Brìghde and Aidan only played tunes, there was no singing. Most of the tunes were Scottish traditional, although there were also some trad tunes from the Balkans, which Brìghde collected on a recent visit.
It was no surprise that the playing was of the highest calibre, and Brìghde and Aidan play well together.
The Scottish Small Pipes give a much softer delivery than the, more common, Highland Great Pipes. I enjoyed the change.
First on stage were Brìghde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke.
Brìghde is one of the rising stars of traditional music, and an accomplished player of the Scottish Small Pipes. She had recently played at the opening ceremony of #COP26. However, she said Roy Bridge Hall had a much nicer audience, particularly as Boris Johnson wasn't attending.
She was joined on-stage by Aidan, her musical partner, producer of her acclaimed album, and fiddle virtuoso.
I went to a Blas Festival concert, last night. Due to the covid-19 restrictions this was the first concert I've been to in nearly two years.
It was fantastic to hear live music again, and to enjoy the experience of going out. The musicians were also delighted to be back on the road.
As this was a special occasion I'll be posting a few photos of the event.
I had to buy a packet of these razors, and, no, I'm not shaving my legs.
If my idea works, I'll tell you the reason.
The conditions were perfect, too: 2°C, no wind, clear sky, and no rain. If only it could be like this every night.
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