I am just about to leave for Madrid airport to return home to Edinburgh after a fantastic week.
My concert in Valledolid was a wonderful experience for me and also the audience (of every age) loved the Scottish and Irish music and the stories behind the music. I had the perfect translator – one of the teachers who is studying with me in Edinburgh, Gracia.
She knew a lot of the audience, which added an extra dimension and also made me realise that the concert in Latvia will have the same buzz in September.
Of course, for those of you who are keeping up with this project, you will probably know that there are three further concerts in the Edinburgh Fringe on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th August, in the Danish Institute.
As far as the Spanish part is concerned, I was helped in all sorts of ways by a number of people there, especially the family of Gracia and Pedro, Daniel and Eunice, who have a school near Valledolid, called the Anna Magdelana School.