Happy St George's Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by ju33les, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    May I be the first to wish everyone a happy St George's Day:biggrin:
  2. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    ooooooh St George's Day, what traditional things are we supposed to do on St George's Day??
  3. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Is St. George's Day always April 23rd or is it the penultimate Saturday in April?

    Oh yeah...Happy St. George's Day...I may try to slay a Dragon today ;) (see pic below)

  4. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    Just about to set off for Nottingham Castle, where Carlton Brass are playing as part of an all day celebration.
    We will be playing quite a few English pieces and some entertainment stuff too.
    Looks like good weather for it and I have seen quite a few St Georges flags out today .

    Nice to see in recent years that we are doing more to celebrate our national day.
  5. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    st george's day is ALWAYS 23rd of April
  6. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Happy St Georges Day everyone :biggrin:
  7. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    Happy St Georges Day to you all

    Maybe we should start celebrating like other places do, shut all the shops and go the pub for the day! [​IMG]
  8. Pookiyama

    Pookiyama Member

    Inevitable Backlash

    I'm no patriot.
    I can't stand nationalism.

    Have a nice day. :tongue:
  9. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Why is St George our patron saint? He wasn't British, wasn't very saintly, and was on a list of people that one of popes before John Paul was going to de-saint for being dodgy. Mind you, as England is not catholic why do we have a saint at all? Can't it just be England day, if people want to celebrate the country.

    (Didn't stop me sampling a fair proportion of the 15 different St George ales in the Commercial in Chapeltown.)
  10. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I found out the other day that St Patrick wasn't Irish...he was Welsh and kidnapped my Irish pirates. You learn something new everyday!
  11. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    aahhhhrrr! ye doo!
  12. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Georgie boy's also the patron saint of the Ukraine or somewhere around there if I remember right... I don't think it really matters where the saint comes from, just each country seems to have chosen the one whose story they like the best...

    I played a couple of St Georges day gigs with City of Cov at the weekend. We managed to upset a few drunks in the pub because we didn't have "Swing Low" with us, but we sedated them a bit with all the other nationalistic stuff (even handed out lyrics for jerusalem, which were almost sung in time...) so it wasn't too bad, and it was the first gig where there were football chants about the conductor...

    TIMBONE Active Member

    Hi Lynchie - did he slay a Ukrainian dragon as well?
  14. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Probably... he was very indiscriminant about it...
  15. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    St. George was Turkish I believe..... Maybe thats what that unidentifiable Kebab meat is - Dragon!!

    We played at Conisborough Castle on the sunday. Our patriotic touches were Standard of St. George and British Sea Songs.
  16. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    some interesting reading on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_George

    Saint George was a Roman soldier in what's now known as Turkey
    He's the patron of England, Portugal, Georgia (the country...) and Catalonia
  17. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    Good for the patriots...

    Yes., AFAIK George was Turkish, Patrick was 'British' - somewhere between Strathclyde & S. Wales (that was Britain at the time), Andrew was the Apostle (Palestine?) and the Welsh chap was Welsh - although the St David that our band is named after was a Scottish king.

    (Wales has a famous St David - Scotland's 3 - yes, three - St Davids are not quite so well known....)

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