The Bells was ringing

Bells 18 December 2013-12-18-16.48.19

As I approached the Forrest Hill Arms (aka Sandy Bell’s Bar) in Edinburgh this afternoon I thought how great a part the pub has played in the history of the Scottish folk music revival. Passing the open door a thought I heard music so wandered in to find the place buzzing with a pre-Christmas session featuring the great John Martin, members of Battlefield and other fiddlers. John told me that the bar will close after Christmas for renovations – here’s hoping there’s no loss of character and any change in music policy.