23rd August : Trad Sesh

Last night at the Open Mic we were joined by Alasdair MacKenzie on guitar and vocals and Fergus McVicar on whistles and pipes. The two played a stunning set of trad tunes intermingled with rousing renditions of Louis Armstrong’s ‘That Lucky Old Sun’, Rodriguez’ ‘Sugarman’ and some other belters from MacKenzie.

The Mysterious Magdalena made an appearance and the audience was given the unique experience of watching Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing to traditional Scottish music; Celtic Tribal Belly Dancing? We like to push the boundaries at Applecross Open Mic!

We also had some improvised poetry from hostess Miss Kiki, with the audience’s inspired suggestions, and a few songs from one of our favourites, Niamh MacLennan.

Both audience and players were in high spirits. There was much stomping of feet, clapping of hands and some laughs.

We are sorry that as the season comes to a close we will be losing the boys to their studies down South but happy we have had the chance to watch them do what they do best. It was a night of superb musical talent and experimental collaborations that went down a treat and hope to be repeated. A big thanks to all involved.

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