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The Broomielaw/The New Bridge of Glasgow

The Broomielaw

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January 13th 612, the death of St Kentigern. According to legend, he was the illegitimate son of King Gododdin was born in Culross, Fife and looked after by St Serf. He was named Kentigern, but is probably better known by his nickname St Mungo ("dear friend"). He became a missionary and built a church beside the Molendinar Burn in what became Glasgow, and is the patron saint of that city.

The Broomielaw is a gorgeous slow tune composed by William Jackson and featured on the group Ossian's 1986 album Light On a Distant Shore. The Broomielaw is a street in central Glasgow which runs along by the River Clyde. At one time it would have been where emigrants boarded ships for the new lands.

The New Bridge of Glasgow was first published in 1844, in Hamilton's Universal Tunebook. The composer is given as T Porteus, about whom I know nothing.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |