Up Helly Aa - Shetland History Online.
The 2011 Bressay Up Helly Aa took place on Friday 25th February, with Guizer Jarl Ralph Tulloch representing Harald Maddadsson. The galley named St Braner this year, was on display throughout the day at the Bressay Ferry Terminal. The Bill was also on display near the galley. The Bill Head was painted by the Jarl's sister Beatrice Tulloch.
The Up Helly Aa Song (Words by J.J. Haldane Burgess, M.A.) (Music by Thos. Manson) From Grand old Viking centuries Up Helly Aa has come, Then light the torch and form the march and sound the rolling drum. And wake the mighty memories of heroes that are dumb, The waves are rolling on. Chorus:-Grand old Vikings ruled upon the ocean vast.
Up Helly Aa is an absolute blast for the whole family and one that should be on your calendar if you ever visit the region. But there are also other fire festivals in case you missed Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa. Some of the other fire festivals include Scalloway Fire Festival, Lerwick Up Helly Aa, Bressay Up Helly Aa, Cullivoe Up Helly Aa, and many.
About 50 vikings filled the floor. And they were most definitely in the mood for a sing-song. Young and old joined in the Up-Helly-A’ song before a rendition of a chart hit by the Black Eyed Peas and Status Quo’s Rockin’ All Over The World.
A packed Bressay Hall was entertained by Guizer Jarl Ross Manson and his squad this morning (Friday) as the isle’s fire festival began. Dressed in grey kirtles and charcoal cloaks, the Vikings performed the Up Helly Aa Song before putting their own spin on the John Denver classic Take Me Home, Country Roads. This evening Mr Manson will oversee the burning of his galley in the highlight of.
Up Helly Aa Song by Lerwick Brass Band and Squad, World music from Bigton, ZET, UK on ReverbNation.
Delting Up Helly Aa is the last of these events to take place, and closes the Viking fire festival season. It takes place annually on the third Friday in March. The first Delting Up Helly Aa took place in 1970 and the celebration has all the usual festivities including a Jarl Squad, evening torch lit procession and the partying in the local halls.