Friday, January 25, 2008

Gung Haggis Fat Choy is Coming Up This Weekend

One of the things I am enjoying about being at home is seeing the CBC News coverage (not to mention the G4 Tech TV coverage). I just turned the news on to see a familiar face--Todd Wong! I had to laugh. Two years ago I blogged about an unique Vancouver cultural happening, Gung Haggis Fat Choy. First created by Todd Wong 10 years ago, it celebrates both the Chinese and Scottish cultures that make up so much of Vancouver.

His interview on CBC Newsworld was a lot of fun. He talked about the origins of the event, the food being served (haggis in dim sum form?), and then introduced his friend Joe McDonald who played a brief bagpipe piece. Then Joe and Todd went into the Gung HAGGIS RAP Choy, the Robbie Burns Address to a Haggis set to rap music. To hear the full 3-minute version, go to Gung HAGGIS RAP Choy.

I have to tell you, the zany craziness of Toddish McWong and Joe McDonald is contagious. I hope everyone who attends the event this weekend has a great time!


Northwest Junior Pipe Band said...

Can't make it this weekend or live in Washington/US?

Toddish McWong brings his unique event to Seattle for the second year in a row!

February 24th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Ocean City Restaurant
609 S. Weller, Seattle
206-364-6025 for ticket info.

A fundraiser to benefit Northwest Junior Pipe Band and the Washington Chinese Youth Orchestra

visit for entertainment and other information.

Connie Crosby said...

Thanks for letting us know, Northwest Junior Pipe Band. I didn't know this event was being held in other cities.

(And this is officially the first time a Pipe Band has commented on one of my blog posts!)