Monday 22 September 2014

gooooood evening! How are we all?
We've had a fabulous, very busy couple of weeks! Learning and debuting new songs, performing at festivals, and hanging out with legends!!

Last weekend saw us play Falling Leaves Festival, set in the beautiful Old Church in Annesley. The festival was held inside the ruins of the church, which made for a really stunning stage to play on! Then we headed down to Baldock to play the Balstock Festival, with our friends from Folkstock Records. We played new instruments and tried a new song. We won't tell you what it'll just have to come and find out for yourselves! Both festivals were a delight to play at, and we were accompanied to both by our good friend, Kelly Oliver, who also played both of them. We had a good old folky roadtrip!! We were particularly chuffed, and flattered, that one member of the Balstock crowd had travelled all the way from Germany to see us, after seeing us in Baldock last year!!! We've gone international guys!!

This weekend we were very honoured to play at the wedding of two of our friends. We learned a really great little Music Hall song for them, called If I Should Plant a Tiny Seed Of Love. We're not sure if we'll keep it in our repertoire, but it was a lot of fun to sing on the big day.

On Sunday we visited Hitchin Folk Club to open for the fantastic Dave Swarbrick and Marting Carthy. What an amazing time we had! It was really lovely to see Dave, Jill and Ruby again, and catch up on everything we'd been doing since the tour, and a real honour to meet Martin Carthy. A true gentleman, he congratulated us on our set, and chatted to us after the show. Turns out he's particularly fond of our version of I Wonder What Is Keeping, which obviously made us extremely happy. It's always so nice to get such positive feed back from experts and legends in the field!

We've also been getting load of bookings for 2015, which is really exciting! Nothing 100% finallised yet, but keep your eyes on our calendar page, as they will all be added as and when they are confirmed.

This weekend we're at a fund raising event in Hemel Hempstead, raising money for a group that organise canal boat trips for people suffering from mental and physical disabilities. It's a really great cause, and you can find out more on our calender and facebook page.

Well, that's it for now. Keep folking!

STM xxx