This boy raised a glass to classmates
Rather than doing the predictable run through the full album in its original order like most do these days, Fish took a slightly different route at Newcastle's O2 Academy, opening with Slainte Mhath
, which in all honesty is a more natural opener than Hotel Hobbies from the original album.
For our final drink that cold afternoon, Tan led the toast to the whisky with history with Gaelic cheers: 'Slainte mhath
Kanpai, Skoal, Slainte Mhath
to Japan's whisky makers!
WITH the exception of 'Slainte mhath
' - the universal Scottish drinking salute - I don't speak a word of Gaelic.
Big names in the area have included Slainte Mhath
, Colum Sands and Roy Bailey at the Warwick Folk Festival in July, Davey Arthur at the Four Provinces Fleadh on October and Strawhead at November's Bedworth Folk Festival.
His time as frontman in Marillion was not overlooked either and less obvious album cuts including Incubus, Slainte Mhath
and a stirring Heart of Lothian were enthusiastically welcomed.
combine the traditions of Celtic and Acadian music, mix in some step-dancing, and pull in any modern style that takes their fancy.
HEADLINING tonight's main marquee concert at the Warwick Folk Festival is Slainte Mhath
, the young Cape Breton band making a huge international impact.
And from Novia Scotia come more exciting arrangements of Celtic music tinged with influences of pop, performed by Slainte Mhath
Guests include Tarras, Roy Bailey, Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla, Steve Tilston, Colum Sands, Nova Scotian band Slainte Mhath
and from New York, The Johnson Girls.