On Friday, 24 January 2014 @ 6:15 pm join Raleigh’s pipe band – Wake and District at Raleigh’s premier Irish Pub >> Tir Na nOg << as we pay tribute to Robert Burns. This will be an evening of Scottish merriment which will include Wake & District pipers and drummers, Jo Moore Highland Dancers and from Scotland >> president of the Scottish Organization of the Triangle – Mr. Donald Ross who will address the Haggis — AND @ 8:30 pm NINE TIMES ROUND will perform!!! Dinner is served for this event from 6pm until 10.30 pm — reservations recommended for stage side seating. Menu will be posted on TNN events page. 10% of all proceeds go to support your local pipe band…
Reservations call 919 833-7795
Music, Drink and GREAT times — only @ Tir Na nOg.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as thenational poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.
Burns Night, in effect a second national day, is celebrated on Burns’s birthday, 25 January, with Burns suppers around the world, and is more widely observed in Scotland than the official national day, St. Andrew’s Day. The first Burns supper in The Mother Club in Greenock was held on what was thought to be his birthday on 29 January 1802; in 1803 it was discovered from the Ayr parish records that the correct date was 25 January 1759.
The format of Burns suppers has changed little since. The basic format starts with a general welcome and announcements, followed with the Selkirk Grace. After the grace comes the piping and cutting of the haggis, when Burns’s famous “Address to a Haggis” is read and the haggis is cut open. The event usually allows for people to start eating just after the haggis is presented. At the end of the meal a series of toasts and replies is made. This is when the toast to “the immortal memory”, an overview of Burns’s life and work, is given. The event usually concludes with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne”.
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