Andy Wishart, leader of the Andy Russell Seven band,
"In between playing at:
Hotel, Mondays thru Thursdays and
our weekly gig at Bungies on Sundays
Andy Russell Seven used to work for the Border Dances
Company on Fridays and Saturdays, and travel to play at dances from
Ardrossan in the west to Hexham just over the border in the east."
Ali Ben the Hoose and the Tauregs
of the English groups had rather exotic names so, rather than be left out,
I decided to rent some theatrical outfits in Edinburgh and do a bit of
dressing up on our next trip south of the border to Carlisle.
We thought 'Ali Ben the Hoose and the Tauregs'
would sound a bit different and may even pull in a crowd.
The photograph above is one
that I took of the Andy
Russell Band en route to Carlisle, being silly.
It shows the Tauregs relieving Dave
Ewart, our drummer, of
an old fashioned £1 note at the Devil's
Beeftub near Moffat.
Andy Wishart, Staffordshire,
England: April 12, 2009