Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 Tour Day Four

We had a free day in  Edinburgh. Travellers scattered to the wind to explore the Royal Mile or venues in "new town."  We gathered Friday night for a concert at Teviot House at Edinburgh University. The Tradfest is on just now in the city. It brings musicians from Scotland and other places in the world to perform.

 We were lucky to be here the night the Scottish folk band "Breabach" was playing.  They are gaining an international reputation with recent tours to Australia and New Zealand. James Lindsay, the son of our he teacher for the straw weaving workshop on Day 6 is the bass player in the band. So it was a real treat to see the 5 member band perform live after hearing their recorded music on cd and on BBC Radio Scotland's "Travelling Folk" program.

Again for the moment, my video of a tune they performed is not uploading properly. Once I can upload you will get to see and hear Breabach right here.  Until then, visit their website above and enjoy photos from Edinburgh below.-Nadine
Edinburgh Botanic Garden Glass Houses

Gate to Holyrood Palace

Edinburgh Castle

View from Arthur's Seat

Walter Scott Monument

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