A Wee Bit of Scotland comes to The Richland Library
The hour long program at Richland Library, Main, 1431 Assembly Street, will offer a taste of Scottish music, dance, stories and verse and will feature such notables as linguist and bard, Ron Beaton and musicians Richard McLeod, Dan Orta, and Doug McDonald.
There will be demonstrations by the Scottish Country Dancers under the direction of Bill McCullough. And there will be a message from Ed Farley, president of the Robert Burns Society of the Midlands.
In preparation for the occasion set for April 21 at 3:00, Jim Welch is polishing his favorites, “Loch Lomond” and “Annie Laurie” ( and remember that hilarious “Barrel Song”?) while Ceille Baird Welch is in the throes of a new poem, “Gilfillan’s Ghaist,” a story told to her in the voice of a wee and mischievous Vermont lad, his tongue twisted by the ghost of a Scottish schoolmaster into words he “cannae” pronounce.
The program is free to the public.