You’ve got to laugh

At the beginning of the month, due in no small part to the efforts of Lenny Wolfe, there was an evening of Scottish Humour held at the St Andrew’s Scottish Guest House in Jerusalem. After a swift tour of the place, enhanced by Lenny’s unique historical perspective, there was a buffet supper – fish and chips! – and entertainment.

Master of ceremonies

It would be misleading to say the proceedings went smoothly. After all, it’s more than challenging to access youtubewhen there’s no flipping internet signal available. But Steven Teiger came to the rescue and brought us back into the modern era. So, we got to see and hear some Ivor Cutler, Chic Murray and Billy Connolly. All were funny.

"Francie and Josie, eat your hearts out"

But for me, the highlight of the evening was the rendition by Peter Berkeley and Martin Morrison of the la di da song (originally performed by Francie and Josie, aka Jack Milroy and Rikki Fulton). They looked the part, they had the words, and they got most of us to join in. Steven Teiger swapped his router for his guitar, and provided the real musical accompaniment.

Some of the non native English speakers found it a little challenging, but they still laughed. It’s funny even if you do not understand it. See for yourselves: here.

An inaugural event? Here’s to the next one…