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25th Annual Burns Night Celebration
January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, at the 25th annual Burns Night Celebration hosted by the American-Scottish Foundation. The event, which honors the Bard in words and music in true Scottish style and tradition, takes place Friday, January 17th at the University Club.
The evening will begin with a Reception and Whisky Tasting by Glendronach Single Malt Scotch Distillery. After viewing offerings at the Silent Auction, guests will then be piped into dinner where a traditional Burns Night Supper will follow.
Kenneth Donnelly, President, Burns Society of New York and Chairman, American-Scottish Foundation as The Master of Ceremonies will introduce us to the world of Scotland’s most famous son, Robert Burns. With full fanfare, the piper will herald the Haggis, leading a procession comprising the chef, the orator and the whisky bearers to present the Haggis. After circling the room in order that all assembled guests may see the magnificent Haggis, it then is placed in position ready to be “addressed.”
The evenings orator, Robbi Munro, will present a resounding and animated recital of Burns’ “Address To A Haggis.” At the appropriate time, during the line “An cut you up wi ready slight,” with a flourish taking his dirk and piercing the Haggis, concluding with “Gie her a Haggis!” Expect an evening full of music and featured entertainment. You’ll enjoy the Silent Auction with many exciting contributions, and there will be Reels and Dancing!
Tickets are $210 for members and $275 for non-members.
For more details and to purchase tickets to this year’s Burns Night Celebration, click: americanscottishfoundation.com/events/2020-burns-night.html