THE 2009 SUMMER SEASON BEGINS
Last weekend we held the 10th annual Ocrafolk Festival. The weather Saturday morning looked as if we might be driven indoors by rain but it cleared off beautifully and we had sunny (but not hot) conditions for the rest of the weekend and I can’t remember a better festival.
With the festival behind us and school adjourned for the summer, the 2009 season has officially begun. This past week saw our first Ocrafolk Opry at Deepwater Theatre Wednesday night followed by the first “Rumgagger” performance by yours truly and Fiddler Dave. We had pretty good turnouts for both performances.
Last Tuesday we did a special pirate cruise for Donald Davis. Donald is a world famous storyteller who makes his home here on the island when he’s not out globetrotting with his yarns. Twice each summer he hosts a storytellers’ workshop on the island and he always brings his group out on the Windfall. This time he came with a camera crew who were making a documentary about him for PBS so perhaps we’ll all be on TV sometime this fall.
Right before the festival, I got in a new shipment of our “Rumgagger” CDs so if you’d like to order one, just click on our “merchandise” key on the website.
This season we’re offering morning pirate cruises at 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
We’re also offering pirate cruises at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Every day, weather permitting, we offer 1.25-hr. sunset cruises. As things get more lively during the summer, we may ad an additional 1-hr. sail. For up-to-date information, please call us at (252) 928-SAIL.