Cel­e­brat­ing the bard

Cale­do­nian Club holds Burns con­cert on Fri­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/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, 6:45 p.m. (storm date, Jan. 30, same time and place.)

Ad­mis­sion is $15, adults and free for chil­dren un­der 12.

The con­cert will be hosted by club pres­i­dent Ho­ra­tio Toledo and will fea­ture vo­cal­ist Eddy Quinn of Fid­dlers’ Sons fame.

The Belfast Pipe and Drum Band will ring the rafters of the Kirk, and folk­lorist, writer, mu­si­cian and his­to­rian clans­man Jim Hornby will de­light with selections of Burns’ 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 Burns’ friends on July 21, 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.

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 www.cale­do­nian­clubof­pei.ca or email cale­do­nian­clubof­peigmail.com

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The Belfast Pipe and Drum band will per­form dur­ing The Cale­do­nian Club’s an­nual Burns con­cert on Fri­day at the Kirk of St. James, at 6:45 p.m.

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