Friday, September 22, 2017

Taste of Scotland

What a perfect ambiance for a show. 


Held at the mansion of Prestonfield, the guests settle down in anticipation. 







Dinner is served before the show. The portions of the three course meal may look small, but its filling and I couldn’t do justice to it. 


The show starts with Cameron Goodall explaining (with glee and delight) what Haggis is. 


This is followed by a dram of malt whisky from Prestonfield’s famous collection. The three Scotish tenors were introduced with a song and dance sequence. 



There is a scene of Glencoe and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion followed by the sword dance. 



Some of the guests were invited to the stage and they had a merry time trying to keep up with the professionals. 


 A glimpse of this can be seen in the 22 minute video (the best I could capture from where I was sitting) I liked the solo instrumentals 


 and also the singing by Brigid Mhairi. 


On the whole an enjoyable evening. 



Incidentally I spotted Cameron Goodall the next day at the Military Tattoo helping one of the Bagpipers put on his shoulder straps properly. 


15 comments:

Andrew said...

What a wonderful event. We may make it to Scotland one day.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
that's another great video Joe... and I am again frustrated that I did not 'click' quick enough that you were so close by; Prestonfield is literally only two or three streets away from father's place! So glad you enjoyed your visit here. YAM xx

Chris Lally said...

Thank you for sharing this magical night!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent narrative, will watch the clip soon, I promise! What was I doing to Patrick, mugging him?! - Kathleen Devaney

Christine said...

A wonderful Scottish themed evening in Scotland no less!

Theresa Mahoney said...

How fun to experience an authentic Scottish event! I'm sure it was one of the many highlights of the trip!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot dear Joe. Enjoy your travels! Love your blogs. - Bharat Wakhlu

Chrys Fey said...

That looks like it was a lot of fun. :)

Julia Thorley said...

I sounds as though you had a great evening - but you can keep the haggis!

orvokki said...

Looks wonderful event. I like a lot the scottish dance. Thanks for sharing.

Our photos said...

Very nice. Looks like a good time !!

Jenn Jilks said...

A grand time had by all!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Augustine Xavier said...

Awesome Scottish performance!

Kay said...

I've never been to Scotland and now you're making me want to go there. Thank you for sharing this with us too.

Brigid Mhairi said...

Thanks for the link to your blog Joe! I am glad you enjoyed your evening with us as we really enjoy performing for you all. Hopefully see you again sometime. xB