We were through in Gatehouse and went to the Masonic Arms for their regular Thursday evening session. We had been once or twice before but not found anyone there – this time some great musicians turned up, singers, guitars, a bass (electric with small amp), moothie, bodhran, tea chest – great stuff with a fine mix of songs and tunes.
The nyckelharpa went down extremely well – the pretty tunes (including the Brudmarsch efter Axel Inge taught by Josefina at Halsway that I can’t get out of my head!) especially appreciated, with a polska or two as well. It was a chance to play Da Silver Bow and Davidson the Luthier as well, which I don’t do in Scandi sessions 🙂
Altogether a great time – definitely the first time I have played a 12-bar blues solo line on the nyckelharpa!