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TARTAN HEART (BELLADRUM ) FESTIVAL 2017 - August 4th and 5th 2017

Happy to have been booked to play with Steve as Millbrig at Belladrum Festival 2017. PLayed Friday night but rained off the cute wee busky stages with our portable speakers....nevertheless, we hit the big time!

Friday 4th August - The Octapus's Garden (stage) 3pm

Saturday 5th August, Boaty McBoatface (stage) 1.30pm 

Saturday 5th August, Shipping forecast (stage) 6pm

each slot was 30 mins

Had wanted to meet the girls from 'First Aid Kit, as I am a big fan, but they disappeared too!

Big thanks to Steven Allan for that one chance meeting in Musa Open mic in April 2016.... all the way from there to this folk festival - in about a year and a half in total....I am truly humbled....can't believe it....can only assume fat bottomed girls do (infact) make the rocking world go round...just sayin'.......


STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL 2017 - July 7/8/9 

Once again we are played our favourite local festival - we were on stage at the Yacht Club Friday 7th July at 7.30 pm for half an hour, and on Saturday 8th July 7pm for 45 mins. We were pleased to see other musician friends there - hopefully indoors next year - brrrrr !



Went off camping to Scottish Anarcho folk festival the weekend of  16-18th June 2017 to air my protest songs, anti-war songs etc. Joined in with some open seshes but too busy having a holiday to bust out anywhere....it was anarchy after all! Delighted I took Pandora with me - what a lot of mischief those young folk got up too!



Happy to be playing on stage in the market square, Stonehaven, Saturday 3rd June at 10 am....the Feein' Market....grand day out, lots of good music... Nearly orevented from going on stage as my dress was deemed too 'see through' by the scottish security woman (although the men didn't seem to mind!) Got away with it using a small jacket......http://www.feeinmarket.org.uk/?page_id=66





Played at Pitmedden Gardens Music Festival, Implement Shed,at 3pm, Saturday 3rd June - was great to see some familiar faces in the crowd! Also in the beer tent, afterwards 5-5.45pm where we were invited to a private party. Thanks, Sid!

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MYSTERY ANNOUNCEMENT - one of our tracks is being submitted to the BBC via a competition.......in February 2017. Top secret I'm afraid.....hahaha


Pleased that we also have a slot at Stonehaven folk festival! 

6-9th July 2017

Just for a change.....and a one off experiment.......


Newsflash - pleased to announce that the UN Association (Aberdeen)  have accepted three of our peace songs onto their website. We hope that this will encourage other musicians in Aberdeen to submit other 'peace protest' contributions in music or other art forms. The three songs are Old Soldier, Song for Syria and Insanity.



Continuing to play at Stonehaven Folk club - as it's local to the studio and they are a friendly bunch. Adjusted some of our blues songs for cabaret might in February 2017, and both of us learning the clarinet! We wouldn't have chosen to play blues, but as Steve was doing the sound, we had an opportunity, and it was good to step out and try something new, including working with the looper.

Blackfriars - won't be loud, but will be original songs, with authenticity. Couple that with interesting words and good beer, and a friendly atmosphere, and that's Saturday night sorted. Looking forward.....





Had a cool time at Musa cafe open mic last night 21st Feb 2017, (where I first met Steve last year)  and we played 'Bar Room Blues' and 'How do you do that thing' using the looper, and slide. Steve is very good with his fingers and I got to blow his clarinet for the first time. Fond memories of Musa - as that's where it all started....


Played a good slot at the John Mackie Tribute concert at St Andrews cathedral 18 Feb 2017. John was a wonderful poet, peace activist and a good friend (although I only knew him a few months, we were like minded in this way, and working on a project together. Steve also worked with him via the Aberdeen Solidarity with Refugees group). We played 'Song for Syria', 'A small ray of light', and 'Ode to a poet' written especially for John (to Steve's music). A magical afternoon. RIP John Mackie.


Have been asked to play a charity gig on 12th March 2017, at Lochter outdoor centre, as part of their fundraiser for the Archie Foundation. We will be using our own new sound equipment here, This also means that we can play more gigs in select venues, without being so dependent on open mics in pubs in Aberdeen....