Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Traditional Shape-Note Singing/School at Ozark Folk Center State Park on July 12 and13

Ozark Folk Ctr.
The Ozark Folk Center State Park at Mountain View will host their traditional shape-note school and singing on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. Participating singers will be part of the Friday evening program in the Ozark Folk Center State Park Auditorium. Admission to the classes is free. Call the front desk to register. Parking is available at in the main parking lot and shuttles will be running to the auditorium. Regular park fees apply for admission to the park's Craft Village. More detailed information is available at:

Friday, June 7, 2013

Singing at the General Store on June 9th...

Reminder: The Shiloh Singers of NWA will be singing this Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2013, starting at 1:30 P.M. at the General Store on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum. We had a well-attended singing in May, celebrated Mother's Day and enjoyed the pie and coffee at Denny's after the singing. Hope you'll join in the singing and fellowship this Sunday.

Thanks to Gail Cowart for making the easy-to-read sign and a special mounting bracket to allow us to mount the new sign to the porch railing during our monthly singings without hooks or nails.

Thanks to Marla Cantrell, editor of @Urban magazine for visiting our May singing. Marla interviewed several individual singers and the group during a break in the singing. She's working on an article for a future edition of the monthly magazine.

Photo; Thanks to Bill Caldwell for bringing a several bundles of roses to our May singing so that each mother could have a red rose for her special day of the year.

Thanks to Syd Caldwell, Holly Childs, Dan Brittain and most of all, Annie Grieshop, who has been working to update the list of Arkansas singings on the University of Mississippi Sacred Harp web pages. We've been updated and our web page is now on the list. Maintaining an accurate nationwide list of singing groups must be like herding cats! Thank you Annie! See:

One More Thing...
Syd wrote me a note and said he had a special announcement to make at this Sunday's singing. We're thankful that he no longer has to wear the special arm brace, but I think he's been doing some long range planning (again). He's one of our "sparkplugs" who helps keep our Sacred Harp engine running smoothly. We'll have more details after Sunday and in our next newsletter.

Hope you're looking forward to singing on Sunday too!