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Annual Guitar Studio Party at the Aron's House

Annual Guitar Studio Party at the Aron's House

Every year my wife and I invite the Guitar Studio to the house for a party. We usually have a bonfire. Lots of food, including our signature home-made donuts, fortify the gang and a plethora of musical instruments inevitably come out of the closets and lead to a big jam session. Here are some photos of the latest edition.

After eating, we went out to start the fire. It had rained for two days so the burn pile was not cooperating. The guys were game to help me get it going.

 We started out blowing. Here is Mohit blowing on it, with Collin, Aidan, Julia and Brian taking turns.

We started out blowing. Here is Mohit blowing on it, with Collin, Aidan, Julia and Brian taking turns.

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Then we turned to using poster board as hand-held bellows. This worked a bit better.

 Steve and the others working at the fire.

Steve and the others working at the fire.

Finally, it caught.

 L-R: Steve, Brian, Rebecca, Caeli, Julia, Aidan, Archie, Mohit, Collin

L-R: Steve, Brian, Rebecca, Caeli, Julia, Aidan, Archie, Mohit, Collin

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 Grandkids Flora and Ashton, and friend, Laine

Grandkids Flora and Ashton, and friend, Laine

 Grandson Rowan

Grandson Rowan

 Steve adds fuel to the fire

Steve adds fuel to the fire

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 It was a big one.

It was a big one.

Our old friend Mir Ali was visiting, and strolled through the proceedings playing and singing Arabic music while two beautiful Gypsy women followed him, belly dancing (my wife and stepdaughter).

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 Family friend Larry with stepdaughters Mylea and Alayna

Family friend Larry with stepdaughters Mylea and Alayna

Resettling in the house, the music starts. Mir plays the drums (a kit sized for a 3-year-old, and gifted to our grandson ten years ago, but still serving its purpose), I'm on banjo, Mohit on recorder and Aidan on bass, etc....

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 Mir at the piano

Mir at the piano

 Aidan on the bass

Aidan on the bass

 Archie on the guit-anjo (banj-tar?)

Archie on the guit-anjo (banj-tar?)

 Brian, Collin, Rebecca and Julia create a percussion section while my mother-in-law, Joyce, takes it all in

Brian, Collin, Rebecca and Julia create a percussion section while my mother-in-law, Joyce, takes it all in

 Mohit sings one while drumming

Mohit sings one while drumming

 Collin on the bass

Collin on the bass

 Rebecca and Julia

Rebecca and Julia

 Archie on the cello

Archie on the cello

 Caeli, Steve, Brian and Mohit, now on violin

Caeli, Steve, Brian and Mohit, now on violin

The accordion finally came out, and the evening ended with a few tangos. We had some fun!

 Julia, Mir, Mohit and Aidan

Julia, Mir, Mohit and Aidan

Jorge Caballero at Oberlin

Jorge Caballero at Oberlin

Xavier Jara in Oberlin

Xavier Jara in Oberlin

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