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Ramsbottom Festival , The Waterboys, Capercaillie, Mike McGoldrick

September 19, 2011

Just a few catch ups today. I got some informative feedback from you guys re the blog I did on

Mark Hearld and Robert pointed out these great new cards of Marks

available soon through Art Angels, so many thanks for that.

Last night was the final day of the Ramsbottom Festival. The first of it’s kind and boasted some

fine music and a great crowd of walking boot and wellie wearing eager listeners.

The highlight of the day was the final three big name acts Mike McGoldrick, whom I’ve seen

many times and am still slightly in awe of his flute playing skills.  Capercaillie, and the beautiful voice

of Karen Matheson, I know their music well, but have never seen and  the Waterboys,

who were highly entertaining and full of quirky zest and life. With an electrifying encore of

Fisherman’s Blues, Mike Scott stole the show for me, in a zany Mick Jagger concert sort of way !

For their fans they have a new CD out today based on the poems of WB Yeats, info here.

Here’s a reminder of their sound from the Tall Ships Festival earlier this year.

Thanks to Kennyu272 for posting this.

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