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Another successful Scottish Evening

Our Seventh Scottish Evening

Anyone taking a wee shuftey in the Tithe Barn last Friday would have witnessed a lively hoachin of friends gathered together to enjoy the Players seventh Scottish Evening. Och aye it was a barry affair with plenty of swallee and delicious scran to keep us going while we enjoyed our ceilidh and had a good old haver with guid friends. The ladies looked braw in their colourful evening claes and the men in kilts looked pretty bonnie too – ooh those knees!
Brian – a weegie and our host for the evening entertained us with his usual mix of jokes with a Scottish flavour and his whistle stop tour through some Glaswegian turns of phrase. One couldn’t help but suspect he was a bit crabit the way he stabbed that haggis but perhaps that was down to some of us dancers not knowing our left from our right! Ye ken the band were, as usual, magic at delivering a great mix of music with a traditional Scottish flavour along with some fun pieces. Abb’dy joined in with a quality rendering of “Donald where’s your trousers.”

See below for vocabulary if ‘ye no ken Scottish blether’.

Traditional music played by Alistair the piper, Alasdair the fiddler, Dave on guitar, Tony on bass and vocalist Gillie.

Traditional music played by Alistair the piper, Alasdair the fiddler, Dave on guitar, Tony on bass and vocalist Gillie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swing your partners!

Swing your partners!

The Dashing White Sergeant

The Dashing White Sergeant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our wonderful band for the evening.

Our wonderful band for the evening.

Shuftey – look, hoachin – crowd, barry – splendid, swallee – drink, scran – food, ceilidh – dance party, haver – chat, braw – beautiful, claes – clothes, weegie – Glaswegian, crabit – grumpy, magic – excellent, abb’dy – everybody.