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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Weekend... endings and beginnings

This weekend included several activities in the area. First, Cycle Zydeco, a four-day bicycle tour through Acadiana, stopped in Eunice for a crawfish boil and a night at the Liberty Theater. We had a wonderful group of cyclists that stayed with us from both coasts and many places in between.

Kelly and I were up Sunday morning preparing coffee and boudin for the cyclists between 5:45 am and 7:30 am. Their tour ends today with a celebration in Grand Coteau. Secondly on Saturday, LSU-E had its "community day", an annual event held for the community including many activities for kids and a wonderful used book and video sale. The beginning of the Dewey Balfa Heritage week was kicked off with its annual festival on Saturday at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte. Today through Thursday, Kelly and I will be participating at the Heritage week attending various classes including language, beginning guitar with Jane Vidrine (Kelly), and beginning fiddle (Lance). We will be focusing primarily on three songs: Chere ici, chere la bas by Bois Sec Ardoin; Reno Waltz (link 2) by Lawrence Walker; and the Choupique two-step by Nathan Abshire?. The first day was fun and always seems a little overwhelming for a beginner. But if the week is anything like last year, I should come away from the event a little better player than before. Alas, as I have much practice remaining tonight, I must bid everyone adieu and practice on my beginnings...

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