16. Stavanger Emigration Festival, Part II - Emigration Concert & Cruise on the Gamle Rogaland, Rubbing Shoulders with Dignitaries, Celebrities & Friends - Evening of July 4th

See Travel Report #7                 See photo album Part I

Gamle Rogaland photo taken the following day (July 5th). 
The director of the festival Hans, Anette, Peg & Uncle Sverie on gang plank.
Dignitaries and honored guests gather on board the Gamle Rogaland to hear the Concert "People on the Move."
The boat offerred an excellent vantage point to view the concert.
The stage with noted performers in the midst of their presentation - Mick O'Brian far left, Andrew Hardin & Tom Russell left of center, Norwegian singer & MC Hanne Krogh right of center, the Haugesund "Vamps" band provide support.
Uncle Sverie, Peg and Keith relax between songs.
A proud builder of a nice replica of the Sloop Restauration, Hans G. Andersen.
The Captain of the Gamle Rogaland. See "M/S "Rogaland"  weg site in Norwegian.
TV personality Erik Bye in center with Gamle Rogaland Captain and crew.
Peg in the bow of the coastal steamer as we cruise out into the fjord.
Keith and unidentified music person discuss something of vital importance. (If you know this man, please let us know; we'd like to contact him again - we lost his name & address.)
Keith talks with Mick O'Brian, Ulien pipe player and educator from Ireland.
The personable Mick O'Brian and Keith share a funny story.
Matt Rosdail (on right) and his cousin Tom Gerhold pose with popular Norwegian singer Hanne Krogh. Matt's comments about Hanne: "What a wonderful lady. She was so open, friendly and her head wasn't in the clouds."
Peg has her turn for a photo with the charming singer. We were greatly impressed with Hanne's genuine warmth and friendliness ... and we love her music!
On board the Gamle Rogaland, shrimp and crab were served along 2 very special wines, Cleng's Red & Cleng's White.
Entertainment by Stueensemblet, a jazz band, on the covered aft deck.
Sailboat astern of the Gamle Rogaland in the fjord off Stavanger
Heading back to port of Stavanger - evening of July 4, 2000
After the ship docks it is time for group photo ops with the stars. Peg with US performer Tom Russell with Hanne peaking under Tom's arm.
Peg receives hug from Tom Russell, American singer/songwriter - other stars in the background.
The party breaks up and farewells are said.

A midnight sunset as viewed from our hotel room after a most spectacularly special day.

See next day's photo album (#17, July 5th) for our visit to the Emigration Center.

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