RM Tour Diary #243: Postcards from across the Pond.
There's still a little magic left in Ireland! Our "host with the most" Andy Peters took us to see a real fairy ring- a large circular area where the ground is raised up about 3 feet, with trees ringing the edge. (Molly suspects Aliens) Much of Game of Thrones is filmed nearby as well- we've reached a consensus that we'd rather get our picture taken with Jon Snow than with a sheep.
We've been told by our British hosts - orthodontists and amateur linguists - that English spoken in New England is actually closer to the original Medieval English than Brittish English. Reason being, "you were slower to evolve... or rather, you appreciated what you had and were slower to change." Forsooth!
We woke at 5am the morning that we sailed from Ireland to Wales (where we were warned not to make Sheep jokes. We did anyway). None of us has been on such a massive ship - there was a movie theater onboard! Shows have continued to go swimmingly well, Sligo Ireland was such fun and we were even given stuffed sheep with our names on them. Our reputation precedes us.
Wales was wonderfully sweet with some very special salmon & egg breakfasts. Dioch! The Colwall Village Hall in Malvern was a wild ride - our friend Adrian from The Spooky Men's Coral brought us there and these folks were ready to have a good time! We were put up by 3 different hosts and had a real English experience. The prestigious Jazz Cafe in London was a great venue; we had fans there from France, and people who had seen us at Bristol Rhythm & Roots that made bootleg Redhead T-shirts for the show, featuring a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
We're enjoying a glorious day off in Harringworth at the home of Julian & Lizzie O'Neill, where we've been wined and dined on sumptuous paella- thank you Peter!!!
Five more shows in England and one in Scotland, onwards!
Thanks for checking in,
Molly, Abbie & Laurie