The flaming Clavie
(a barrel full of staves) is carried round the town followed large crowd.
The Burning of the Clavie
takes place on the traditional Julian calendar, rather than the Gregorian one that replaced it.
uk JANUARY 11: Head to Burghead in Morayshire for the historic Burning of the Clavie
The site is packed with information on traditional Scottish New Year celebrations in Edinburgh, the fireball procession in Stonehaven, the Burning of the Clavie
in Moray and the Kirkwall Ba' in Orkney.
I liked the names of some of the newer songs as well as I liked the music: "Winter's Falling Light," "The Dance Goes On," "Under the Full Moon," "Home Fires," "The Burning of the Clavie
," "Lake Skybelow," and "Aisling.
Knockabout comedy again starring Jean Reno and Christian Clavie
in the lead roles.
Video topics include how to make cheese and potato soup, the transition from horses to tractors, the fishing industry, the guttin trade (fish gutting), the explosion of the Piper Alpha oil rig in 1988, dealing with tragedy, children's rhymes, going dancing on Saturday afternoons in the "old days", Clavie
night (a tire festival held in Burghead [northeast of Inverness] on January 11), Sunday school, learning and performing music, singing songs appropriately, the importance of oral tradition (narratives in particular), and getting a reaction from an audience.
On Old Yule Night, the clavie
, a barrel packed with tar-soaked sticks mixed with peat, assembled by the Clavie
King and his crew, will be set alight for the parade through the streets of this fishing village.
Earlier in the year, on January 11, thousands of revellers turn out in the fishing village of Burghead for the traditional Burning of the Clavie
, a spectacular event with pagan origins.
When darkness fell, a hot barrel of tar called the clavie
was rushed through the streets in a spectacular ceremony involving a lot of whisky.