"I'm from an island called Seil," he said, pronouncing it "seal".
Martin Green stepped in. "When Aidan won best musician in the folk awards earlier this year The Oban Times ran a story about it. And the article had a headline - I'm not joking - the article had a headline that read 'Hands up for Seil boy'."
Much laughter from a packed audience whose collective imagination had clearly turned to flippers.
"And I've been in show business long enough to know that there's more money in a seal boy than there is in a fiddler," Green deadpanned.
* You may also be interested in this from Towersey on Saturday, which is an interview with Ashley Hutchings about the film being made about Shirley Collins, his ex-wife. This, in which Blair Dunlop wrestles with the existential condition of being himself. And this interview with the delightful Nancy Kerr, in which I veer extremely close to calling her a genius.
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