Thursday, April 26, 2007

Scotland, Washington and Stuff

Just finished our last NI concert for a while - it was at McQuiston Memorial Presbyterian Church in East Belfast. A magnificent building with marvellous acoustics, a great big traditional red brick Victorian church with a balcony on 3 sides and wooden pews. We had a great time - and we hope that the hundred or so folk who were there enjoyed it too!

Next stop is Ayrshire (birthplace of Robert the Bruce, Murdock Nisbet, Hamilton & Montgomery, Robert Burns, William Wallace, William Ritchie - the list is endless) to spend the weekend in Prestwick at the Baptist Church, and then off to Washington DC on Monday 25th June. We'll be practising twice a week to get into shape (musically speaking) before we go. Lots of practical stuff to sort out too.

Just heard tonight that we might be asked to do a 45minute set at The Kennedy Centre in Washington (which describes itself as "America's National Cultural Centre". Maybe a bit like the Royal Albert Hall in London.

No pressure there then. Gulp...

3 comments:

cg said...

Everything's downhill after Prestwick!

Mark said...

A'd be mair at hame in Prestwick amang ordinary folk! I hear there's a plaque in Ayr to the memory of Rev John Welsh of Templepatrick - do you know if that's true?

cg said...

Never heard of it - there was a different John Welsh, a son-in-law of Knox, who was a preacher in Ayr and was eventually exiled to France, where, Martyn Lloyd-Jones reports, he was involved in the resurrection of a dead man!! I think the Templepatrick Welsh was this man's son.