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‘Art Harriman’ Leaves Sandwich Fair After 38-Years As Master Of Ceremonies.

by Anura Guruge


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Art Harriman, the World record holder for playing the smallest harmonica ever (1″), has been a fixture at Sandwich Fair, N.H., for the 20-years or more that we have been attending.

Monday, October 10, 2016, was, however, his last appearance at Sandwich Fair. It transpires that he has been there, every year, without fail for 38 years! That would mean that he has been there, regaling the punters, since 1978. That is a long time.

I did not know this but it transpires that “Common Man” founder/owner, Alex Ray (who has been providing food at Sandwich for 40 unbroken years), was instrumental in bringing Art to the Fair. Thank you Alex.

My friends, “Annie and The Orphans” have been performing at Sandwich for over 28-years (with a few years gap several years ago). Ironically I called up Art, on the phone, and spoke to him about getting “Annie and The Orphans” back to Sandwich. He was very gracious.

Annie and The Orphans” & Alex Ray gave Art quite the farewell, “Annie …” doing an extended 90(+) minute set. It was moving, but kind of sad. Definitely the end of an era.

Thank YOU, Mr. Art Harriman.

Sandwich will never be the same to us without YOU. We have never known Sandwich without you standing on the stage.



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by Anura Guruge

No Bidders For Possibly Land-Mined Tax-Evasion Fortress In Plainfield, New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I am surprised, but I think there is two factors at play — and the possible land mines per se isn’t one of them.

I think there are factions who want to show solidarity with the Browns given that paying taxes is not a popular pastime in New Hampshire. The other is the minimum $250,000 price tag. I think that is too high. IF I had any money I would make an offer to buy this place. Actually if anybody who has a say in this reads this they should contact me. I will BUY IT — for a price. The land mines worry me NOT. I know that the technology is available to have them cleared.

Also interesting that her dental office in prime Lebanon did not sell. Price again had to have been a factor.

That nobody sat in the 16 chairs provided for the potential bidders, to me, tells its own story. The good folks of New Hampshire do not want to be seen involved in this tax-evasion case. Good for them.


Saturday, August 16, 2014 At Lovely Cate Park, Wolfeboro, N.H. — “Southern Rail” Worldclass Bluegrass From Watertown, MA.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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‘Southern Rail’ on YouTube from a year ago. Click to access video.


I gather they have played to great acclaim at Cate Park before. I don’t think I have seen them. I am still kind of undecided whether I am really a major ‘Bluegrass’ fan. I can listen to it BUT it doesn’t do as much for me as other genres. Not sure what our plans are for Saturday evening. I realize, to my horror, that we have ONLY been to one concert at Cate Park this Summer and that was to see “Annie & The Orphans“. Much of this, if not all, has to do with conflicts with ‘Great Waters‘ concert — and yes, ‘Huggins Fair‘. I had hoped to walk over to Cate Park during ‘THE Fair’ but that never happened and I am kind of curious that no notes drifted across from the Park. I have heard Cate Park concerts while doing ‘Huggins’.

Anywho … just a heads up. Seems like a nice band. Enjoy.


Cate Park, Wolfeboro, N.H., July 12, 2014, FREE Concert — The Mary Maguire Band (That Just Gave Me Goosebumps).

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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When we were at the heartwarming and as ever wonderful “Annie & the Orphans” concert last Saturday Deanna having done a customary, first-pass, tour of the Park came back all gushing saying “their is a band that you will want to see”. Deanna, plain and simple, knows what I like. She was referring to this notice she had seen next to the bandstand and taken a picture of to make sure that we had it for posterity. Of course she was right. I did not know of them but this was my kind of music. I am a sucker, of long and distinguished standing, when it comes to folk music and country. Throw in Western Swing and what is there NOT to like. Yep, I wanted to see them. But, alas and alack, I am NOT sure whether we will get to see them at Cate Park! Bummer cubed! But, I already checked their schedule. I will drive 2 hours, even to Maine to see them. I just listened to them on YouTube video (below). They gave me goose bumps. Wow. They are GOOD, good and GOOD. So, if you are within 40 miles of Wolfeboro, the Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S., on Saturday afternoon hoof it over to Cate Park. You will not regret it.

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Click to access this YouTube. IF you are LUCKY, it will give you goosebumps.


The Heartwarming ‘Annie & The Orphans’ At Cate Park, Wolfeboro, N.H. on July 5, 2014, Again Cast Their Magic. Thank YOU.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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What can I say about ‘Annie & The Orphans‘ that I haven’t gushed about before. They were brilliant. Just plain, good ol’ fashioned, heartwarming musical entertainment by a very dedicated, committed and warm bunch of guys. Nice as apple pie. Perfect way to spend a perfect 4th of July weekend Saturday evening in Wolfeboro, N.H.

I started seeing them at Sandwich Fair c. 1998. Deanna thinks that she saw them at ‘The Fair’, where they were the perennial favorites for decades, even prior to that.

We saw them at Cate Park last year and loved. There was no way we were going to miss them this year.

I knew it was their 50th Year since it was their 49th last year and I can still do easy math such as that.

Thank YOU, “Annie & The Orphans”. Bravo.

“Annie & The Orphans”, Cate Park, Wolfeboro, NH., July 5, 2014.


A photo montage from Cate Park
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Please watch. It will be make you smile.

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From their Website. Please click to access.

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