An Tobar Sessions Tour : Day 321 April 2010
Today is technically a day off – still a gig to do in the evening, but no traveling or soundcheck. And what a cracker of a day. We decided to drive over to beautiful Calgary Bay on the north west of the island. Went to Martyn Bennett’s grave for a while, and Tom & Aidan played a couple of tunes. Was nice. Still miss Martyn. If you’re reading this and don’t know who Martyn is, go google him and find out. He was a truly remarkable guy, and a big inspiration to all of us.
We also walked down to the beach – stunning white sand, blue sea and not a cloud in the sky. It was not warm though, by any stretch of the imagination, not even remotely – which made Tom & Aidan’s swim in the sea (albeit a brief one) all the more impressive. Tom L even got a kite flying at one point. We also met Tim’s sister there with her wee boy Harris, and Zana the dog. I’m not sure how you spell Zanna, but I’m fairly sure Zhanna won’t be offended if I spell her name wrong. I am pretty sure Sanna is spelt with a Z though.
After a very nice lunch in Calgary, we headed back to Tobermory. Some folk napped, some played. The second gig was just as nice as the first, although I think we were all a little tired for some reason. It was very nice to have Olive Brown (of Brown’s fame) in the audience. Olive has actually retired since we originally did the Shops project, but she was the lady who tried to continue serving customers during our performance behind the counter in Brown’s hardware store.
Most of us had a slightly earlier night tonight.