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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-02)
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems including "Auld Lang Syne," which is generally sung as a folk song at Hogmanay and other New Year celebrations around the world.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland, but they occur wherever there are Burns clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or lovers of Burns' poetry.
The first suppers were held in Ayrshire at the end of the 18th century by his friends on the anniversary of his death, July 21, In Memoriam and, although the date has changed to the 25th of January since then, they have been a regular occurrence ever since.
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 What is Burns Night?
Burns Night is the commemoration of the life and works of Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet.
Burns was born on January 25 1759, in Alloway, Ayrshire in south-west Scotland.
The Burns Night supper ritual was started in 1796, a few years after his death, by his close friends as a tribute to his memory.
www.britainusa.com /sections/articles_show_nt1.asp?d=4&i=41110&L1=41108&L2=41110&a=28483   (676 words)

  
 Burns Night information from Edinburgh City Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-02)
The first recorded Burns Supper was held in 1801 in Ayrshire, with a group of Burns' friends attending.
Burns Suppers are conducted to a traditional pattern.
It is of course traditional to eat haggis at a Burns Supper, accompanied by champit tatties (mashed potatoes) and bashed neeps (mashed turnips, or swedes as they are known in England).
www.edinburgh.gov.uk /libraries/burnsnight/burnssupper.html   (522 words)

  
 Robert Burns
Burns was born on January 25, 1759, the son of a poor but ambitious gardener.
Burns was a farmer; his admiration of the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, and his love of dancing, music and conversation contributed to his personality, charm and deep knowledge of the human spirit, which established his reputation as a man of passion and unique literary talent.
Burns did not have sufficient confidence in his ability to earn his living by writing, and, with some misgivings, in 1788 he took on the tenancy of a farm north of Dumfries.
www.britannia.com /news/burns.html   (974 words)

  
 Biography of Robert Burns - Poet of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-02)
Robert Burns grew up poor, his father a struggling Ayrshire farmer who did his best to educate his bright and lively son even though not many years could be spent at school.
Still, Burns was a reader and learnt not only the ins and outs of his own language, but English as well (and some French).
Rather, Robert Burns achieved immortality through his almost single-handed efforts to reinvigorate the Scottish vernacular through his wonderful poetry and his rescue of hundreds of the folk songs of Scotland.
www.heartoscotland.com /Categories/RobertBurns.htm   (700 words)

  
 Robert Burns Country: the official Robert Burns site
Celebrated on, or about, the Bard's birthday, January 25th, Burns Suppers range from stentoriously formal gatherings of esthetes and scholars to uproariously informal rave-ups of drunkards and louts.
Most Burns Suppers fall in the middle of this range, and adhere, more or less, to some sort of time honoured form which includes the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whisky, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard.
So as a Burns Supper chairman it is highly recommended that you come prepared with plenty of literary ammunition with which to arm any unprepared, or reluctant, celebrants.
www.robertburns.org /suppers   (839 words)

  
 South Bay Scottish Society - Burns Supper
The typical evening includes the piping in and toast to the haggis, the traditional toast to Robert Burns, Burns songs and poetry, speacial and spirited Toasts to the Lads and the Lassies, singing, ceilidh ("kay-lee") dancing, and other surprises.
Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Ayrshire in Scotland and died on July 21, 1796.
The first recorded Burns supper was in 1801 in Alloway, Ayrshire when a group of his friends gathered, not in January but in July to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.
southbayscots.org /burns.htm   (357 words)

  
 The Burns Supper - A Scottish Tradition
The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, the 25th of January, sometimes known as Burns Night, although they may in principle be held at any time of the year.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland (and also in Russia, where nationally televised Burns nights are held in the Kremlin) but they occur wherever there are Burns clubs, expatriate Scots, or indeed lovers of Burns' poetry.
The first suppers were held in Ayrshire at the end of the 18th century by his friends on the anniversary of his death, the 21st of July, In Memoriam and, although the date has changed to the 25th of January since then, they have been a regular occurrence ever since.
tartanandclan.com /bususctr.html   (1184 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - Robert Burns
THE handful of friends and admirers of Robert Burns who gathered, one summer's evening in 1801, to celebrate his memory in the Alloway cottage in which he was born, couldn't have had any idea what they were unleashing on the world.
BURNS is known for his great poetry and beautiful songs – but you may be surprised to discover...
ROBERT BURNS WAS sanctified during the late 18th and 19th centuries as the "heaven-taught...
heritage.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=162   (407 words)

