I’m just back from a wee tour of the heilands with the master of highland music, Duncan Chisholm. Completing the trio was the highly unregulated, Dr Jarlath Henderson. We played 3 shows as part of the Blas Festival, a festival promoting Gaelic culture, music and tradition. We had the great honour of sharing the stage with the incredible, Misha Macpherson trio, consisting of 4 musicians?!?!? An awesome 3 for 1 deal considering the musicians she had performing along side her. Her voice is beautiful, and she was stunningly accompanied by Innes White, Megan Henderson and Alistair Paterson. This will surely be an album worth waiting for.
We performed together in Lochinver, Gairloch and Skye. Two places of which I don’t think I’ve ever been to, which might be due to the fact that I wasn’t always aware of where I was back in the day. Soooooo, perhaps I have been……doesn’t matter, I won’t forget these visits. The gigs were lovely. Warm audiences, unbelievable hospitality and all round great craic. My one regret though is that I didn’t try one of the famous Lochinver pies…….due to a supposed diet that I’m supposedly on!!! So, that’s where I’ve been over the last few days. It’s always a great honour to play with Dunc. If you ever have the chance to catch one of his gigs, you really should. It’s a thing of extreme beauty. I’m not speaking of the guitar either!!! If you can’t get to see him, check out his albums. Masterful, peaceful, and full of emotion. Here’s where you can find him…….http://www.duncanchisholm.com