“To me the difference between a violin, and a fiddle, is that a violin never had a beer spilled on it… That is the difference.”
Will Fanning laughs at his joke as he rocks on his chair outside his home in Mingo, West Virginia. Fanning is a musician and hotel owner born in Ireland. But now he lives deep in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States.
“The Irish nearly every day have a song and play music,” said Fanning. “So that tradition is kind of bred into me. My family, every weekend we’d play music at the house.”
Like Fanning, many in the area continue the traditions from their families’ immigrant history including a kind of music called old-time.
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This would have come in very handy during the three years I spent in Alaska! File under the “Now you tell me” category.
Whether you’re on land or 30,000ft high, here are the tools and techniques you need for stunning mountain photography
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May 10, 2017 – Our second day travelling, May 10, 2017, was the first full day we spent on the ferry. Leaving Prince William Sound headed towards our first stop of Juneau meant we spent the day crossing the Gulf of Alaska.
I was a bit nervous ahead of time because on our way to Alaska, back in 2014, we hit rough seas for this portion of the trip. We had seas of 16 to 18 feet and both my husband and I had to finally break down & take Dramamine. Luckily this time i was relatively calm and sunny meaning I spent most of my time out on this deck area taking photographs.
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