Birthday Bash In Hurlford


Maybe you’ve never been to Hurlford (formerly Whirlford and Hurdleford). Jiggered have been a few times. Every time we’ve been ceilidhing at the request of David Rowan. Up until now, the events were fundraisers for a local football team but on this occasion we were performing at a big family/friends get-together under the guise of a Birthday Bash! 

Fish suppers all round at our break. Brilliant. But the highlight for me was chatting to all the folk who know me less as Jiggered’s piano player and more as Mr Smith, local geeky Maths teacher. There were former students who reminisced about our class antics, parents (one who asked for a selfie for her son who is currently partying in Magaluf) and some super-smart pupils from our new 5th Year who’d put in a bit of effort scrubbing up nicely for the evening! When David gave a speech at half-time he (without warning) asked for a Maths song from me. Thankfully, the crowd bailed me out from an embarrassing solo by joining in to “The Quadratic Formula Song”…


Thanks for having us at your “do”, Rowans. Happy 50th to David, happy 50th to Sandra, happy 21st to Scott, happy 16th to Sophie and happy 24th to Nicola!