This year is going in very quick don’t you think? Just over a year ago Alan Grant offered his services as my manager and promoter…where has the year gone? This time last year I was preparing for my first appearance on Celtic Music Radio, as well as getting my plans together for yearly pilgrimage through the Hebrides to the Hebridean Celtic festival. In a weeks time I head off!
Whilst making my plans for the journey, I’ve decided to start a new regular blog on WordPress to follow my journey, but I plan to keep this going after the trip too. You can read the blog by visiting meetingsandpartings.wordpress.com. I have also started using WordPress to update my NewsBlog, which will continue to feed through to my official site. If you would prefer to read my news there, the link is andrewhuggan.wordpress.com.
In keeping with the island-hopping theme of this post, it’s now only 2 days until the HitchHop guys head off on their fundraising adventure. I would just like to wish them both the very best of luck. They have already raised over £600 for RNLI. You can read more about HitchHop at hitchhop.wordpress.com.
Remember, “In the Reek of the Smouldering Peat” is available to download from my website for £1. All of the proceeds go to RNLI and well help to save lives around UK coastlines.
It’s been a wee while since I last posted to you! Things have been a bit quiet of late, but I am now building up for my annual island hopping holiday! I’m really looking forward to going back to the Hebrides; Mull, Barra, the Uists and of course finishing with the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Lewis!
This takes me to the main subject of this post. My friends Brian Ferguson and Jim Campbell, who I usually travel with/party with while island hopping have set themselves a challenge – HitchHop. They will be hitch-hiking for two weeks to try and get to as many islands as possible! With this challenge, they will be raising funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. Anyone who lives at the coast or has visited the coast will be well aware of how vital the RNLI is to saving lives in coastal communities.
To help with their fundraising efforts, I have made my song “In the Reek of the Smouldering Peat” available as a single download for £1. All of the money raised from this single will be donated to the HitchHop fundraiser which will then be sent on to RNLI. You can purchase the single by visiting the shop at www.andrewhuggan.com. Alternatively, you can make a donation on the HitchHop fundaiser page. You can find out more about HitchHop and follow Brian and Jim’s journey by visiting the HitchHop blog.