2 December 2005

Design in the morning, trip into Edinburgh in the afternoon to pay for Guitar Craft and get my hard guitar case repaired. In the evening, Lynsey kindly took me with her on the guest list to see the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain and, the main reason for our going, Eddi Reader. The whole concert was superb and I was struck in particular by the accomplishment of Phil Cunningham, who I had thought of as just a fast accordian player. His orchestral pieces were absorbing and his playing with Aly Bain on the fiddle exhilarating. It was nice to catch up with Lyns, the first time we’d really talked since the split of the Houdini Box in September.