Brigadoon, Western Australia
Brigadoon is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is in the City of Swan local government area, it sits on the edge of the Darling Scarp adjacent to the entrance to the Avon Valley through which the Avon River flows. The Bells Rapids is a popular viewing location for the annual Avon Descent whitewater race. Brigadoon is bordered by the Avon River / Swan River and Jumbuck Hill Park to the north-west and Walyunga National Park in the north; the area of Brigadoon was owned by the wife of Alan Bond, but is now home to the State Equestrian Centre in the south-west and features a growing number of large plot housing estates along its eastern border with the rural town district of Gidgegannup
Brigadoon (The Ancestors album)
Brigadoon is the third album by the rock group The Ancestors. Produced by The Ancestors. "Syd" produced and mixed by Eddie Kramer. Additional production on "Churches" by Eddie Kramer. Brigadoon at allmusic.com Brigadoon at discogs.com
Brigadoon is a 1954 American Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film made in CinemaScope and Anscocolor based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli and stars Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse. Brigadoon is available in VHS and DVD formats; the 1954 film is not to be confused with the 1966 television film version, directed by Fielder Cook and starring Robert Goulet, Peter Falk, Sally Ann Howes. It won five Primetime Emmy Awards. Americans Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas are on a hunting trip in Scotland and become lost in the woodlands, they happen upon Brigadoon, a miraculously blessed village that rises out of the mists every hundred years for only a day. Tommy falls in love with village lass Fiona Campbell, whose younger sister Jean, is about to be married to Charlie Dalrymple; when Tommy and Jeff happen upon clues about the village and its people that make no sense, Fiona takes them to see Mr. Lundie, the village schoolmaster, who tells them the story of Brigadoon and the miracle.
If any villager leaves Brigadoon, the spell will be broken and the village will vanish forever. Furthermore, Lundie tells them, any outsider who wishes to stay must love someone in the village enough to accept the loss of everything he or she knew in the outside world; that evening, Mr. Lundie officiates at the wedding of Jean and Charlie, which Tommy and Fiona attend. Interrupting the wedding, the jealous Harry Beaton announces he is leaving Brigadoon to make everything disappear, since the girl he loves, Jean, is marrying another man. Harry's words cause mass chaos among the townspeople and they all rush to stop him. Harry crosses the bridge but is stopped short by Tommy, they scuffle and Tommy is knocked unconscious. With men closing in on him, Harry climbs up a tree to hide but is accidentally gunned down by Jeff, who skipped the wedding to go hunting. Harry is soon found by the men. Fiona frantically finds Tommy. Confessing their love for each other, they decide to marry, allowing Tommy to stay in Brigadoon for good.
But while Fiona goes off to find Mr. Lundie, Tommy tells Jeff about his plan. Jeff and remorseful of accidentally killing Harry, tells Tommy he can't just leave everything in the real world behind for this girl he's only known a day. Fiona returns with Mr. Lundie. Fiona says she understands but is heartbroken and they say good-bye before Brigadoon disappears. Tommy and Jeff walk away. Back in New York City, Tommy can think only of Fiona. Unable to talk with his fiancée, Tommy ends his relationship with her and calls Jeff, telling him to get the first flight back to Scotland, he and Jeff return to the same spot where they were lost, though Jeff reminds him again the village will not be there. But Tommy sees lights start to appear through the mist and runs toward them. Brigadoon reappears and Tommy gets to the foot of the bridge to see Mr. Lundie half-awake on the other side saying: "Tommy, you! My, my, you must love her. You woke me up." Tommy seems stunned that Brigadoon has been brought back, but Mr. Lundie reminds him: "I told ye, if you love someone enough, anything is possible... miracles."
Tommy runs across the bridge and reunites with Fiona as the village fades back into the mist. Gene Kelly as Tommy Albright Van Johnson as Jeff Douglas Cyd Charisse as Fiona Campbell Elaine Stewart as Jane Ashton Barry Jones as Mr. Lundie Hugh Laing as Harry Beaton Albert Sharpe as Andrew Campbell Virginia Bosler as Jean Campbell Eddie Quillan as Sandy Jimmy Thompson as Charlie Chisholm Dalrymple Tudor Owen as Archie Beaton Owen McGiveney as Angus Dee Turnell as Ann Dodie Heath as Meg Brockie Michael Dugan as Townsman Barrie Chase as Dancer George Chakiris as Dancer Madge Blake as Mrs. McIntosh Producer J. Arthur Rank acquired the rights of the official play in February 1951. According to the press, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "paid a fortune" for the rights, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson were named in the leads a month later. By the time they were cast, a script was not written yet, although it was reported that Alan Jay Lerner was expected to start on the script a week later. Furthermore, Alec Guinness was set for a role and David Wayne, Moira Shearer and Donald O'Connor were under consideration for one.
