Saturday 22 April 2017


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Wide Days’ keynote – Olaf interviews Music For Nations chief Julie Weir after lunch at the Usher Hall

FEELING rough again this morning…I blame the late night chips. My belly’s not used to the carbs these days!

We get the bus into the centre of Edinburgh and meet up with some of the other Wide Days speakers and folks. Olaf’s taking us all on a bus tour. It’s a good networking morning and another chance to catch up with folks.

The bus tour includes a stop for a walk up Calton Hill which blows away most of the cobwebs then we roll up at the Usher Hall for coffee, drinks and lunch on the stage, Once we’ve all eaten and chatted, Olaf interviews Music For Nations head Julie Weir who we met yesterday..then there’s a tour of the Usher Hall and a whisky tasting. A great way to round of the event.

We get the bus back to Lesley’s, pick up the car and head for home.

Matty – who’s staying the night – arrives at the same time.

The vinyl test pressings for my forthcoming double live album have arrived. No time tonight to check ’em, but we’ll put aside a couple of hours aside tomorrow to ensure that all’s good before the main manufacturing run. Exciting.

Test pressings for the forthcoming double vinyl live album…

Saturday 18 June 2016


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Excellent time playing at Weirfest :-)

Excellent time playing at Weirfest 🙂

WE’RE up at a decent time…it’s Weirfest in the local village today and I’m not only covering for my G63.scot webzine, but playing a set later on too.

I ferry my gear down to the festival site at Tom Weir’s Rest and chat with the organisers. It’s a nice sunny day too, which is just as well for there’s no shelter for the stage. I chat with soundman Gregg – my set’s not until 3pm..the second last set performance of the event.

Margaret and Mikey arrive on site soon after I get there and I spend the next few hours taking photos and  chatting with folks.

It;s a great family-friendly day. I guess I’ll have to try not to let any bad words out during my set 😉

There’s a good crowd – a good few folks we know have come from far (Glasgow) and wide (Netherlands) to hear my set which is really nice. Our pal Alistair from Troon has come along and is taking some pix too.

After I’m done, Jimmie MacGregor plays a short set and we get my gear back up the road. We’re not long back when Catriona and Will arrive. Will’s working night shift, but Catriona’s staying over.

We have a few drinks in the garden then I hit the kitchen and make some Italian sausage pasta. The next thing is it’s after midnight and we’re all knackered. Been a grand day and night 🙂

 

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