The Whys Man

By WhysMan2

Should auld acquaintance be forgot...

It's Burns Night and it's only right that today's blip should go to Braehead Primary in South Ayrshire.

On St Andrew's Day, we blipped about the boat they built, and about the wee fleet they launched in the Council Headquarters in South Ayrshire.

Today, 25th January, we're returning to Braehead's boat which they built from the sheet music for Auld Lang Syne, specially printed on larger pages for their big boat which is shown here in the Boat Shed at the exhibition.

They also made lots of little Auld Lang Syne boats from A4 pages of the music.

In 1994, George Wyllie's Paper Boat was moored between the Auld Brig and the new one during the Ayr Arts Festival, so very fitting all round.

Burns, as we've said before, was a significant influence on Wyllie's work and thinking.

P7 Braehead PS is coming to visit the exhibition next week. They'll be the final school to come in.

Over in Fife, P6 pupils in Newburgh PS have been learning to play Auld Lang Syne on the ukulele. (George Wyllie's favourite instrument.) Today, at the end of two days of Scottish celebrations, they were joined by pupils in P7 in singing it at the close of their Burns Supper. Brilliant!

And because music was at the heart of the pupils' work in today's blip, here's a really interesting wee video with Paolo Nutini singing and talking about Auld Lang Syne.

And a favourite rendition of My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose...

And finally, for your Burns Night tonight, National Museums of Scotland have a good wee quiz on their Facebook page today - Match the image to the poem by Burns...

Have a good night!

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