15 days - busked in 8 Cities/Towns en route; Northampton, Carlisle, Stirling, Aviemore, Aberdeen, Dundee, Newcastle, and Leicester. Spending quality time with 35/40 friends & family along the way, many of whom; fed, watered, & sheltered this 'auld' Haggis.. which incl. a birthday treat, visiting Hadrian's Wall & Fort in Cumbria, thanks to long-time friend Jeff Dixon. PERFECT! :)
Far too many highlights to mention, however, Carlisle/Cumbria surprisingly surpassed ALL expectations; they generously & warmly supported Plucky's busking, & Brampton Open Mic performances 1 wk L8r - lotta love here! THANKS!
However, it was in Aberdeen, where I busked twice that The Plucky Haggis received an amazing, & extraordinarily detailed gift & card; re Plucky's Worthy Originals! Few pics on this site, but full detail av. on my FB Tour & Superfan Album post. Hopefully, I'll make two UK Tours in 2020, & perhaps include Wales! tphx
Sunset on Towersey Festival Aug 23-26 2019 - My Perfect Summer Ending!
Following, Plucky's pivotal Private Wedding Anniversary & Garden Party Gig, end of Jun, I'd a super time on two stages at Fenny Poppers Festival - my 3rd consec' yr. Then a tremendous Towersey! Where I was delightfully honoured to help MC their Bar Stage. Introducing 11 superb acts during the course of a very Hot & fabulous BH w.e. I EVEN managed to squeeze in a cheeky set, cunningly disguised as Friday's 'sound check' - that lasted an hour! 😎 Blog!
Busking regularly in Northampton, Milton Keynes, & Bedford. I just concluded Plucky's 1st Bletchley Busking Bandstand Gig, Sat past; perfect prep for my Kettering Debut @ The Olde Three Cocks - Brigstock 2019 Sat 14th Sep. Before once more taking The Plucky Haggis on his annual Autumnal Home from Home Tour. 😁 Hast Ye Back! CHEERS! Plucky 💖 tphx
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All 25 of Plucky's Worthy Originals have been added here, c/w internal Pg. links to view YouTube videos within my Website. OR subscribe to Plucky's YT Channel <--. Every vid has captions/subs, and most have a unique song-related backdrop. So you can find your favourites easily enough. Check 'em out!
This pic is from Easter's Sat gig @ IntuUK shopping centre in Milton Keynes where I performed with Full PA. You can tell by my game-face, Plucky means business! 'Twas a fabulous day, superb having so many kind & generous locals stop a while enjoying a slice of my 4+ hr. non-stop live performance of Originals & Covers. Relaxing in the sunshine within the circle around me; in deckchairs Intu had laid-on, sat on the walling, or on the AstroTurf eating pizza! Just chillin', while the non-stop river of life streamed on by, going about it's business through the malls. Just PERFECT! tphx
At the end of Feb. 2019, I performed my 150th song at The Sunset Lounge; potentially the World's longest running continuous Open Mic night, held weekly in Newport Pagnell nr. Milton Keynes. I first performed @ the SSL 31 May 2012, 3 months after picking up guitar to learn it, sing my first covers, and even try writing 01Mar12. NOW, I'm happy to perform any SET selection from my growing repertoire of Originals & Covers. 150 in a truly varied & dynamic rep.; added to my 'Gig View' web page.
What would your favourite 3 song set be, from this list? Perhaps for a fiver, I could play them LIVE for you at my next OM! :D In the coming months, I hope to add more covers to my YouTube Channel, as well as more of Plucky's Worthy Originals. Available for paid Gigs & Festivals. Stay tuned folks; subscribe & have a fabulous SPRING!