According to the film's director, Vincente Minnelli, O'Connor competed with Steve Allen and Bill Hayes for the role of'Jeff'. Cyd Charisse replaced Grayson in March 1953. Elaine Stewart was cast in the fourth lead in November 1953, it was reported that she was more enthusiastic about working with Minnelli than with Kelly; because of Kelly's commitments to other film projects, production was delayed for a while, it did not begin until 1953. Minnelli and Kelly wanted to film on location in Scotland. An unpredictable climate and higher location production costs, forced them to change course. Kelly and producer Arthur Freed traveled to Scotland to confirm for themselves if the weather was too unreliable, they agreed with the studio. In Kelly's biography it was stated that "the weather was so bad that we had to agree with the studio. So we started looking for locations here. We found some highlands above Monterey, but the stu
Brig o' Doon
The Brig o' Doon, sometimes called the Auld Brig or Old Bridge of Doon, is a late medieval bridge in Ayrshire, a Category A structure. The name Brig o' Doon is an Ulster Scots phrase, when translated, it reads "Bridge of Doom" The bridge is thought to have been built in the early fifteenth century. According to John R. Hume, the bridge was built by James Kennedy, who died in 1465, but the first recorded mention was in 1512; the bridge was described as "ruinous" in 1593. The bridge features on the 2007 series of £5 notes issued by the Bank of Scotland, alongside the statue to Robert Burns, located in Dumfries; the bridge crosses the River Doon. It is a single Arched Bridge, with a steeply humped span of 72 feet and a rise of 26 ft, it has been repaired many times, most in 1978, many parts of the stonework do not match. The B7024 public road is carried over the River Doon New Bridge of Doon, a single-arch stone bridge built downstream of the old one in 1816 to cope with increasing traffic; the old bridge was sold to the builders of the new bridge as a quarry for material, but money was raised to purchase the old bridge back, the trustees of the new bridge decided to quarry somewhere else.
The line of the cobbles in the roadway is cranked, due to the belief that this pattern would stop witches from crossing. It is used as the setting for the final verse of the Robert Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter. In this scene Tam is being chased by Nannie the witch, he is just able to escape her by crossing the bridge, narrowly avoiding her attack as she is only able to grab the horse's tail which comes away in her hands: "The carlin caught her by the rump and left puir Meg wi' scarce a stump." The Broadway musical Brigadoon takes its name from this site, though the musical's location is fictional. Banknotes of Scotland 55.425882°N 4.636831°W / 55.425882.
Bundanoon, New South Wales
Bundanoon is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. At the 2016 census, Bundanoon had a population of 2,729, it is an Aboriginal name meaning "place of deep gullies" and was known as Jordan's Crossing. Bundanoon is colloquially known as Bundy/Bundi. Bundanoon, like its fellow Southern Villages of the Southern Highlands, has had a boom-and-bust economic cycle; the town became a well-known tourist destination early in the 20th century. By the 1950s, changes in lifestyle the affordability of the motor car, gave city dwellers more options and Bundanoon declined; the Sydney real estate boom of the early 21st century made Bundanoon an affordable haven within commuting distance of the city. Property values increased several-fold, houses in Bundanoon were selling for over a million dollars by 2007; the 2016 census recorded 2,729 people living in Bundanoon. The town's population was older than the general population: their median age was 56 years, 18 years older than the national median age of 38.
Children aged under 15 made up 13.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 36.0% of the population. This is reflected in the low workforce participation, with only 1,078 of the 2,729 people reporting themselves as being in the labour force. Of these, 49.6% were employed full-time, 41.7% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.76.6% of people living in Bundanoon were born in Australia. 92.5% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 29.4%, Anglican 27.4% and Catholic 18.7%. Brigadoon Highland Gathering - every April - attracts Scottish participants and tourists from around the world. Garden Ramble - every October Anglican: Part of the Sutton Forest parish. In 1879, Holy Trinity Anglican church was built on its present site. Catholic: Part of the parish of St Paul's in Moss Vale. St Brigid's Catholic Church was built in 1895. Prior to that, Roman Catholic services were conducted at Sutton Forest. Uniting: Part of the Moss Vale–Bundanoon–Robertson parish.
