Summer 2019 is well and truly underway! I had a fantastic time eating lobster and playing music with Breabach out at the one-of-a-kind Sark Folk Festival at the start of July and just this weekend we had a blast performing at Stonehaven Folk Festival alongside Malinky and Dowally. A highlight for me was when Malinky joined us on stage and the whole room sang The Rolling Hills of the Borders together in the encore. Raised the roof! Here are some pictures of our Sark adventure:
Aside from live shows I was recently involved in the organising and tutoring School of Folk in Glasgow alongside Laura-Beth Salter, John Somerville and Adam Sutherland. We ran a 3 day event incorporating instrumental lessons, folk band sessions, pub sessions and a ceilidh (and a raffle). Lots of fun and we got to know a great bunch of folk from all over the UK. Keep your eyes peeled for School of Folk 2020 – we hope to announce more in December this year.
Next up this weekend, I will be up in Lewis with Breabach for the Hebridean Celtic Festival (or Heb Celt) and then a show in Minginish Community Hall, Isle of Skye. It’s supposed to bucket down – but a few drams and we’ll not be caring!
More news and pics in August,