Countess Grey Book Club Presents – Robert Burns

Up next for the book club is the celebration of the great Scottish poet and bard Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns.  Born 25 January 1759, Rabbie Burns is regarded as a Scottish hero and national poet writing in both Scots language, the Scottish dialect and standard English.

Renowned worldwide for his work, including the widely popular My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose, and Auld Lang Syne sung regularly on New Year’s Eve, Rabbie Burns is recognized and celebrated on the date of his birth, called Burns Night.

Burns Night is a celebration of both the works and history of Rabbie Burns and his Scottish heritage.  A Burns Night celebration usually includes kilt wearing, poetry read, whisky drinking and haggis eating.  Of course, here we might enjoy our haggis and Tam o’Shanter with some whiskey flavoured tea.

A classical Burns Night is a sit down supper serving Scottish favourites such as broth, neeps and tatties, haggis, shortbread and other Scottish delicacies.  Toasts and readings are made throughout the meal and spirits are kept high with song and ribald humour.

Find a copy of Robert Burns works here.

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