EXPERIENCE BURNS NIGHT…
in green country
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE BELOVED SCOTTISH POET ROBERT “RABBIE” BURNS, THE BARD OF AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND.
DUST OFF THOSE KILTS, PENGUIN SUITS OR YOUR FINEST EVENING GOWNS, WHETHER SCOT OR NOT, YOU ALL KNOW THE WORDS TO AULD LANG SYNE.
JOIN US FOR LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANES BY TULSA METRO PIPE BAND, TULLAMORE, JAMIE MCGEECHAN, HIGHLAND DANCE BY THE LADYMON SCHOOL OF SCOTTISH DANCE, WONDERFUL TOASTS, DELIGHTFUL AND VERY DELICIOUS FOOD, CEILIDH DANCING AND PLENTY OF FRIVOLITY TO GO AROUND… FINISH OFF BY JOINING US FOR THE AFTER PARTY!
We have other poets, other writers, and other heroes, yet we do not afford them the admiration that we afford to Robert Burns.
And why should this be?
Perhaps more importantly why should other nations like ours and other people celebrate the birth of a Scottish poet? And why are these celebrations so unique?
The English have Shakespeare; the Irish have Joyce; the Americans have Longfellow.
Every one of them an internationally known and respected figure, but to none of them is paid the homage that is paid to Burns, even in their own country, let alone abroad.
Yet Burns is universally acclaimed, and why do you suppose should all of this be?
This chain of friendship, those sitting down to enjoy the life and frivolity of Burns, follows the setting sun westward, through Asia, the Middle East, Africa and across the Mediterranean to Europe and then over the Atlantic and across these great continents of North and South America to the Western seaboard and beyond. And so on right around the world and right around the clock.
On 25th January of each year and for many days before and after there is not an hour in the day or night when a Burns Supper is not taking place somewhere on this earth.
THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A SECOND…as you sit here in Oklahoma there are supper tables somewhere in the world where others are also celebrating Rabbie Burns. There is arguably no other institution of man of which that can be said.