By 1870 the Primitive Methodist Church was established on the corner where the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall now stands. The Primitive Methodists moved to a new building in 1885 and leased the original site to shop owners. Bundanoon Public School was established in 1871 and had an enrolment of 191 students as at 2016; the Primitive Methodist Church hall served with Mrs Dinah Osborne as teacher. A new school of two rooms is still used as the school library. Bundanoon railway station is located on the Southern Highlands line. Most services terminate at Moss Vale, meaning Bundanoon only receives limited services. Sydney to Canberra services stop at the station. Local bus services are provided by Berrima Bus Lines. On the day of the 2011 census, 4.1% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 65.3% by car. Rugby League – Bundanoon has a rugby league team playing in the Second Division competition of Group 6. Bundanoon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Main Southern railway: Bundanoon railway station In July 2009 "Bundy on Tap", a community initiative in Bundanoon, declared itself opposed to the sale of bottled drinking water on environmental grounds.
The issue of bottled water was to protest against companies Norlex and Coca-Cola extracting water from the town's groundwater. Bundanoon Village Website Brigadoon Highland Gathering at Bundanoon Morton National Park at Bundanoon "The Southern Highlands News".. Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. Sunnataram Forest Monastery Bundanoon Community Web Bundanoon Garden Ramble Bundy on Tap
Brigadoon: Marin & Melan
BRIGADOON: marin & μελαν is a science fiction anime that ran from 2000 to 2001, produced by the Sunrise company, was adapted as a manga by Nozomi Watase. Its story takes place in Japan in 1969 and it is about an orphan girl named Marin Asagi who befriends an alien named Melan Blue. Brigadoon was directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani and the characters were designed by Takahiro Kimura, both of whom worked on The King of Braves GaoGaiGar and Betterman; the show's setting in Yayoi, Tokyo was based on neighborhoods in which director Yonetani and art director Takashi Nakamura once lived. Color is a recurring theme in the series as well. Most if not all of the episodes have a color in the title, nearly everyone in the cast is named after a color in one way or another; the rainbow is an important image. Marin Asagi is a typical junior high school girl with a loving adoptive family, her life changes drastically. The mirage is another world called Brigadoon. Soon, alien creatures called Monomakia descend from the formation in the sky and hunt down Marin, but she is saved by another Monomakia named Melan Blue, a flying, sword-wielding, gun-slinging alien who becomes her protector.
Together and Melan must save the Earth and deal with family crises, school prejudice and the police, come to an understanding of Marin's past and Melan's unexplained mission, as well as learn to trust each other. Marin Asagi Voiced by: Kaori, she was abandoned as a baby at the door of a tenement house and adopted by the elderly couple Gen and Moto Asagi. She wears glasses to see properly. At school she is picked on by her peers, but she tries not to let it bother her. In general, she is a happy, energetic girl with a wild imagination and strong work ethic, earning her own money by delivering newspapers, her life turns messy when Brigadoon appears in the sky and Monomakia start to attack her. The kanji of her family name translates to "light blue". Melan Blue Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka. From Brigadoon, he is a type of Monomakia known as a Gun-Swordsman, he takes on the mission of protecting Marin for reasons. He is tall and humanoid in appearance, wears blue armor, flies with a set of mechanical wings.
For combat, he has a laser gun on his left. He can eat up to fifty bowls in one sitting. While he makes an excellent bodyguard, Melan understands little about human beings, but that begins to change as he spends more time among them and bonds with Marin. Lolo Voiced by: Mayumi Shintani, he appears on Earth shortly before Brigadoon becomes visible in the sky and shows Marin where Melan's ampoule is located. At first he only appears to Marin as a sort of eccentric advisor and leads her to where the ampoules of other helpful Monomakia are hidden, he is revealed to be the chairman of the Life Improvement Committee of Brigadoon's Central Assembly. Moe Kisaragi Voiced by: Ayaka Saitō, she has a weak constitution, is noticeably pale, is shy and quiet. She comes from a wealthy family and her mother does not like her associating with the less fortunate Marin. Despite this, Moe does everything she can to help her, her efforts are not always successful and she is worse off afterward, but she believes they are worthwhile.
The kanji of her given name comes from the word "moegi", meaning "light yellowish green". Makoto Alo Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa. Good-looking and polite, he is eating something whenever he appears; when Marin first meets him, she assumes that he is an observer from the future, his response suggests that this might be true. He has a tendency to show up wherever a Monomakia is about to strike and appears to know more than he lets on. Moto Asagi Voiced by: Rikako Aikawa Moto is Marin's adoptive grandmother, an energetic widow aged 68 years, she and her late husband Gen found Marin abandoned on the doorstep of the tenement house and decided to keep her. She is a strong and independent woman who cares about Marin much and will do anything to protect her, she is very wise and gives good advice to people. Shuta Aian Voiced by: Isamu Tanonaka Shuta is a 75-year-old inventor, always building strange machines; when Marin starts getting chased by Monomakia, he creates things that he hopes will keep her safe, but most of them are useless.
