Last night our shanty group, Baggyrinkle, had their first gig of the season. Nice, appreciative, crowd. We couldn't have been too bad, sold 4 cd's and an had invite back. Left there on a high. It's always good to get the first one under your belt. Over the next couple of weeks we have Wednesday, Pat Smith's (of Callennig fame) birthday bash at the Llantrisant Folk Club, Saturday & Sunday, Model Boat show Swansea Marina and the following weekend Lancaster!!!!
Why the mixed feelings? Today is the 15th anniversary of my Dad's death. He used to enjoy a good shanty session, but never saw us perform. Right now I'm rather melancholy. I miss my Dad.