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2021 St. Andrew Society
Virtual Burns Supper
January 23, 2021 – 6:30 PM MST
Things to do before January 23:
A bit of tartan on the table would set the stage for a fine Burns supper!
The main attraction of any good Burns’ Supper-the iconic haggis, or as the bard himself described it, the ‘great chieftain o’ the puddin’-race’.
We have a local option to purchase homemade (frozen) haggis made by none other than our John Shields! You can visit our website to place your order and we will let you know where it can be picked up at a local distribution point.
For those not in the Denver area, there are a couple haggis options online. The top two in reviews:
- Stahly Traditional Scottish Haggis 15oz, (Pack of 2)
- Caledonian Kitchen 4 Pound Premium Presentation Beef Haggis, Ships Frozen
For all other menu items, we have created a recipe booklet for those adventurous cooks as well as easy substitutions. Vegetarian haggis option is included! This booklet will be emailed after we receive your “registration” email.
WHAT TO DRINK
Whisky is the usual choice at Burns’ Suppers! Traditionally, you may wish to pour a dram over the haggis. Some believe it drowns out the taste of the meat and makes it soggy and cold! Perhaps best to enjoy each independently.
Red wine also makes a good accompaniment.
THINGS TO DO ON JANUARY 23
You’ll receive a zoom link to join the meeting online prior to the event.
We’ll have pre-event slides beginning at 6:15 PM MST.
The program will begin at 6:30 PM MST. With the piping to the table.
We’ll say the Selkirk Grace all together:
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be Thanket!
OTHER ACTIVITIES DURING THE EVENT
- Chieftain’s Welcome
- The Address to the Haggis and a Toast to the Haggis.
- Enjoy your meal while the rest of the evening continues
- A Burns poem, the Immortal Memory, a Burns Song,
The Toast to Lassies and Ladies response
- Our Highland Dancers will share a few dances
- Then we’ll conclude all together by singing of Auld Lang Syne
TARTAN: If you want to look the part, then kilt up!
We’ll keep the zoom meeting open so we can visit with one another following the singing of Auld Lang Syne.
If you haven’t registered for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!