I caught the joint Strathclyde Police Pipe Band and Bagad Cap Caval concert last Saturday afternoon at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. While most people were out and about, doing their “messages”, their Saturday chores – maybe even their washing – I, along with almost 1300 other people, sat and took in a concert. If it wasn’t for the hard truth that I was in Glasgow on vacation time I’d have almost felt guilty sitting around mid-day when there was Saturday work to be done. The concert started at 12:30 pm. A few minutes earlier and the concert may’ve been billed a morning wake-up. (more…)
There’s an excellent book around, “How Scots Invented the Modern World“. A good read. The Scots also invented, among a long list of other things, the Great Highland Bagpipe (duh), whisky, curling and golf. All seriously popular exports in most places I know, especially Canada. I don’t get the curling thing so much, I have curled, and it’s sort of fun, but not a pursuit that makes me jump out of bed at the prospect of curling a game (or is it sweeping a game?).