Sunday, July 30, 2006

A perfect Bowen Island summer weekend. Friday night we played Irish tunes outside at The Snug and we probably played there until close to 11:00pm. Then yesterday the fun continued with an impromptu gig up at David Chamberlain's new bookstore, Sherlock Tomes, which is also the site of Artisan Radio. We were all set to go online with the first ever live music broadcast when a tree feel across Grafton Road right at the entrance to the square knocking out power for hours. So no live boradcast, but plenty of fun playing music blackout style.

Later after harvest a bunch of salal berries, it was down to Cates Hill Chapel to accompany Jude Neale in an amazing concert of Opera, standards and celtic songs. Jude is a remarkable woman, a true character - all dressed in ball gowns and shocking orange hair - and her voice can fill a concert hall. Amazing.

To cap it off early this morning we were rocked by a thunderstorm that crashed and slashed it's way up Howe Sound. THankfully it was accompanied by a deluge of rain which was good for the garden and kept the lightning from starting any fires.

Now, it's off to the beach.