Took the ferry back to the island today after attending a great conference on the mainland, and we had a surprise treat!!
Young people part of Strathspey Fiddlers from near Aberdeen, Scotland, were on their way to Victoria for CeltFest this week. Onboard were also Irish youth attending the same festival. About 14 or so of the Scots played toe-tapping music for us, making time fly for ferry passengers. Many of the songs reminded me of the many times Layne played her fiddle, Rauchelle strummed the guitar, Everette kept rhythm on the Bodrun, and somebody pulled out the spoons.
Missed the music my family made, but was delighted to enjoy these youth from my ancestors homeland. Tugs at the heart strings for some reason.
PS Took some video but can’t upload to my blog, or I would have shared some of the music with you. Bummer. The pics don’t do justice to their talent, obviously. But if you go to the Fiddlers site you can listen to some videos of them playing. What they played onboard was very uplifting and exciting, something like #2.