Happy Hogmanay – listening to BBC Radio Scotland Live!

Happy Hogmanay – listening to BBC Radio Scotland Live!

It's almost midnight in Scotland.

I am listening live to BBC Radio Scotland, as they count down the minutes.

minutes ago when I tuned in, they were playing Elvis Presley, followed
by Dolly Parton's “9 to 5″…. then there was Tom Jones…

Now they are going live to Edinburgh….

A pipe major plays the bagpipes.

There is a countdown…. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….

Then everybody sings a song – what is it??

It's not Auld Lang Syne!?!?!

It's some song about Happy New Year!

The hosts come back and ramble on like New Year's hosts do…

They pop a champagne cork.

Now I hear accordion music… sounds like a polka – no it's not.

It's some song about Caledonia…

I've never heard it before.

“Come in, come in…here's my hand…”

Oh – it's Andy Stewart… whoever he is…

Now they thank Radio Scotland listeners from around the world.

here's a song I recognize.  “I Would Walk 500 Miles” by the
Proclaimers.  This reminds me of the 2003 GHFC dinner when my
musician buddies Pat Coventon and pd wohl played their own version with
a “Eat Haggis” bridge, and words about Toddish McWong.

Happy New Year everybody!!!!

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