A second, equally tough year for me, the music scene, and hospitality, but we survived, and welcome 2022, hopeful as ever - despite many life knocks! And here's one of my highlights from 2021, after encountering a London Film Student in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Added to my New Channel Playlist, I've called "Plucky's Documentaries & Interviews", & av. on Web Page HD YT 9.
Quarterly Blog Update on LemonRock as ever, proffers more detail, but I delightfully secured & concluded my year with a NYE Gig @ 'Three Fyshes Restaurant & Bar,' Turvey, Beds. Despite Omicron & Gov Measures nearly forcing it to be pulled - due to many cancellations! However, we all made compromises to 'get it away', and I did my best to Entertain those who braved 'the backdrop'; playing non-stop 4 & 1/2 hrs! A new Plucky record! 💖 tphx
An extra special Worthy Original, celebrating an extraordinary & exciting journey! 'Adventure (Land O' Discovery)' song 29; Nine years of Plucky Public Performance 29May2012 to 29May2021. Arguably one of my best! 😁 Happy Anniversary me. 🥂 Enjoy!
Building on Plucky's busiest year for LIVE performance to-date, completing 150 BUSKING sessions in my last financial year. Paying the bills with this guitar, a reasonable vocal, and a positively motivated sunny disposition! Join me on this voyage of discovery, subscribe to My YT Channel &/or tap into Plucky's Worthy Originals playlist for more! Alt., follow Plucky on LemonRock for Blogs, Gigs, and view the latest 3 video uploads! 💖 tphx
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
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
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
5 NEW pages added to thepluckyhaggis.com FULL Repertoire of #120+ original & cover songs: #18 Simon & Garfunkel / Paul Simon; #25 Plucky's Worthy Originals; #24 Country, Folk Rock, Americana etc.; #23 Popular, Rock, Ballad, Misc.; lastly but not least - #31 Folk : trad. mod. Scots/Irish, with a few Scottish favourites! ;)