This morning a post on social media made me think about the first four album records I ever bought.
“Sorry folks, but it looks like The Orkney Blues Festival on-line extravaganza, isn’t happening – the best laid schemes and all that.”
“Blues/Rock is one of my favourite forms of music, and I had been wondering what was going to happen with the Orkney Blues Festival – due to groove the nation – in September. “
On the 28th of June 1846 perhaps the most sexy sounding of musical instruments, the saxophone, was patented by Adolphe Sax.
“Southern trees/Bear strange fruit/Blood on the leaves/And blood at the roots
the Blues AGM will take place in the Function Room at the Royal Hotel, Stromness on Thursday 20th of February at 7:30pm.
Martin Laird interviewed Orkney Blues headliner Dave Arcari when he was in Stromness last week.
“We first came across Coop, about 12 years ago, playing in Blue Rooster, with John Adams and Pete Philips. “
“I was listening to a CD by Cream, singing along with the familiar words, then realised how very relevant they are to today”
Dave Arcari makes his Orkney debut as a headliner at Orkney Blues Festival when he plays three shows at festival venues during the event which takes place Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September .