24th Annual Burns Night Supper

Welcome to the Shasta Celtic Societies’ 24th Annual Burns Night Supper (Virtual edition).
This year’s theme is "The Hope of Burns."
In his short life, he wrote so many poems and songs that inspired hope for so many in his time, and even today.


From our Master of Ceremonies, Bob Elrick

Scotland the Brave

Played by Jefferson Pipe Band's Bob Skinner

Greetings from the Chieftain

From the Shasta Celtic Society Chieftain, Holly Hooton

Toast to Veterans & Toast to Absent Friends

Not traditional Burns Night fare, but are have been included by the SCS as an important aspect of our gathering from the beginning.

Toast to Veterans

Toast to Absent Friends

Amazing Grace

The Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thanket.
Poem performed by Norm Birkett

A Man's a Man For A' That

Poem performed by The Macalmans

Address to the Haggis

Presented by Mike Spence

Music to enjoy your Haggis by!

Here's a playlist of Scottish songs while you dine.

Poem Reading

Throughout the night poems of the Scottish Bard are read. Here is a common Burns Night selection.

The Banks o'Doon

Read by Robert Menzies

Music Interlude: Pumpkin's Fancy

Jefferson Pipe Band members Jax and John.

Music Interlude: Gabriel's Oboe

Played by Caleb Cox on Uilleann Pipes

Immortal Memory

The Immortal Memory is a speech about Robert Burns. His life, his poetry, his music, his loves, his politics.
Many times the IM is themed (The Ladies of Burns, Nature, Love, Poetry, etc.).
With that in mind, here are some Immortal Memory presentations of varying lengths:

Long Version

(21 minutes)

Short Version

(7 minutes)

Very Short Version

(3 minutes)

Biography of Burns

From a strictly historical perspective, here is a nice little biography page on Burns.

Scottish Country Dancing

Music Interlude: Caoineadh Cu Chulainn

Played by Caleb Cox on Uilleann Pipes

Toast to the Lassies

This toast is directed to the Lassies in the group.
Tongue-in-cheek or heart-felt, bawdy or clean, it honors Burns' own conflicted relationship with the ladies.


Presented by Dave Alexander

Response to the Toast to the Lassies

(AKA Toast to the Laddies, AKA Revenge of the Lassies) Presented by Michele Spence

Steam Train

Performed by Jefferson Pipe Band

Auld Lang Syne

Played on Pipes by Shasta Celtic Society's Bob Elrick

Basket Drawing

To make our evening even more exciting,
two (2) lucky winners will be enjoying their haggis dinner with a beautiful basket from our own Diane Elrick.

The Shasta Celtic Society thanks you for your support!

Thank you so much for the continued support that makes our annual Burns Night Supper possible.
We love putting this event on and look forward to seeing you next year for our 25th Burns Night Supper!

It’s empty without you, but we hope to see you all in 2022!

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