Sunday, 31 August 2008


We had a most enjoyable evening this week at Joe and Irene's 50th wedding anniversary party in the Buchanan Arms in Drymen. It was a right horo gheallaidh (Gaelic for a sing-song, an uproar, or as I always think ... a bit of a knees-up).

Iain played the pipes to start things off by piping in the 140 guests to the banquet suite for dinner.

All through the evening we were entertained by the Allander Jazz Band providing music for both the dancing and the 'floor show'. All the good ol' tunes were played, the best being Shada! (Shada, shada! Shada a great big Chevrolet! etc etc)

Joe's 5 grandchildren were all up for the Eightsome Reel.

A post-script to the word horo gheallaidh. The only way I could find to spell it was look up Christine Martin's excellent fiddle book of session tunes called Horo gheallaidh !

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