White, Springs, FL -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service will host the 59th Annual Florida Folk Festival on May 27 through 29, at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The Morse Family Band will perform on Saturday evening, May 28.
The Morse Family Band consists of Matthew, Leah, Abigail, Aaron, Seth and Dawn Morse. They like a variety of music, from old time, mountain music and folk, to gospel and bluegrass. The family band was formed in 2006, when Matthew switched from classical violin to old time fiddling.
The other four siblings each chose a favorite instrument to learn to play. Dawn (the mom) was surrounded by music as a child, and has been playing and singing most of her life, beginning with her own family. It seemed only natural to continue the music with her children. Matthew has played violin/fiddle for nine years, as well as the banjo, guitar and bass. Leah plays violin; Abigail plays guitar; Aaron plays mandolin and bass; Seth plays guitar; and Dawn plays mandolin, bass and guitar. As each one gets older, they are broadening their own horizons and learning new instruments, adding even more variety to their shows. Their love for music and for people shows in what they do.
Tickets are $25.00 per day or $50.00 for the weekend. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 for the entire weekend are $5.00 at the gate.
For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster or www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.
The Festival will take place:
May 27–29, 2011
Gates open daily at 8:00 a.m.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
White Springs, Florida