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Calgary, CA, 2017

Jams, Journeys and Jamborees

 Time flies here in sunny Calgary! It only feels like yesterday that I encountered the all-to-familiar funny looks going through Heathrow Airport with my cello, but the adventure started way back on Sunday 30th July, with a last hug from the sis and a sweaty trawl through the London Underground… 

Fun at the Folk Fest
So before we knew it, Justine and I were back On the Road Again (thanks Willie!) and pulling up at a very muddy Big Valley Jamboree. We were playing on the World Songwriter Stage with four other singer/songwriters, so we each took turns to play a song in front of a very warm and appreciative audience…
Rolling on the River
Another week of Calgary living and I’m feeling very much at home here.
It’s been a busy week – every day’s an adventure with JV!..
Put up a Parking Lot
Another week has flown by and much of it has been spent immersed in headphones, recording tunes! Monday morning gave me the opportunity to explore one of the local neighbourhoods: Inglewood. I feel like Inglewood is Calgary’s equivalent to Manchester’s Northern Quarter… 
A Bus to Banff and a Plate of Poutine
I’m almost at the end of my Canadian adventure here in Calgary and I couldn’t feel more refreshed, inspired and energised ahead of my return home. I feel lucky to have spent this week exploring, composing, cello-playing and taking some time out to enjoy the little things – it has been a bit like a much-needed retreat!..

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