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!
The band played at a wedding this evening in Borthwick Castle – not our usual type of venue (church halls, community centres …)! It was great fun as ever, the bride and groom were lovely (he played the pipes too!).
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.