The WoodSong Trio formed in September to do ceremony music for a wedding at West End Presbyterian Church. The trio included Carolyn Huff on the flute and Tom Abernethy on classical guitar, Celtic harp, and dulcimer.
Just a few weeks later, the WoodSong Trio performed for Trey Wickham’s wedding, this time at Salisbury Presbyterian Church. Trey’s bride Jen, Carolyn, and I were part of Trey’s worship team at WEPC, so it was great fun to help out with their wedding music. The trio provided music for the prelude, seating of mothers, attendants’ processional, and postlude. An organist played the bride’s processional and the recessional, and Tim Toy led the hymns with the help of Kim Forquer, Kate, Carolyn, and I. After attending the rehearsal at the church, the trio reconvened at my home for dinner and more practice.
Each year the middle school youth group I volunteer with goes on a fall retreat for a weekend. Saturday afternoon found me sitting on the steps of the meeting hall, playing guitar and making up songs about the kids with me. What a fun way to do music!
To celebrate the first anniversary of the day I got a dulcimer, I presented a solo concert; once at the home of a friend, and again at the church. It was a wonderful way to celebrate this incredible year. Carolyn even brought flowers!
(See the Profile and Recordings pages to read more about this first year and how the concert developed into my debut CD, No Loose Threads.)