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My Scotland Is​.​.​.

by Kevin P. Gilday & The Glasgow Cross

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To celebrate the launch of Suffering from Scottishness, the new immersive theatrical experience from Kevin P. Gilday, we've released a special recording of a piece from the show recorded during sessions for our second album.

Suffering from Scottishness runs 31st July - 26th August at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh.
Tix: www.assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/suffering-from-scottishness

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My Scotland is fucking freezing
My Scotland is full of hills I’ll never climb
My Scotland is fizzing with anger
My Scotland is yer auld da
My Scotland is that lassie you fancied from the art school with the blonde hair, I forget her name

My Scotland is Jackie Bird at the bells
My Scotland is two rolls and fritter with brown sauce
My Scotland is what school did you go to?
My Scotland is a half and a half
My Scotland is the traffic on the M8 in the lashing rain
My Scotland is in blue carrier bags from the 24 hour shop

My Scotland is curry sauce on everything
My Scotland is gangsters at the Rogano
My Scotland is a stranger putting 20p in the machine when you’re short your bus fare
My Scotland is callcentres where there used to be shipyards
My Scotland is the Wallace monument straining against the wind
My Scotland is a fiver a pint in Edinburgh during the fringe

My Scotland is put out by a last minute penalty
My Scotland is nuclear submarines doon the water
My Scotland is cancer taking old Agnes, only a year after John died
My Scotland is last orders at Sleazy’s
My Scotland is a chib mark that won’t ever heal
My Scotland is anyone but England
My Scotland is not afraid to feel

My Scotland is reinventing itself, one Turner prize at a time
My Scotland is never forgetting Thatcher
My Scotland is remembering how we changed the world
My Scotland is unable to come to the phone right now
My Scotland is tourists at Glencoe
My Scotland is watching the Juniors in Gaelic on BBC Alba

My Scotland is I canny go into that pub with this colour of jacket
My Scotland is never getting what you voted for
My Scotland is a lock-in that never ends
My Scotland is talking shite to a Haggis and pretending you like Burns

My Scotland is complex
My Scotland is contradictory
My Scotland is confused
My Scotland is right place, wrong time
My Scotland is tired of waiting for a better future
My Scotland is whatever I want it to be

credits

released July 26, 2019
Vocals - Kevin P. Gilday
Melodian - Shane Connolly
Production - Ralph Hector

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Kevin P. Gilday & The Glasgow Cross Glasgow, UK

A collaboration between award winning spoken word artist Kevin P. Gilday and multi-instrumentalist Ralph Hector. Releases summer 2018...

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