It's been a week since the winter gathering hosted by the Loping Wolf Clan, and I finally have a moment to post a huge THANK YOU to Dan, Sheree, Dick, Sue, and all of the Loping Wolf member for their awesome spirit, generosity, planning and execution of their first Winter Gathering event. Be sure to check out the Loping Wolf webpage for pictures to be posted soon (well, as soon as Dan and Sheree get caught up on a little sleep...)
Look's like they may have set the standard for what I hope will become a quarterly event around the NCFC. At this event, the Nonahme Clan announced that they are going to host a Spring Gathering in Garden Valley, so stay tuned for that events (details coming as soon as they pick a date). I expect that we'll have other Gathering's hosted around the region as we finalize the 2007 NCFC calendar.
Anyhow, last weekend was a wonderful time. It was rainy and cold, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirit. There were several vendor's in attendence, including flutemakers Jim Pappas and John Lundren. The food was awesome. But the highlight of the day was an improvization workshop presented by Mary Youngblood. I think that everyone who attended the workshop came away with some great tips from Mary.
I was very excited to have Mary Youngblood play "Happy Birthday" to me on the flute. It was a great day all around.