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a "turn" after dinner

Postby sarabande » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:30 pm

devoid as I am of musical ability, talent, or even bravado, can anyone suggest what might be acceptable as a "turn" after dinner at an approaching private dinner in Scotland, please ?

A recital of The Boy stood on the Burning Deck ? A selection of verses from Omar Kayham ? A monologue from Machiavelli? A recitation of ColRegs ?


I know - it ain't what you do it's the way that you do it..... :shock:

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Re: a "turn" after dinner

Postby marisca » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:20 pm

McGonigall's poems always go down well. Something like the Tay Bridge disaster http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/poems/pgdisaster.htm

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Re: a "turn" after dinner

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Re: a "turn" after dinner

Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:46 pm

If it's something like a wedding anniversary or where you know the people personally then a speech littered with anecdotes usually goes down well.
Penty of help online if you google speeches.

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Re: a "turn" after dinner

Postby Little Five » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:50 pm

sarabande wrote:devoid as I am of musical ability, talent, or even bravado, can anyone suggest what might be acceptable as a "turn" after dinner at an approaching private dinner in Scotland, please ?

A recital of The Boy stood on the Burning Deck ? A selection of verses from Omar Kayham ? A monologue from Machiavelli? A recitation of ColRegs ?


I know - it ain't what you do it's the way that you do it..... :shock:


A burst of Jerusalem goes down a treat in Scotland :lol:
You could try a bit of Lallans

Fin miggers drawers din clacket gain
and Patsy Maygin shot the ranks,
'Tis soapy Salle wham chaps the keech
From aff the cheeky sheels red shanks.

Sine lookit , here comes Jock the Plue,
Gin fits he humping ben yon pass,
Tis muckles patch for miggers kilt,
From oot of which has drapped the arse.

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Re: a "turn" after dinner

Postby sarabande » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:34 pm

hmm, I suspect that anything scatalogical will have me sent to Falkland ....


but I do like that Grats one. :)


thanks for the intros and advice.

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Re: a "turn" after dinner

Postby claymore » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:28 pm

Don't try to be funny if you are not
Para says you are not.....
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Re: a "turn" after dinner

Postby sarabande » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:15 pm

he's very perceptive; I'm a regular contender for Miss Anthrope of the Year.


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