Off To Port Fairy Again!

Man, does it come around fast! Once again I'm packing the bags to head down to Port Fairy for the 40th Port Fairy Folk Festival. I don't like to dwell too much on the fact that this is something like my 35th or so (missed a couple in the 80's if my memory serves, and maybe one or two in the last twenty years through circumstances beyond my control ). It makes me start to feel a tad on the old side.
Speaking of which it's been downright depressing with the number of  brilliant musicians and performers shuffling off this mortal coil in recent times. It just goes to show you have to make hay while the sun shines. They did and Vale to them all.....
It's been a mad summer full of renovation and sundry other activities, none of which have much to do with music but the end is in sight and I'm really looking forward to getting back into some gigs and recording soon. I do have a few shows coming up including a couple of solo gigs , some duo shows with Suzette Herft ,a St Pat's gig with Ewen Baker and a bush dance with Emma Rodda and Gordon Tresider.  I'm really looking forward to getting back in the saddle. It's been far too long and there's nothing better than making music with good friends. Check out the upcoming shows page for details.
So, hope to catch up with old friends at Port Fairy and maybe sink a Guinness or three.
And, congratulations to Marcia Howard on being Port Fairy's Artist Of The Year for 2016! 
Here's a pic of Marcia, Gary Dalton and myself around 1989.
Cheers
Patrick
 

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