Today I got another chance to see Albannach play live. This time it was at the Celtic Country Fair in Lebanon, TN. I convinced Dad to go watch them with me since he will be in Alaska when they will be playing at Grandfather Mountain. Like I said in the other post, these guys have to be seen live to be truly appreciated. Though the were minus one member, Jamesie, they still put on a great show.
A big plus was that between shows we got to go hijack my two nephews, Ben(3) and Taylor(2), and let them hear the pipes and drums. First stop was the bouncy house. Ben can never pass up those. After a few rounds on them and some sliding we got to meet the members of Albannach. They were super nice guys to talk to. We were able to discuss a little about drums, Scotland, and moonshine before they had to go onstage. Ben just sat there grinning at them the whole time
We watched their second set with me holding Ben and Dad holding Taylor. Ben was mesmerized by the drums at first but it was getting late and they were getting pretty sleepy. Ben did perk up and stare at a girl with a lot of tattoos for a bit. A least he didn’t ask if he could get one. I want to be the fun uncle but I believe that one would end up with me in a lot of trouble.
After the set we loaded them back up and took them home and we headed back home ourselves. Ben did tell his Mom and Dad that he wanted a drumset when he got home. Taylor already wants a guitar. Future Webster all star band in the making!
Great music, fun nephews, great sunshine. Another fine Saturday.