Shall we peek around the corner? {summer 2015}

What’s up with Whispering Roses for the summer of 2015? Well, let me give you just a peek into our summer schedule.

June 26 & 27, 2015
Tacoma Highland Games
Info here!

July 31st, 2015 | 4:30pm
Colville Rendezvous Days
An exciting event for Colville and the surrounding area!
Learn more here.

August 1st, 2015 | 9:00-5:30
Spokane Highland Games
We’re delighted to come to Spokane for the first time!
More info here!

August 15-16, 2015 | 9-7 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday

Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival
This fest and the people to organize it have won their way to our hearts! We look forward to playing on the grounds of the beautiful Marcus Daly Mansion once again.

Details here.

We LOVE what we do!

BTW, Janna will be joining us for the summer festivals! Be sure to get one of them on your schedule! Share the dates with friends in Tacoma, Spokane, or Missoula/Bitterroots/MT.

Local {Portland} appearances will be announced here as well! Stay tuned!

What are your summer plans?

~the 4th Rose


When the Roses are Snowed In…

Starting on Thursday, all our classes, students and jobs were cancelled!  Here’s what we do when we’re snowed in for the weekend:

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Enjoy Mom’s childhood sledIMG_0280 (800x533)


Build a snowmanIMG_0299 (800x533)


Make sticky bunsIMG_0264 (800x533)

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Make our own hot lattes and hot chocolate and alternate between watching the snow fall, journaling, watching the snow, surfing Facebook and watching the snowIMG_0251 (800x533)


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Masquerade Ball

After hearing us play at the 2013 Homeschool Alumni English Country Dance, Laura Hatch, the caller for Set To Music English Country Dancing asked us if we would play for some of her balls! We often attend as dancers, but it was very enjoyable to be able to provide live music for one of the dance sets. 1421267_10152082846534516_1880450102_o (751x800)Dressed and ready to play! Krista learned how to do face painting especially for this ball.  We loved the way they turned out!

IMG_0224 (800x533)Ready to play

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At the harp

1403005_10152082846464516_1060797172_o (800x445)We can see Sarah in this one!

1483855_10152082843984516_1161435386_o (800x657)The dance caller’s daughter trying her hand at the piano!

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IMG_0200 (800x533)Noah also came and danced!  Can you guess who he is representing?

Noah’s Vocal Debut

Early this spring Noah finally decided that his developing voice had settled enough sing a solo.  Guess what subject he chose?  You got it!  A battle!

I love the narrative style of this song, but it is worth noting that like Hollywood today, they took some poetic license with the historical facts to make a more dramatic song! This video was taken this summer at the Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival in Hamilton, MT.

Monday’s Musings | Those Moments of Life…

We were in the living room doing our vocal warm-ups.   Kathrina kept trying to talk about the various tasks that needed to be completed in the two second pauses in between exercise sets, but that wasn’t going very well. Inevitably, it would take longer than two seconds to tell something, and she kept spilling over into the next set, much to the chagrin of the rest of us.  Finally she laughed and said, “I read this status update on Facebook the other day.  It said, “You know that feeling when you have all your ducks lined up in a row? Me neither.””

Then we all had a good laugh and Noah poked his head into the living room.  He had apparently overhead our conversation from the dining room where he was working at the table.

“And then there’s the guys version of it,” he said. “You know that feeling? Me neither!”

Yep, my brother has a good sense of humor!

~ the Second Rose