Duncan’s Blog – September 2013

Well, September’s over – blimey, that was quick! No gigs, sadly, but I’ve taken a deep breath and started to send a few emails out – couple of successes so far, so I’ll post the dates up as soon as they’re confirmed. I really don’t like self-promotion, wish the work would just come in of its own accord, but life ain’t that simple…

Highlight of an otherwise unremarkable month was a week in Puerto Pollensa, in Majorca – Irene and I just spent it wandering around the town, reading books and eating out every night. Just what we both needed – hope the effects last for a while!

Only bit of music news this month is that I’ve been asked to do a guest spot with Digg, a really good four-piece covers band based in our village, at their concert on 19th October. We rehearsed today at my pal Dave Lang’s studio Abair Audio, and it seemed to come together well – ‘Pretty Woman’ cover, but I had to sing it a tone lower than the Big O!!

Anyways – don’t forget the Inverclyde Folk and Roots Festival, that’s happening over two weeks in late October/early November. It’s a new event, and the organiser Neil Lochiel has put a phenomenal amount of work into booking loads of fantastic artists. We’re playing on Saturday 2nd November at the Studio Theatre in the fantastic new Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, supported by the superb Lynnie Carson and her band. Doors are at 7.30, and tickets are only £5 if booked in advance. Come along and support the festival if you can – it’s a bold initiative, and it’s great that folk like Neil have the passion and energy to make these new events happen – he deserves to have a great success with it. Here’s a link to the Facebook page :


So that’s September, then – autumn colours are becoming well established out here, and summer’s a fading memory…….looking forward to the crisper weather, I must say.

Keep safe and well


Duncan x

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