Burns din­ner Jan. 23

Belfast Pipe and Drum Band to per­form

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

For more than 200 years, Scots and those in­ter­ested in Scot­tish her­itage have been com­mem­o­rat­ing the life of Robert Burns with a din­ner held on or near his birth­day.

Once again, the Belfast Pipe and Drum Band will con­tinue this tra­di­tional cel­e­bra­tion with its an­nual Rob­bie Burns Din­ner held at the Rodd Char­lot­te­town on Satur­day, Jan. 23 at

Along with po­etry, mu­sic, toasts and din­ner, the high­light of any Rob­bie Burns Din­ner is the Ad­dress to a Hag­gis.

This rit­ual is car­ried out fol­low­ing vir­tu­ally the same for­mat for more than two cen­turies. The hag­gis is pa­raded into the room ac­com­pa­nied by a piper.

The Rob­bie Burns poem, “To a Hag­gis” is re­cited, a toast is given and the din­ner is served.

The cel­e­bra­tion be­gins with a re­cep­tion from 6-7 p.m., fol­lowed by din­ner and a ceilidh fea­tur­ing lo­cal mu­si­cians, singers and dancers and, of course, the pipes and drums.

Tick­ets are $55 per per­son. For more in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, con­tact the band through their web­site at www.belfast­pi­pe­and­drum­band.ca .

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The Belfast Pipe and Drum band will per­form at the Rob­bie Burns Din­ner, held at the Rodd Char­lot­te­town on Satur­day, Jan. 23.

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