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Wrecked in Glasgow

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+Wrecked in GlasgowSunday night, and the last gig of this tour. For various reasons, James and I have had to pull out of the English gigs. The ABC2 show sees us play well but is a disaster in that Tony Gylkyson and I See Hawks in LA never make it due to a burnt out clutch. Small crowd, mostly friends, but socially a delight. And Dave Nelson of the Ping Pong Banana Show does a fantastic spot.?James slips on stairs to the flat and it's curtains for his double bass. It was a cheap and nasty old one, but still. ?Thanks to all who came and listened - 14 shows, the Moon acoustic a joy throughout!
16th Aug 2006, 22:04   comments (1)

Invershin agogo

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+Invershin agogoThe bar at Invershin is extraordinary. Empty at 9, full at five past as Carbisdale Castle Youth Hostel empties itself into a tiny, somewhat bizarre pub, complete with genuine Braveheart helmets and other movie props. The night ended with two pipers playing and much merriment.
13th Aug 2006, 08:59   comments (0)

Aberdeen

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+AberdeenMusa is a new venue in Aberdeen, in the wonderful, ancient and under developed Green. Art gallery, restaurant ( featuring the superb cooking of legendary former Cafe 52/Amaryllis chef Jens) James, Joe and I had a great time. Good crowd! Destined to be a favourite haunt.
13th Aug 2006, 08:59   comments (0)

Belladrum

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+BelladrumWell, the rain restricted itself to showers, mostly. Susan and Martha came down from Shetland and we had a great time. It is as civilised as festivals get. Our gig at the Grassroots Tent went well (special thanks to Gypsy Dave Smith), I met lots of enthusiastic listeners to the show, and heard some brilliant music - Culture Clash and I See Hawks in LA the highlights. Last gig of tour tonight in Glasgow with Joe and I See Hawks
13th Aug 2006, 08:57   comments (0)

Hootananny'n'Invershin

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+Hootananny'n'InvershinTwo Belladrum fringe lunchtime gigs done, both good, both at Hootanannys in Inverness - great venue, superb Thai food. Now we're in Invershin for the night, near Carbisdale Castle, the world's most spectacular youth hostel. Invershin House is owned by Dave and Mollie, an American couple who love music. This morning, we toured the Culloden Battlefield. As James claims never to have heard of Bonnie Prince Charlie, it seemed necessary...
9th Aug 2006, 17:34   comments (1)

Ice cream in Lossiemouth

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+Ice cream in LossiemouthLovely open air gig at the Maple Court Hotel in Inverness, then to the superb new Warehouse Theatre in Lossiemouth. Never heard the Lush Rollers this good - fantastic new songs, brilliantly performed. Back in contention. Small audience but a good one. Great ice cream.
7th Aug 2006, 00:08   comments (2)

Farewell Ullapool, hallo Inverness

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+Farewell Ullapool, hallo InvernessSuccessful, but hard going: as suspected, it was a busy, noisy pub gig with a hardcore of determined listeners and a multitude of men dresssed as hula dancers. Everyone up for a good time. Never seen folk dancing to the ballad Home for Christmas before...meanwhile, to Inverness to do laundry - digital coin-ops, they're great - and a lunchtime open air gig here at the Maple Court Hotel. Then it's over to Lossiemouth for a concert with the Lush Rollers.q
6th Aug 2006, 13:01   comments (2)

Kinloss to Ullapool

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+Kinloss to UllapoolWhat a fantastic venue the Loft is...Grigor Butler has done a fantastic job in setting up a superb place to play and hear music. Alas, with Speyfest on, only a few folk turned up to see the TM2, but Victoria and Grigor were excellent hosts, and the food was great. This is Ullapool, in genial uproar for the annual Oddfellows Day. It's a pub gig, and it'll be hard going. In the afternoon we did Rob Ellen (tour promoter)'s excellent radio show on Loch Broom FM, which reminded me of the radio studio in O! Brother Where Art Thou...in a good way.
5th Aug 2006, 22:29   comments (1)
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