Recent & Upcoming Excursions
30th Apr, 2013 3:29pm
Having had a few days back at home relaxing, we're writing from beautiful Oxfordshire now to tell you how the joys of spring have already sprung for us so far.We were overjoyed with our visit, in April, to three counties in five days - Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Warwickshire.
There, with the fantastic support of Live & Local - a not-for-profit arts organisation - we played to full houses in five venues. Live and Local's aim is to keep people in touch with their communities and enhance their quality of life, an admirable ambition with the added side-effect of enhancing the lives of the Buffalo Gals too! We had such a good time playing and experienced real friendliness and hospitality from our hosts and our audiences.
Our ports of call were Ashton War Memorial Institute in Ashford in the Water, Pattingham Village Hall, Pailton Village Hall, The Burton Institute in Winster and Trimpley Village Hall. Thank you all for getting up and out to the gigs and making it as much fun for us as we hope it was for you.
We enjoyed the virtuoso talents and good companionship of our deputy guitarist Jason Titley, and the luxury of travelling with a top-class sound engineer, Simon Read, along with his very small assistant, Emily Read.
We also had a fine opportunity to say a public farewell to Eve on the last night as she retires from full-time participation in the band after eight dedicated years of great picking. We'll miss our style queen as a regular on the Buffalo Gals stage, but don't want to shed too many tears as she has promised she will come back and deputise from time to time.
Eve's doodad (see one of our current favourite repertoire items, 'I Left Her Standing There With a Doodad in Her Hair') made an appearance at Emily Read's Sunday School show-and-tell. We do wonder what did they tell!
Okay,back to the music now. We will update you again shortly and let you know how our trip to Oxfordshire has been going. Back soon!