|Photo by Allan McMillan @ Edinburgh Folk Club|
There's not really any time for doing any touristy stuff so I've been snapping pics out the window of the car and annoying Tom's head (he's doing most of the driving) by shouting -ooh that's lovely stop here!!
|Another view of Stranraer harbour |
with the ferry terminal in the background
|Ailsa Craig in the mist|
Then to our first gig in Glasgow which was lovely. The Star Folk Club has been going for more than 40 years - this is a new venue for them and it was smashing - great craic… I only managed a picture of an empty stage but someone posted some on Facebook
|And this pic specially for Kezzie …|
|Dr Who had landed in Glasgow … quick snap through the window:)|
you can see more here…. The gig was great and we saw some old friends who had travelled a good bit to see us and sang a few songs too.
Doris Rougvie is a legend in Scottish folk music - she runs the House of Song at the Celtic Connections festival in January every year
- and her husband Hugh Hoffman writes ridiculously funny parodies full of brilliantly cringe worthy puns :)
And last night we were in Falkirk Folk Club - again another fabulous night - a brilliant singing audience - they joined in heartily with every chorus and even sang along in French!!
Driving through Edinburgh yesterday I took a few pics …. It is such a photogenic city - the sandstone buildings are simply beautiful and the place is full of great charity shops, vintage shops, craft shops … oooh paradise - I could easily spend a few days browsing here.
|a street full of goodies|
It's been lovely having an hour to post this. We're in a friend's house in Falkirk. So now we're packing up to head back to the West Coast - down to Girvan for tonight's folk club.
I do my knitting in the car - a habit I picked up from my Mum - got the first sleeve finished yesterday for the cardigan/jacket I'm making … aiming to have the second one well on the way by the time we're home.
I'll be back with more updates in a few days.