Butterfly Rammy: Taps Aff


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THE latest Butterfly Rammy instalment at the Edinburgh Fringe on 12 August was ‘Taps Aff’.

Both metaphorically, where we discussed whether the left should be taking advantage of the taps aff political climate in Scotland to push for more radical reform. And literally, where Tam sang Hamish Henderson’s Freedom Come All Ye bare chested!

The guests were cultural commentator Derek Bateman and co-editor of Bella Caledonia, Kevin Williamson. The appropriately monikered band Bare performed two of their songs and Tam and Pauline gave a reading of comedian Sian Bevan’s specially commissioned essay Taps Aff.

Butterfly Rammy will run until 30 August at the Stand in the Square.

Each show is based around one Scots word that represents ‘Butterfly Rammy’–the multiple and diverse thinking and activism that developed through the independence movement.

Find out more – including how to get tickets – here , and find out more here about the accompanying Butterfly Rammy book .

Alternatively, you can browse through the other recorded shows here .

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