I wish to acknowledge an UNSUNG HEROINE: Jane Phillips.

Jane PhillipsUsually she has a fiddle tucked under her chin, and you see her playing at dances with Megaband and Hey! She has served on the FOLKMADS Board and rotates off this December. She and mandolin-playing hubby Laurie host house concerts for folk musicians. And Jane is the tireless and talented web mistress for www.folkmads.org. More than 17,000 people have visited the web site in the past four years, and I personally know that many of us locals, as well as dancers nationwide who travel through New Mexico, rely on FOLKMADS’ web site for information. If you haven’t visited the site, you should. And next time you see Jane, say “thank you” for all her great work on behalf of folk music and dance in our state.