Greetings again from Loch Lomond Scotland….. we have been asked for an update of what we have been doing since Celtic Connections festival in January… so here you go !
Our California tour in May this year was a great success. Our sincere thanks to everyone who came to see us and share our music, and also to all the fabulous venues and hosts who asked us to perform, and also of course the hospitality offered by so many old friends and new ones as well.
Ten wonderful concerts and six standing ovations, an invitation to return to every venue plus additional ones further south towards L.A., and also to extend our next tour into Arizona and further afield.
We also met some superb US musicians and it is hoped that we will be able to perform with them in the future both sides of the Atlantic.
We traveled as far south this time as Monterey, John Steinbeck country, visiting their world famous aquarium, and returned once again to Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond at Felton CA…. a home from home for sure !
Three weeks after our return we celebrated the wedding of Ken’s son Ronan and his wonderful bride Kim, at our HQ here on the banks of Loch Lomond Scotland… a fabulous day, a great party, and the sun shone!
Next off to Italy for four weeks playing and sharing the Italian culture with our many friends and wonderful musicians over there, including Hamish Moore Scottish piper and pal, plus a chance to start putting together a musical body of work for our next CD.
Now back home in Scotland we are looking forward to a visit from our musical amigo Howard Booster and his wife from the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers.
In October we are delighted to be performing at the Braw Festival again here at Loch Lomond, and then at the Braemar Creative Arts festival on Royal Deeside just down the road from Balmoral Castle.
Yet again our sincere thanks to all of you everywhere who have supported us and our music. It has been a great year for us so far, from Celtic Connections sell out concert in January, right through to the next two Festivals in October. We thanks you all, and look forward to seeing you again soon along the way.
Linsey & Ken