Colin and Alan Johnson - Tobermory Book Festival, isle of Mull


Performing ‘5 More Minutes’ – It was a real pleasure to be back home sharing my very first stage: the Aros Hall, Tobermory  on the isle of Mull with former Home Secretary (and near pop star) Alan Johnson at our second Tobermory Book Festival – me in the interviewers’ seat this time channelling my inner ‘Parky’… talking memoirs, music, (nicknames), first bands, politics and remembering my dad Kenny in song. Alan’s books are great and I highly recommend them. Alan’s blog of his Tobermory experience is here. I first heard Alan was into MHS some years ago, and all of his memoirs to date have titles borrowed from Beatles songs: and so ‘Blackbird’ got an outing with some good Tob foot-stomping accompaniment. Thanks Comar and all at TBF, and Alan for being great and for making the visit. 

PS. It was back in 2000 that I first saw via a poster in the window that the real MHS were holding their AGM in the Aros Hall… and I struck upon an idea…