Can you believe it? Church on a Sunday? School's started already in Scotland, and here we are, asking students to come to church on a weekend. Well that's just what we have to do for Songlines, the EIF's city-wide singing event.
Something about sitting in church naturally induces an attack of the giggles, I'm afraid, which only got worse when a few of the jury using their Snapchat filters to film the poor soloist standing in front of the crowd. But the Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus came on with their arrangement of Conchita Wurst's "Rise Like a Phoenix", which won us over (see the version they performed for the Orlando vigil here). Follow that with "Wild Mountain Thyme", and most couldn't help but join in. Even I, Chinese-Canadian from Montreal that I am, left that church feeling fifty-percent more Scottish.