You may remember that last year our family band (the Deylight Country Orchestra) played at an English Country Dance for the Mid-MO Traditional Dancers. A year later we were on the schedule again (this time for January AND February...you have another chance to come check it out!)
My little sister already put together a lovely blog post recording the evening's high points. You can check out her blog here.
In her post she mentioned a strong connection between the dancers and musicians. I couldn't have said it better. This is why I love playing at dances so much - the combination of beautiful melodies & harmonies with the swirling skirts and stamping feet....it is a magical atmosphere. And what's even better is that I get to share that fun experience with my siblings. (Thanks Mom for driving us to all of those music lessons!)
So without further ado... here are the remainder of my pictures from the dance:
|My mom listening to the music with one of her grandchildren.|
|The dance hall from the band's view - complete with dancers, dance caller & sound manager.|