We enjoyed playing for the big birthday of one of our local councillors. Greg and Andrew both had dodgy throats but battled on valiantly with the calling. Greg’s new joke had another airing – “swing your partner vigorously (if that’s their name)”. Maybe the old one was better – “swing your partners round (or any other part of their anatomy you fancy)!”

The dancing was vigorous and often unusually accurate! Here’s a nice twirl in the promenade at the end of the Cumberland Square Eight.

Meanwhile, the hog roast was awesome – thanks for that! David and Mike got into a highly technical conversation about David’s semi-constructed 7-key pipe chanter, all brass-lined key slots and how to stop your keys going brittle ….

The foldback speaker’s still on the blink, so more chat about the merits and technical challenges of in-ear systems. Let’s see what happens …


About Andrew Burn

University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT
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