Burns Night

Robert Burns: poet, balladeer and Scotland’s favourite son. 
Each year on January 25, the great man’s presumed birthday, Scots everywhere take time out to honour a national icon. Whether it’s a full-blown Burns Supper or a quiet night of reading poetry, Burns Night is a night for all Scots.The piper may be required to play tunes during the pre dinners drinks or at the entrance to the hall. When events getunder way, everyone stands as the main course is brought in. This is always a haggis on a large dish. It is brought in by the cook, generally while a piper plays bagpipes and leads the way to the host’s table, where the haggis is laid down. He might play ‘A man’s a man for aw that’ or Scotland the Brave. The host, or perhaps a guest with a talent, then recites the Address To a Haggis. Then a toast is made with the piper.

Suggested Tunes

Highland Laddie,      Scotland the Brave

Mist Covered Mountains,      A Man’s a Man for a’ That

Auld Lang Syne,     We’re No Awa’ tae Bide Aw