The Wee Gathering, Glasgow and
The Alternative Gathering, Carlops 2016
In June of 2016 I enjoyed an ambulance dash to hospital, a life-saving emergency operation, and many weeks of recuperation. The main thing that got me through was the love, support and good wishes from so many of my musical friends. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who sent cards, sent messages, and offered practical help.
Two amazing embodiments of this positive energy was The Wee Gathering in Glasgow on the 27th August, and The Alternative Gathering in Carlops the next day. Organised by friends and students, they were days of making music, and represented so many of my beliefs about community music.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank everyone involved in both Gatherings, and all my friends, colleagues and students who gave me the strength to regain health.
The Wee Gathering, Glasgow
The Dram, Glasgow, Saturday 27th August 2016
The Alternative Gathering, Carlops
The Hall, Carlops, Sunday 28th August 2016