Pipers and veterans parading from the Cenotaph in Victoria Park in North Vancouver on Nov. 11, 2011.
Snippets from a Robbie (Rabbie) Burns Night fest in Vancouver, BC on Feb. 09, 2008 at the Scottish Cultural Centre, celebrating the great renegade Scottish poet Robert Burns. The recordings include lectures, laughs, bagpipes, many toasts, various poem readings and tribute to a haggis.
Audio jumps around a wee bit but enjoy the moments nevertheless.
Raise your haggis for: Robbie Burns Night in Vancouver – Urban Vancouver #6 (32:13, 44.4MB, 192kbps)
Robbie Burns Dinner in Vancouver by Maple Ridge Pipe Band, 2008
I’ll be attending this Robbie Burns Dinner and am noting it here so i remember to rent my kilt.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008
Location: The Scottish Cultural Centre
Address: 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Time:: Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person including dinner, entertainment and door prizes
This particular feast to the great Scottish bard (and noted ne’er do well and carouser) Robert Burns is put on by the Maple Ridge Pipe Band who are apparently the cream of the scene so i look forward to some excellent piping and drumming.
Robert Burns on Remembrance Day – Postcard #17 – With a head full of cold medicine, Dave reads a haibun poem for Remembrance day and then enjoys John Cairney reading from Robert Burns’ exploits and indiscretions in Edinburgh in a mighty brogue.
To a Mouse Cosmo reads Robert Burns’ classic poem “To a Mouse” in honor of the 248th anniversary of the Poet’s Birthday.
Finding Victory Square in post-ceremony calm, Dave settles onto a bench for lost sailors with some bagpipers to chat about John Macrae’s “Flander’s Field” poem and mull the tension between remembering noble effort and embracing jingoistic behaviour. This conundrum is evident in snippets of an essay by Stephen Osborne – The Poem and the Poppy – which relates the amazing grace of drinking gin with Gramps who was there – ‘in the void.’
Take a seat for: Pondering Flanders at the Cenotaph – Postcard#43 (.mp3, 16:14, 19MB)
Come on along: Saint Patrick Day Parade Sound-seeing Tour – Vancouver, BC 2007 (23:20, 128K, .mp3, 22MB, stereo)
Sound-seeing audio of dozens of different musical bands including pipe and drum, fiddles and sticks, more pipers, marching bands plus sound-systems and even old Shriners with fez hat playing “When the Saints…” on Glockenspiels.
Vast variety of musical snippets – plus some gratuitous police motorcycle sirens and horses – generally unedited and without commentary but with natural crowd chatter in stereo.
by Frank Dawson (blueshoe on Now Public)
VANCOUVER B.C., Canada by Frank Dawson
Towntown core of Vancouver goes green today. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade which went down Howe and Granville streets between Smithe and Drake featured 2,000 participants and more than 100 entries went down Howe and Granville streets between Smithe and Drake.
On show where pipers, drummers, dancers, multicultural and community groups, acrobats, vintage automobiles and horse-drawn attractions. Last year’s successful street market again was set up on Granville between Robson and Smithe, with the KidsZone attractions located on Nelson.