He is very curious about both Melan and Brigadoon. The kanji for "ai" in his name means "indigo" in Japanese. Mike White Voiced by: Mitsuo Iwata Mike comes from America and is 22 years old, he is Shuta's assistant but his skill with the Japanese language is weak and his dialogue is filled with English words. He secretly has a crush on Jun; the Momoi Triplets. They talk and act in sync with each other. A running gag of the series is that t
Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards; the story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with a young woman from Brigadoon; the original production ran for 581 performances. It starred David Brooks, Marion Bell, Pamela Britton, Lee Sullivan. In 1949, Brigadoon ran for 685 performances. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, a 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk. Lyricist and book writer Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe had collaborated on three musicals. Inspired by Rodgers and Hammerstein's successful collaborations Oklahoma! and Carousel, they created Brigadoon, about a magical village in the Scottish highlands. Like Oklahoma! and Carousel, Brigadoon included a serious love story as the main plot and a lighter romance as subplot.
Thematically, the musical depicted the contrast between empty city life and the warmth and simplicity of the country, focusing on a theme of love transcending time. Agnes de Mille, who had choreographed Oklahoma! and Carousel, was hired as choreographer, her work for Brigadoon incorporated elements of traditional Scottish folk dance: a traditional sword dance, a chase scene, a funeral dance. Though Lerner and Loewe took Brigadoon to producer Billy Rose, Cheryl Crawford was the producer who brought Brigadoon to Broadway. Lerner explained the change in producer by saying: "The contract which wished us to sign negated Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves." Under Loewe's guidance, Ted Royal received a sole orchestrator credit for his work on the original production. His atmospheric arrangements have been used for the revivals; the New York Times's theatre critic George Jean Nathan wrote that Lerner's book was based on a much older German story by Friedrich Gerstäcker translated by Charles Brandon Schaeffer, about the mythical village of Germelshausen that fell under a magic curse.
However, Lerner denied that he had based the book on an older story, and, in an explanation published in The New York Times, stated that he didn't learn of the existence of the Germelshausen story until after he had completed the first draft of Brigadoon. Lerner said that in his subsequent research, he found many other legends of disappearing towns in various countries' folklore, he pronounced their similarities "unconscious coincidence". Lerner's name for his imaginary locale was based on a well-known Scottish landmark, the Brig o' Doon. Other sources suggest that the fictional village's name was constructed from the Celtic word briga, which means "town" and the Scottish Gaelic dùn, which means "fort"; the name may refer to the Celtic goddess Brigid. Act INew Yorkers Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas have travelled to the Scottish Highlands on a game-hunting vacation, but they get lost on their first night out, they begin to hear music coming from a nearby village. They head over there to get directions back to their inn and find a fair in progress, with villagers dressed in traditional Scottish tartan.
Andrew MacLaren and his daughters arrive at the fair to purchase supplies for younger daughter Jean's wedding to Charlie Dalrymple. Harry Beaton, son of Archie Beaton, is madly in love with Jean and is depressed at the thought of her marrying another, unable to find comfort in Maggie Anderson's devotion to him. One of the girls asks Jean's older sister Fiona when she'll marry, Fiona answers she's waiting for the right person. Tommy and Jeff ask where they are. Fiona invites the wanderers to have a rest at the MacLaren home. Flirtatious dairymaid Meg Brockie takes a liking to Jeff and leads him off. Charlie Dalrymple appears, he shares a drink with Tommy, toasting to a Mr. Forsythe whom he thanks for "postponing the miracle"; when Tommy asks what that means, Fiona shushes him and leads him away as Charlie celebrates the end of his bachelorhood. Tommy tells Fiona that he has a fiancée, Jane, in New York, but he's in no hurry to marry her, Fiona reveals that she likes Tommy much. Tommy insists on accompanying Fiona to gather heather for the wedding.
Meanwhile, Meg takes Jeff to a place in the forest with a cot. She tells him she's "highly attracted" to him, she reflects on her'eventful' love life. At the MacLarens', Jean's friends help her pack her things to move into Charlie's home. Charlie arrives to sign the MacLarens' family Bible, he wants to see Jean. Tommy and Fiona return with a basket full of heather, Fiona goes upstairs to help Jean dress for the wedding. Jeff arrives wearing a pair of Highland trews. Jeff finds that Tommy is so happy that he can contain it ("Almost Like Being In