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23rd Oct, 2011 @ 15:14 Back from Scotland...
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...well, sort of *laughs* I was not REALLY in Scotland (pity, really...but that is very likely to change next year anyway ^^) but it sure felt like being there for a few hours. I had tickets to the world's largest indoor Scottish music show...and it was AMAZING! They had a large castle as decoration and the narrator gave us a few lessons in Scottish history between the songs and dances. Usually, he explained the origin of the songs or dances - which was really interesting. Loved it, that one of the most famous songs, "Highland Cathedral", was actually composed by Germans? *ggg* The dances were either ancient Scottish ones, e. g. the Sword Dance, or Irish tap dances - loved them all!

Anyway, 150 drums and bagpipes playing songs like "Amazing Grace", "Scotland The Brave", "Millennium Prayer" oder "Conquest of Paradise" and "May it be" do send very pleasant chills down your spine. There were plenty of men wearing kilts in the audience, too, and I dare say that most of them actually had the legs to wear them of that *laughs*

On top of that, a national TV channel recorded last night's show...and I'll sure keep an eye on the channel's future program for I might get to see myself on TV when they air it *ggg* Oh yeah, and on the official DVD of the show... Lovely! ;-P

It was a long and wonderful evening that made us feel a bit Scottish for a while and since sheppardgirl and I plan to go to Edinburgh next summer anyway to see the Military Tattoo live, I'm sure I'll have a few "déjà-vus" of last night when doing so :)



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From:cat_o_wen
Date:24th October 2011 20:25 (UTC)
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Oh wow that looks amazing! I wish that we had shows like that here! LOL I love the sound of bagpipes! Ray and I both want to see Edinburgh as well. He wants to play golf where the game was invented *snorts*

Thanks for sharing your photos!!!

xxxxx
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From:darya01
Date:25th October 2011 15:40 (UTC)
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It truly was a great show - and a very long one *laughs* The tickets certainly were worth every cent. And I love the sound of bagpipes, too...there is something to their sound that makes you feel a certain pride even though you're not Scottish *g*

Haha...he wants to go to Edinburgh to play golf? *laughs* Cute...though there's a lot more to do and see there... ;-P
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From:sheppardgirl
Date:25th October 2011 16:32 (UTC)
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I love Highland Cathedral!! It's one of my favourite songs :P
Men in legs are a special thing and during my trip through Scotland in 2009 I was amused.

After my trip I was sad to return to home because the landscape was so beautiful and the feeling of the country is so mysterious and full of history - can't wait to return to Scotland next year! We have to do this short trip and maybe we can do a sightseeing tour with the Hop off/Hop on bus :D
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From:darya01
Date:25th October 2011 17:46 (UTC)
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"Highland Cathedral" is beautiful! It sounded amazing when they played it :) And I can't wait to see some more REAL Scots in kilts ^^

If I remember correctly, our main 'goal' is the Military Tattoo...and other than that I'd opt for daytrips going from Edinburgh to...somewhere...in the morning and back in the evening. That way we avoid the "not so nice" hotels you mentioned ;-P
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From:sheppardgirl
Date:25th October 2011 18:40 (UTC)
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You're right. I think we should discuss this in November when we'll meet for the concert :P
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From:darya01
Date:25th October 2011 18:52 (UTC)
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Absolutely! :)