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Thread #106279   Message #3853748
Posted By: Gallus Moll
07-May-17 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: British Canal/Waterway Songs
Subject: RE: Tune Req: British Canal/Waterway Songs
I vaguely recall music being used during The Maggie film -- - - can't remember what!
Somewhere I have a vinyl album of A Highland Voyage, and I have also seen a (bbc?) tv film of it at least twice -- - probably available as a video? (lots of other very funny songs on it- - most set to existing fiddle etc tunes)
- There have also been some more recent live performances of A Highland Voyage at - I think - The Fringe and the like- alas I've not managed to see these.
Every series of Para Handy has been soooo funny - sadly I believe the earliest ones featuring Duncan McRae have probably not been kept. But the others are definitely worth seeking out. used to be on video so I hope available as dvd now?
It is hard to decide whish is funniest episode - two that have me rolling on the floor are the one where the policeman is trying to guard the cask of whisky on one of the piers on Arran.
The other I love is when they take - Sunny Jim? - to A&E at the Arran cottage hospital on a bogie which has no brakes-- so when they start descending the hill road- - -- - - -hahahaha!
It is work purchasing Neil Munro's Para Handy book - there is a Neil Munro society based in Inveraray.
(He also wrote other excellent literature, not just humour!_