Monday, 30 December 2013

What a year

2013 is over, and what a year it was for us! We now use our Facebook page for general updates, so there's not been much activity here on the blog for a few months.

We did 32 dates in 2013, and while we enjoyed all of them, the ones which really stand out for us are going over to Whitby in Yorkshire with Sam Purdy, playing at Glenmachan for the Male Voice Choirs evening which was compered by Paul Clark of UTV, two visits to Castlereagh Presbyterian Church and all of the places we played at for the first time - like Lurgan Baptist Church, 2nd Randalstown Presbyterian and the Game Fair at Shane's Castle - as well as the old favourites like Donaghadee Methodist Church and the Broadisland Gathering, and Kirkistown Orange Hall just down the road from us. It has been exciting to play on big stages, to get a wee bit of radio coverage, but heart-warming to be among friends in the wee small places too.

We trust you enjoyed your year, and that 2014 will be full of new challenges and opportunities, and hopefully - finally - some re-arranged recording to put down all of the new songs we've been road-testing this year.

The stage at Glenmachan:

The stage at Whitby Pavilion: