Monday, August 12, 2013

Leonard "Lone Crow" McGann Passed Away

Leonard McGann has died this morning, Monday, 12 August 2013, at his Red Bud Ridge homestead in Bedford, Virginia. Known as the "Lone Crow," he was a maker of Native American flutes, and was much beloved nationally by the Native American flute community. Perhaps in some ways embodying his "Lone Crow" moniker, he was quirky and mischievous, as well as open, accepting, and loving. He was a skilled and artistic flute maker, and his work is wonderful to see, touch, play, and hear. He will be greatly missed.

SunWatch Flute and Art Festival 16-18 August 2013

The SunWatch Flute and Art Festival is one of two Native American flute festivals in reasonable driving distance from Rochester, NY, held in Dayton, OH (the other being the Potomac Native American Flute Festival in Washington, DC). Whereas PNAFF has a strong emphasis on workshops, SunWatch is the more traditional music festival. Performances on Native American flute are scheduled continuously through the day, with food vendors, Native American flute vendors, and arts and crafts vendors on the grounds of the archeological park. The event is held from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, 16-18 August 2013. Admission $8/day, $15 weekend pass.

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 15 August 2013

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Thursday, 15 August 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Brighton Parks & Recreation building (former Brookside School). The driveway entrance waypoint is 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, south of Westfall Rd (the other side of the building is the official address 220 Idlewood Rd). 

Beginners are welcome! Beginner flutes will be available to try.

We will have a great time playing the Native American flute, drums, rattles, and hand percussion, and enjoying each other's music.

A $5 contribution is requested for room rental costs and fees.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The SunWatch Flute and Art Festival in Dayton, Ohio, starts the next day, running August 16-18, 2013.

The meeting schedule is listed on the Blog and Meetup websites:


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival: Celestial Journey with the Finger Lakes Flute Circle

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle presents a Native American flute performance at the Rochester Fringe Festival! The Finger Lakes Flute Circle, dedicated to the Native American flute and world flutes, takes you on an emotive and transporting journey of the heart, carried by the living sounds of world flutes, drums, cello and harp. Performers include Flute Circle founder Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), both members of the University of Rochester Medical Center Palliative Care Program. This experience may mark the beginning of your own personal journey with the Native American flute.

Tickets $9, may be purchased online at the Rochester Fringe Festival website, or at the door one hour before show start.
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 6 p.m.
Location: Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

Rochester Fringe Festival: Celestial Journey with the Finger Lakes Flute Circle

Finger Lakes Flute Circle: