If you click on the arrow below, you can view me performing 'Ally Shanter' at the Bachelors Club in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, founded in 1870 by Robert Burns. 'Ally Shanter', written by me, is a very faithful parody of Burns' comic masterpiece but reset in the context of Glasgow's Rangers v Celtic football rivalry. The atmosphere in the Bachelors Club was unique; one felt that one was in the presence of the Bard himself. The audience was fellow members of the wonderful Bridgeton Burns Club.
'Ally Shanter' won the BBC Radio Scotland Burns Poetry Writing competition in 1996. My prize was a bottle of Glenfiddich.
(Please note: clicking on the arrow will lead you into Youtube but will not return you to my website. Need to figure out how to prevent that. In the meantime, all one has to do is re-enter my website by the fornt door.)