  
 South African Burns Supper 2001
Burns celebrations have been held in scores of host countries for well over 100 years - turning Burns Night into one of the world's first showcases of cultural diversity.
We whole-heartedly thank the Burns Supper organisers and hope that other events which historically have had no fund-raising element to them will consider this type of charity adoption.
Given the significant change process within South Africa, it is somewhat poignant and symbolic that Robert Burns - who believed passionately in freedom and common decency amongst his fellow man - should be the focal point of such an occasion, so far from his native land.
www.worldburnsclub.com /newsletter/0101/0101_south_africa.htm   (650 words)

  
 Burns Supper.
It is thought that the first Burns Supper was held by friends of Robert Burns not long after he died, to recognise his birthday and pay tribute to his achievements.
Burns Suppers can be either formal or casual affairs and can involve any number of people, from a small group of
After the speeches, there may be singing of songs by Burns, Ae Fond Kiss, Red, Red Rose, A Man's a Man, etc; and more poetry, To a Mouse, To a Louse, Tam O' Shanter, The Twa Dugs, Holy Willie's Prayer, etc. This may be done by the individual guests or by invited experts.
www.visitdunkeld.com /burns-supper.htm   (966 words)

  
 Burns supper Information
A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of the version of the Scots song Auld Lang Syne, which is generally sung at Hogmanay and other New Year celebrations around the English-speaking world.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland, and in Russia, where nationally televised Burns nights are held in the Kremlin, but they occur wherever there are Burns clubs, expatriate Scots, or indeed lovers of Burns' poetry.
The only items which the informal suppers have in common are haggis, whisky and perhaps a poem or two.
www.bookrags.com /Burns_supper   (1204 words)

  
 The Annual Burns Supper at Harvey’s Point - Saturday 26th January 2008
The history of Burns Night Burns Night or Burns supper is considered to be an integral part of Scottish culture and has been for more than 200 years.
The main purpose of Burns Night is to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns, whose birthday falls on January 25th.
Burns wrote around 300 songs and a huge number of poems during his short life.
www.harveyspoint.com /events/burns_supper.htm   (896 words)

  
 Burns Night Supper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-02)
The first-ever Burns Night Supper sponsored as a fundraiser for the library was an overwhelming success, with food, song and poetry all dedicated to the memory of Robert “Rabbie” Burns.
Described by some as a “ribald literary soiree,” Burns Night Suppers are known for their verse, single malt whisky, and haggis, the legendary Scottish delicacy made of the liver, kidneys and other entrails of a lamb or calf, mixed with suet, seasoning and oatmeal and boiled in the animal’s stomach.
The ritual was started by close friends of Burns a few years after his death as a tribute to his memory.
www.jvbrown.edu /burnsnightsupper.html   (379 words)

  
 Robert Burns Tribute - Burns Supper, Haggis, Poems and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-02)
Burns Suppers have been part of Scottish culture for about 200 years as a means of commemorating our best loved bard.
The ritual was started by close friends of Burns a few years after his death in 1796 as a tribute to his memory.
Originally this was a thank you to the ladies for preparing the food and a time to toast the 'lasses' in Burns' life.
www.rabbie-burns.com /burnssupper   (408 words)

  
 Winston-Salem Journal | Celebrating Ancestry: Annual Robert Burns supper is resurrected in Mount Airy in honor of the ...
Few people know exactly why the Burns supper did not continue in Mount Airy or what year it was stopped, said Annette Ayers, the director of education and programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
Burns was born January 25, 1759, in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Burns asked that people celebrate on his birthday and celebrate life to its fullest.
www.journalnow.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1128769339085   (741 words)

  
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The supper will start with a traditional Scottish grace, like this one, LCOM 6039 Track 3 0:15 From 3 to 13 and then a wee bit soup, followed by the piping in of the haggis.
Burns suppers traditionally include one of the many Scottish puddings based on oatmeal, or brose.
Burns himself was noted for his relaxed behaviour on social occasions, and indeed claimed to be at his best in all respects after a few drams.
www.compapp.dcu.ie /~alex/RL/RAD/Xtras/25198.html   (642 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Burns brings cash bonanza
The makers of "Burns the Brand" asked an economist with the World Bank, Lesley Campbell, to count the benefit to the Scottish economy from the link with the poet.
Burns Night, the national celebration which takes on 25 January, the anniversary of his birth, brings in more cash.
Spending in the Burns supper season on haggis, shortbread and other edible delights equals £1.2m.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/2690427.stm   (368 words)

