10th Madison County (Grapevine) Singing

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina

Saturday, March 4, 2017

All selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 2015 Folk Heritage reprint).

The Community Center was not open when we arrived. Mary Filiss, a local singer, drove off to find a place for us to sing. While waiting we began singing on the porch.

61t, North Carolina - Dan Huger
58b, Primrose - Chris Wilhelm
56b, Sing to Me of Heaven - Mary Baumeister
289t, Dalston - Claudia Dean
289b, Happy Land - Maggie Lauterer
80t, Caddo - Don Wiley

We removed to The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, a few miles away, and resumed the singing.

68b, Arlington
Opening prayer, with thanks for the space.
208b, French Broad - Dan Huger
140, Edom - Jeff Farr
92, Promised Day - Leslie Booher
36b, Albion - Zack Allen
75t, Sprague - Chris Wilhelm, IMO Edna Vickers and Ed Smith of Tickanetley
207t, Windham - Maggie Lauterer


63t, Condescension - Claudia Dean
51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
117, Angel Band - Brandon Johnson
67b, Dundee - George Love
204t, Prayer Meeting - Martha Hubert
88, Pisgah - Mary Baumeister, for Scott Swanton
89t, Brightest Days, or Elevation - Dan Huger
67b, Dundee: Grace for lunch - verse 2


77b, Cambridge - Don Wiley
77t, Rockingham (First) - Dan Huger
360, The Saints Bound for Heaven - Jeff Farr
103b, Fish Pond - Tina Becker
63b, Azmon - Leslie Booher
160b, Hebron - Chaz Barber
369, Easter Anthem - Maggie Lauterer (words only)
266, Chrystler's Field - Claudia Dean
89b, Northfield - Diane Eskenasy
359, Wondrous Love - John Lauterer
255t, Watchman - Martha Hubert, for all the moms who loved this one


153, Columbus - Mary Baumeister
312, Penitence - Don Wiley
336, Crucifixion - Jeff Farr
76b, Night - Tina Becker
171t, Sessions - Leslie Booher
140, Edom - Chaz Barber
327, The Christian's Hope - Chris Wilhelm
105b, Resignation - Maggie Lauterer
281b, Palmetto - Claudia Dean
198, Creation - Diane Eskenasy
55b, Idumea - John Lauterer
59t, Mear - Martha Hubert


Don Wiley led 200b, Parting Hand, as the final song,
and closed the singing with prayer.

Minutes: Mary Baumeister, Arranging: Dan Huger

Many thanks to The Church of the Holy Spirit for welcoming us. Much gratitude to Mary Filiss! This is a lovely space to sing!

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