I’m in Belgium for some European dates. Played a show at Dranouter last night and had a great time. I played there a few years ago and though it was great to be back it was tinged with sadness as Hilda, the wife of Dirk who runs the venue sadly died in May. I remember her well from last time, especially her great food, and this was the first concert since her passing. I was proud to play. I approached the gig without much of a set list in mind which is something I want to do on the up coming UK tour and it worked very well, though there has to be some plan!
I’m so looking forward to getting the ‘Evolved’ album released and getting some feedback on it. I continue to listen to it, which is very unusual for me in terms of my own recordings, and I’m normally reserved about these things but to me this is happening stuff. I feel very relieved and grateful to have made an album that I think will always stand up.
Pipefest seem to be a big success. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen and for all the good folk who came along. I have to say I thought it went well and I enjoyed the challenge of an all day gig! Hopefully we can develop this in the future and those who came can say you were there at the very first one.