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This page was last updated on: December 7, 2003

Gay's first appearance as a solo artist was a small spot at the End of Summer Fest, a charity fundraiser at Murphy's Hotel, Tinahely, Co.Wicklow in Ireland in front of about a hundred people. Her backing band for the event was a group of traditional Irish musicians called Rogaire Dubh (or Black Rogue).
Originally intending to play three numbers, she was called back to the stage twice and ended up playing seven. She opened with the old Steeleye classic
The Water Is Wide
and then sang Old Maid In the Garrett, The Old Turf Fire, I Wish That I Never Was Wed from their back catalogue. In addition, there was a new one (title kept secret !) and a Country and Western cover, You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone. The highlight of the performance was an encore of
The Connemara Cradle Song
. Gay was pleased with the reception for the old Spanners  songs because, as she said "my profile here is so different. Nobody has really seen me playing with Steeleye Span. The would know me more from Auto Da Fe. Only people my age would remember me with Steeleye."
Overall the gig was a success and Gay loved it. Afterwards she described how good it was to play live,"I enjoyed it immensely, just playing with four musicians accoustically. They were a mixed audience. There was always kids running around. I love that, it's why I love playing in Ireland actually. There were four little girls who made a ring of roses to dance whilst I was singing. I don't mind that in the slightest, it was just a sort of family day out."
gay and terry woods
live at de  Lantaarn,Rotterdam,February 1973
Sligo Southern Hotel, 29th November 2003

The second night of the Simpatico concerts in memory of guitarist Finn Corrigan saw Auto Da Fe
reunite with a host of other top Irish acts at the Sligo Southern Hotel.
Auto lined up - Gay Woods on vocals, Trevor Knight on keyboards, Tom Jameson on drums, Eddie Lee on bass and Padraig Meehan (of Those Nervous Animals) stood in for Finn on guitar. They played four songs - Round the Twist, The Merchant, All is Yellow and November November. Gay's daughter Lillian joined in on the latter making it a right family event ! Afterwards Gay said "personally I had a great time and imagined I saw Finn there many times"  Two great nights altogether and a commemorative CD has been issued with copies available to buy online.