Friday, 17 December 2010

Thanks to you all - have a great Christmas and 2011

We finished our musical year last night with the folk from Newtownards Baptist Church who had a carols outreach evening at Ballywalter Orange Hall. The snow was on the ground outside, and inside we could see our breath even though the electric wall-mounted heaters were on full blast and were glowing an appropriately bright orange! Eric Lisk brought his accordion, Jim Annett had his 12 string guitar, there was a tin whistle playing Pastor too and it was a really enjoyable night. The mince pies and hot tea at the end were just the ticket.

Thanks to you all for a very fulfilling and rewarding year, the new CD "Soda Farls and Redemption Songs" has done really well and we're down to just a few dozen having only launched it 6 months ago. Thanks to those who bought it, who recommended it, who downloaded it on iTunes - from here at home, Scotland, USA and Australia. And also thanks to those who are eagerly anticipating the next one - watch this space! We'll leave you for this year with these words from one of the pieces we played last night:

"Was it for me, sweet angel strains, came floating o'er Judea's plains
That starlit night so long ago, was it for me God planned it so?"

story and full lyrics here.