Sunday, 9 April 2017

Spring in the air

Hi everybody - I've been away for a while - sort of keeping an eye on some of your posts, but not quite getting my mojo back to post regularly just yet.  In fact, I'm going through a bit of an indecisive interlude - I can't quite see where my blog is going... no doubt something will come up soon and inspire me again.
These primroses seem really odd to me - several blooms on one stem.  Have you ever seen ones like them? 

In the meantime spring is slowly taking hold which means it's nearly time to get back out on the road again.  To start our year's gigging we're heading over to Yorkshire for a folk club concert in Skipton the week after  Easter, then up to Scotland for a couple more - one outside Glasgow and then the third at the Edinburgh Folk Club which will be a very sad occasion for us, as the organiser there, Paddy (Eberhardt) Bort, whom we've known for nearly 30 years, passed away suddenly a few weeks back.  But it will still be lovely to get back to see old friends, revisit Edinburgh for a couple of hours and have a few days up in Fife afterwards before coming back home for a mad couple of weeks running around and then off to the Continent.

And, drum rollllllll, we've started work on a new CD of original songs which I quite foolishly have committed to launching at Fiddlers Green Festival at the end of July!   Deadlines focus the attention mightily .... I hope lol   My energy is still not back on par -  one late night and I'm half dead for two days and my other half's not a lot better at the minute - so we're going to have to be ultra careful for these next couple of trips.

Anyway the spring colours and the blasts of afternoon sunshine over the last couple of days, and the sounds of the birds as they look for nests is enough to brighten the heart.

More traditional


I hope you're having a smashing weekend wherever you are and a good week to come.

8 comments:

  1. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. All the best with your gigs. Why does Skipton sound familiar, I wonder. I know I haven't been there, but still.

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    1. Hi Inger, I'm not sure why it's famous, but I've always known the name too ... perhaps there's a bank or something named after it.

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  2. Hi Fil - take care and look after both yourselves - you two are the important ones ... lovely weather helps. Good luck with all things - it's good to have lots of goals and goings on - sorry about the loss of your friend after all these years ... cheers Hilary

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  3. How exciting to be working on some new music! I expect that is where your creativity is flowing hence the not blogging, but don't worry the blogging will return when it is ready - I say hopefully about my own blogging! Enjoy spring!

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    1. Hi Amy - glad to know someone else has the same quandary :)

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  4. I do know that primrose, although now I'm trying to think if I've ever seen in another color other than yellow. You may be sending me off down a primrose rabbit hole. But I'm so glad to hear Spring has shown up. Perhaps this will be a dose of good to help get your energy more regulated.

    I'm sorry about your friend. Sending love in these tender times. But how exciting you're working on a new album. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Deborah - Spring seems to recharge the batteries so beautifully :)

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