Posts have been sparse this year. I am really pleased with my telescope but haven’t yet taken any more photos that I consider to be worth posting about. Most communication is directly with friends and family, which is definitely what I prefer; I have pretty well had enough of social media. I’m looking forward to a peaceful festive season and hoping for a better New Year for everyone.
Jen is Marwyn’s longest standing friend from primary school days, and this tune was made for her birthday this year.
Recorded in the park at Gatehouse of Fleet.
This one came to me a month or two ago.
To me it sounds more Scottish than the usual sort of tune that appears in my head.
Another chance to play with real people – the nyckelharpa sounded great with two autoharps, and we had the fiddle and a melodeon as well. So lovely to be able to do this again.
At last! Some music played with real people, rather than the unreal Zoom sort! Both the fiddle and the nyckelharpa got some needed exercise.
It’s Midsommar! Last year this time we were in Sweden – this year we’re in lockdown 🙁
I decided I would have a go at “Näcken och Sko Ella” which is a great tune for the nyckelharpa.
It was a busy Celtic Connections this year – across to Glasgow six times in total. The second week included concerts from Paul Anderson, Session A9, Frigg (with Imar as support) and the Young Traditional Musician of the Year finals. Continue reading
As usual January is brought to life with a few trips over to Glasgow, to attend some Celtic Connections concerts. Continue reading