1759 A Nicht Wi’ Burns 1796

Saturday, January 30th 2016

Many people spent a great deal of time organising, learning poems, rehearsing,  preparing programmes and ensuring that all was ready.  A huge thank you to them all.

During the afternoon the hall was arranged to receive the guests for A Nicht Wi' Burns.

All set

The Haggis was piped in and

The Haggis being piped in

presented to Glennis who gave the Address to the Haggis.

Address to the Haggis

The menu as written in the programme:-

VARIOUS WINES   BURN TROOT  STRANG YILL

PENNY WHEEPS  COO'S MATE  GAIRDEN PEAS  USQUBAE

HAGGIS  CHAPPIT TATTIES  BASHED NEEPS

COOFFEE    TRIMLIN TAM

The meal was excellent and enjoyed by everyone. 

A selection of pipe, accordion and keyboard music was played by Daniel and Baz during the meal.

The Piper, Daniel

Baz on the keyboard

After the meal The Ongauns began -

Perhaps it may turn oot a song

Perhaps turn oot a sermon.

The Toast: Immortal Memory was given by Tony.  He told of the life of Rabbie Burns, a man who spoke his thoughts. 

Immortal Memory

Leanne told of the Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie, the poet's pet ewe.  Sophie told the tale of a louse and a very posh person! 

Recitation to a Louse

Tae a Mouse was read by Lisa whilst Sarah's recitation was To Simon Gray. 

Phillip gave the Toast to The Lassies. 

Toast: The Lassies

Songs were sung and we ended the evening singing Auld Lang Syne. (Last verse and chorus below.)

And there's a hand my trusty friend,

And gie's a hand o' thine,

And we'll tak' a right gude willy-waught

For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my jo,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.


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