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13th Annual Burns Night (Updated) – 24 January 2015

Burns Supper

Update

When the thirteenth Annual Burns Supper took place in the Village Hall on Saturday 24th January all sixty allocated places were filled. Once again the hall was tastefully decorated with the tartans of the many Scottish clans. The Scottish Standard and the Saltire were also on display.

On arrival the guests were greeted with a skirl of the pipes, courtesy of local piper Andy Jones and invited to join in a sherry reception, the ladies receiving a sprig of heather. After a formal welcome and the usual health and safety brief, the gathering were asked to stand for the Selkirk Grace prior to the starters being served. This was conducted by Gail Bradley chief hunter for the evening, a task she has carried out for the full thirteen years.

After the first course, chairman Frank Bradley gave the usual warm welcome and outlined the evenings’ programme, assisted by fellow Scot Graham Bonnyman. The Haggis was piped in by resident piper Andy Jones and delivered to the top table by the catering staff where it was duly addressed by the chief hunter. Diners were asked to be upstanding to toast the Haggis, the piper and chef being offered the traditional libation. A few words about the Bard himself followed, outlining his greatness, if only for a few short years, but still remembered the world over today.

Diners continued to enjoy an excellent meal provided by Joan Goodman ( J G Catering). Certificates were presented those 21 people attending a Burns Supper for the first time here at Sutton. District Councillor Tracey Taylor and Husband Simon were amongst the 21 new people supporting the event.

A grand raffle and more banter took place interrupted by an odd humorous tale or piece of prose, local resident Carole Head sang from her Scottish song book. One written by Burns himself and another with audience participation was well received on the night. A short medley of tunes was played by the piper.

A final toast was proposed to the immortal memory of Robert Burns Scotland’s most famous Bard. Graham Bonnyman told more tales, some true – others left to the imagination.

The piper brought the evening to a close with another offering from the Bard himself “Auld Lang Syne” which is sung at the end of events all over the world. This brought a very enjoyable evening to a close¸ celebrating thirteen consecutive years of Burns nights here in Sutton, and thinking about the next.

The Burns supper once again proved to be a great success, mainly due to the efforts of the organisers and friends who gave of their time so freely to make it so.

The format for the supper was arranged and coordinated by Sharon Dyson and the local Burns Team with support from the Village Hall Committee and loyal friends.

The estimated sum of £775 raised by the event is destined for Village Hall funds

Thanks go to all who assisted in any way.

The Event

Details of the 13th Annual Burns Night to be held at Sutton Village Hall on Saturday 24th January 2015 are now available.

By now you should have received a flyer with the details, but for anyone who needs a copy you can print it off by clicking the image below. Please follow the instructions carefully as the event is usually over-subscribed and any mistakes may lose you your tickets.

Burns Night 2015

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