Thank you all, for your support & pushing me to continually improve. Haggis Hugs - Cheers! tphx
You've got to be in it to win it, they say... OK, I didn't win with this, my very first entry per se, but it was a result nonetheless & gratefully received too. I was really delighted to receive a little recognition from such a fabulous panel of renowned & talented judges. Esp. given the relatively short time I've been pursuing this newfound dream, passion, career. I'd just bought a new HD video camera last year, so Christmas Time - Al' An' Om' was my first upload to YT; far too long with 4 choruses! BUT, this year hope to upload two shorter versions. AND perhaps release it officially for next Xmas! tphx
After two fabulous summer pub gigs, and my first wedding (2 hrs in idyllic surroundings), I'm ready for a few festivals, aren't you! Then join me for some of Plucky's Worthy Originals & Fab Covers :)
First up, Swan Fest (tomorrow) Sat 28th Jul. An hour of Plucky 4/5pm in the small village of Stewkley, raising funds for PTSD RESOLUTION. I'll be keeping an eye out for 'Britain's Favourite Landlord', though Al doesn't run The Swan Pub - YET! :D
Aug. 18th Legion of Rhythm, RB Legion, Newport Pagnell, MK (my 6th consecutive year) & my latest performance there to date: 22:15 - 22:45. Live Music Midday - Midnight! Raising money for Willen Hospice. It's always a great event with loads of talented musos; singers, songwriters & bands!
Finally, Fenny Poppers 2018 (Sun 19th 11-6 pm). I'm delighted to be asked back again; it's dynamic annual event nr Bletchley, MK. Fenny Stratford High Street is closed for Live Music Festival & Entertainment. Plucky's Main stage 'Originals': 11:20 - 11:40, followed by Plucky's Popular Covers 13:00 - 13:30 on the Acoustic stage, t'other end. It's more up-front-and-personal, and I love it.
So heed doon, grab a hay-bale, and enjoy some spicy summer RARE BREED Haggis! Cheers! tphx
More of Plucky's Worthy Originals added to my YouTube Channel & this Website: Alive In Me, Black Matching Tie, Folk Songs I Adore, Rewarding Stage, Forgive - Forget, and I Hydeleigh (Now I'm Home). Perhaps you could Subscribe! ;)
Sat 16Jun GIG at The Bald Buzzard Micropub in LB, BUCKS. And another TBC in BEDS Sat 30Jun. Keep informed of future Events & details via LemonRock or Facebook. Here's to a fabulous summer of Live Music, Refreshment, & warm sunshine! Enjoy!! Cheers! Plucky - tphx
Plucky's Channel now has more than 10 HD videos published on YouTube, and vision is growing for this medium, therefore I'm targeting more subscribers; 100+ by 2019. IT COULD BE YOU !! ;)
Recent uploads to Plucky's Worthy Originals: The Stingy Scotsman; Haggis Reggae; Alive In Me (1st garden performance - hear those sheep!); Black Matching Tie. WITH Folks Songs I Adore, to be published soon, recorded with a beautifully framed foreground spread.
AND THERE'S MORE... plenty more to follow; special covers, LIVE performances, Comedy & Innovative ideas. I don't want you to miss-out because Facebook prevented them being shared on your timeline. Once ALL 25 originals are uploaded, The Plucky Haggis aims to publish something monthly. I'd be delighted to have you. Cheers! tphx
3 videos uploaded to YouTube in April: Drovers' Roads; my 3rd, is a tribute to Highlander & local legend Cameron Ormiston, who's sister married a Newfie. Here, I'm wearing the sweater my father brought me, from a fabulous holiday he spent with his best friend Cam; meeting family & friends there!
Hurts To Say Goodbye; is Plucky's 1st attempt at songwriting, and mother's requested I play it at her funeral. It could equally apply to Cam given our loss, but just as he would've been 89, on 7th April, another old friend, Ronnie Gall, passed away aged 89 the very day I published it on 17 Apr.
Die Tryin' (drop the 'gees'); my 24th, was published & dedicated to my mother on her 78th birthday, 26 Apr. SHINDIG, song 25, is very different, but going down very well! There's plenty more to follow. To view, or subscribe: Plucky's YouTube Channel Cheers! tphx
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