Bongolia!

Tam D here,

In a lyrical frame of mind today...

(And if you’re among that happy band of Scots which love composing or playing songs to make drab lives blossom, listen on, for a local treasure awaits you below… especially if you’ve fallen on hard times).

So to my question...

“Where, young and willing music guide to the weary seeker of happy melody would one find…

‘A goodly set of the finest quality musical drumbos?

Or more exactly...

BONGOS.”

(Those mellifluous tub-thumping tools any rhythm master may be proud to be seen beaten with).

“Nay worries oh whiskery one!

I’ll answer your request ye of portly shape and manly girth...

And without you darkening any old ‘beat shop’ either,

No. Instead... Take my arm.

We shall enter a veritable Aladdin's cave of drumming delights. A cavern which may fain thrill even our Scots Laureate and Dame Glennie hersel, with the dazzling instruments glittering within.”

I give you... Kenneth's Musical Emporium.

Nestling proud and strong in the grand toon O’ Dunfermline.

Musical instruments fit for a King (or a Queen for they lie here too).

Kenny's yer man.

He’ll get ye gang with drum, whistle and a dram… (or guitar or two).

See for yoursel here…

So to a last request...

Fashion a tune to make glad the heart of us all will you?

We sure need it.

Till next time.

Tam D.

PS Did you know…

Apart from Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Dame Eveylyn Glennie is only the third ever President of Help Musicians (The Scottish Musicians Benevolent Fund). The first female one too.

Which means...

If you’re a musician (yes even ‘tub thumpers’ qualify) and you’ve fallen on hard times - whether emotional, financial or special circumstances then you MUST visit Help Musicians site. helpmusicians.org.uk

They do amazing work to help modern day bards through modern day crises like the strange new world is flinging us into.

PS And for every other muso…

Check out Kennys (tell them Tam D. Matheson and Visit Dunfermline sent you ;)