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Photos from MDG&FF 2009

Below are pictures and video from the great time we had this year at the Gathering.  Many thanks to all of the volunteers and mid-day concert perfomers.  Special thanks to our sponsors:  Betty Dawson Dulcimers, Tom Wilson and The Art Center, and Wayne Randolph and Second Baptist Church.  If you would like to see registration and schedule information from this year, click here.

Quiet Blessing at the opening of the
Saturday night concert, 9/26/09
I am the deep pools in the moonlight;
Golden sunbeams by day;
I am shelter from the storm;
I am stars and planets cousing through endless skies;
I am the colors of the rainbow;
I am soulmate, love, parent, child,
The wind that blows,
Green hills and trees,
Golden sand and desert.
Hear me in the song of the bird,
In the whisper footfall of the hare.
I am every heartbeat,
The cry of the babe,
And the sigh of the old womans as she
     bids a final goodnight.
Angels embrace me.
Without me the world is silent and cold;
The wolf in the night and the owl
     on the wing call for me;
The ringing bell and the organ pipe,
Strings, keys, reeds horns;
Pipe and drum;
Thunder and rain;
Summer breeze;
Raging storm.

Many thanks to mid-day concert volunteers:  Cement Pond Sacred Harp Singers, Kevan Barley, The Barnstormers (Donna Gray & Lea Jackson), Harry Johnson, Doug Felt, Hilary Scheel and Daniel Fleck.


Danny Autry was this year's winner of the
Rick Thum/Jake's Cabin HD.

Hilary & Daniel provided great old time music.


What a good looking couple ..............
........ of dulcimers by Bill Rich.


As winter snow melts into spring blossom;
As pastel flowers turn to summer warmth;
As balmy days drift to crisp golden orange red autumn;
I am on the dark road to the horizon
Of the going out to journey;
In flowing waters from mouth to sea;
In returning to the welcome warmth of home's hearth.
I swell in ancient days before the knowing of man,
Before time began,
After time ceases to be;
The beat of the drum,
The beat of your heart.
I am in the deepest joy,
And I hold you in sorrow;
From secret place to mountain top,
May you find me when you seek me,
May you feel me with you even when
     you do not look for me.
I am the voice within your heart.
I am singer.
I am song.
I am music.
               -- copyright 2009 Lee Cagle

Mike & Bob find some time to jam together.




Old World Stained Glass by Russ Galli



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