was be held in the SBE School's facilities.
Festival was Fantastic!
State Council on the Arts
and Mrs. Gerald Stranik
Chamber of Commerce
the Bay Tent & Breakfast Adventure Co.
Seldovia Island Resort
East Homer Elementary School, Grade 6
Lowell Suydam Family
& Mary Webber
& Mary Glover (www.seldovia.com)
Phillips, David Grier & Matt Flinner
are considered to be among today's finest
Todd Phillips:Two-time Grammy-award
David Grier: Three-time International
Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year
Matt Flinner: Two-time
Winfield National Champion
of the Blues Foundation's 1998 "Keeping the Blues Alive"
Award for achievement in education.
With over 30 years of performing experience, exemplifies
the range of possibilities in acoustic blues.
National Champion,is considered one
of the nation's premier mountain dulcimer players.
a recording and touring career that encompasses some
twenty years, ten recordings, three videos and numerous
books (Mel Bay Publications), Mark remains active
in both the dulcimer and new acoustic music worlds.
He has performed at festivals, colleges, workshops,
and concerts across the United States and Canada.
( mouse over = name, click on image for web site,
of Festival by Susan Mumma
From the outside, we saw a tremendous two day event take
place: three shows with nationally recognized entertainers,
Hawkeye Herman, Mark Nelson, Todd Phillips, David Grier
and Matt Flinner as lead performers and spiced up with notable
performers from around the United States and Alaska. All
three performances were well attended, two with standing
I saw blues guitar,(Hawkeye Herman) belly dancing(Rowan
Mulvey), slack key guitar(Mark Nelson) and beginning finger
picking guitar workshops(Earl Mullins) all stuffed to capacity.
A question and answer demonstration lead by headline performers(Phillips,
Grier and Flinner ) was packed. Folks in the beginning finger-style
guitar workshop asked for a second session and stayed until
way after 5pm working with their teacher to learn more.
I saw a children's workshop (Anna Stange) that had children
laughing, singing and dancing. I saw perfomers playing music
around town (Mike Campbell and Robin Hopper) and walking
the Otterbaun with a song on their lips and in their hearts.
I would like to applaud again performers, Tom Begich, Karen
Boylan , Ellen Lockyer, Rick Brooks, Mike Campbell, Patric
Doyle, Esther Golton, Robin and Katie Hopper, Radoslav Lorkovic,
Kurt Gisclair, Dan Harter, Wit Sheard, Mike Tona, Maureen
Kelly, Tom Lambert, Elizabeth Santoro, Kirsten Angell, Earl
and Alice Mullins, Rowan Mulvey, Laura Lea Hall, Anna Stange,
Steve Sutherlin, Patti Green, Deb Wessler and Nile Hamker,
Kirby Corwin, Kari Hendricks and Jim Wagger and Sadie Mumma.
To these graceful artists
Saturday morning activities: Tide Pool Walk with
Marilyn Sigman, Biologist, Center for Alaska Coastal Studies
a Historical Walking Tour with Savannah
Arts Council -
Mail to: PO Box 41
Seldovia, Alaska 99663