So yes, I'm catching up on blogposts, a couple of them being from Halloween. As many of you know, I pretty much live for Halloween (old news to those that have been following me for a while) and am often very busy during the month of October. This year (2018) was no different.
One event that I was part of this year was a concert event put together by my friend Chuck Owston, featuring multiple musicians. The theme was Songs that Go Bump in the Night (consisting of dark and ghost tales and murder ballads) and took place at the North Versailles Public Library in North Versailles, PA.
It was a fun night (even though I started coming down with a cold shortly after I went on) and the songs I performed with Chuck included Three Pale Queens (based on Arthurian legend), Skellig (a Loreena McKennitt cover), She Waits Upon the Shore (a Chuck Owston original), and Pretty Polly (an Appalachian murder ballad).
Chuck and I performing She Waits Upon the Shore
Photos of the evening in North Versailles:
Another event I took part in (and ran) was the Bonfire Stories at the Neville House, an 18th century historic site in Bridgeville, PA. Due to the weather, we had to move it indoors and make it more of a candlelight stories night, but it all still worked out. I had great fun telling stories of old and the night made episode 12 of Inside the Labyrinth.
Photos from the Bonfire Stories night:
We still got a bit of a bonfire going and it did hold out despite the rather wet weather.