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“Great Waters Music Festival”, Wolfeboro, N.H., Summer of 2015 — Ronan Tynan, Irish Tenor & Captivating Folk Singer Jonathan Edwards Signed Up.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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The last “Great Waters Music Festival“, Wolfeboro, N.H. concert for the 2014 season was but last Friday and we finished the season, which was a great one, with a BIG BANG, thanks to the scintillating “North Shore Acappella“.

On Saturday we received e-mails informing us that Ronan Tynan, Irish Tenor and Folk Singer Jonathan Edwards have already been signed up for the 2015 season. Wow. That is great.

I was not familiar with Jonathan Edwards, so I went looking for him. Found his Website and listened to this video.

I am SOLD. Love it. I will be there with BELLS ON.
Thank you, “Great Waters”. You have done it again.
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Click to access his Website with his videos.



Then I checked the next video. “The End of the World“. I first thought I was hearing things. NO! It is a protest song about Mittens and Paul Ryan!

How wonderful. And he is coming to deep-red Wolfeboro — the 7th home of Mittens. Delightful. Here is the song. Listen and enjoy. Thank “Great Waters”. I hope ‘they’ can get Mittens to come to the concert.

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Click to access YouTube video of him signing about Mittens and Paul Ryan. This will go down a TREAT in Wolfeboro, N.H.



And this, of course, is Ronan Tynan.

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Click to access his Website. Shame he couldn’t get ‘.com’.


Program Schedule For The 2014 ‘Highland Games’ At Loon, N.H. With The “Glengarry Bhoys” Now Available.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Aug. 26, 2014.
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— Aug. 8, 2014.

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Featured 2013 pipe band — Aug. 27, 2013.
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We will be boycotting 2013 GamesAug. 9, 2013.
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>>– Sep. 23, 2012.

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>>– Sep. 23, 2012.

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Click to ENLARGE the schedule for Friday, Saturday & Sunday morning. Use link below to access the 3-page original.

Click to ENLARGE the schedule for Friday, Saturday & Sunday morning. Use link below to access the 3-page original.

To access the 3-page original click here.

The schedule for the 2014 ‘Highland Games‘ at Loon, N.H., September 19 — 21, 2014, is now available.

They, of course, do NOT have a “Glengarry Bhoys” & “The Brigadoons” together “Dream Ticket” event. That would have been way too creative for their tired, Scotch-addled gray-matter.

But, at least they had the sense to finish off Saturday (at least at the main venue) with the Bhoys at 4:15pm. That could turn out to be a BLAST. IF the Bhoys are anything like what they used to be they will play well past the measly 35 minutes allocated to the bands. They will do what they can to please the crowds. With luck, others like the Brigadoons might wander in and join them. Albannach may be tempted because the Bhoys would definitely give them a filip.

They do not have the Brigadoons playing even ONCE in the Concert Tent. Sad and I think insulting. Brigadoons have done yeoman duty to the Highland Games and they are beloved. They can still pack the Concert Tent.

To me, albeit to my by now jaundiced eyes, with the exception of the incomparable Glengarry Bhoys this yet again is insipid deja vu served up cold. But, unlike last year when we decided to boycott the Games (after 16 years), we are going to go JUST because of the Bhoys and because I miss saying ‘Hi’ to the Brigadoons.

I will be keeping an eye on the Games and the weather — and I talk as one who has bravely weathered hurricanes and monsoons at the Games.


I, As A Granite State Ambassador (GSA), Signed Up Again To Be An Official Fall Foliage Updater For The N.H. Dept. Of Tourism.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access the official New Hampshire Tourism Website with their Fall Foliage tracking and reports.


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What the N.H. Foliage report looks like at my end, in Excel Spreadsheet form. The Dept. of Tourism pulls all of these reports, from across the State, each Tuesday and Thursday, and prepare the reports they post on the Web.

I signed up last week, at the behest of GSA, to be a Fall Foliage Updater for the 2014 season. I did it last year and it was fun. Plus this is something I can do for GSA without venturing too far from home. So happy to do it.

Just submitted my first foliage report — which is in Excel spreadsheet format (as supplied by the Dept. of Tourism). Today is the first day that foliage tracking begins. I do much of my ‘peeping’ on my run. That works out. Good representative dirt road, with a swamp, and I get wonderful vistas of the Belknap hills.

I will keep you posted. Foliage in my neck of the woods in Alton, right now, is but a tantalizing promise of what might be coming. A few vivid, striking oranges and the first tree that started turning color, last week, now has dark maroon leaves.

Happy Fall in New Hampshire, and try not to fall though there isn’t any snow as yet, even on Mount Washington (I think).


Deanna Tries Her Hand With My Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i with 18-55mm IS II Lens.

I took this the night before. Click to ENLARGE.

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0. Nikon Coolpix L820
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4. Alton photographer, John Bishop


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Deanna took the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, with 18-55mm IS II Lens, yesterday afternoon, and took it for a spin. So first it was Alton photographer John Bishop on Thursday evening and now it was Deanna. Gives me a chance to see what kind of pictures this camera takes under different conditions and in the hands of different people.

I still have to learn to properly use this camera. IF I had time to read the 300 page manual that would be a real good start. But, this camera is growing on me. The professionals I encounter, e.g., those that take pictures at the “Great Waters” concerts, like the scintillating on on Friday, “North Shore Acappella“, make fun of it and call it a cheap and nasty. That it probably is. But this is all I can afford. So c’est la vie. I will learn to live with it. My consolation, it might be a cheap and nasty camera and I might not be anywhere close to as talented and gifted as them BUT my pictures get seen. They take all these pictures, like on Friday, and nobody sees them.



A picture I took last night.

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