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Greeting the Train with the Sounds of Southern Pines Memory

Saturday, March 27, 2010 • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Southern Pines Train Depot, 235 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, NC
No Admission Charge

Directed and produced by historian Ray Owen, the program is based on two historical greetings that helped found Southern Pines. In the years of settlement, an African-American choir known as the Singing Society greeted incoming trains, and the letters of town founder John T. Patrick tell of meetings between potential northern settlers and representatives from local Scottish families, arranged in an effort to demonstrate that the native Southerners were kind and hospitable. These two groups--African-American and Scottish-American--were pillars of local society, and with their blessing Southern Pines was settled. The presentation is intended to bear witness to the power of our culture, with roots reaching back for generations.
This event is co-sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association and the Town of Southern Pines in conjunction with the Arts Council of Moore County, the Clan MacKenzie Society in the Americas, Frank Pierce/A Southern Studio, Perry Davis/Davis Video Productions, Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative, Scottish Heritage USA, Sept of Blue Clan MacMillian, The Southern Pines Welcome Center, and Sunrise Theater.
Current participants include:
Ray Owen- introductory remarks
Dr. Douglas Kelly, Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC, and President of Scottish Heritage USA - leading the Lord's Prayer in Gaelic
Dr. Mary Wayne Watson, Humanities Instructor at Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Choir - singing hymns in Gaelic
The Together-N-Unity Choir - singing traditional gospel hymns
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Pipe Band - 3 members providing a bagpipes chorus & drum
Sept of Blue Clan MacMillian & the Clan MacKenzie Society in the Americas - tartan clad and flag waving
[and check out Farm2Table on the green beside Sunrise Theatre]
Larry McNeely & Friends in Concert
Saturday, March 27, 2010 • 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Old Bethesda Church, 1020 Bethesda Rd., Aberdeen, NC
Admission $12 per person • Tickets can be purchased at the event
A concert featuring musician Larry McNeely and his band. Larry McNeely is an American five-string banjo player known for his collaboration with Glen Campbell and for recording several soundtracks for different motion pictures. McNeely began playing the banjo in 1961. In the following years, he absorbed both Don Reno's style and the Keith style. He moved to La Folette, Tennessee in 1965 to join the Pinnacle Mountain Boys and soon afterwards, he became a member of "Roy Acuff and his Smokey Mountain Boys". In 1969, he joined the Glen Campbell Show as a replacement for John Hartford. About five years later, he was working with Burl Ives and later with Smothers Brothers. He formed the "Larry McNeely Trio" in 1975. In the fall of the 1970s, McNeely began his career as a studio session player for movie soundtracks. Over the years he's been working with artists such as, Mac Davis, Eddie Kendricks, Percy Faith and Barbara Mandrell. He became a member of "Southern Manor", a progressive bluegrass band in 1984. Within a year he was back, working with Roy Acuff. Larry McNeely lives in Moore County and is married Beth Harris McNeely, who is a Bryant family descendent (the Bryant House). His concert will benefit the Bryant House and McLendon Cabin.
Craig & Patrick Fuller in Concert
Saturday, March 27, 2010 • 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Old Bethesda Church, 1020 Bethesda Rd., Aberdeen, NC
Admission $12 per person • Tickets can be purchased at the event
Craig Fuller is a founding member of the pioneering Country Rock band, Pure Prairie League. While with PPL, he wrote and sang the band’s most noteworthy song, “Amie” and was the major songwriter on the band’s first two, most highly acclaimed albums. From 1996 to 1997 he recorded two records for United Artists with the band, American Flyer, the first of which was produced by famed Beatles Producer Sir George Martin. In 1978 he recorded the album, “Fuller Kaz” with Eric Kaz . As a member of Little Feat, he was a major writer on Let It Roll; the band’s grammy nominated 1989 album, Representing The Mombo (1991), and Shake Me Up”, (1993). From 1999-2001 Fuller lived in Nashville and wrote for Big Yellow Dog publishing. A father of four, he currently divides his time between Pinehurst, North Carolina and Nashville while performing 25-30 shows a year mostly with PPL but also a Solo act and a guest with Little Feat.
Patrick Fuller is the son of singer songwriter Craig Fuller and Dr. Victoria DeVito, who currently holds an assistant professorship at Vanderbilt University. Patrick has been performing since he was 17 years old and has been writing his own songs almost for as long. Born in Vancouver WA, he has moved around a lot in his early years and has experienced more American culture than most adults twice his age. He has been inflluenced by a wide variety of music and draws on those influences in each of his compositions. Patrick has lived in Pinehurst since 2001 and is currently a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill.
Tift Merritt in Concert
Saturday, March 27, 2010 • 8:00 to 10:00 pm
R.E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, NC
Admission $25 per person • Tickets can be purchased at the event
Tift Merritt is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist whose music defies categorization. Her uniquely satisfying stew of rock and roll, soul, folk and country has record stores scratching their heads and audiences dancing in the aisles and telling their friends. Born in Houston, her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where Tift grew up. She has released two studio albums—Bramble Rose (2002) and Tambourine (2004); and her third studio album, Another Country, was released in 2008. This event is presented by the Arts Council of Moore County and the Moore County Historical Association and made possible by Merritt's friend and MCHA Board Member, Nancy Blount.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession
Sunday, March 28, 2010 • 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Old Bethesda Church, 1020 Bethesda Rd., Aberdeen, NC
Admission $15 per person • Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Shaw House
A gritty one-woman play starring Jane Holding, adapted for the stage by Holding and Allan Gurganus from his best selling novel "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All." A remarkable woman reveals her secrets one by one, in this harrowing and hilarious comedy about wars, both Civil and domestic. The story focuses on Lucy who marries a Civil War veteran. Though the war is long since finished, Lucy's husband remains haunted by it until the end of his life. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City.