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Farewell Scapa Flow

Posted in The Musician with tags , on November 9, 2010 by craigherbertson

Farewell Scapa Flow

Well, that’s it over for me and Scapa Flow. We played our last gig in one of the best folk venues in Germany, Das Weisse Rose, Kirchheimbolanden. It was a trifle nostalgic.

I was invited to join the band ten years ago. We aired our music at hundreds of gigs from the tiniest pub to large football stadiums, concert halls, festivals, Christmas markets, Castles, mansions and city centres. We played for Ambassadors, multinationals, weddings, birthdays, folk audiences, princes, lords, whisky tasters and sometimes busked in the street for the locals on the way to venues. I’ve seen more hotels than I care to remember and drank more pints than I can.

I like to think we brought decent Scottish folk music to the ears of thousands of folks in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and a few other countries including at one point my favourite land, Scotland.

A group is a bit like a marriage. it has its lows and highs but we started as friends and ended as friends. Scapa Flow will carry on doubtless, and I wish the boys the best of luck and hope to see them again on the stage.

slainte mhath

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