Music for St Andrew’s Day:
St Andrew is probably best known as the patron saint of Scotland.
He’s also the saint of:
Greece, Russia, Italy’s Amalfi and Barbados. As well as other countries, he’s the patront saint of singers, spinsters, maidens, fishmongers, fishermen, women wanting to be mothers, gout and sore throats. St Andrew is also the patron saint of the Order of the Thistle, one of the highest ranks of chivalry in the world, second only to the Order of the Garter. . .
Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.
Happy St Andrew’s Day
A change from the older Scottish songs I choose to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers:
Celebrating St Andrew’s Day with Highland Cathedral from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards:
Happy St Andrew’s Day to all Scots and those like me with tartan blood.
One of our uncles gave us a record player when my brothers and I were kids and a whole lot of 78s among which was one with Andy Stewart singing Donald Where’s Your Troosers?
Happy name day to Andrei too.
My father and my maternal forbears were all Scottish.
In memory of them and for everyone else with tartan genes who celebrates St Andrew’s Day:
P.S. And for Andrei, whose name day it is and who I know appreciates and knows a lot about music, though I’m not sure if that extends to the pipes.