It has been a while since I wrote to you but we’ve been thinking of you all. We’ve had a bit of time away from Gleadhraich what with member’s commitments through the summer and also our little side project, the Cabalistic Cavalry. However we were well and truly back in action at Jocktoberfest where it was an absolute delight to headline the Hayloft Stage up in the Highlands. There was a steady enough crowd when we walked but even we were surprised at the carnage that kicked off. We had to move the crowd forward so we could squeeze more bodies in at the back, there was an inflatable duck which made it’s way through the crowd and generally people were just going crazy from start to finish. Normally when I write these blogs there are a particular tune or two that stood out but this was madness from start to finish. Speaking of which, by the time we finished we had a full on mosh pit in front of us. A mosh pit? Definitely a first at a Gleadhraich gig. The Highlands absolutely know how to party but then we knew that anyway from our previous encounters!
We’ve been doing a lot of plotting and scheming and we were delighted to announce we’re heading out on a tour again through November and December which is going to be a lot of fun. We’re taking in some old favourites along with some new places too. It’s shaping up like this:
November 4th: Hootananny Inverness
November 10th: Stramash, Edinburgh
November 11th: Home Start Dundee Charity Gig
November 18th: Belfast Barge
December 9th: London Hootananny Brixton
We’ll be talking about these shows much more over the coming months but it’s gonna be great to see the Highlanders again when we kick off in Inverness on November 4th.
See you then. X