Marion Kenny and I have had an amazing tour round the Hebrides – or some of them – as part of our ‘Journey to the Isles’ tour. Eigg was a revelation! Such dynamism in a small place. Wind farm energy that supplied the whole island and meant that the school house, community hall and visitor centre had free heating! Because the residents bought their island, they have some inspirational ways of being in community. I really enjoyed meeting them and a very happy birthday to Wes who was 80 on the night of our gig.
The Isle of Lewis was another magical experience. I went to the Free Church on Sunday and the minster talked about Living Stones – exactly what I needed to hear. Then I met an Indian gentleman who was looking for information about my grandfather Rev Duncan Campbell and the Lewis Revivals, which my grandfather was a big part of. We happened to be at in the same place at the same time and shared a couple of precious hours.
I’d love to see friends and fans at some of my Glasgow and Edinburgh solo gigs coming up in November… Also do sign up to my online fiddle class if you’d like a wee gander across your fiddle strings!
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