Flash mob for Burns!: Instructions!

January 24, 2011

Dear all,

here are instructions for tomorrow (Tuesday 25 January)’s flash mob, in which we will get lyrical, alongside the fine folk of Let’s Get Lyrical, in the name of Robert Burns!:

We’ll be bellowing out ‘A Man’s a Man for a’ That’. We reached this decision by popular vote, but also by tentatively attempting to sing ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ and ‘A Red, Red Rose’. The pitfalls of the range of those songs quickly became apparent, and besides, you can almost mosh to ‘A Man’s a Man’!

We’ll be congregating outside St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile. Here’s a map.

We’ll aim to kick off at 1pm.

If you can bring lyrics, by accessing them on your phone or by writing them out – and here they are – that would marvellous, but we will have spare copies to hand out.

Here’s a wee taster of me, Peggy, singing the first stanza, having been recorded by our man with the camera, Chris Scott, and snuck onto Youtube.

Please don’t be deterred if you aren’t a confident singer; we’d love to see loads of you there, with the whole family and the dog, to mouth along and jump up and down, and we don’t mind if we’re a bit out of tune. We think Robert Burns would have approved! Thanks so much for sharing across your networks, especially to the likes of Katy Evans-Bush for blogging so gorgeously here; please do keep spreading the word to your friends.

We can’t wait to see you all!

3 Responses to “Flash mob for Burns!: Instructions!”

  1. ladyribenaberet Says:

    Sounds great! Wish I could make it.

  2. […] This’ll be the first Burns celebration in quite a while that I haven’t been in Scotland. While in Georgia it’s just a muggy Tuesday, in Edinburgh the fabulous Scottish Poetry Library have been taking to Edinburgh’s street to bellow out some Burns. […]

  3. Sorry I missed it! Hope it was a ranting success 🙂

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