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MULL OF KINTYRE - GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - 1997

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MULLOFKINTYRE'guess whose coming to dinner … in 1997 'Andrew HennesseyIn the words of Paul McCartney, the peninsula on Scotland's south west coast, made famous by the song Mull of Kintyre has 'mist rolling in from the sea' and he adds that his desire is always to be there – Oh Mull of Kintyre.A hundred plus miles away, the phone rings at home in Leith, Edinburgh the capital city on Scotland's eastern seaboard.It was a client wanting to book the Wild Geese, my 4 piece band in which I play the electric fiddle. We had vocals, a great selection of songs, bass and drums of the highest calibre and a great spirit for any occasion.The event was in some sleepy fishing village on the east coast of the Mull of Kintyre near Campbelltown on the Argyll peninsula.I remember thinking how lucky we were to get that gig … as Glasgow being the closest city had to be full of bands of similar format and lineup, who would not be requiring as much travelling expenses.We…

Mull of Kintyre, or, guess whose coming to dinner

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MULLOFKINTYRE'guess whose coming to dinner … 'Andrew HennesseyIn the words of Paul McCartney, the peninsula on Scotland's south west coast, made famous by the song Mull of Kintyre has 'mist rolling in from the sea' and he adds that his desire is always to be there – Oh Mull of Kintyre.A hundred plus miles away, the phone rings at home in Leith, Edinburgh the capital city on Scotland's eastern seaboard.It was a client wanting to book the Wild Geese, my 4 piece band in which I play the electric fiddle. We had vocals, a great selection of songs, bass and drums of the highest calibre and a great spirit for any occasion.The event was in some sleepy fishing village on the east coast of the Mull of Kintyre near Campbelltown on the Argyll peninsula.I remember thinking how lucky we were to get that gig … as Glasgow being the closest city had to be full of bands of similar format and lineup, who would not be requiring as much travelling expenses.We were to …