Thursday, 26 January 2012

Burns Night

Burns night notice by our art department under the direction of the Boyles Family
In fine form and fine fettle, our school celebrated Burns Night. We were helped enormously by a Pipe Band from Nantes, the Askol Ha Brug Pipe Band of Nantes.

Refectory in glorious array
Preceding their arrival we congregated in the library to drink aperitifs (non-alcoholic for the boys, of course) and sing Scottish songs, accompanied on the pianoforte by Mr Tyldesley, and gently crooned by Mr McDermott, Mr Crawford, and the assembled masses. It was at this moment that we realised just how depressing much Scottish music is... "What did you get form your own true love? I got as cup of poison as she died."

Depressing Scottish songs sung with a smile on the face
Everyone was in their finery with kilts on show.

Mr and Mrs McDermott

The family of Mr Usher, our head of the senior  boys
The Pipers were excellent, here come clips form them. The sound reverberating in the school was extraordinary!

All together a piece of Scotland in the Vendee... strange yes, but quite wonderful.

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