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Govanhill Voices, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Govanhill Voices, a community choir based in Govanhill, Glasgow, Scotland.

Govanhill is a multi-cultural area which has experienced waves of immigration from around the world. Population is about 15,000. Here can be found a vibrant arts community featuring both dance and visual artists.

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This evening I am posting experiences from a local community Burns Night Ceilidh and Dinner which was arranged to support the Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Piper welcoming guests.

Chef enjoying a joke with some guests.

Opening address.

Here are the first and last verses of Address to a Haggis by Rabbie Burns:

Fair fa your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftain o the puddin’-race
Aboon them a’ye tak your place
Painch, tripe, or thairm
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang’s my arm

Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind you care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies
But, if ye wish her grateful prayer,
Gie her a haggis!

Haggis warm reeking rich wi’ Champit Tatties, Bashed Neeps

Ceilidh Band-The Drueth

Toast to the Lassies

Response from the Lassies

Poems and songs
Ceilidh dancing

This event was extremely patronised. The event was organised to raise funds for the preservation and conservation for public benefit of the Govanhill Baths and for the redevelopment and reopening of the Edwardian swimming pool and wash house in Govanhill, Glasgow.

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