Haggis and scotch and bagpipes (Oh my!)

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Dan in his kilt and me with my family McLeod tartan

For the past five years on or about January 25th, a group gets together for the annual Robert Burns supper.  The night starts with appetizers.  As you can see from the picture, a very traditional program is followed.  Burns poetry is read in the traditional lowland Scots, music is played, and a traditional meal is served.  Yes, there are selections other than haggis, but at least TRYING the Scottish dish is recommended and all part of the experience.

Anyone is welcome to join in the celebrations and new friendships are encouraged.  However, you will need to RSVP to Kathleen at The Scottish Store (http://thescottishstore.com/).  She will also be able to provide more information of dates and times.

I accompanied Ken and Kathleen's (the hosts and owners of The Scottish Store) son while he sang "The Skye Boat Song" this year.  I guess I cannot tell people I do not accompany anymore.

All in all, it's a fun night celebrating a great poet.  In with the history and culture is wonderful music, merrymaking, and even some (Optional) Scotch.  If you cannot come to Upper Sandusky to celebrate with us, I encourage you to find a Burns supper near you.  It is a wonderful experience.

dansgirl1978 says:
I have been to one of these here in Morro Bay!! It was years ago (like 12) and I was terrified to try the haggis but I LOVED the mashed turnips! ;) My grandmother was very proud of our Scottish heritage (we are Greer's by way of the MacGregor clan) so she attended every year and convinced my sister and I to go!!! Thanks for putting the pictures up! Brings back some good memories!!!!! :)
Posted on: Aug 01, 2008
euphemy says:
I have attended one of these in Pennsylvania. They are so nice and I like the taste of haggis!
Posted on: Feb 12, 2008
FishAtHeart says:
Nice picture of you two! Glad you had a good time!
Posted on: Feb 06, 2008
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Dan in his kilt and me with my fam…
Dan in his kilt and me with my fa…
Dan looks great in a kilt!
Dan looks great in a kilt!
Scotch, wine, Robbie Burns, and ha…
Scotch, wine, Robbie Burns, and h…
In case youve ever wondered what …
In case you've ever wondered what…
Pipers Play!
Pipers Play!
Piping in the haggis!
Piping in the haggis!
The program
The program
We are treated to music on a celti…
We are treated to music on a celt…
David gives the toast to the Lassi…
David gives the toast to the Lass…
Rae gives the reply from the Lassi…
Rae gives the reply from the Lass…
Rae gives the reply from the Lassi…
Rae gives the reply from the Lass…
Ron was the MC for the evening.
Ron was the MC for the evening.
Piping out!
Piping out!
Ken addresses the haggis
Ken addresses the haggis
MC Ron
MC Ron
A traditional Burns night supper.
A traditional Burns night supper.
Ken is a wonderful piper.
Ken is a wonderful piper.
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