Jim writes, “A bird’s eye view of a spectacular sunrise on Thacher Island off the coast of Rockport and Gloucester. The Twin Lights guard mariners from the rocky coast and they also guide them back to safe harbor.” Shot and edited by Jim Capillo.
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed performers, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present captivating programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing. Married since 1989, Aubrey and Elwood have performed widely in the United States and abroad and their twelve recordings receive international airplay. Joining Aubrey and Elwood is Kevin Doyle, a delightful, compelling performer of old style traditional Irish step dance and American tap dance as well as percussion and vocals. A lifelong dancer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of “close to the ground” rhythms and intricate foot work. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey, Elwood, and Kevin explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. From haunting melodies to lively jigs you will be delighted by the performance.
We’ve been asked to do one more before they take down the tent. Come Dance with us one more time before Mile Marker One closes the tent for the season. Positive Vibrations all around.
Jeff Arcari, Brian King, Lori Perkins, Saeed Kobiakov, Heather Vallis Harhay, and Dan King
This morning our dear family friend and Gloucester Historian Ronald H. Gilson stopped by for a visit with a personally signed copy of his book “An Island no More” and a copy of a new released book he was involved in supplying his knowledge about World War II and Gloucester’s fishing fleet for the book “Battle Stars for the “Cactus Navy”” written by David D Bruhn for a history project daughter Amanda is currently researching. While enjoying warm cappuccino and a warm batch of Italian ricotta Donuts, Ron treated us to stories from his youth growing up on Cape Ann’s coastline during World War II “Battle of The Atlantic” and Gloucester working water front.
Ron, thank you for your friendship, compelling historical stories and thoughtful gift. We enjoyed every moment of your visit this morning!
The first video is of Good Harbor Beach and the salt marsh:
The second video is of the Annisquam River from the cut bridge to the MBTA bridge and beyond:
The photos are available here
Marine Forecast :
Tue S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue Night S winds 10 to 15 kt…diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
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