Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday Night Fever

Some photos from Laura and James's wedding disco. They were all - apart from the one above of Laura - taken in very low light, so they're a bit dark and contrasty (unlike the party, which was lovely).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shetland Stramash and the Johnny 7

On Friday I was at the Aye Write/Vital Synz Shetland Night, which was excellent. Unfortunately (from my point of view at least) I wasn't able to take photos in the Mitchell, but here's a YouTube recording of some of the music that featured in the evening:

(It turned out, when talking to folk afterwards, that almost everyone had been tempted to stage an on-the-spot ceilidh while listening...next time, perhaps..:-)

After that I headed off to the ABC to catch the second half of the Johnny 7 Red Nose Day Big Charity Gala. Graham and Barbara were there as well and attempted to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of the various guest performers. I was a really, really square teenager/undergrad/postgrad, so it was a bit of an uphill struggle for them and the phrase "just nod and smile" was used a lot...

Anyway, it was a very entertaining show, and I managed to take lots of photos even though, unlike the official photographer (and all of the band), I was not wearing a moustache...

All 4 of the 7.

This man was from Teenage Fanclub, apparently. He sang very nicely.

One of the 7 .

Surprise saxophonist. He might have been from Belle and Sebastian.

This was Horse - she also sang very nicely.

Stevie Jackson with the band - he's definitely from Belle and Sebastian.

Bongos and moustaches.


The Scottish Poetry Library's new book, Kin, containing poems about the family, is now out complete with cover featuring the hands of Alison, Michael and Andrew!