A small but informed crowd attended our concert at the historic Irvine Burns Club on October 10. The acoustic was quite dry so it suited the pipes and drums but not so much the other instruments. The atmosphere made up for any shortfall on that score however. The club, which is open to the public, has many paintings and artefacts associated with the national bard making it is a must visit for anyone interested in Scottish culture and history. It did of course sit very well with our music, particularly when we played tunes associated with him: Rattlin’ Roarin’ Wullie, Deil’s Awa Wi’ the Exciseman etc. Anyone wishing to know more about the club should visit their website at http://www.irvineburnsclub.org . We again played through some new arrangements in readiness for recording sessions for a new CD. These all seemed to be well received. RW.