Studio City celebrates the life of Robert Burns with a supper

December 28, 2016 by  

When marking calendars for the new year, poetry lovers may want to save a date for a Celtic celebration in late January.

The St Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles will be presenting its annual salute to Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. The celebration will be held within days of the poet’s birthday. This event will include a three-course supper, bagpipes, an evening of recitations of the bard, and dancing.

The dinner will start, as has been the tradition for the last 87 years, with the Procession of the Haggis. The procession will be let by the society’s drums and pipers. The current Bard of the Society will then recite Burns’ poem ‘Address to a Haggis’. The haggis will then be served with its traditional sauce, preceded by an entre of tri-tip Scottish salmon.

Following the meal will be recitations of works about, by and “in the spirit of” Robert Burns. The traditional ‘Toast to the Lasses’ and ‘Toast to the Immortal Memory’ will also be included. The evening will end with dancing and more entertainment.

A reception will be held prior to the dinner, at which drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The event is slated for January 28, 2017 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd here in Studio City, starting at 6:00 pm.