Our Bus Rolls On

Onstage with FairportWe're over halfway through the tour with Fairport and it's chugging along nicely. As Chris Leslie's song says “Our Bus Rolls On”.

What a smashing bunch of chaps they are! We've been made very welcome by the band and the crew and soon settled into the Fairport family.

Every night they join us on stage for our last song "Still Life in the Old Dog Yet" and every night we look behind us and can’t quite believe how lucky we are.

Every gig has been special - some more than others. The City Varieties in Leeds, where the likes of Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, Morcambe and Wise have performed and where The Good Old days was broadcast from when we were kids. 

Buxton Opera house, a magnificent building with ghosts in its walls.

The Drill Hall in Lincoln, which is just up the road from our house. As such we had a load of friends and family in the audience which was great but also played on the nerves.

The Union Chapel in London, another iconic venue. Still a working chapel, but no better place for a concert. The atmosphere was electric, we were buzzing and Fairport played a blinder. The sight and sound of a packed house of nine hundred people singing along to the final song, "Meet on the Ledge" will live long in the memory.