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