Friday, June 15, 2007

Flute Gathering on the High Seas with Mary Youngblood

Can you just imagine listening to a powwow drum as it pounds it's way across the water? Or watching traditional and fancy dancers, their hair and shawls swirling with the Baja breeze?? There's nothing quite like it!

Once again, Mary Youngblood will be performing on this year's annual West Coast Powwow Cruise from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas/Mexico this September! Mary will be facilitating flute workshops, conducting private lessons, and performing with Native American violinist- Arvel Bird.

There will be a special drawing for a hand picked flute from Mary Youngblood's private collection to be given out to a lucky "Flute Enthusiast" who signs up for this wonderful powwow experience! This is the first ever cruise to this part of Mexico, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity. Mark your calendars and come join us for a

What: West Coast PowWow Cruise with Mary Youngblood
When: September 22-27, 2007 [Fixed the date...]

Cost: From $429 per person

For more information:
Contact: Dave Underwood
Phone: 877-369-2232
Email: david AT powwowcruise DOT com

Healing Circle in Sacramento, July 6th

You are all invited to go to the Healing Circle which will be held in Sacramento in July. There will be lot's of drumming, chanting and food! They are wonderful Native People with a BIG heart.

What: Healing Circle

When: Friday, JULY 6th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: St Matthews Episcopal Church - One of the rooms to the side
2300 Edison Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821
(Corner of Edison and Bell)

Take Watt avenue off of 80 reno
Go over the overpass and turn right on Edison..........go all the way down....2300 Edison on left side you will see the church.

Gentle Thunder and Will Clipman in concert in Santa Cruz

Gentle Thunder and Will Clipman will be performing their music at the Cayuga Vault in Santa Cruz. This venue is a nice intimate setting where you'll have the chance to experience their music up close and personal.

What: Gentle Thunder and Will Clipman
Where: Cayuga Vault, Santa Cruz, CA
When: Sunday June 24th at 7 pm
Cost: $15 adv, $18 door

More information on Gentle Thunders website, or download this press release.

Pictures from last years NCFC Gathering at Mary Youngbloods house

If you'd like to view some pictures from last years event you will find them archived on the NCFC website. Here's the link:

Please bring your camera and take lot's of foto this year, I'll be happy to post them!

Hotel Suggestions for the Summer Gathering

Here are some suggestions for hotels near Mary Youngblood's house:

List of all hotels in Rancho Cordova

Recommended hotels (click on each to link):

Mary is also offering her backyard to limited number of folks who want to camp. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate that you'd like to camp when you send your RSVP in.

Update on Mary's Birthday Party and Summer Gathering

Things are in full swing as we prepare for Mary Youngblood's birthday party and the annual NCFC Summer Gathering. Everyone is invited to join us, the only requirement is that you must RSVP for the event in order to get the directions and details about the event.

Like years past, we'll once again be celebrating Mary Youngbloods birthday by gathering to play the flute, learn new techniques and fellowship with your fellow fluties. There will be workshops, vendors, an open mic and lot's of food. BUT, this year Mary wanted to expand the event to two days! So we're going to have a day of workshops and open mic's followed by a day of adventure!

If you haven't marked your calendar already, this event is happening on the weekend of June 23-24, in Fair Oaks CA (near Sacramento).

This event is being organized by the Loping Wolf clan. For both days, you must RVSP by sending an email to: flutecircle AT lopingwolf DOT com
or calling: 530-613-4197

What: NCFC Spring Gathering
When: Saturday, June 23
Where: Mary Youngblood's house
Activities: Workshops, open mic, vendors and food!

What: Mary Youngblood's Birthday Adventure day
When: Sunday, June 24
Where: American River and various other sites.
Activities: River kayaking (bring your own kayak), bike ride and hiking. BBQ to follow at Mary's house.

For more detail, check out the NCFC Calendar online at:

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

San Francisco Free Folk Festival

I know that many of you enjoy music of all types. I learned that there is an interesting event this weekend in San Francisco. It's dedicated to folk music. There will be workshops, concerts and the like all day Saturday and Sunday.

Here's the link:

What: San Francisco Free Folk Festival
When: Sat 6/16 - Sun 6/17/2007
Cost: Free