  
 Heather And Thistle Society: Robert Burns Memorial
The 54th Annual Robert Burns Supper will be held Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042.
Burns Suppers have been part of Scottish culture for about 200 years as a means of commemorating our best loved bard (a tribal poet-singer skilled in composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds).
The ritual was started by close friends of Robert Burns a few years after his death in 1796 as a tribute to his memory.
www.heatherandthistle.org /RobertBurns.htm   (320 words)

  
 Wings of Gold: Burns Supper and the Brass Nut
The Burns Supper is a tradition held throughout Scotland in late January to honor the life and poetry of Robert Burns and to promote awareness of Scottish culture.
Burns, who is known as Scotland's favorite son, is famous for his work celebrating fellowship and good times.
The Burns Weekend actually spans a full three days and, in addition to the supper, activities include a Winter Tactical Exchange involving ASW warfare training flights and a tactical seminar for USN P-3C Orion and RAF Nimrod maritime patrol/reconnaissance aircrews.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3834/is_200307/ai_n9249891   (475 words)

  
 Yes, you CAN have a vegetarian Burns Night supper
Burns himself loved good food and drink, and would have been delighted to see people feast on the dishes they enjoy the most.
At our own suppers, we sometimes had to resort to a tape or CD of pipe music, which greatly upset the purists but did no harm at all to the atmosphere.
An authentic Burns Night supper, with good veggie food, a respect for the ceremonies, and plenty of traditional Scottish music, will be an evening you'll remember for a long time.
www.veg-world.com /articles/burns-supper.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Burns Night Supper
In 1801 on the anniversary of Robert Burns birthday on the 25th January a number of non commissioned officers and privates of the Argyll Militia who were at Ayr went to the Cottage at Alloway where Robert Burns was born.
Since then it has been the tradition to celebrate Burns night with a ceremony meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, to read the poems of Robert Burns and to sing his songs and to drink a toast of whisky to the memory of Robert Burns on his birthday, the 25 January.
The Burns Supper can be a formal or informal occasion and is a celebration of Robert Burns, a chance to enjoy his works and eat and drink some fine Scottish food and drink.
www.aboutaberdeen.com /burnsnight.php   (1995 words)

  
 hss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-02)
This is one of a number of Burns Suppers which we run to raise money for charity.
John and the S & D were piping at the Burns Supper on the 24th January 2004, alongside our own Keri Gyorgy and Kozak Jozsef, who have piped at this and other Burns Suppers for the past several years.
Thank you to all of these sponsors who contributed to the success of the Burns Supper 2003 and enabled us to raise the 13 million HUF for our selected charities.
www.steve472.homestead.com /hss.html   (584 words)

  
 Organising a Burns Supper
The Scottish tradition of the Burns Supper celebrates the life of the gregarious, romantic and sharp-tongued Ayrshire bard Robert Burns.
Thankfully, the days when women were banned from Burns Suppers – and had to organise ‘lassies only’ events – are over, and many of the other ‘rules’ governing the supper can also be ignored.
This traditional order of events is known as the Bill o’ Fare, which you should follow for a traditional Burns Supper.
www.ivillage.co.uk /food/partyfood/special/articles/0,,179842_183580,00.html   (346 words)

  
 Burns Supper definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Burns Supper definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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Scotland celebration of Burns: a meal celebrating Burns Night, traditionally consisting of haggis, mashed swede, and mashed potato
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_561502126/Burns_Supper.html   (82 words)

  
 How to hold a Burns Supper
Suppers tend to follow a set pattern, although this shouldn't be regarded as too set in stone.
The haggis is served with its traditional accompaniments, champit tatties and bashed neeps (otherwise known as mashed potato and turnip).
There's a tendency for Suppers to be something of a tartan extravaganza, awash with kilts and sashes.
www.visitscotland.com /library/howtoholdburnssupper   (356 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Utah Scottish group sets Burns supper
The Utah Scottish Association is hosting an annual celebration of bard Robert Burns, which will be at BYU's Wilkinson Student Center Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m..
Honoring Robert Burns has been a tradition for more than 200 years among the Scots.
Burns' works are available on the Internet and are in the public domain.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,650222783,00.html   (155 words)

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