Burns Night 2015

Hosted by
South Arkansas Arts Center
and CMI Insurance

Saturday, January 24th, 6:00pm

Tickets: $50 per person
Commemorative Glass: $25
Seating for tables of 8 available
Call 862-5474 to place a reservation!

Please join us for a Burns Night dinner and celebration at SAAC. Lovers of poetry, music, and dancing have gathered to honor Scotland’s national poet with a ribald literary soiree annually on Robert Burns’ birthday.

In keeping with the time honored tradition, we will once again host an evening of Celtic celebration featuring a four-course dinner of succulent Scottish fare and a tasting tour of  Scotland.

Meet The Piper BurnsNightPipper
SAAC welcomes piper Randall Lord joining us from Shreveport, Lousiana. Randall has been playing bagpipes for the past 17 years plays the bagpipes at a Gr. 4 level. A member of the Bagpipe Circle, he has extensive performing experience playing at weddings, funerals, other events and in a variety of venues.

Robert Burns is one of Scotland’s most important literary figures and is best known for his famous, and often humorous, songs and poetry. Burns was an inspiring and passionate pioneer of his generation and is regarded as Scotland’s National Bard.

More commonly known as Rabbie, Burns was born to a poor family in Alloway, Ayr, on 25 January 1759 and began his working life on the family farm. Burns’ father recognised the importance of education and hired a local teacher for Burns, who went on to demonstrate signs of an exceptional writing talent from a very young age. Although Burns only lived to the age of 37, he enjoyed an eventful life and produced an astonishing amount of great literary work during his career.

Burns is famous for his political views, revolutionary behaviour and his love for the lassies, all of which can be seen in his extensive catalogue of work. Burns was also inspired by the beauty of Scotland, particularly the breathtaking scenery of Ayrshire, his birthplace, and the romantic setting of his later home region of Dumfries & Galloway. Although more than 200 years have passed since his death, Burns remains one of the most celebrated figures in Scottish history and culture, demonstrated by the annual Burns Night celebrations held each year.

from VisitScotland.com

Salad Course
Smoked Venison on Winter Greens
Selkirk Bannock
Black Bread
Aged Cheddar Scones
Soup Course
Scotch Broth
Haggis Beggar’s Purses
Main Course
Beef and Bacon Pie
Scottish Deviled Chicken
Cheese and Onion Pie
Scottish Borders Rumbledethumps
Spiced Greens
Buttered Turnips
Scottish Tablet