Friday 1st February 2019 @ The Members Bar – Richmond Athletic Ground
James Fairbairn to give The Immortal Memory. James is also a former President of the Burns Society of London.
Fraser Lyle to Toast the Lassies. Fraser is the Captain of the London Scottish Lions and a former 1st XV player.
Amanda Brock to Reply on Behalf of the Lassies. Amanda is an International Solicitor from Crieff.
COST PER PERSON: £35.00
- A three course Haggis Supper
- A Glengoyne Dram
- The music of The Clan with Frank & Iain McKay
- Pipes & Drums
Book your places via the London Scottish Office on 0203 397 9551
The 2018 event
The Drams Ceilidh Band will also be joining us for this fantastic evening. They are a band of 4 of Scotland’s finest folk musicians and they’re renowned for their modern and high-energy performance. They are sure to drag people up out of their seats for a dance!
As well as fantastic music the club also welcomes back Stuart Buchanan – Smith to “The address the haggis”, David Leckie to deliver the”Theimmortal memory” and hopefully Rob Wainright to “The Toast To the Lassies”, a great combination not only on the pitch but off it as well!
The first Burns Supper was held by nine of Robert Burns’ close friends in 1801 as they came together to celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s national bard who died at the age of 37 in 1796. He achieved a lot in those short years of life composing hundreds of songs, poems and letters with most of this remarkably varied work entirely of his own inspiration.
Robert Burns wrote for himself, his friends and his countrymen with his work now celebrated around the world as it travels with adventuring Scots. Now, 216 years after its inauguration, it is estimated that more than 12 million people annually attend Burns Suppers which shows the scale of the appreciation for Robert Burns.
Of course, a Burns Supper is a lot more than a reading and discussion of his works – it’s a great party and has long been a part of the London Scottish tradition. The night includes a delicious three course meal, half a bottle of wine, guest speakers and entry into a raffle with some outstanding prizes.