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Production Rehearsals – April 2019

Much of our time in the past week has been spent fine tuning both equipment, arrangements and performances in preparation for what lies ahead.  Knowing full well the impact of touring, backup systems are essential and protection in the form of flight cases has to be well organised and this is the week that the [...]

By |2019-04-22T10:53:26+00:00April 21st, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

Rehearsals – West London – April 2019

West London, familiar and not.... Evening draws in and we make our way back to the hotel after day one of rehearsal and the band reunion. As we drive along the Westway en-route to Marylebone, I gaze at the multitudes of cranes that dot the landscape, imagining the smiling faces of investors in that industry. [...]

By |2019-04-21T15:16:17+00:00April 16th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

Vicente Amigo

The band at the Celtic Connections festival launch 2013 - Mike McGoldrick (whistles), Danny Cummings (Drums), Paquito Gonzales (Cajon), Guy Fletcher (Keys), Rafael de Utrera (Vocals), Vicente Amigo, Ewan Vernal (Bass), John McCusker (fiddle), Añil Fernandez (2nd guitar) Vicente Amigo is surely one of the greatest, most well respected [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:53+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Vicente Amigo|0 Comments

31st October – Fort Lauderdale

SAFE TRAVELS The final day brings with it a bittersweet feeling, mixed emotions…a small part of you is glad that it’s all over, the traveling, the trying not to eat too much, the mental preparation for each and every show, the recovering from possibly one too many drinks the night before. However, another part is [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:54+00:00October 31st, 2015|2015 Tracker USA Tour Diary|1 Comment

30th Oct 2015 – Clearwater

PEN ULTIMATE It’s hard to believe I’m writing the penultimate page documenting this ridiculously great tour. It really is coming to a close and we can all feel it today. The crew had a great day off in a hotel on the beach here in Clearwater and no-one deserves a break more than those [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:54+00:00October 30th, 2015|2015 Tracker USA Tour Diary|0 Comments

28th Oct 2015 – Melbourne

SURF SOUND Anyone who has spent any length of time windsurfing will know the name Mark Angulo. I met Mark many years ago on our first trip to Maui. Mark introduced us to the North Shore windsurfing community and made me feel at home amongst THE best sailors of the day. It’s been a long [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:54+00:00October 28th, 2015|2015 Tracker USA Tour Diary|0 Comments

27th Oct 2015 – St Augustine

SCATTERBRAINED SPECS   On September 8th, 1565 St. Augustine was first set foot upon by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. He named the settlement "San Agustín", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida on August 28, the same year, the feast [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:54+00:00October 27th, 2015|2015 Tracker USA Tour Diary|0 Comments

25th Oct 2015 – North Charleston

FISH FEST   South Carolina is a place I can’t recall having been to before. An hour East of Atlanta, North Charleston was originally a plantation area. The large plantations were subdivided into smaller farms in the late 19th century as the urban population began moving northward. Due to the large labor forces of enslaved [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:54+00:00October 25th, 2015|2015 Tracker USA Tour Diary|0 Comments

24th Oct 2015 – Atlanta

SALAMI GIFT The affluent uptown district of Atlanta known as Buckhead, comprises about one fifth of the city and surrounding its dense, high-rise core are large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills. Chastain Park is situated in amongst these hills and general pleasantry. The park is Atlanta’s largest and houses one of [...]

By |2019-03-30T12:53:54+00:00October 24th, 2015|2015 Tracker USA Tour Diary|0 Comments