We are playing a wee private gig in Kelburn Castle next weekend (www.kelburnestate.com). It’ll be the third time we’ve played there and we’ve had a great time on each occasion. Some of you may remember that we were due to play at their ‘Garden Party’ last year but the event had to be cancelled due to difficulties put up by the police (that’s not a reference to outrageous rider demands by Sting, but to the kind with caps, high visibility jackets and apparently in some cases, a dislike of live music.) It was really disappointing because it would have been a sensational event – and also because I had to help my mother-in-law move house instead. Talk about a double-whammy.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kelburn and the fantastically enthusiastic and innovative people that run it, check out the video of the graffiti project on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwPK4W1SXBw. The castle itself, as you will see, is now partially covered by graffiti in an effort to raise its profile and some much needed cash to fund the re-rendering of the outer skin. It’s well worth a trip.