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Saturday 7th June 2014 - Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry

Pitlochry is a truly beautiful part of Scotland, with its little coffee shops and stunning scenery.  This was our first visit to this hotel, and it is lovely! I was set up in the Ballroom to entertain a huge group of foreign tourists, who sat down to have a meal after a hard day's sightseeing.  I kept the music levels down, of course - no one wants to hear loud music while they eat - and I quite enjoyed doing a laid back lounge style set, including songs from Adele's two albums and a bit of jazz.  There were a few ripples of applause during the set, but I went on to take my break after the first set to find a fair amount of the diners leaving.  I suppose it's quite a long day if you've been travelling around the area, and I can understand them being tired out.  I can understand the hotel hoping that having entertainment on might encourage a few of the tourists to stick around for a while, but sadly this wasn't the case.

I was left, at the end of my second set, with two great guys - Geordie and Tam, who were a good laugh, and were kind enough to buy me a drink or two.  After requesting "Whole Lotta Rosie" (which I duly did alongside "Highway to Hell", they apologised for the fact they had to leave.  It was at this point the Night Porter came to tell me that I could finish there.  Apparently the bar was absolutely jumping, and full of people, so it was with a heavy heart that we packed up, wishing we had been booked for the bar.....