So, we’ve nearly reached Christmas and there may just be one more set of 2013 recollections to fit in. If not, then this offering from Adam from Randolph’s Leap will be a fitting finale to the series.

Your Own Music

Your own musical highlight of the year?

The Green Man Festival

Favourite performance of the year?

The Queen’s Hall

What’s the one thing that went wrong in 2013 you’d like to fix?

I think I misspelt guitarist Andy MacLellan’s surname a few times…

What you gonna be doing next year?

Releasing our next album ‘Clumsy Knot’ at the start of April.

Others’ Music

3 songs or LPs you’ve listened to the most in 2013?


I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face by Arthur Russell

Something On Your Mind by Karen Dalton

Head and Heart by John Martyn

Best gig attended?

Stanley Brinks at Tchai Ovna

Biggest surprise of 2013?

The St Kilda Mailboat live show

Biggest letdown of 2013?

Yahoo Mail

Who should we be looking out for in 2014?


Anything and Everything

Event of 2013

White-tailed eagles breed in east of Scotland for the first time in nearly 200 years.

Hero of 2013

Michael Greco

Lowpoint of 2013

Lowpoint, Illinois

Villain of 2013

Mary Berry

Favourite book of 2013


Favourite film of 2013

Not a cheery one but The Act of Killing is one of the most affecting films I’ve ever seen

Something to look forward to in 2014?

Olive Grove Celtic Connections Showcase

Lost Map’s Howlin Fling

(that’ll keep the bosses happy)

Randolph’s Leap have just released a Christmas E.P. which is available from their Bandcamp here. In which they cover, ahem, … the Smurfs. Not words I ever thought I’s write on this blog!