Why the “Jenny Geddes” Band? (from Doug Wilson’s blog)

Once or twice a year, I put together a band and we play down at Bucers, a local pub named after the Reformer Martin Bucer. One of the names we have used for this motley collection of a band has been the Jenny Geddes band, named after the stalwart woman at St. Giles in Edinburgh, who in the year 1637 threw her stool at the presiding minister’s head, he who was attempting to introduce the Book of Common Prayer as the form of worship there. The name Geddes is an honored one at our house — in addition to this business, I named the heroine in one of my kids’ books after her, and one of my granddaughters has a middle name of Geddes. And — this being the reason for bringing this up — last night we had a grand old time playing the blues and some other stuff…