Sunday, 5 September 2010

Top of the Pops

Yesterday Scotland's biggest Highland Games took place in Braemar and it's estimated that around 15,000 attended the 160 year old Gathering. The Queen made her usual appearance much to the pleasure of the crowds.

I remember as a child being taken by my parents, all dressed in my Sunday Best and later, as a teenager I returned to Dundee and had a wonderful day there with old school friends. We finished the day in Dundee, dancing at the Palais if I remember correctly. What I do remember was the band and its leader.

He has such a distinctive style that any Scot would recognise his playing after the first few bars. Enjoy.


Tcheuchter said...

SR, thanks for that. My sister & I used to play that on the wind-up. I believe I have the 78 in the loft.

My father always maintained that Shand's "The Spey in a Spate" was written in honour (or fear) of my great grandmother, but Highlanders are prone to flights of fancy, especially if they are born in England.

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