The musicians here are so incredibly passionate. Constantly moving, trying new things, sharing new music, always excited... and the trip back was like butter in comparison to the trip out. There's a sign, if ever there was one.
Shortly after getting back, I went to this Breton/French dance that Gwil was playing with Annette... duw, duw, is he ever passionate when he talks about music. Especially when it comes to dance in relation to music. He had all sorts of curious and interesting things to say on the subject. I also got to play a couple of tunes with him, including one of my favourites, which is a mazurka called Nina.
Elsa stopped by the house briefly. What a complete joy to listen to her talk and tell stories about her holidays. She was so brilliantly sweet!
Catrin, John, Sarah and Gwen of course have been great. They all tell such funny stories. I only wish I could understand them better. It's just when they get going, their Welsh is so fast. They are an amazing bunch to be around.
I talked to Julie on the phone. There's another one whom I completely admire. She's been working really hard on the new Fernhill CD. She was saying that it's going to be a great year. And she was really encouraging me to continue with the solo harp stuff.
Awww... I just love these people!
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