Rarely ever does the drummer get the credit. They sit on the stage partially hidden behind their instrument. They do not tend to get the recognition of their showier guitar playing brethren. In this case, I figure that I should not only offer the drummer the credit, but that he could take centre stage in the post. The drummer in this case is Tim Cress of the band the East Coast Millionaires who played the opening concert for this year's Natal Day weekend. In addition to drumming, for the past three summers Tim has also been one of the summer employees at the Annapolis Heritage Society. Officially he spends his time interpreting the history of O'Dell House and Sinclair Inn Museums, but he also tends to be my go to person for the countless odd requests and jobs which occur in the course of operating a museum. Amazingly, these requests are dealt with unfalteringly good, if somewhat odd, humour. Since he his one of the faces who allow the AHS to function, I figure that this is as good of an opportunity as any to acknowledge his good work.
As I previously mentioned, tonight was the first night of Annapolis Royal's Natal Day weekend 2010. This year the Annapolis Heritage Society had been asked to organize the event. This effort was led by Jim McGinis. The event was kicked off with a procession of princesses and vintage cars led down St George Street by a piper. When they reached the Farmer's Market there was a short formal presentation followed by a concert by the aforementioned East Coast Millionaires. I was particularly happy to hear the band play Spirit of the West's "Home for a Rest" as it has been a while since I have heard that particular favorite. Thanks to everyone who helped out with tonight's events.
All for now,