Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Irish Traditional Music in Edgartown


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography, Edgartown News


Long story short: in the early 1800s, my house, built by Capt. Alexander P. Weeks, was moved along two miles of dirt road to its present in-town location by a team of oxen. Upon its arrival, the ladies spread out a feast for the men, a fiddler was called, and a celebration ensued (in the midst of a May snowstorm, according to the Vineyard Gazette article). Growing up here, there was always music around the table, attended by friends, relatives, and neighbors. I have moved back to this wonderful house, returned to my roots, and it is my intention to continue the tradition that was begun on Day One: to fill this home with music and friends and family.

The inaugural 2013 Edgartown Irish trad session, the weekend of June 8&9, was lovely altogether. Looking forward to many more where this came from.


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography


Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography




2 comments:

  1. I have many wonderful memories of jamborees at Planting Field Way over the years!

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