Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Burns Night

Wishing my fellow Scots wherever in the world you may be.....

A VERY HAPPY BURNS NIGHT

 Burns Suppers will be taking place all over the globe tonight in memory of our National Bard
Rabbie Burns



and the traditional Burns Supper consists of a meal of Haggis Neeps and Tatties washed down with a few wee drams of the water of life.....but starts off with the ceremonial piping in of the Haggis



followed by the Selkirk Grace and
"The Address To The Haggis"

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, 
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race! 
Aboon them a' ye tak your place, 
Painch, tripe, or thairm : 
Weel are ye wordy o'a grace 
As lang's my arm.

and lots of Burns poems by local worthies before the feasting begins followed by lots of Scottish dancing and believe me.....nobody knows how to party like us Scots and the secret to drinking all those drams of whisky and remaining sober.....it's all in our energetic dances

The Eightsome Reel....
Strip The Willow
Dashing White Sergeant
The Gay Gordons

but I am not partying tonight.....just a quiet meal followed by perhaps one wee drama....(oops sorry that was meant to read...one wee dram......more than one and hey it would be a drama.
Slainthe
Hugs Kath xxxxx


9 comments:

Lin said...

Thanks for this post, Kath.....very interesting! Wish I could see it in person. Love these kinds of posts every once in awhile - they help to shrink the distance between us all.

Littleted62 said...

Enjoy your Burns night partying Kath, hope you have a great time. I just have to ask - did you really mean to end your post saying you were going to have one wee DRAMA? 'Cause having read your blog for a while now, I think this might definitely be a Freudian slip - lol!

Hugs, Nicki, :0)

Sally said...

Kath,
Love your post. I love hearing about the cultures of other countries. I thought perhaps you were already haveing a wee dram...LOL

~ Ali ~ said...

Happy Burns Night Kath. Enjoy your dram I'm out tonight but at Drama yes amatuer Drama so your post geve me a giggle.

mckinkle said...

Enjoy your meal Kath, Im glad it's not just me doing it! Im as english as they come but hubby is from your fair land and since we've met Ive always celebrated it with him on Burn's Night. Ive got the traditional meal but scottish smoked terrine to start and couldn't find anything I could make for pudding that was authentic - without having to steam a cloutie for 3hrs - so he'll just have to have a wee dram instead!! He cant have more than 1 or 2 small ones as he gets very nasty on it!

Enjoy!

Keryn x

Jo said...

Enjoy your evening Kath and thanks for sharing. With Burns as a maiden name I ought to know!!! Huga Jo x

ribenaruby said...

Thanks for this educative post, so much i didn't know and hope you're enjoying your evening!

Kat said...

Hi Kath, hope you had a nice Burns Night. I am just back from the Guild. Not really a Burns Night meal but we had homemade oatcakes with various kinds of cheese, homemade clootie dumpling and shortbread and tea or coffee. Really nice. I think haggis at night would not have been popular with some of our elderly members!

Kat xx

Nishant said...

.very interesting! Wish I could see it in person

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