Celtic Connections was great. Played the festival Club around midnight on Saturday night then my show on Sunday. Really enjoyed it all and we seem to have made a decent impact. Flew back to Cardiff on Monday and then yesterday to Calgary, Alberta. We then drove to beautiful Banff. Walked around today with my good friend Simon Curle who is travelling with us for the first week of the tour. It was – 10 temp at one point along the trail we chose beneath the Banff Springs hotel. We also flew to the top of mountains on a Gondola..breathtaking. Opening show has just finished here at the Banff Centre and was a great start to a long tour. Hip/leg standing up (ha ha) well though aching a bit after all the walking in the snow today rather than the gig methinks. This place is just a dream. The mountains are so commanding and humbling. They whisper many lessons.