Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ye banks and braes of bonny Doon, How can ye bloom so fresh and fair...

Yes, it's that time of year again when Scots worldwide pay homage to their favorite bard, Robert Burns!

The 28th Annual Burns Supper sponsored by the Scottish American Club starts at 6 p.m. 31 January in Ritz Charles, Carmel. Tickets range from $15 to 55. For information, contact Marguerite Hendrie, 317:872-8179.

The evening starts with a complimentary whiskey tasting, cheese and fruit plate, and gourmet dinner followed by a traditional Burns Supper program and songs of Burns by Pat Grant. A lively ceilidh completes the evening with performances by the Indiana Caledonia Pipe Band, exhibition of Highland dancing, and Scottish Country dancing for all. There will be a special children's program during the formal speeches and a silent auction.

Burns penned "Auld Lang Syne" and is also responsible for "the best laid schemes o' mice and men", "my love is like a red red rose" and other familiar refrains.

To get in the mood, surf on over to some poetry sites and recite a bit of Rabbie Burns yourself!

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