It's the 25th of January and normally Scots the world over would be celebrating the birthday of Robert Burns with Burns Suppers.
A combination of poems,toasts, songs a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties and perhaps the occassional wee dram. Sadly any being held this year are likely to be via Zoom
We will be doing our bit. Some poetry may be recited, some haggis may be eaten (by me , not the veggie Mrs CC), some drams may be drunk and some music will be played.
The last holiday purchase The Songs of Robert Burns by Eddi Reader will be looked out leading to Eddi's second appearance in as many days. There are also some others out there
Some hae meat and canna eat, -- And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.
Eddi Reader - My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Pur - My Heart's in the Highlands
The Delgados - Parcel of Rogues
Glad you shared this today as we too have our haggis, beeps and tattles ready for tonight’s “feast for two”. Will be a nice musical accompaniment as I don’t have much Burns in my collection.ReplyDelete
Interestingly, I noticed the number of vegetarian haggi on the supermarket shelves matched the number of meaty ones for the first time this year but a lot of leftover haggis if you bought two I suppose. Enjoy.
Beeps and tatties?! Typo - Neeps of course.Delete
Thought you might have been doing things differently up there!Delete
I had a couple of splendid veggie haggis based meals during a weekend in Edinburgh 15 years ago. I've never partaken of the real thing, so can't compare, but I remember them being very tasty. There must be loads more options available by now. Surprised Linda McCartney or Quorn haven't got in on the veggie haggis act.ReplyDelete
Gaughan's version of "Now Westlin Winds" is beautiful. Have you heard The Tannahill Weavers version of "Auld Lang Syne"?ReplyDelete
I know I say this every Burns Night, but you can't beat this:ReplyDelete
Every year when this comes around I find myself wanting to be Scottish even more than usual.ReplyDelete
I’ve always considered you an honorary Scot Brian!Delete