Robert Burns, considered the Bard of Scotland, is once again being celebrated at Highfield Hall & Gardens. The 6th Annual Robert Burns Supper on Saturday, February 5, will be an evening to commemorate the national poet of Scotland.
Guests for this special occasion will participate in a celebration which includes sampling the traditional Scottish haggis, toasts of whisky, storytelling, recitation of poetry, trivia and prizes, bagpipes, and singing.
Dinner will be prepared by Eat Your Heart Out Catering with choices of hearty chicken stew, roast salmon or a vegetarian option. Music will be provided by the Sonnay Fiddlers, and Stanley and Grimm. The cocktail hour will showcase whisky from around the world.
Considered one of the founders of the Romantic movement, Robert Burns (1759-1796) is a source of pride and inspiration for Scots the world over. He wrote the timeless classic “Auld Lang Syne,” (loosely translated to mean “for old times’ sake”)—often sung on New Year’s Eve as well as at graduations and other occasions of farewell. To end the evening, a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” will be performed for all to sing along.
Burns Night Suppers were started by the poet’s friends shortly after his death and have become one of Scotland’s most beloved holidays. Celebrations are held in late winter and marked by close friends and good cheer.
The Robert Burns Supper at Highfield Hall will take place from 5:30 to 9 PM. Tickets are $150, $125 for members. Registration is required and can be made through the hall’s website.