Coming Back from Texas
It’s amazing how packed the days are while on tour. Somehow with all the rehearsal, playing, traveling, and hanging out with friends, there’s never any time for blogging. I didn’t even have much time for taking pictures but at the very end of the tour I got this video of Clandestine playing for a Scottish Country Dance just two days before I went home. The San Antonio Highland Games are very well run at a beautiful site at a wonderful time of year to be in Texas.
The weekend before I was playing with Abby Green at Texas’ newest Renaissance Festival, Sherwood Forest Faire. It was amazing to see a fully fledged festival arise 45 mins from Austin as if it had been there for 20 years. The weather that weekend was cold but there’s a two story Italian restaurant in the back, by the pub where we got some hot food and there was a bonfire lit during the day surrounded by some standing stones near our stage (really!).
On the following Thursday I got to play an outdoor informal concert at Things Celtic who became Teribus’ first retail outlet.
The previous Wednesday was St Patrick’s Day of course so Clandestine and Teribus played the Mucky Duck in Houston. I think it was the most fun I’ve ever had on St Patrick’s Day and we got everyone dancing towards the end of the night. Both bands are having some great times these days and it’s such a pleasure to play music I’m proud of with such good friends.
Now I’m back in the workshop in Asheville, it’s finally spring, and it’s time to get to work on some instruments!