Posted by on Monday, June 25th, 2007

Just waking up after returning from Pennsylvania.  Which, well, I believe we conquered.  Saturday’s performance was good–we had a nice crowd, they were interested and enjoying themselves, and a few of them wanted to chat after the show.  We poets were rewarded, and it was nice

Sunday was astounding.  People came to see us because they read about us on the festival’s website and had to be a part of the experience.  Audience members who we’d never met before and who had never seen us sing or tell gave us presents and asked for merchandise we’ve never bothered to make, and books and CDs we’ve never produced, and performance schedules we’ve, well, never scheduled.  I got one of the kindest compliments I’ve ever received from a professional story-teller I’ve hired several times for PCF, but who had never seen us turn ourselves into bards because we were so busy making a festival happen.  We’re quite possibly bound for some national storytelling events, and we’ve already been hired to perform at next year’s fling. 

Yep.  I’m gobsmacked.  And also, it’s about freaking time, really.  I feel like an egomaniac saying that, but there it is.   Each of us working away at our craft for at least a decade, and supporting each other’s work, and supporting the work of other singers and storytellers and bards.  And finally a pack of strangers not only gets is but asks for more, please.  We need to actually come up with a name now, I guess, and a logo, and sit down with some recording equipment. 

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11 Responses to “Embraced”

  1. Taraon 25 Jun 2007 at 9:27 am 1

    BaROOOOOOO!!! You three really are wonderful at the bard-ness, it’s great that you’re getting some recognition for it. Now I wish even more I could have been there. (We did get a lot done on the house though, so technically it’s good I stayed home…)

  2. Corvuson 25 Jun 2007 at 10:39 am 2

    I am so pleased to hear that! It seems to be a year for storytellers to receive the recognition they’re due. That’s simply terrific news.

  3. Janeton 25 Jun 2007 at 11:19 am 3

    That’s really great! I was really impressed to finally hear you speak about the bardic tradition at PCF. I’d buy a CD to keep me company on long road trips. Currently it’s NPR, Les Miz (London recording) or singing along to a CD.

  4. rachelon 25 Jun 2007 at 12:18 pm 4

    Oh, that makes my heart so happy! Congratulations a million times over. XOX

  5. Jeanneon 25 Jun 2007 at 3:24 pm 5

    Hurrah! Ok.. so when is next year’s fling scheduled for? Obviously we need to plan ahead for next year!

  6. Junoon 25 Jun 2007 at 4:24 pm 6

    So it went well, then?

    I am terribly, terribly pleased and not one tiny bit surprised. I know the standards you have for yourself.

  7. kon 25 Jun 2007 at 8:27 pm 7

    I’m glad it went well.
    I’ll always tell everyone that I knew you when you were merely crazy.

  8. Janeon 26 Jun 2007 at 6:02 am 8

    Fabulous news!

  9. Marty52on 26 Jun 2007 at 12:48 pm 9

    Congrats! It’s always nice to be recognized for your skill, dedication and hard work. I’ll be watching for the CD!

  10. lellaon 26 Jun 2007 at 6:43 pm 10

    You have been Embraced by your peers and your public; nothing could be sweeter than that.

    Congratulations! All the hard work and dedication to your ART has been recognized. :o)

  11. Thornyon 01 Jul 2007 at 10:38 am 11

    Yay! Congrats!

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