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.

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!

Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography
A walk to town, the secret back-woods way.

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

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

Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography
The pre-session warm-up session.

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
Moi, by Rose.

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

Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography
Matthew, showing his stuff.

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

Irish traditional music, Edgartown Porch Sessions, Edgartown Irish Music, Irish Music on Martha's Vineyard, Sara Piazza Photography
Violet, Mary, Irene, John, and Rose.

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

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