken

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    December 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Wow! I loved every note played. One would think that they practiced all the time. Thanks for sharing the tape. It was just wonderful!

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    George Pettie
    December 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    The joy! What a family! Miss Tipper, you are blessed beyond measure and rich beyond treasure.

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    Bill Burnett
    December 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    A truly blessed and talented family! Happy New Year to All.

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    December 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Jingle Bells never sounded better!

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    b. Ruth
    December 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Although I could not see the video…(green screen problem)… I heard it very well and sound was great!
    I suppose the third girl in the picture is the third little princess the cousin and sister to the Ben and Mark? Seems like I remember seeing the three on one of their creek adventures when they were younger!
    I am glad you had a great Christmas.
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…We had a great Christmas also, except I broke a whole gallon jar full of Ambrosia on Christmas Day. Thankfully I had already put 2 1/2 quarts in the fridge to carry to our dinner!

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    Ken Ryan
    December 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Very good playing. Put a smile on my face.

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    December 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

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    Ken i knowd you mist me sos i got owt ovr the hollydays punctuation mark thay no im gone butt a gob uv us got the same ida at the same time an thayr allus short handid round this tim ov the yeer punctuation mark thave benna kechen the smartstuns furst sew il problee bee out til sprang er longer punctuation mark im reely purty smartun butt i play dum sos thay look fur the dumuns that thanx thur smart furst punctuation mark
    mi knew tooter tolt me i need two use punctuation marks an tolt me whir to putt them punctuation mark howd i dew punctuation mark

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    Jim Casada
    December 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Tipper–Truly lovely stuff, but who is the heretofore unseen triplet?
    Jim Casada

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    eva nell wike, PhD
    December 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

    WOW! The fellows and lady sound great! Jim was impressed and I thought he was enjoying the performance. At the end he said, “That makes me feel so insecure! Everybody plays better than I do!” Bless his heart!
    Eva Nell

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    Gayle Larson
    December 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

    what a wonderful way to celebrate this holiday season.
    coming from the North I do miss the cold. We needed a touch of snow.

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    December 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

    That was amazing! They can almost make those instruments talk!

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    Miss Cindy
    December 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Fine job! Nice to see Mandolin Man has not lost his touch.
    Best Christmas ever!

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