Thursday, July 13, 2006


We used to love to hear tales of Fish's gigs at the Lomax, and in particular the lines of beer bought by well-wishers lined up on the shelf above the seating area; not a drop, we understand, was ever wasted.

We imagine its that degree of well-wishery which has convinced organisers there's a market for a Fish Festival. It's being called Fishstock (which is a pun) and being held at Haddington (which might be a pun).

Partly it's designed to mark Fish's career, and the 20th anniversary of Misplaced Childhood, the point where briefly Marillion were treated like they were a proper top forty act.