Saturday 22nd September
Here's a beautiful version of my song, "Let it snow" from Holly Tamar. Thanks, Holly.
Thanks to Allie Fox and the audience at the 21st birthday of the String Jam Club in Selkirk. It was a privilege to be asked to play. All the performances were great and David Little the sound engineer did a magnificent job.
Thanks to the film crew, director and editor at Countryfile for making me and my orchard look presentable on BBC1 and thanks to Matt Baker for helping me through the interview.
Thanks to Marianne at Leith Folk Club, to Harry at Stirling Folk Club for a great gig, to Tom and Jane Fairnie for arranging the house concert to South Lanarkshire Retired Teachers for inviting me to play for them at the Popinjay and to Murray and the audience at Edinburgh Folk Club Songwriting competition.
Here's a couple of photos of me playing "Wooed Away" at the Pleasance. Two are from the songwriting contest and the third is from the gig with Martin Carthy. "Wooed Away" won the songwriting contest. I've uploaded a recording to Soundcloud - so it's available for free.
A big thanks to everyone who came along to the Wee Folk Club to hear me and Wendy Weatherby, particularly to the folks from San Francisco and Napa who bought my CDs and asked for a recording of Wooed Away. You'll find it on Soundcloud. Thanks also to Moira for organising everything and to Rachel for her excellent songs.
Photos by Allan McMillan. Thanks, Allan