the shamen : commonwealth team scotland 2014

last night millions (possibly billions!) of people, watched the commonwealth team scotland parade into glasgow’s celtic park, accompanied by the shamen’s ‘move any mountain’ – fantastic!

bbc news
“…the loudest reception of the night was reserved for the host nation scotland, who paraded into celtic park last, according to games tradition, accompanied by the shamen’s hit move any mountain…”
the scotsman
“…emotion ran high, too, when judoka euan burton brought the parade to an end. as he led team scotland into the arena, celtic park witnessed a din unheard since the halycon days of henrik larsson. the athletes, marching to the exhilarating sound of the shamen’s move any mountain, looked taken aback. the big screen bore the words of – who else? – scotland’s bard, with a perfect line: “wi’ joy unfeigned brothers and sisters meet.”…”
the telegraph
“…22.46 here come the scots. it’s the shamen’s ‘move any mountain’. it’s a lot of very happy and excited scottish people in their, let’s not mince words, much-maligned orange and blue tartan garb. i rather like it. not for everyone, i grant you. anyway, it’s a hell of an atmosphere and everyone is having a high old time of it….”

team scotland 2014

team scotland 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

herald scotland
“…team scotland unsurprisingly got the biggest cheer of the night when they entered to the song move any mountain by aberdeen band the shamen and a burst of blue and white coloured ticker tape…”