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.
For St Andrew’s Day:
It’s St Andrew’s Day.
Probably best known as the patron saint of Scotland, his patronage also covers of Ukraine, Russia, Sicily, Greece, Romania, Diocese of Parañaque, Philippines, Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria, fishermen, fishmongers, rope-makers, golfers and performers.
You can find 10 more facts about him here
In recognition of my tartan genes and in memory of my father who would have been 99 a couple of weeks ago, here’s Scotland the Brave:
There’s an old scottish saying…
We’ll play the bagpipes until the english love ’em!
P.P.S. It’s also Andrei’s name day.