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Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Michele Cull » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:02 pm

The Ohio Valley Shape Note Singers, part of VSBC, invite you to the 2012 Harrods Creek/Bob Meek Memorial Shape Note Convention. Activities include:

- Friday, April 27th, Vine St Baptist Church (960 Vine St) will host Fish FRYday Beginning at 6:30p, a community Fish Fry will welcome out of town guests and local residents alike. There will likely be a little singing, maybe even picking.

-Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, 9:30 - 3:00 The Harrods Creek/Bob Meek Memorial Convention hosted at Harrods Creek Baptist Church (8102 Hwy. 329 Crestwood/Brownsboro, KY.) People of all ages, backgrounds and singing ability gather to sing old style a capella hymns from three different tunebooks - Sacred Harp 1992 edition, Sacred Harp (Cooper) and Southern Harmony and Dinner on the Ground both days.

All activities are free and you don't have to be a singer to join us. The following links can give you an idea of what we are doing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHUfHNEZDPc - Trailer for the documentary "Awake, My Soul"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaLnG7vfVOc - Story on Sacred Harp
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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Robin Garr » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:19 pm

Thanks for posting, Michelle. That looks really interesting.

Do you know any more about the exact times of the Saturday and Sunday events?
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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Michele Cull » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:25 pm

Edited. Thanks Robin.
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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Lois Mauk » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:13 pm

Thanks, Michelle. I've shared this information on my church's email group.

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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Michele Cull » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:52 am

Lois - Thanks so much! My brother catches all of the catfish, about 100 lbs and fries it. I do most of the sides. We have folks from 6+ states that come for the weekend. Hope to see you!


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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Robin Garr » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:14 pm

Michele Cull wrote:Edited. Thanks Robin.

Great! Now, another question! Is it expected that visitors stay for the entire event? Or could you drop in for an hour or two without seeming rude?
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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Michele Cull » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:19 pm

Just come and stay as long as you want to any of the events. You don't even have to sing! We have folks that are curious come in for a few minutes and listen all the time. If you do come by, please ask for me. Everyone will know who I am.


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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Robin Garr » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:57 pm

Michele Cull wrote:Just come and stay as long as you want to any of the events. You don't even have to sing!

If I'm coming, I'm singing! :lol:

I hope Mary and I won't be too busy. I'd really like to see what this is like, Michelle. Thanks again for posting.
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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Robin Garr » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Michele Cull wrote:Keep those questions coming!

So you get off I-71 Crestwood exit, but go north, the opposite direction from Crestwood, and you'll see the church pretty soon?
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Re: Shape Note Singing/Fish Fry this weekend

by Michele Cull » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:11 pm

Correct. Coming from Louisville, take exit 14 and turn left (look for the yellow & black sign.) The church will be on your left in around 1.5 miles. There is a pond, an old stone church and a newer church next to it. It will be on the church sign.
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