We`ve had fun this summer playing on the Croissant Neuf Stage at Glastonbury, our 17th appearance at this amazing festival.
In July we played at Festival at the Edge storytelling festival at Alderford Lake near Whitchurch. We created the opening ceremony for the event using fire and giant puppets, a piper (Tom Hughes) on a boat on the lake and the a zombie/New Orleans marching band.
In Cumbria:over the August Bank Holiday weekend we did our annual gig at the lovely Prince of Wales in Foxfield, and then played outside at the Newfield Inn in Seathwaite in the Duddon valley. The Newfield is under new management and looks set fair to be a great music venue. We haven`t been there since we played at their Duddon Valley Folk Festival in 2001 celebrating the reopening of the valley after the foot and mouth. It was for that event that we recorded our "Trip to the Lakes" CD, celebrating the pub's connection with the great Lakeland 19th century fiddler William Irwin. It was great was great to be back playing in the valley and seeing people we haven`t seen for a long time.
Greg has been trying to learn how to make videos to put on youtube, so here is his fumbling first effort: a slideshow of the trip on the good ship Laragh in search of the Lost Fiddlers of the Grenadines.
We`re still playing every month at the Beehive in Penkkhull (first Wednesday in the month) come along and share a song or a tune.