The final leg of The Routes Quartet tour took place in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We had a bit of a break before these last two gigs so it was good to get the team back together again! The first show in Edinburgh was a Live Music Now concert in the National Portrait Galleries. This was our first LMN gig since becoming involved with the charity last November and we were really looking forward to it. We played in the foyer of the gallery and it really was a lovely venue, great acoustics with beautiful artwork all around us.
There was a big crowd in to see us, including Carol Main, the director of LMN Scotland. We got lovely feedback from the audience and it was nice to chat to Carol too.
Our very last gig in Glasgow was pretty exciting for us: we were playing at Folklub, a folk club run by our friend David Foley. Folklub has seen some very successful musicians perform at it including RURA and Paul McKenna so we were chuffed to have our own concert.
Supporting us was Anna MacDonald, who sang beautiful Gaelic songs with Kenny Rankin complementing her singing very well on guitar.
We have really enjoyed this whole tour, playing our music to all the great people we have met along the way. We can't wait to hit the road again later this year with our debut album in tow! Keep up to date with the latest news on our website: www.routesstringquartet.com