Doric Panto



Each year Inverurie Town Hall hosts a special charity fundraising pantomime that is partly performed in the Doric by local theatre enthusiasts. We've been going to it for years and it is one of the most colourful fun-filled nights with plenty of laughter thanks to the Aberdeenshire related jokes.



Doric Panto Inverurie Pantomime



For more information or to buy tickets visit www.inveruriepanto.com

Be prepared to singalong! Here is an example of one of their previous fun audience participation Doric songs, sung to the tune of YMCA:



doric pantomime words



FIT LIKE? Means ‘Hello, how are you?’

I’m just CHAUVIN’ means ‘I’m doing fine too!’

In the LAVVY there you go to the loo

Need a hug, then have a BOSIE!

DA KEN, ‘I’m not sure what to say’

If yer CRABBIT, then you’ve had a bad day.

’an yer BLEEZIN’, then you might start to sway.

Come fae toon then you’re a TOONSER!


So a’ the TEUCHTERS sing!


FAR? FIT? FAN? FOO?

A bitty louder noo

FAR? FIT? FAN? FOO?

Aye in INVERURIE, a’ the locals agree

SPIKKIN’ DORIC’s the thing tae dae!

FAR? FIT? FAN? FOO?

Up in the Balcony go

FAR? FIT? FAN? FOO?

Aye in INVERURIE, a’ the locals agree,

SPIKKIN’ DORIC’s the thing tae dae!


FAR? FIT? FAN? FOO?














The Drummer Boy


The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.


Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War.


I’ve put in many Doric words and phrases into the novel, my favourite being “Mmm oxters o an Aberdeen loon, cannae beat it!” As with all my novels and short stories (my author name is CG Buswell) it includes the Doric, scenes from Aberdeen and famous ghosts from our area.


Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.