Burns Night fell on a Saturday this year and the village hall committee and the choir joined up to organise a great celebration. The guests enjoyed an excellent meal of haggis and neaps and tatties - the traditional fare for Burns Night - followed by whisky and cranachan. The haggis had been piped in by George Edwards of the Royal Society of Scottish Country Dance and later in the show a group of their dancers put on a magnificent demonstration of their art. Our own Rodger Middleton hosted the evening's events which included reading by members of the Readers Group led by Gina Douthwaite. The choir contributed a couple of sessions that included beautiful Scottish songs - the Skye Boat Song, Sweet Afton and Loch Lomond - plus others that were slightly less Scottish in flavour such as Mack the Knife! The audience joined in the renditions of Charlie is My Darling and Auld lang Syne. Birthday girl, Jan Biden, led the audience in a turn around the floor that sometimes resembled the Gay Gordon and The Dashing White Sergeant.

There are some Youtube videos of the celebration and you will find them via the Youtube videos option on the Gallery drop down menu above. 

Well done to all those who contributed to the success of the evening.


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