Burns Night at Cenon: Saturday 28th January 2017


burnsnightBurns’ Night, commemorating the great Scottish poet Robert Burns, is traditionally one of the BBC’s more popular events.

Many members will recall past Scottish celebrations in the splendid chateau home of two of our members in Cenon. We are delighted and most grateful that they have offered this venue again for 2017.

A maximum of 28 people can be accommodated for a sit-down dinner, so it will be a case of ‘first come first served’!

The price is 20€ per person which will include a traditional menu of smoked salmon, haggis, neeps and tatties, and trifles.  Coffee, wine and whisky will also be included in this price.  Entertainment will include some Burns’ recitation and of course, the traditional ‘Address to the Haggis’!


Booking

This event is always very popular and demand is always greater than the number of places available.  If you would like to attend, then please contact Brian M or complete the online booking form as soon as possible.

Payment in advance is required for this event so please send your cheque for 20€ per person direct to Brian M.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Comments from previous years
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“It was a sell out! The full capacity of 28 members booked. Guests commenced the evening with a rather potent Scottish Sparkle, skilfully prepared and ladled out by John. There was a healthy display of tartan evident, together with knobbly knees displayed by the kilt wearing Scotsmen!”

“We were treated to animated singing led by Kit of ‘Comin’ thro’ the rye’ accompanied – as has become the custom at our Celtic events – by Jack, duly dressed in fine regalia. He then lead the magnificent procession, with several circuits, piping in the Haggis. The strident bagpipes were momentarily silenced when the key pipe came adrift, causing some amusement, but not detracting from the spectacle of Eileen proudly bearing the Haggis! Chris then treated us to an ‘Address to the Haggis’ before brutally stabbing it!”

”   …….. then to the serious part – eating the haggis and it was agreed by many to be the best ever ! It was of course accompanied by the traditional, neeps and tatties (mashed potatoes). Less obvious was that the excellent whisky, served to all, was to be partially poured on the haggis (like gravy).”

” ……….. a toast to the ‘Lassies’ to which Eileen responded in song ! Then to the plentiful and rich Trifles ……”

” ….. and we concluded with coffee and excellent Shortbread. The pipes were exercised his again to accompany us singing ‘Flower of Scotland’, and finally ‘Auld Lang Syne’ (perhaps Robbie Burns’ most famous rendering)”