Interesting set of photos here from The Robin in Bilston. Not often you get decent photos, but I quite like these. Very sweaty gig – you can see my jeans are sticking to me. My shirt was like a wet rag by the end of the evening. Only 2 gigs to go on this tour! It’s been brilliant, but my bag is now mostly dirty laundry, and I’m looking forward to my own bed and the chance to cook my own tea. Derek ‘Ding Dong’ Bell of The Chieftains was once asked what his abiding memories were of being a professional musician for 40+ years and he said ‘There could have been better food…’ I quite agree, when you come out of a gig at around midnight there’s nothing left but Indian takeaways or sandwiches you’ve bought from a motorway service station. I’d really like some freshly cooked pasta. Or just bread and cheese. By the way, interesting trivia note – Derek Bell once released a solo album called ‘Derek Bell Plays With Himself’.