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Street Entertainers will be recognised at last!
Religious Fanatics outside Markies will know someone is listening!
And our colourful tramps will no longer be forgotten!

Join me in my fond remeniscence of The Granite City's most colourful characters and street entertainers - for I'm sure you'll all agree a good political rant or a singing tramp is as worthy of a cheering crowd as the best buskers...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Genuine Celebrity #1: Joyce Falconer - Rasheeen aff River City

Never since the BBC cruelly axed Eldorado in a fit of pique have we seen such a fine example of home-grown talent. Truly the ancient greek muse of soap operas (Ethel?) was smiling down on an enthusiastic young BBC exec as he pondered over the mid-evening space in Scotland's weekday schedules. What does Scotland NEED? More gaelic? No! I ken! A Soap Opera set in Glasgow!

And so River City was born.

No character has ever had my jaw drop open in sheer amazement as Roisin, portrayed by our very own Torry Quine Joyce Falconer. Joyce is the main reason to watch the programme. From the moment I was channel-hopping past BBC 1 to hear Rasheeeen (in the middle of an argument with husband, Raymond - who was offering her a yum-yum to calm her down) cry "Sticky Bun!? Sticky Bun is it!?" I have beena huge fan.


Oor Torry Quine, Joyce

And this is probably a good time to cheer like a nutter because in a couple of weeks time she's going to be playing the fairy godmither in Aberdeen's Panto Cinderella. Our tickets are booked and I can't wait to hear her saying "Geez Cinders quine. Ye ken we need tae get ye oot o thae clies..."

And the best thing is, she actually speaks like that in real life!

You can access Joyce's web page here.

posted by Aberdeen Tramps | Sunday, November 19, 2006


6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gilly" seems to have been ousted by a bunch of ill-mannered Weegie winos. Fear not though - he can be found on a comfy bench outside of "Soul", the former Langstane Kirk.

December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she was shite at new year!! i dont hav a clue wot she was tryin 2 sing 2 get us hyped up 4 the bells but it wasnt workin!!

January 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leave joycie alone!!! shes brilliant! she was even funny when she was at school. the only thing that got me through physics!! and i failed it!!

March 16, 2007  
Blogger Ewan Watt said...

Hemmin - why did you stop with the website? It made us ex-pats feel that little closer to home.

Does the heather wifey still exist?

March 16, 2007  
Blogger becky said...

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September 25, 2007  
Blogger Aberdeen Tramps said...

If I ever find time to get the web page updated, I will :)

December 28, 2008  

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