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Australia

Peatbogs tour Down Under.

Waiting...Read the story

Waiting...

Waiting...

Australia was one of the most fun tours we have had. The weather and scenery was great and the people were fantastic. An amusing time was had doing a spot on an Aussie weather forecast, presented by the weathers equivalent to Steve Irwin. The Peatbogs resident Neighbors fan, Adam, was blown away as we were screened just before his favorite show. Leighton took this pic as we waited for our bus.

Beach sessionRead the story

Beach session

Beach session

We had a few sessions in Sydney as we do in most places. The most memorable of these must have been on Coogee Beach. We had a few beers and played as the sun went down.

Peter and InnesRead the story

Peter and Innes

Peter and Innes

We did a photo shoot on top of a 31 story building along with Howie Nicholsby from 21st Century Kilts and his models, who were also part of the Visit Scotland promotion we were in Australia for. This picture is of Peter and Innes admiring the views.

The 31st floorRead the story

The 31st floor

The 31st floor

Some of the boys on the 31st floor. It was an incredible place for photos with amazing views of Sydney Bridge and Opera House. This a rare picture as it is the last time Iain seen his drum (it found a new home much to his disgust), Adam is wearing a camouflaged kilt and Seamus is pictured not eating.

Leighton not terrifiedRead the story

Leighton not terrified

Leighton not terrified

Leighton taking time out from being terrified of the sharks. Looks like his eyesight isn't getting any better either. This pic was taken at a gig in Kings Cross, Sydney.

SkyefolkRead the story

Skyefolk

Skyefolk

We were surprised to have a small group of Skyefolk turn up at our gigs in Oz. They insisted on partying hard. Pictured here are Angus Cooper from the Old Inn in Carbost who was in Sydney for a months holiday and Shona MacLeod from Portree who is nursing there.

Adam and JamieRead the story

Adam and Jamie

Adam and Jamie

Pictured here with Adam is Jamie Gannon from Portree who was over to see Grant Davidson who is in Sydney playing football. Jamie forced us to have a party in our hotel and ordered piles of burgers on Seamus and Adams room bill, one of which Seamus is seem eating below. He also helped us drink all our mini bars. You can take the man out of Skye but...

Seamus

Seamus

Despite being asleep, Seamus, our dep guitarist, cannot bear to see good food go to waste (or see anyone else get it). After this gallery was put together, Adam the fiddler, who was sharing a room with Seamus, told us that Seamus was really greedy and ate a cold left-over burger when he woke up in the morning. Adam wanted more Seamus eating pics on this page but there is no space for his belly. If you want copies just send a stamped addressed envelope with a crisp £20 note to :- Peatbog Faeries, Skye.

Photo shoot Barmoral beachRead the story

Photo shoot Barmoral beach

Photo shoot Barmoral beach

We did a photo-shoot on Barmoral beach on our first day. Here we have Peter and Innes along with Howie who was relentlessly promoting his 21st Century Kilts. Peter and Innes felt safest in the sea due to the danger of redback spiders to kilted men while ashore.

No wellies...Read the story

No wellies...

No wellies...

This is a picture of the band at Barmoral beach. Leighton is keeping a close look out for Jaws, while Seamus has just realised that he has come all the way to Australia from his Struan croft without his wellies.

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Beverly Festival 2012, Folk Police

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Glenuig Hall 2012, Martin Roachfords/The Oyster Woman's Rant