Summer Music Sunday!
Family music day on the green! Full day of live music from local bands!
That’s how this little festival was billed and it didn’t disapoint!
Blink and you could miss Pitcairngreen tucked away in rolling countryside just North of Perth. The green itself is vast for the size of the village and the pub is really the only commercial outlet.
Owned by Nigel and Beverley who also own The Taybank in Dunkeld the Pitcairngreen pub is the hub for this cracking little summer festival, the pub was the venue for later sessions and those not well enough organised to bring the garden gazibo to shelter from the all too familiar rain.
I don’t think I have ever been early for an event like this but we surprised ourselves by arriving in time to catch the first act, Tunna . It was a little sureal to see a dozen or so early birds scattered across the green all jiggling away to the funky Scottish sounds of fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Karys the fiddler has pulled this little three piece band together, they are good musicians who work well together, if they spend more time together they could become pretty special, watch this space.
I spotted two girls a little way off who seemed to be doing more than the accepted jiggling, really going for it for 1pm on a Sunday then I realised that strange way they were holding their drinks away from their bodies and shaking their heads was actually wasp avoidance ….pests.
The music was about as changeable as the weather and strangely they seemed to coincide! The sweet tones of the clarinet managed to pull the sun out as everyone settled down after lunch and had a little doze. Only to be awoken by a heavy shower and a dose of harder rock!
We didn’t hang about for Southpaw , but they are meant to be good. The dose of summery clarinet had got me in the mood for the Sunday papers and a search for last minute holiday deals!!