Wow. What a summer it has been so far! I’m not long back from a tour where I performed in 6 countries in 9 days – very hectic & not for the faint-hearted.
I had the privilege of performing at the Tabor International Short Film Festival in Croatia as part of my tour – here is a photo of the stunning medieval Veliki Tabor Castle whose courtyard was the scene for the evening’s music.
Following on from this, I performed in Slovenia, met up with old friends for a performance in Bratislava, Slovakia before a couple of performances in beautiful Vienna before making my way to Germany. That’s five….because I started in Switzerland!
What is the latest news on the album, I have been politely asked by many of you? We will be mastering next week, copies should be in my hand next month. Full launch details to follow, but rest assured this is the finest thing I’ve done & I’m mightily proud of it & of everyone who performed upon it.
There will be a couple of performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe also, details here – https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/music/simon-kempston – I hope a few of my Edinburgh friends & supporters can make it along.
A quiet July is in order to take advantage of the beautiful weather….mmm, actually to finalise the album, but to be honest it is much needed. August sees me in Finland, Estonia & Latvia and ending up in Iceland so it is great to spend some time in sunny Edinburgh.
Lastly, thanks to Beth Wimmer for her fine photography in St. Gallen – here is an example from our shoot in May, I’ll be posting more in due course.
Islay on Saturday, I shall be sure to take it easy on the whisky….