Went to see the excellent Vin Garbutt in Otley last night(Weds). My mum told me to go and see him in concert if I got the chance, and it was well worth it, he’s a brilliant live performer. He’s practically like a standup comedian in between songs, the audience were in stitches for most of it, but then the songs themselves were almost all quite serious. He only did two I knew: “Land of Three Rivers” was the opening number, “What’s the Use of Wings?” was the closing one. Alison quite enjoyed it too.

We both felt rather young though. Tends to be the case with folk music, there are a few young people there, then a twenty year age gap between us and the rest of the audience.