We've been invited to play the Illawarra Folk Festival again in January, what a great way to escape the British winter.
We will be playing a few more gigs in and around New South Wales while we're out there and hopefully catching up with some of the friends we made out there in 2017.
While playing a few gigs in Ireland recently (May 18) we met up with the lovely Kerry Fearon. Kerry has her own TV show, (Kerry's Gold Country, Freeview 87, Sky 376, Freesat 516) We recorded a chat for her show and Kerry came along to the gig that night.
The show goes out on a Friday and Tuesday night.
We've just returned from a few gigs overseas, playing in Tilburg (Netherlands) Solingen and Kiel (Germany)
You never know how it's going to go when playing new venues and especially when they're so far from home. But we needn't have worried, aside from the gig at the Torpedo Theatre in Amsterdam being cancelled all else was good and we shall be going back.
Dave took the photo from the pier at Calais the evening before we returned to the UK.
Five gigs in five days starting in Cramlington on Nov 1st then around Scotland and back home, short but sweet. We're home for two days and then off again. Check out the Dates page for details.
Exciting times (for us anyway) January will see us making our first venture to Australia & New Zealand. The first dates for our gigs in Australia and New Zealand are up on the website and there are one or two more to be confirmed. We've been booked to play three festivals in Australia as well as a string of concert venues and folk clubs that will take us from Queensland to New South Wales, Victoria, over to New Zealand both the North and South Islands and then back for a few more dates in Western Australia.
Don't you love it when the whole town gets into a festival, there were Morris Dancers, Hobby Horses hobbying and plenty of singing and sessioning at Banbury Festival.
Another great job from Derek and Mary and all the volunteers.
This was our second visit to Bromyard, and the whole weekend was a joy! Yes, it rained on Saturday, but the atmosphere was warm and the audiences were fabulous, especially for our mainstage slot on Friday night. It was great to see so many old friends, and to make so many new ones.
On to the Manifold Gathering this coming weekend. We are very lucky people!