2018 is well underway. January was a busy month of music and fun.
For many years my mother was involved in an annual Robbie Burns Concert in Sydney Mines. The concert raised money for people in need within the community.
It was the who's who of Celtic musicians from around the island. Fiddlers, pipers, dancers, and singers put on an entertaining show year after year.
Robbie Burns always reminded me great music in the snowy winter and cold.
This year I was invited to perform at a Robbie Burns Supper. The event was organized by the Robinson Dance Studio. I performed in my full MacNeil kilt outfit. A wonderful time!
Earlier this month, I attended a workshop and a Ceilidh in Cape Town. Our lovely host gave us a sampling of the local Constantia Wine Farms. A great way to spend an afternoon. Thank you, Tim & Heather Booysen and family!
Colin Grant's New Fiddle Tune - Intercontinental Tunes
I am also very excited about this week's Intercontinental Tunes. Colin Grant is our special guest this week. I've known Colin for many many years. He was a student at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College and studied piano with me for a short while.
His fiddling is smooth clean and full of drive. Lots of energy.
In this set of tunes, he plays some strathspeys and reels. The last tune was written by Colin and is called "Bring Ten Couples Reel". It is brand new but has the influence of traditional tunes for sure. it is one for the books for sure!
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