June 2005 Archives

June 17, 2005

Fred Lail stars in the Celtic Folkers

Fred Lail is one of three members of the Celtic Folkers, an acclaimed Celtic music band.

Lail, who was first introduced to Irish fiddling by friends of the Red Clay Ramblers, has been a fiddling for more than 20 years.
He studied with James Kelly of Dublin and Eugene O'Donnell of County Derry and has played in groups that have opened for Jimmy Buffet, Bill Monroe and more.
Lail also plays, teaches, arranges and composes music in the traditional Irish style in addition to playing the bodhran, the Irish drum, proficiently.

-- The Applachian Online

June 6, 2005

Gamecocks sign Harley Lail

Harley Lail of Lancaster, S.C., has committed to play baseball at teh University of South Carolina.

Lail spent two years at Spartanburg Methodist College, but his goal was to get to Columbia and wear a Gamecock uniform.

"I wanted to play for a top-notch program and it's not too far from home," Lail said. "The chance to play college baseball has been a goal of mine since I was around 10-years-old. I knew if I went to SMC and did well, I would have a chance to transfer to South Carolina."

As the SMC second baseman and leadoff hitter, Lail batted .397 with 13 home runs and 58 runs batted in this season. He also had 13 doubles, 5 triples and scored 62 runs.

-- The Lancaster News, June 6, 2005

Hattiesburg Lail threads her way to success

Sandra Lail of Hattisburg, Miss., work has shown up in Women's Day and House and Garden magazines and in showcase homes in New York and New Jersey.

She's even done work for the royal family in Kuwait.

Lail said her clients can expect only the best work from her - work she is proud to sell. "I hate skimpy stuff, things that don't show good detailed quality," Lail said. "If it's cheap you want, go to Wal-Mart."

She makes pillows, cushions, ottomans, folding screens, headboards, lamp shades and slip covers. She talent has spread by word of mouth.

-- Hattisburg American, June 5, 2005