Hello again from our wonderful base here at Loch Lomond in Scotland !
We are about to leave for another European tour, the highlight of which will be playing two festivals in Italy.
Then back to Tuscany yet again to spend time playing more music, and enjoying the company of so many good friends in and around Barga.
Then we return to Scotland and head again for Ardgour in the highlands and the wonderful Watercolour Music run by our good friends Nick Turner and Mary Ann Kennedy to record our second CD over the winter. Over the last 18 months we have been writing, arranging, and playing in live a whole new body of songs and instrumentals.
A completely eclectic mix of new songs with stories about people, instrumentals dedicated to wonderful people we have met along the way on tour, and this time bringing in more Northumbrian pipes, ukulele, harmonium, and loads of harmony and chorus songs, including by request ‘The Bonny Ship Balclutha’ which we wrote for that wonderful square rigger steel hulled ship, built on the River Clyde here in Scotland, and now moored in San Francisco bay where we played a wonderful concert on board as part of our third USA tour.
At the moment we are also organising our fourth USA tour to the West Coast again in May 2018. Every venue we played at last tour has asked us back and new exciting venues are being added in. 11 concerts confirmed to date and a good number of other under discussion. We are truly blessed with all these wonderful people who keep coming to see us over there and asking us back. It is amazing.. some people even coming to more than one of our concerts. That is not an ego statement, we have none, and are truly honoured.
Lastly we looking at possibly setting up a series on mini concerts here at Loch Lomond in Scotland, an informal setting similar to some of the US house concerts we have played, where everyone gets close to the musicians. So many people here and overseas have asked if we would do this, so you can’t have a better place to do it then this wonderful hidden gem of a place at Loch Lomond Scotland.
That’s a brief update for now, please get in touch with us, and we hope to meet you all along the way over the next few months.
Linsey & Ken