A Burns Celebration Lunch – What you missed

 

 

Piping-in of the Haggis                     James Hepburn

Piper James Hepburn pipes in the Haggis

Piper James Hepburn pipes in the Haggis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carried by “Poosie Nancie”         Leonore Bell

Alex Bell and Leonore Bell ( Poosie-Nancy)

Alex Bell and Leonore Bell ( Poosie-Nancie)

Address tae the Haggis                    Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan Addresses the Haggis

Joe Morgan Addresses the Haggis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace                                                   Alex Bell

Meal                                            courtesy of Jenny’s Kitchen

Entertainment:

  • A toast to the immortal Memory Margaret Copland
  • Toasting the Immortal Memory

    Toasting the Immortal Memory

  • There was a lad…’   Communal song
  • ‘Holy Willie’s Prayer’       Joe Morgan
  • ‘To a Louse’                          Marianna Buultjens
  • ‘Ye banks and braes’ Communal song
  • Toast to the Laddies       Marianna Buultjens
  • Marianna Buultjens toasts the Laddies

    Marianna Buultjens toasts the Laddies

  • Toast to the Lassies       Allan Copland
  • Alan Copland toasts the Lassies

    Alan Copland toasts the Lassies

  • Laddies toast the Lassies

    Laddies toast the Lassies

  • ‘A red, red rose’      Communal song

                                           Auld Lang Syne

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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, Monifieth Local History Society welcomed a gathering of 27 members and friends to the Monifieth Community Cabin to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns.

The haggis was piped in by James Hepburn, and Leonore Bell, in the role of Poosie Nancie, carried it in. Joe Morgan gave a dramatic address before plunging a knife into it. Alex Bell gave the Selkirk Grace, then the company enjoyed excellent haggis, neeps and tatties, accompanied by cans of Irn Bru, in some cases by wine or whisky.

There was a raffle while Jenny’s Kitchen staff cleared the tables, and everyone settled down to savour our wonderful broad Scots tongue.

 

The afternoon continued with Maggie Copland making the toast to The Immortal

Memory. Lively performances from joe Morgan ( Holy Willie’s Prayer), To A Louse

( Marianna Buultjens ), who also gave the Toast To The Laddies, and Allan Copland responded with an equally entertaining Toast To The Lassies.

Communal singing of several of Burns’ best known songs – without a piano accompaniment! – was astonishingly successful taking Marianna Buultjens’ lead with a tuning fork.

Hopefully news of this most enjoyable venture will spread and next year will see the numbers attending increasing.

Jean Gordon

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