Hooligans in Holyhead

Last Saturday I had a gig with The Rice Hooligan Orchestra at a pub in Holyhead.  This was our first gig since we played the Conwy Food Festival last October.  We’ve got another one coming up in a fortnight but otherwise our calendar for this year is, so far, empty.

It was good to be playing again and, despite the interval since our last gig, I could still remember most of the songs reasonably well.  Unfortunately, as I don’t regularly look after Claudia (the borrowed double bass I play in the band) and therefore don’t get much opportunity to practice, the heavy strings took their toll on my plucking fingers and I’m currently sporting a nice pair of blisters.  They should just have time to go down before the next gig!