If you have followed the activities of the LFFA you will know Neil Macdonald is one of our stalwarts.
He has releaased a new CD entitled "There's Life In The Old Dog Yet". He undertook the CD project after damaging nerves which made playing guitar more difficult - thinking that he would record while still able.
As it transpired, he never needed to play the instrument as he had so much help from Cockleroy partner Bob Proudfoot who added accordion, bouzouki, keyboard, whistle, bodhran and all manner of shaky things (you get them at our age!), while folk festival stalwarts George Machray, Isobel Roy and the late, lamented Wee Linties also brought their contributions to the table.
It took around 8 months to choose 19 songs to include, review and re-write the lyrics, and then for Bob to record, edit and mix the 20 tracks, the only instrumental track being the tune Neil dedicated to his wife who bravely took up the fiddle in retirement, appropriately called "Gracenotes".
The CD is out now and available at a cost of £10 from WILSON'S, NEWSAGENTS on the High Street near the Cross Well.
Our next event is the Monthly Folk Session at the Black Bitch Tavern on Sunday 15th December 2019 from 2pm.
The Black Bitch Tavern is now our venue for both the Thursday and Sunday monthly music sessions. If you would like to come along, you will be made most welcome!