Weekend roundup

As the weekend comes around again – with a trip to the Old Irish Pub in Vejle for the first time (though the 6th venue I’ve played in Vejle!) tonight and a welcome return to Fru Mathies in Ribe on Saturday – here’s a little look back at last weekend.

Friday daytime was rehearsal day for Neil Brophy Band in Copenhagen where we arranged and rehearsed 2 new songs, which will be in the set for the summer’s festivals.  Then Brian and I headed up to Helsingør, and after a fab pizza at Casa Tua (best pizza in town), we set up for the evening’s gig at The Old Irish Pub in Søstræde.  Brian played solo from 9pm, then we played as a duo (Strong Ale) from 11pm, and I played solo from 1am til 3…and then had a few pints while the party died down.

Saturday, after watching Wolves beat Derby on the pub’s telly (happy days) and having coffee with friends, I returned to the stage to do the same procedure in reverse – me starting, so that I could take the 2 1/2 hour drive home at 1am after the Strong Ale sets.  The audiences were, as ever, fantastic – particularly on the Saturday, which was a pretty wild experience.  Great to be gigging with Brian again, and getting into the flow… we’re booked to do the same next week (11th and 12th March in Helsingør) and then will be doing St. Patrick’s Day at The Irish Rover in Copenhagen.  That was a riot (in a good way!) last year, so expectations are high.

Talking of patron saints and their feast days, tomorrow is St. Piran’s Day (patron saint of Cornwall).  I couldn’t get swede, so won’t be making pasties, and can’t get clotted cream, so that screws the Cream Tea, but I’ll get hold of some cider and raise a glass to Kernow!