Music Events and Artists of
Eastern Washington County
and neighboring areas.
HOOTenNANNY (no Hootenanny on March 30 due to Warren Foley event)
1-4 pm at
Wiki says: "Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning 'celebration' and / or 'party', most closely associated with Hogmanay - the Scots New Year celebration which, traditionally, is the biggest celebration on the Scottish calendar." I didn't know that. I thought it was what you got from crossing an Owl with a Goat. Or, what we're talking about here, "An informal performance by folk singers, typically with participation by the audience" from the Free Dictionary. Even more specific to our new Hootenanny at Bayside Chocolates is Wiki's entry under the "origins" topic: "According to Pete Seeger, in various interviews, he first heard the word hootenanny in Seattle, Washington in the late 1930s. It was used by Hugh DeLacys New Deal political club  to describe their monthly music fund raisers." Our Hootenanny morphed into he latter when the performers discovered that the tip jar had money in it. Last week's take was donated to the Warren Foley Fund and future events will feature a drawing to decide what charity should receive that week's proceeds. We'll have a drawing at the end of the event for that purpose and anyone can nominate a local, i.e. Cobscook Bay area, worthy cause. Can't come in person? Just use the Email Contact link to the left.
No mics, no amps, no rules, no frills - we do it the old-fashioned way with acoustic instruments plus your voices, your songbooks, and most of all, your enthusiasm Come have a music-filled Saturday afternoon. No experience necessary! Food and drink for sale too!
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