Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Kinrowan Estate story: Central European creature comforts

Jack Merry here. If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, I could use your help! Remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago that the fellow violinists in the Huddled Masses Violin Ensemble (at their reunion somewhere in … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 27th of March: Franco folk music, organic chocolate, a black sea otter puppet, ‘Tennessee Flat Top Box’ is performed by Rosanne Cash, a bevy of books and films on witchcraft and other goodies!

Under the earth I go, On the oak-leaf I stand, I ride on the filly that never was foaled, And I carry the dead in my hand. Scots Traditional, author unknown (maybe) We had a party here last week to … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Nessie

Surely you’ve heard the story of Nessie, the creature that lives in the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands? Though there be scant proof that he or she or it, or whatever gender it is, actually exists, save very blurry photos and … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 20th of March: Tyrkisk Peber, a final swan song, English folk rock, English blues rocking out, a new Patricia McKillip novel and a bit more…

A girl could feel special on any such like Said James to Red Molly, my hat’s off to you It’s a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952 And I’ve seen you at the corners and cafes it seems Red hair and black … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Breakfast, Korean style

Now that was tasty! I was grumbling yesterday morning to Mrs. Ware, our Head Cook here at the Estate that houses us, that porridge is often boring even if many here like it as Winter breakfast fare. She smiled and said … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 13th of March: Classical Music edition

I’m listening to Estampie, an early music ensemble perform ‘Bluomenrot’. If you recognize them from Terri Windling’s The Wood Wife, it’ll surprise you to learn that they actually exist and indeed are quite excellent. Though I do listen to a … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Our Orchestra

Indeed there is an orchestra at Kinrowan Estate that probably as been around as long as the Never-ending Session has been. I’ve booked them several times for private parties held in the Robert Graves Memorial Room. Musicians. You have to … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 6th of March: A history of ice cream, Northumbrian music from Kathryn Tickell, series set in England, and lots of other good stuff!

She knew this music — knew it down to the very core of her being — but she had never heard it before. Unfamiliar, it had still always been there inside her, waiting to be woken. It grew from the core … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Chasing Fireflies

Come on in, you’re just in time! We haven’t started yet… don’t just stand there in the doorway, come in, come in! We have a contradance planned for tonight. I’m Kate, one of the assistant cooks here, but I’m also … Continue reading

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