A P.E.I. tra­di­tion

Burns con­cert set for Fri­day, Jan. 29 in Char­lot­te­town

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Cale­do­nian Club’s an­nual Burns con­cert will be held at the his­toric Kirk of St. James, 35 Fitzroy St., Char­lot­te­town on Fri­day, Jan. 29 with a storm date set for Satur­day, Jan. 30.

Ad­mis­sion is $15, adults, un­der-12, free.

It will be hosted by the club pres­i­dent, Ho­ra­tio Toledo. Fea­ture vo­cal­ist is Eddy Quinn of Fid­dler’s Sons fame. The Belfast Pipe and Drum Band will ring the rafters of the Kirk and folk­lorist, writer, mu­si­cian. His­to­rian/ clans­man Jim Hornby will de­light with selections of the Bard’s po­etry. Round­ing out the pro­gram will be the mu­si­cal tal­ents of clans­man Todd Ma­cLean.

It is writ­ten that the first sup­per was held in memo­riam at Burns Cot­tage by Robert Burns’ friends on 21 July 1801, the fifth an­niver­sary of his death, and have been a reg­u­lar oc­cur­rence ever since.

The Cale­do­nian Club of Prince Ed­ward Is­land has cel­e­brated with an an­nual Burns Con­cert since 1889.

To ap­pro­pri­ately mark the oc­ca­sion, there will be a hag­gis cer­e­mony hon­our­ing the na­tional dish of Scot­land with the parad­ing of the can­dle-lit hag­gis into the sanc­tu­ary cra­dled on the spe­cially crafted tray car­ried by fi­nan­cial sec­re­tary Dou­glas MacNevin and led by an as­sem­bly of Pipers.

The Burns’ “Ad­dress To A Hag­gis” will be re­cited by clans­man Roddy Ma­cLean. There will be a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the con­cert with hag­gis and light re­fresh­ments served and a mem­ber­ship ta­ble will be avail­able through­out the evening.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit our web­site www.cale­do­nian­clubof­pei.ca or email us to cale­do­nian­clubof­pei@gmail.com.

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