A Fun Night at the Merced Street Fair

On July 21, 2016 a quartet from Cuivre! had some fun playing at the newly revived Merced Street Faire. The group played a set of pop tunes, including: Daisey Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two), Funiculi-Funicula, Give My Regards to Broadway, Hello! Ma Baby, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, The Band Played On, Yankee Doodle Boy, You’re a Grand Old Flag, and an arrangement of America the Beautiful by member Kathie Mackie.

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Cuivre! quartet, from left to right: John Gottschalk, BJ Humpel, Kathie Mackie, Ken Mackie

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Ok, John, here’s one you haven’t seen.

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Ever the professional, Kathie studies her part while Ken cracks jokes.

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Um, guys, this is not supposed to be a solo piece.

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That’s better.

To paraphrase Starman:

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Green light: play.

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Red light: stop.

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Yellow light: play very fast.

With the setting sun and the last note played, it’s time to take a bow. But, wait a minute!

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Photobombed!

Finally, to thunderous applause:

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Curtain call.

 

Next up: Cuivre! will perform at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theater on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., followed by John and Ken on the Alphorns at 6:30.

And Cuivre! will be returning to play Oom-Pah music for the Octoberfest dinner at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Turlock on October 30, 2016.

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