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Hundreds listen to song about sea dog Bamse

Vigdis Hafto, the daughter of Bamses original owner, and Gary Anderson after the 70th anniversary ceremony of the death and burial of Norwegian sea dog Bamse who is buried in Montrose.

Vigdis Hafto, the daughter of Bamses original owner, and Gary Anderson after the 70th anniversary ceremony of the death and burial of Norwegian sea dog Bamse who is buried in Montrose.

Montrose singer/songwriter Gary Anderson has seen a huge increase in interest in his music after performing at Bamse’s 70th anniversary ceremony last week.

Gary’s website has had hundreds of song plays, predominantly of his song ‘Bamse’ about the wartime Norwegian sea dog.

Gary said: “I expected a bit of extra interest playing such a well-publicised event but didn’t anticipate anything like this”

After reading online about Bamse in 2012 Gary wrote the song and released it on his self-produced CD, ‘The Hair o’ The Dog’, the same year.

He said “‘Bamse’ was one of the easiest songs to write because the story is all there, it was just a case of putting the words in the correct order.

“I wrote the song from the perspective of a young Norwegian sailor leaving his homeland not knowing when or if he would return and the morale boost Bamse would have given. Looking at some of the young men who attended the ceremony representing the Norwegian Navy certainly

 

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