Man-of-the-moment Ed Sheeran has confessed to getting drunk on Buckfast while on a Scottish night out.
The singer – who can do no wrong in the download charts with his hit album Divide – has revealed exclusively to Record Columnist Des Clarke his Scots cousins took him out one night and let him try the ‘traditional’ tipple.
He told the Capital Scotland radio presenter: “That was my first actual night out. I was 15 and my cousin took me to a dub step club. I have a bunch of cousins who live up here and they all had these black bottles and they’re drinking this kind of sludge. They said, have some, and man, it kicks you!”
The star, who is due to play his second show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro tonight, also admitted it gave him a monster hangover.
“I also know about the next day as well. It’s not very pleasant.”
The singer gave a rare interview to Des and fellow Capital Breakfast presenters Amy Irons and Steven Mill.
And he also revealed the massively successful Galway Girl could pave the way for a similar Scottish folk song.
“I wrote a highland folk song called Aberfeldy that was due to go on this album but didn’t make it. It was a bit too folky for this one but it will go on the next one. Or on a film soundtrack. It’s about being on holiday in Aberfeldy.”
He also revealed he has the Aberfeldy whisky label tattooed on his arm.
He joked: “You can go to any Scots or Irish bar in the world and they have a bottle of Aberfeldy. I was in a bar in Germany and the guy had it – I showed him the tattoo and he gave me a free shot!”
Ed said he once dated a girl from Edinburgh and is well-versed in Scottish slang.
He said, “I know what a “wee radge” and a “bawbag” is.”
On a serious note, Sheeran expressed his disappointment about the resting of T in The Park, one of his favourite festivals.
And he said he would love to bring a big outdoor show to Glasgow.
“There’s no T or Rockness any more, which I think is really sad because out of all the festivals, T was the best crowd. I think I’d like to do an outdoor show to bring that festival thing here. It’s a toss up between Scotland and Ireland for the best crowds. I don’t know what it is with the Celts, but they’re the best.”
Source: The Daily Record