The last weekend in February is always Cullivoe Up Helly Aa (Fire Festival). Cullivoe is at the north end of our island. The galley burning is on Friday night but the Jarl (David Spence in his other life!) and his squad do their visiting on Thursday. They start at the south end of the island and come to see us on Thursday morning.
They always sing to us and then let us look at their helmets, shields, axes etc. It’s great fun and some of the people from Burravoe come to school to share the visit.
Thank you Bradley for doing the videoing.
These are the words of the Up Helly Aa song. The other songs are the Jarl’s own.
Chorus: Grand old Vikings ruled upon the ocean vast,