Thursday, April 24, 2008

NCFC Spring Flute Festival 2008: Vance Pennington (Waking Spirit Flutes)

The second annual NCFC/NoNahme Spring Gathering starts this weekend in Georgetown, CA. To highlight the event, I thougth that I would feature a short introduction or review of each of the vendors who will be selling flutes next weekend. There will be a lot of other vendors with awesome crafts for sale, far too many for me to talk about each of them. But since I know personally, or know of all of the flutemakers, I thought that I would spend a few moments letting you know what's in store so that you bring a few extra bucks with you, just in case...

I first met Vance Pennington, of Waking Spirits Flutes at the first NCFC Spring Flute Festival last year. I was amazed at the craftmanship which Vance puts into his flutes. Vance's skill as a woodworker puts him in the top catagory of flutemakers in the business today. Vance has also pushed the envelope with creativity in the science of flute making because he is one of only a handful of flutemakers who offer a "Tunable Native American Flutes". If you are in the market for a concert-tuned instrument then you definitely need to stop by and experience Vances work. Here's a link which describes his tunable flutes series:

New this year, Vance is also now manufacturing what he calls "Sensory Harps". I hope that Vance brings a few with him to this event, as I am anxious to play one.
Vance also does wonderful beadwork. Be sure to stop by and checkout the selection of wraps that he'll have available for sale:
Check out his website:

For a complete list of vendors, check out the festival page:

Don't forget that the NCFC/NoNahme Spring Flute Festival is April 26-27, 2008, in Georgetown, CA. 8 AM - 6 PM each day

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