Sunday, 21 September 2008

Bangor Abbey Ulster-Scots Evening, Sat 11 October

My friend Gifford Savage has tempted Graeme and I out of our musical semi-retirement to play at this event in a few weeks time. A few years ago Gifford and I worked on the redesign of the Abbey's historical book, which was a real pleasure.

Bangor Abbey is an amazing building with a wonderful Ulster-Scots heritage. It will be an honour to play at such a significant venue - I wonder how old-time mission hall gospel music will sound in such a place! It will also feature a re-enactment of the life of Sir James Hamilton, which will be interesting as he is buried under the Abbey floor!