You might have read invernessGiGs enthusiasim for Kirsty McGhee in our article about Bogbain in light of Low Anthem’s visit (LINK).

First off it needs to be mentioned that the crowd, not fair to call it a crowd, okay I counted 6, this was not an indication of the skill and quality of Kirsty, but an indication of the amount of competition offerred by other events on that night.

Anyway Kirsty and Mat adressed the intimacy by creating something very special combining an informal chat about influences, background and experiences of playing in a prison!!, interspersed with acoustic versions of a selection of their songs (chosen by mood and conversation as the set list was chucked away). It was a great opportunit to find out about life on the road and the realities of the music scene at the moment. However, I can not do justice to Kirsty’s voice and lyrics  only to say that her voice stole through the situation with a sensitivity and purity. Please have a look at their link

My final reflection on the night was that I would not have had it any other way and that hidden gems, are not always revealed .

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A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me direct at