First rehearsal today for the Harps of Gold concert – book early to get a ticket!
An acticity of the Edinburgh branch of the Clarsach Society.
Another great Scots Fiddle Festival. We went to all three concerts, every one was excellent.
The Friday evening concert started with Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth. Simply fabulous. We have seen Ryan before as a competitor for young traditional musician of the year at Celtic Connections – sadly he didn’t win either – but he’s a really great fiddler.
Today I came across something on the web that’s actually interesting. It’s on the spaceweather.com website that I usually visit daily – I’ve linked to today’s archive so it can be found again. It’s about ‘Oumuamua.
The pretty pictures are of course artwork, and I’ve linked the one above to the BBC article it came from, as part of the story about this object. The latest paper suggests that the properties of this object are compatible with it being a piece of alien hardware – which is utterly fascinating!
This is pretty impressive – so much so that I’m saving it here and have added a new category to the blog. Must dig out older footage of a reindeer style robot from a year or two ago …
Ah, here it is:
A glorious day today, I had time for a quick Edinburgh circuit by bike after we had been shopping. I took the photo of Porty beach after I had passed the crowds.
When I was recording the Brudmarsch efter Axel Inge after Halsway, a tune came to me. I finally got round to recording it.
This has just arrived from Sweden – many thanks Olov Johansson of Väsen – posted on 1 October and arrived today. I had transcribed Gudda some time ago as I couldn’t wait – it’s great to see the original intention, with ornamentation indications. Lots of fun to be had! It’s available on the Väsen website.
After a break since earlier this year, I got out walking again with Anne – we did a little walk up Castlelaw Hill to check out her knees! All seems well, thankfully. It was an extremely windy day, but our walk slotted in nicely between showers so we didn’t get wet.