On Saturday 24th January 95 people enjoyed a celebration of Rabbie Burns at the Club. For me as a Burn’s Night virgin, it was a very memorable event. Right from the start of the proceedings with Ian Davidson piping in the Haggis, to the very end with a “reply from the Lassies” from Gill Edwards and the subsequent dancing everyone agreed it was a great night out.
Ian Davidson gave the “Address to the Haggis” which was superbly and entertainingly delivered in a totally incomprehensible (to a mere Sassenach anyway) Scottish language. This was followed by a traditional haggis, neaps and tatties starter to an excellent 3 course meal. Thomas Mc Tulk gave us an insight into the immortal memory, followed by John Muck Drummond with an amusing and insightful “Toast to the Lassies”, and an equally insightful and amusing reply from Gill Edwards.
The evening had great atmosphere with Scottish dress tartan kilts and sporrans on display to accompany the black ties and the elegant ladies in their evening gowns and frocks.
The taxis arrived much too soon but we will be back next year to toast the memory of Rabbie Burns.
Many thanks to Tommy Tulk and Rob and Sandra Ford for their support for the raffle which raised £225 for St Margaret’s Hospice.