August 22nd

by susie on August 22nd, 2011

Hello folks, it has been a while since I have updated my blog and proved why I’ve never been able to keep new year resolutions. But it has not been because I have been doing nothing, oh no, infact it has been quite the opposite and I have lots to tell you all.
Last weekend I was at the Mull of Kintyre festival in Campbeltown. It is a rather remote part of Scotland, due to the peculiar geography of the west coast. I did a concert which featured Karen Matheson of Capercaillie fame. My daughter Beth got up and did a few songs with me as well as Scooter Muse a banjo player fro Alabama who has become a regular feature at the festival. I first met him at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina. After the show we all went to see the Bootleg Beatles, the best Beatles tribute band who did a marvelous gig with over two hours of nonstop hits from the whole history of the band, complete with costume changes and orchestra. Campbeltown is also famous for its whisky which is a great favourite of mine. I will be filling in the yawning gap in my blog over the next few days….

Here are some pictures from over the summer and Ill be adding captions shortly…..



 Outside Lego-land in Berlin where we were on a pretend holiday in July. We tell the kids that we’re on vacation, and hope they don’t notice that every night they are

watching their dad singing the same songs in a different city. Isn’t that how everyone’s holidays go? Walking past giant giraffes help with the ‘holiday’ ruse.


And this little piggy…. Sandy ‘s being taken for a ride in downtown Bremen, Germany.

A concert bike  at Irenensee near Hanover. We’d like to see a ceilidh band perform on one of these. They’re really funny.
My little brother Murray and his new wife Becky leave the church in Angus in their own unique style. 
Big sister Alison and daughter Beth at the wedding.
Sandy brandishing a kilt knife.
Crowd at Culloden for annivesary of the Battle.
Beth at clan gravestone
Some doughty Jacobites
The Lock Inn Fort Augustus, where I used to play and after hours there was usually a ‘lock in’, but not if you asked.
Balmoral Castle, an austere royal pile.
Susie and I took some music lovers around Scotland in May and June this year and it was brilliant fun. I’ll be adding some pics and captions soon so watch this space…
and if you fancy joining us next year then write to Susie and let her know:

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