Jan 20, 2008

Robert Burns Night Supper

All are welcome to join us in Caledon Loch Avie at the Conservatory a' Ghaidhealtachd for the celebration of a Burns Supper. There are two opportunities offered for celebration of this night. The Early Bird celebration from 12:00pm-3:00pm SLT, and the SL evening celebration from 7:00pm-10pm SLT.

Your hostesses will be Miss Soliel Snook at 12:00pm, and Her Grace, Eva Bellambi, Duchess of Loch Avie at 7:00pm. There have been many volunteers in the organization of these events from all of Caledon as well as Steelhead. Our thanks go out to them all.

A little information:

The annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Celebrated on, or about, the Bard's birthday, January 25th, Burns Suppers range from stentoriously formal gatherings of esthetes and scholars to uproariously informal rave-ups of drunkards and louts. Most Burns Suppers fall in the middle of this range, and adhere, more or less, to some sort of time honoured form which includes the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whisky, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard.

from www.robertburns.org

A general itinerary for both events will be as follows:

Gathering of the guests

Welcome speech

Seating for dinner

Selkirk Grace

Entrance of the Haggis (with bagpipes)

Address to a Haggis - reading of poem by Robert Burns

Whisky toast to the Haggis


Loyal Toast

Immortal Memory - some history of Mr. Burns and his day

Words of Appreciation

Toast to the Lassies

Toast to the Laddies

Other Toasts

Readings of Burns' Works

Music of Robert Burns concluding in Auld Lang Syne



Edward Pearse, Earl of Primbroke said...

You should investigate the availability of Highland Cattle (either prim or sculptie). I think one or too would look lovely at the Loch.