Thursday, 26 January 2017
Burns Night at the Baskie
There I am in Moriarty's Bar, wearing my plaid over my shoulder (George, who is really Scottish, came in his kilt!). We sang lots of traditional Scottish songs - Mairi's Wedding, The Skye Boat Song, Mingulay Boat Song, a musical version of My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose - and Robbie Burns' favourite song (allegedly!) Mull of Kintyre! I always choose a TV Theme of the Week - this week it was The Family Ness (a Scottish 1980s cartoon).
On the "Burn" theme, we had Ring of Fire and It's the Fire Brigade. There was accordian and fiddle music, and Ted Banjo played one of his standards, 500 Miles.
Bob performed Green Grow the Rashes Oh for the first time, and said he was considering adding it to his repertoire - he's avoided Burns in the past, because of the Scottish dialect.
There was lots of enthusiastic joining in, and quiet for the performers who were singing songs that couldn't be easily joined in with.
In short, it was a classic Baskerville session, on a Scottish theme!