Saturday, January 24, 2015

Annual Burns Dinner Gala January 24

The details of the Burns Dinner Gala must be preceded by explanation of three things. First, Robert Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. He was born January 25, 1759. This gala is sort of like his 256th birthday party. The second is haggis. To save you the time of looking it up the formal description is: a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Doesn't it sound delicious? The third is that a dram is a small drink of whiskey.

The Burns Dinner Gala Details

The Scottish Society of Louisville is hosting its 23rd Annual Burns Dinner Gala on Saturday, January 24.  The bar opens at 6:00pm and dinner activities will commence promptly at 6:30pm with a plated traditional Scottish dinner and the serving of haggis, along with wee drams for traditional toasts. In addition to dinner and traditional toasts, the evening will be filled with entertainment and dancing. The lively event has attendees who return every year and welcome newcomers. Tickets are $45 for the night of rich traditions at the Holiday Inn Louisville East at 1325 Hurstbourne Parkway.

Expect the bagpipes and kilts to be out in full force and the toasts and dancing to take over the night. A traditional Haggis Ceremony will be performed and include the recitation of Burns' poem Ode to the Haggis. Mother Grove will provide the music and are sure to have you up dancing jig after jig with their fun, high energy Celtic sound. The evening will close with the joining of hands in the circle of friendship for the singing of Burns' Auld Land Syne at the end of the night.

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