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Scottish Monologues

A monologue is a spoken-word performance of an often humorous story or scenario, and at one time was a very popular form of entertainment. At gatherings of family or friends, while Aunt Aggie might sing a song, or grandpa play a tune on his pipes, someone else may stand up and recite a manologue. Books were published of them, and records produced.

I was introduced to monolgues when I discovered my father's collection of Willie McCulloch 78s, and I just loved them. Later I found out that my dad, Bill Gatherer, was a big fan of monologues, and inded had written and recorded a few of his own creations about a fictional Aberdeenshire town called Rothiefogie.

The links below will lead to pages with furhter details about the monologue in Scotland and their creators.

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