I've had an incredible but intensely busy summer. Things always quieten down a little in September after the madness of the festival season. But not for long...
Since the start of July I've played festivals in Ortigueira in Galicia, Hebcelt, Larmer Tree, Folk By the Oak, Wickham, Trelawnyd, Sidmouth, Snape Proms, Fiddle Frenzy in Shetland,Telemark in Norway, Green Man in Wales and Tonder in Denmark.
I've also written the music for a play called The Baroness, a psycho-sexual drama set in the early 1950s and tells the story of the intense friendship between the 62-year-old Karen Blixen (pen-name Isak Dinesen), the writer of Out of Africa, and Thorkild Bjornvig, 29 years old and a rising star of Danish poetry. It opened in Stornoway on 31st August and is touring Scotland through September with the brilliant Dogstar Theatre Company. The play will finish off at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh on the 27th and 28th September.
This month sees me writing more and touring less. Reacquainting myself with Edinburgh post festival is always a treat. I've been writing for The Woodend Barn's Atomic Doric project and have started, with Lau, on a new piece for the PRSF's New Music Biennial programme which will premiere at Celtic Connections in 2014 and will be used as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations in Glasgow.
There are some gigs though! Kan are out on the road next weekend.
Hope to see you at some of these.
Here's hoping for an Indian summer. Do we even get those?