We didn’t go through to the Young Trad Musician finals this year as it was the day of an Edinburgh Scandi Session. As it happened, there was a great concert to go to in the evening anyway – Vishtèn were appearing at the Traverse Theatre bar.

We had heard them on one of the many folkie radio programmes we listen to on BBC sounds (as it is now called), where someone had mentioned that they are touring with their new CD and were due to appear in Edinburgh. Of course, I bought the CD.