Haiku For You

Music wild and free...

lifting the Spirit to joy...

Good food for the soul!

d2005

Dreams are like the clouds...

floating above in the sky...

Dreams are the angels!

s2004

Trees bow in homage...

with icy breath, winter speaks...

You have heard the wind!

d2004

From nothing comes life...

God's eternal mystery ...

The promise of Spring!

d2004

 

With 117 music shows over 9 days, our hoedown band and the Mountain Folk Duo and Ensemble entertained over one hundred thousand people at the 2007 Kutztown Folklife Festival!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: Our hoedown caller Lester Miller (center back row) and the band and dancers present and keep alive the traditions of Appalachian Mountain folk music, dancing and calling at the Kutztown Folklife Festival.

 

Above: Folk traditions are always interesting as this sign about dancing shows!

  

Above: East Side Dave and Fiddling Ted Fenstermacher share company with a baby goat who "sang" along to the Mountain Folk Duo show at the animal petting zoo near the hoedown stage!

 

Above and below: Throughout the 9 days of the festival, and on July 4th, Dave and his Mountain Folk Band ensemble featuring Joann Zuber, Sylvia Keller, Ted Fenstermacher and others at this festival, entertained with Appalachian and Alpine sing-a-long tunes using  the power of the mind's-eye to transport listeners on a musical journey from America's Appalachian Mountains to Europe's Alps featuring all aspects of mountain culture.

Above: Folk art such as the painting on this locally produced hex sign is an important part of the festival.

Above: In addition to traditional folk music, the festival also features several strolling old-time brass bands which are a throw back to the great community brass bands of Europe.  Here we see Der Doppeladler Sauerkraut Band; The Double Eagle Sauerkraut Band.


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