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Auld Lang Syne

Here’s a tune to help get those grace notes working. When I started learning the pipes, the tunes and exercises given to me were unfamiliar. Growing up on this side of the “pond,” I had not grown up listening to “The Green Hills of Tyrol” or “The Highland Laddie, etc.” It was difficult for me to get the timing and rhythm of the tune down. 102 more words

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And days of auld lang syne

And theres a hand, my trusty friend… 746 more words


Robert Burns: Tam O'Shanter (Part 1)

Robert Burns’ Tam O’ Shanter is one of my favourite poems. The use of the Scottish dialect is beautiful, and the story that is told in the poem is delightfully dark; full of demons, bad behaviour and Scottish humour. 1,546 more words


The great Robbie Burns

For another hit of Scottish culture we can’t look past Scotland’s favourite son Robert Burns. Robbie was an 18th century poet who became famous through his works “ 208 more words


It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years. 524 more words

Edinburgh: Colours, Sights, Sounds and warm Scottish hospitality- Part II

We chose to visit Edinburgh at such an expensive time of the winter season because of Hogmanay- what better way to end our journey along the UK than ringing in the New Year at one of the biggest New Year’s eve street party of the year? 1,140 more words