Welsh cheesemakers; and wheelbarrows at Seton

Today I was playing at Seton Collegiate Church. I hadn't played at this venue for a couple of years, and I'd forgotten how lovely it is and how well it suits a summer ceremony.  It feels so spacious and airy, and I love the way the light comes through the coloured glass of the large windows. With the high ceiling, the acoustic was brilliant: the clarsach was sounding with a lovely ringing tone.

Although the couple had arranged to host their main reception elsewhere, there was time for a few drinks on the lawn outside the chapel, and so I picked up my clarsach and re-positioned myself outside to continue to play.

The chapel is a fair distance from the carpark. Well, actually, it's no distance at all I suppose - but it certainly feels it when you are carrying a heavy clarsach! Thankfully, on my way back to the car, the wonderfully helpful Lesley (from Historic Scotland, who run the site) gave me a helping hand by literally carting some of my kit for me... in her trusty wheelbarrow!

On a totally different note, last weekend I was in Wales. Amongst other things, I visited a wonderful cheese-maker (bizarrely it was actually a post-office-come-cheese-maker... as you do!) The cheese was yummy, particularly the smoked cheese, and the establishment is well worth a visit if you are ever in Pembrokeshire. Anyway, the reason I mention this is because I really wanted to include a picture of their sign, which made me smile!

 This made me smile!

This made me smile!

 

 

 

 At Seton Collegiate Church, September 2016

At Seton Collegiate Church, September 2016

 Light streaming in: clarsach at Seton.

Light streaming in: clarsach at Seton.