Saturday 24 March 2018

Burns' Night Supper 2018 Photopost

Thanks to our Piper for the evening - Mr Bob Wilson.

A very well attended Burns' Night Supper took place (a little after the poet's birthday - we take it as a moveable feast) at Leyland in Lancashire (not quite Scotland but far enough North to be well on the way). A very enjoyable evening, raising £600 for the charitable causes of the Grand Priory of Great Britain. Attended by members and friends of the Order, as well as some prospective postulants. Thank you to everyone who came along.

An aperitif on arrival seemed to hit the mark.

The Chancellor with a smile on his face!
What an evening!

 Under the watchful eye of our parish patron - St Catherine Labour√©,
particularly appropriate for a French guest.

We are a suave and bohemian lot!

And so to business with the Haggis.

 You need a military man to wield the sword.
That Haggis was not going to escape!

The Secretary for the Grand Priory 
and our music maestro for the evening.

The Piper sneaking a wee dram from the Quaich!

Preparing the for the entertainments.

 A medley of Scottish songs.

All listening intently.

 A little assistance at the keyboard.

I think that's what they call "Gi'en it laldy" 
in the Scottish vernacular!

 A toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns...
and one to the King over the Water...

 Traditionally the entertainments include a Toast to the Lassies, 
a tongue in cheek tribute to the fairer sex,
for which Mr Burns had quite a penchant.

The Lassies get the opportunity to reply...
...sweet revenge!

Finally, a regailing with some Scottish poetry with an authentic accent.

Last but not least, the dynamic duo. Two authentic Scottish members of the Order responsible for the delicate task of preparing the Haggis for the English. Quite a task!