Author Archives: Jack Merry

About Jack Merry

I'm a fiddler who plays in various bands including Chasing Fireflies, the Estate contradance band; I'm also the Estate Agent for everything music related including the tours our myriad musicians do elsewhere. My drink, or so my wife Brigid says, is anything liquid, but I like a good dark beer and a spritely cider most of all. Scotch-Irish by ancestry, my favoured music is Irish, Scottish and Nordic trad.

A Kinrowan Estate story: Winter Talismans

Jack Merry ‘ere. I want to talk about a conversation I was havin’ in the Kitchen with other staffers about what their favourite food, beverage, or book was — whatever each used as a winter talisman of sorts to keep … Continue reading

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A Travels Abroad story: Reykjavik, or busking in the cold

One of the finest ales I’ve ever encountered was while I was busking in Reykjavik one cold November day when it getting far too cold to make a profit. I looked around and saw a pub near the corner where … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: The Coyotes

The Coyotes was what they called themselves. They’d sent me a packet with the usual glowing look at themselves, a live CD, and, still fairly unusual, a DVD of the band performing. That’s when I noticed that they were an … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Concert tales

Greetings Reynard, I hope you and Ingrid are enjoying your break from here while on a busman’s holiday in Scandinavia. As you well know, it’s quiet here right now as there’s no conferences or other bookings here, and most of … Continue reading

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