One of the nice things about having visitors from overseas is the chance to indulge in some local tourism: the sort of things you always mean to get round to but need that extra prod to actually do. So when friend and musical collaborator Andrew Cronshaw turned up for his first visit to Australia it was an excellent excuse to get out and about in the beautiful Canberran autumn and see the sights. Andy's a keen photographer, and the wildlife seemed to turn up right on cue.
We played at the National Folk Festival in Canberra and the Fairbridge Festival near Perth: two of my favourites.
Also at the National: the launch of Sunday at Sandy's, the new CD from Cassidy's Ceili.
I'll be heading to England in October to take part in the next Cronshaw recording, along with Svetlana Spajic and Sanna Kurki-Suonio: formidable singers both, so there'll be some suitably hair-raising vocalising going on.