Listen Local. The First is A Memory. Next up 2.

On behalf of all us us who rather impulsively desided to go for it (not knowing at all what it would mean) I’d like to thank all the people who made the 1st annual Galiano Music Festival  possible. We know there were previous Music Festivals, and without them to forge the path there wouldn’t have been this one. But this is the one that becomes annual. (Famous last words. But intensions count.) You can see the list of sponsors and volunteers who made the music happen here Sponsors and Volunteers. Without them we would have been a plane without wings. With their support, we flew.

Thanks also goes out to all those who braved the smoke and the heat to form the most necessary, enthusiastic audience. And last but not least, we want  to thank the musicians themselves without whom the whole exercise would have been pointless. With them we rocked.

We have learned a lot about the process of getting together to make music in a festival setting. Sure, mistakes were made, and a few tempers were tested. But over all, the day was amazing. I can say that for everything that seemed to go wrong someone immediatly stepped up out of the blue and said, “Hey I can fix that.” But then, that is the magic of Galiano. Mostly people danced and sang along and a few beers were imbibed. What more can we ask for other than to do it again and again.

I hope you heard some musician  you hadn’t heard play before and were suitably impressed. And as I trust you were, I recommend that you stayed tuned to this website because there will be more and better things on the way.



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