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November 15, 2004

Samhuinn in Edinburgh

On my last evening in Edinburgh, I met Jess in the new Forest Café, which is excitingly enormous compared to the old one (and is, incidentally, one of the best places I know of). After saying goodbye to Jess, I turned onto the Royal Mile to hear drumming and see huge burning Wicker-Man-esque sculptures, and then I realised that it was Halloween—or rather, Samhuinn (or Samhain). It was an especially impressive one this year, and the drumming rocked.

I realised when I heard the drumming that George the drummer (and other familiar faces) would likely be around, so after I’d taken some photos I had fun wandering through the crowd finding people I hadn’t seen for a long time to say hello to…

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