And your birth and my birth, Whenever I hear an old song on the radio, I am immediately transported back to those days - I know I'm not alone here and want to record those memories for myself and for the people in them.   Hibernian fans sing Sunshine on Leith after Hibs win the Scottish Cup with a 3-2 win over Rangers. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web! A stage musical called Sunshine On Leith was written in 2007 featuring the songs of The Proclaimers, and an excellent film of the same name was made in 2013. Test your MusicIQ here! A completely different version from the one sung with such passion on the football terraces but sung with a different kind of passion, that of a wife for her poorly husband.

Last time I wrote about Elvis Presley, a performer who could only have come from the southern states of America. Nothing compares to the first two for me, but it’s always a pleasure hearing those two voices together.
( Log Out /  The first shows just what can happen when football fans adopt a song and in the case of Sunshine On Leith, that could only have happened with Hibernian FC, the club based right there in Leith. A Nostalgic Journey Through the Tracks of My Years. A stage musical called Sunshine On Leith was written in 2007 featuring the songs of The Proclaimers, and an excellent film of the same name was made in 2013. My son died unexpectantly just before Christmas 2017 and this song out of 800 or more on his iPod will always be the one he loved and shared with me .

Like Elvis, their accents, their good manners and songs were very much of their “place” and like most Scots I am really proud of what they have achieved. Music is such a powerful thing isn’t it and you will always think of your son now when you hear Sunshine On Leith. Very clever how they can concoct a whole storyline around the lyrics to an artist’s songs, but they do. sort form. more », Sheet Music 

; the No. It is a song that is just so connected to their birthplace, Leith, a district in the north of Edinburgh. Also they sang about places and happenings that we all could relate to.

on WordPress.com, Unthought of, though, somehow (The Swede). – Both versions make me all teary. At some point I might have to see the Sunshine On Leith movie even though these “soundtrack movies” (or whatever they’re called) aren’t something I usually respond to. "Sunshine on Leith" is played frequently at Easter Road Stadium by Edinburgh-based football team Hibernian F.C., of whom the band are supporters.

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While I’m worth my room on this earth I can still remember my quite “posh” friend’s surprised reaction to the twins, as she had never heard anyone sing with such strong Scottish accents before. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. ( Log Out /  As for the film (think Jukebox Musical is the term), not sure if it would be your thing but I loved it. Sunshine On Leith by The Proclaimers: Thanks for the reminders of two wonderful films.

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In Scotland, we didn’t produce an Elvis Presley but we did produce The Proclaimers. (Song by Charlie Reid/Craig Reid) The list includes some songs from the original score composed by