Irvine’s Min in Black have turned song and dance ecumenical eco-warriors for their latest festive music video.

The Shoes Brothers, who are Reverend Neil Urquhart of Fullarton ConneXions and Father Willie Boyd of St Mary’s and St John Ogilvie’s, were up to their usual shenanigans and enrolled the help of Irvine Clean-up Crew, Coastwatch, Irvine Beat, and pupils from our two academies and three primary schools (Loudoun Montgomery, St Mark’s, and Castlepark’s Eco-Warriors). This year’s dose of bad dad/father dancing is entirely eclipsed by these local dancing heroes.

On this year’s green theme, Rev Neil said: “Rising tides, floods, programmes like Blue Planet, and the protestations of our young people heighten awareness of the need to better care for mother earth. We want to remind folk that Jesus is passionate about green issues, come to save our planet as well as us humans, indeed his first bed was a recycled animal feeder (manger).”

Fr Willie said: “We love getting into the neighbourhood to celebrate community and catch people doing good. Once again people were so supportive and game for a laugh. Filming involved a few firsts, like singing in a wind turbine, dancing in a car knackers’ yard and break-dancing, though I almost needed a hip-hoperation’after it.”

The song is available for free download on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play, under The Shoes Brothers. On Wednesday, December 4 the video will be viewable on Fullonart YouTube channel and The Shoes Brothers Dance Facebook.