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We're pleased to be able to share our virtual Christmas carols, which were made up from recordings and artwork contributions from people around the village. Thank you to everyone involved in creating them. We chose a selection of well-known carols as well as some songs which we've written ourselves for previous Christmases.
‘Wives of Torphichen’ is a traditional fiddle tune Caelin found while looking through a Scottish Music archive. The tune was included in Robert Bremner’s ‘Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances’ in 1757. Caelin and Sylvia recorded Caelin's arrangement, with views of the village to accompany it.
This evening at 8pm, when we were all out clapping for the key workers, musicians across the country were also invited to play or sing Over the Rainbow at the same time.
This was organised by the Music Education Partnership Group and lots of Scotland's top musicians were involved. The music was been shared with children who learn an instrument at school, as well as national youth music organisations.
You might have heard some of our TACO band members playing outside their houses in the village. Gina and David entertained their neighbours in Linlithgow.
You may have seen in the news about children putting up rainbows in their windows as a sign of hope.
So today why not read the story of Noah, share it with the people in your house and talk a bit about hope in God? Create your own rainbows and share them with us. We'd love to see them. Adults are welcome to join in with this too, of course.
Every time you see a rainbow, remember God’s promise of hope.
When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between me and all living beings on earth. That is the sign of the promise which I am making to all living beings.” (Genesis 9:16 GNT)