To paraphrase Led Zeppelin 'it's been a long time since I wrote my blog, been a long time been a long, lonely, lonely... Oh you get the drift!
Sorry for being so out of touch recently. No excuses really apart from being horribly busy with work, feeling poorly and trying to keep all the plates spinning on the top of the canes without any of them smashing. Think I've just about got that covered but it takes a lot of energy and concentration.
I'm delighted to say that I have two very tasty looking gigs lined up in the next few days. If you check out the gig page you'll see that there is an element of pun in there.
Also starting to get sorted for other projects later in the year, some of which I'm rather excited about but don't want to get ahead of myself here. Been in that situation a couple of times in the last year already. I'm afraid that patience isn't my strongest point but I am working on it.
There's a link here to the interview that the Edinburgh Evening News did with me last week.
Off to sunny France again in just over a week and I can't wait. Hopefully going to be doing a couple of gigs there although our best little venue won't be the same after the sudden, enexpected death of the proprietor earlier in the year. RIP Virgil.
Hope to see some of you at a concert in the near future. In the meantime, hope this finds you hale and hearty.
Looking forward to playing in Portobello Library, Rosefield Avenue, on Saturday, 5th March as part of their World Book Day event. Admission is free and I'll be on at 5pm for a short set. I'll be joined by sundry members of my band.
As part of the event, the library are giving away free books!!!!! as well as free refreshments. Can't be bad.
Also in the process of finalising details for the gigs I have coming up in April - two of which are already on the website. Once I know for sure what's happening I'll keep you posted.
So sorry I've not been keeping you all up to date on every detail but life (ie working life) is just so busy at the moment. Trying to keep up with all that entails as well as doing the music stuff is a full time job. Thankfully, it's a job I love.
There are developments in my little music world. The first thing to say is that, sadly, we're not going to be at the Wickerman Festival this year :( We'd been looking forward to it and were disappointed, although not surprised, to hear that there have been so many applications from new acts who had to be given a space that there is no space for us.
Still waiting to hear about the BBC Radio programme interview. Will keep you posted.
What is definitely happening is that I'll be interviewed on Leith FM radio on Monday, 14th February, in advance of a gig that Stuart and I are doing in the Shore Bar, Leith, that evening as a Valentine's special. The show goes out at 12.15 and Graeme Scott, the presenter, will also be featuring some of the songs from 'Home'.
More gigs lining up including one on 2nd April in the Jewel and Esk College, Food Extravaganza, Milton Road East, Edinburgh from 11am. Details of this and the other new gigs will be up on the gig page soon.
Until next time, mes amis...
what a great time we had in Celtic Connections on the DKOS on Friday evening, 21st January. Huge thanks to Cathy for her wonderful fiddle playing and to Tommy for his great bass.
There are three video clips and you can see them on the video page or have a butchers on YouTube!
Will post another entry soon but must go now.... :D
Well, here we are in another year. I hope that 2011 is a good one for you all. I've just returned from a trip to France and it was very hard to drag myself back here to reality, I have to say.
However, I've now become acclimatised again and am looking forward to what this year might bring, including our gig tomorrow (14th) in Noble's in Leith. There are a few new gigs added to my diary including a slot at Celtic Connections DKOS on Friday, 21st January. See gigs page for details of them all.
I know I keep promising exciting developments but they are coming, honestly. You'll just have to be patient, like me, and wait for them.
Looks like the Wickerman will be on our list this year again. I think it'll be hard to beat the weather we had there for our first performance last year. Will have more details of that in the next blog. Also got a (very) late, short review for 'Lazy and Mellow' from Piers Ford, a reviewer who loved 'Home' and has only just heard the first album. See reviews page for that.
Until next time.... Rosie :D
Hi folks. Not been too much that I've been able to report of late as I'm still waiting on developments.
The Christmas single, 'Being a Child Again (in the Snow)' had a couple of airings on Radio Scotland this week. First time was on the Jazz House on Wednesday night (this will be repeated on Sunday) and then again on Iain Anderson's show last night. You can catch both shows on the BBC iplayer for a week after initial airing.
Hope you have a great weekend.
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These are just the next few gigs I'm doing. For a full list, check the gigs page. For more info on these gigs, just click each gig.