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We concede our birthright to our rulers‎

Written by: 15 August 2016 No Comment

With banners held high and anger set deep…
we await the conquest of our land like a bunch of frightened sheep.
With distractions at hand…
we focus on screens.
With hearts all aglow…
we pokey a-mon.
With rustic good cheer…
we’d really like a beer.

Bob’s poem for today
It’s Monday so cheer up we (wage) slave for four more this week
Featured image Phil’s birthday cake – the decadent swine!

 

PibrochPiobaireachd or Ceòl Mòr is an art music genre associated primarily with the Scottish Highlands that is characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations. Strictly meaning “piping” in Scottish Gaelicpiobaireachd has for some four centuries been music of the Great Highland Bagpipe. (wiki)

 

The pibroch “Cha till mi tuill” in the Campbell Canntaireachd manuscript,[26] which translates as “I shall return no more”, is related to a tune associated with victims of the clearances emigrating to the new world. Walter Scott wrote new romantic verses to this tune in 1818 with the title “Lament – (Cha till suin tuille)” which translates as “We shall return no more”, later republished as “Mackrimmon’s Lament. Air – Cha till mi tuille.”[27] In Angus MacKay’s book A Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd or Highland Pipe Music, 1838, the pibroch “Cha till mi tuill” is subsequently published with the title “MacCrummen will never return”.[28][29]

 

MacCrimmon’s Lament

A Jacobite song lamenting the loss of a piper during the rebellion of 1745.

This melody was written by the MacLeod’s piper, Donald Ban MacCrimmon, during the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Accompanying Chief Norman MacLeod of MacLeod on the Hanoverian side of the rebellion, Donald Ban was captured in December at Inverurie by Jacobite forces, and such was his fame at the time, that the Jacobite pipers all went on strike to protest against his detention. The original Gaelic words to this song have been attributed to a member of MacCrimmon’s family following his death in battle the following year.

 

CUMHA MHIC CRIOMAIN

Dh’iath ceò nan stùc
Mu aodan Chuillin,
Is sheinn a bhean shìth
A torman mulaid,
Gorm shùilean ciùin
‘S an dùn a sileadh,
O’n thriall thu bhuainn
‘S nach till thu tuille.

Cha till, cha till,
Cha till MacCriomain;
An cogadh no sith
Cha till e tuille.
Le airgiod no nì
Cha till MacCriomain;
Cha till e gu brath
Gu là na cruinne.

Tha osag nam beann
Gu fann ag iomachd,
Gach sruthan ‘s gach allt
Gu mall le bruthach;
Tha ealtainn nan speur
Troimh gheùgan duilleach,
A caoidh gu’n dh’fhalbh
‘S nach till thu tuille.

Cha till …

Cha chluinnear do cheòl
‘S an dùn mu fheasgar,
‘S Mac-Talla na mùr
Le mùirn ga fhreagairt:
Gach fleasgach is òigh
Gun cheòl ‘s gun bheadradh,
O’n thriall thu bhuainn
‘S nach till thu tuille.

Cha till …

MACCRIMMON’S LAMENT

Doun Coullin’s peaks the night is sailin
The banshee crouns her note o wailin
Bit my blue een wi sorrow are streamin
For him that will never return – MacCrimmon

No more, no more, no more forever
In war nor in peace shall return MacCrimmon
Till daws the great day o doul an burnin
MacCrimmon is home no more returnin

The breeze on the braes is mournfully moanin
The brook in the hallow is plaintively mournin
Bit my blue een wi sorrow are streamin
For him that will never return – MacCrimmon

(trad arr Gaughan)

Long Live British Democracy Which Flourishes And Is Constantly Perfected Under The Immaculate Guidance Of The Great, Honourable, Generous And Correct Margaret Hilda Thatcher. She Is The Blue Sky In The Hearts Of All Nations. Our People Pay Homage And Bow In Deep Respect And Gratitude To Her. The Milk Of Human Kindness. (Full title)

A Good Night Out was TD’s final LP for Some Bizzare and fulfilled the bands contract for the label after an acrimonious split. Hence it is a mixture of studio pieces and live recordings but a reasonably accurate document of the group in flux.

The cover for the record is a photo of the groups set in the Monasterio De San Benito, Valladollid,Spain, which was a centre for the Spanish Inquisition in the Middle Ages. The performance in the Monastery was a collaboration with the Valladollid Music and Theatre schools as well as UK choreographers and dancers Liz Rankin and Jacob Marley, with a set designed by Tom Dixon.
The show was directed by Andy Wilson who went on to direct the award winning TV drama Cracker.

 

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