Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Latest happenings

And so Autumn turns to Winter, the nights drawing in, fires lit and hail rattling on the windows. And after something of a pause in activity, not helped by continuing sinus problems and this and that antibiotics etc., it's back to work getting caught up with orders and new instruments started...

Pibgorn in D - yew body with natural
cane reed - £165 - SOLD

Pibgorn in D - oak body, natural
cane reed - £150 plus postage - SOLD

Pibau cyrn in D - leadwood with metallic detailing.
Plastic chanter reed for maintainance-free playing.
- £450 plus postage. SOLD
  A bright spot in September was a gig we did (Estron - me and daughter Danny on pibau cyrn, Micky on ukulele and Holly Robinson on octave fiddle) at Haverfordwest Beer and Cider festival in the ruins of the castle high above the town. We did one set, not so good, on a stage set up down in a dark hole by the castle wall with piss-poor PA and flapping tarpaulines overhead. Couldn't hear each other play so all in all rather less than tight. Then a second set out in the sunshine playing unamplified among the punters quaffing ale at picnic tables. Much more our kind of thing - plus there was a guy there with a djembe we invited to play with us which raised things another notch as well.

Not so good was the recent death of our good friend and fellow musician with Heb Enw Morris, Brian Wood, from cancer. He'll be missed by us all.

Brian and myself outside of Bessie's
in Cwm Gwaun a couple of years ago...