Well in just a few days time we will be celebrating the opening of the Celtic Connections 2014 festival which this year is coming of age in its 21st Birthday!
The festival itself promises to be the best yet and without doubt this will be the busiest Celtic Connections i've ever been involved in, being scheduled for no fewer than 4 concerts.
It all starts for me on Friday night, 17th January in the CCA with the 'Ceol's Craic' gig. Amazing talent on stage including Kathleen MacInness, Laoise Kelly, Sineag MacIntyre & The Friel Sisters!! This gig has already sold out so it promises to be a fantastic atmosphere!
Next up for me is the last date of the TMSA Young Trad Tour gigs in the Mitchel Theatre on Saturday 18th (afternoon). This will be a great wee afternoon, possibly emotional as its our last performance.... or is it?!?!
Then I get a well earned break for a week or so before being thrown in to the last weekend supporting Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (No Pressure!!) in the Piping centre on the 1st Feb. This gig sold out in November!!!! Absolute madness, but we can't wait for it!
Then my last gig of the festival, falling on the last night, Sunday 2nd Feburary my return to the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician competition as last years winner. What is sure to be an emotional one for me as its where it all started one year ago to the day! I'm really going to enjoy it also!
If you are around at any of these gigs, please feel free to come up and say hello! I don't bite - Honest!!
Hope to see you all there!