We are very excited to announce that we will be celebrating the launch of our brand new album ‘Over Burns and Braes’ in Brisbane on 20th March with our good friends, cloudstreet. They’ll also be launching their new album ‘Clouded House’, so it’ll be double the fun! We look forward to sharing some fabulous music with you. Tickets can be booked at www.trybooking.com/kkdq
In a couple of days we’ll be hopping on a plane and heading for Wellington on our first trip to New Zealand. We can’t wait! Even if you can’t make it yourselves, invite your kiwi friends to come say Kia Ora 🙂
After almost 3 years away, we excitedly returned to Scotland in November for a wee tour, and to spend time with much-missed family and friends. We had a very enjoyable time visiting folk clubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Houston, Leith, Stirling, Falkirk and Glenfarg, and had the rare opportunity to play in the 13th century Rothesay Castle and the Marquis of Bute’s Marble Chapel. We celebrated birthdays and Christmas with family in Kilmacolm and danced in the new year with our friends in Killin. We saw the beautifully breathtaking Kelpies in Falkirk and lost our breath climbing up to the windy heights of the Wallace Monument in Stirling. We also spent a lovely few days in Ireland and England, making music and conversation. And now we are back in Brisbane, eating our own weight in mangoes, courtesy of an overabundant tree in our front yard.
We’re not yet sure what this year holds for us (do we ever?!) but we’re hoping to record our second album in the not-too-distant future. We also plan to go to the beach a little more often, starting this weekend. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime, here are a few happy snaps we took on our travels. We hope 2015 brings you joy.
The Kelpies – Falkirk
At the Kelpies – Falkirk
The Kelpies – Falkirk
Donald at Rothesay Castle
Picnic at Kilmichael Chapel, Isle of Bute
Atop the Wallace Monument, Stirling
Wallace Monument – Stirling
Donald building the Wallace Monument
The Wallace Monument, Stirling
We’ve just returned home from another beautiful Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, where a highlight was inviting the audience to ‘gie it laldie’ to a bunch of Scottish songs and sea shanties. All that singing, along with the ceilidh we ran with the Ceilidh Clan, has certainly put us in the mood for our upcoming trip to Scotland, which is now only 3 weeks away! On our wee tour we’ll be visiting folk clubs including The Star in Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Houston, Edinburgh and Leith and a St Andrew’s function at the Rothesay Castle. All the details can be found on our gigs page. We’re really looking forward to catching up with our friends and family on the other side of the world and rugging up in our winter woolies. Spread the word and come say hello, as it may be another few years until we get back again – Scotland is a long way from the antipodes!
We’re heading to Ormiston house today, Sunday 30th March, for a day celebrating all the Scottish and Irish heritage of the house. We shall be playing our traditional Scottish repertoire at 12.50 and 2.10pm on the veranda. See the Ormiston House website for further details on what else is happening during the afternoon of the Highland Celtic Celebration.
Hopefully the rain will stay away.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Hope you can come along to share a lovely relaxed afternoon of songs with us this Sunday from 12:30 – 2:30pm. Bass Espresso is a fabulous little cafe in Brisbane’s West End serving a wonderful range of hot & cold beverages (their ice-filtered coffee is a house specialty!), yummy cakes and other delights. Everyone welcome – free entry. See you there!
We are just returned from a wonderful trip to Tasmania. We started our trip at the Cygnet Folk Festival where we met up and performed to friends old and new and had an all round fun time. A special thanks to our hosts David & Anne for opening their house to our use while we were in Cygnet.
We stayed on in Tasmania for a wee road trip and spent more time eating great food and playing music with dear friends in Hobart before hitting the road proper to see the beautiful sights of the Island’s West Coast. We were both sorry to say farewell, but we look forward to a return trip in the future to catch up, play music and see more of the wonderful Island State.
We are looking forward to traveling to Tasmania on the 10th of January to attend the Cygnet Folk Festival. We have two gigs booked at the festival:
Saturday, 11 Jan 2014, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, in Supper Room
Sunday, 12 Jan 2014, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in St Marks Hall
We look forward to seeing you there and sharing more music together.
We hope to catch up with you in December at one of our upcoming gigs.
On Sunday 1st December we will be performing at the Christmas Bash of Folk Redlands, along side many faces of the Brisbane folk scene. It should be great fun, so come along.
Then the following weekend we will perform (on Saturday the 7th) with Mark Cryle as “Mark Cryle and the Civil Union” and then we will be travel to Maleny on the 8th to play along side our dear friends of the Wish List and Cloudstreet for “A Festival of Folk” on Sunday 8th December.
Following on from those upcoming events events, in the new year we will be having our Duo’s first sojourn to the cooler climes of beautiful Tasmania, where we are booked to play at the Cygnet Folk Festival. We are greatly looking forward to that wee adventure.
Further details of all the above events can be found on the gigs page.
We are just about to leave to catch a flight to Mackay, the first leg of our trip to this weekend’s Wintermoon Festival.
We are looking forward to playing music and catching up with friends old and new.
See you there!