I have been having a break recently, chilling out in the West Country. I’ve seen my current favourite musician, Seth Lakeman, playing at the Bath Music Festival and then I went down to Newquay to see him play at Lusty Glaze beach the following night (video below shows audience starting to assemble on the beach).
Two memorable gigs, the Bath one an indoor gig at the Forum with a packed house of about 1300, the Lusty Glaze beach performance about 5-600 of us in this sandy cove on the outskirts of Newquay, dancing away as the sun went down. Interesting audience at Lusty; next to me – I was right up front – was an old dear well into her 70s, dancing away with her walking stick.
Lusty Glaze is basically a little sandy cove, with cliffs on three sides, forming a sort of natural amphitheatre. You go down over 130 steps to the little cove. If you’re ever in Cornwall, catch the Sundowner sessions at Lusty.
Although I will be trying to get a few pieces up over the next couple of weeks, it may be early July before full transmission on the blog is resumed.
Mick’s filmed interview with Frank Keane is probably the next substantial thing we’ll get up.