long overdue jams with Inge
Friday 4th July, 2014
Inge, the other half of Ail Fionn, was over from the south of France recently, visiting friends in East London for a few days. So we arranged to meet up on Primrose Hill one afternoon. I brought my saz, of course, and not having access to a mandolin or violin, I took Paul Clifford's beaten up old guitar for her to play (the one his Canadian hobo alter ego "Shed" used to busk with).
In between chattering away enthusiastically about our lives in recent times, and times past, we managed to play a few things. Despite being very unpolished, as you'll hear, there was a comforting ease with which we were able to "find each other" musically. We both felt that with some regular sessions, we could get something reall special together again — alas, geography is working against us.
It was a bright, sunny day, but very windy. We found shade under some trees, so there's quite a bit of background noise from the wind shaking the leaves. And tuning issues. And wobbly playing. But, yeah, it made me very happy.
We wandered over to Camden Lock to have some mint tea and watch people starting begin their Friday evenings out. A short walk down Regents Canal we found a quiet spot to play a bit more. For some reason I didn't bother to record that (a shame, as there was no wind noise, and we were starting to get warmed up). We really need to do this more often...