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, October 25, 2017

The Derby

It's been many years since I've held a fishing pole in my hands, and don't think I ever joined the derby, but I did manage to wander downtown to the weigh-in station a couple of nights towards the end of this year's competition to partake of the festivities and document a few derby moments. Fun times! The derby obviously is as much about the camaraderie as it is about the fishing. I enjoyed taking in a little night air and breaking out of my box a bit; fun, also, to see the waterfront area full of locals.



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Friday, September 1, 2017

Porch Session with Rose and John

It was a quiet summer, music-wise, with my right-hand man, Colin, having been over in Ireland all summer, and we will all be the beneficiaries of all that he's learned, I'm sure. I've enjoyed a spattering of smaller sessions, and have had many evenings of solitary playing on the porch, which I've actually rather enjoyed - taking the opportunity to learn some new tunes and listening to myself for a change. On the last Sunday in August my friends Rose Clancy and John Alden came over from the Cape and paid me a visit. We had a lovely day together - one of those clear and dry August Vineyard days - did a little Edgartown secret back-woods tour, played some afternoon pre-session warm-up music on the porch, and managed to scare up a few musicians for a porch session that night, all in all a wonderful late-summer treat. Thanks for coming out, everybody - and Colin: we miss you!

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A walk to town, the secret back-woods way.

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Lunch at the Wharf

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Ready!

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The pre-session warm-up session.

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Moi, by Rose.

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A few local fans and dinner guests: Janet, Orion, and Maria.

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Matthew, showing his stuff.

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Violet - lovely.

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Violet, Mary, Irene, John, and Rose.

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Mary and Irene.

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