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Burns Supper 2012

Now this is what you call the Serious Burns Unit...

If the *headline bemuses you, it’s likely you are not Scots educated or never been to a Burns Supper. Well, last week it was the anniversary of Rabbie Burns’ birth and, as is traditional for many Scots throughout the world, we celebrated the occasion with a Burns Supper. (One day late, but still, definitely a Burns Supper.)

Hosted by the irrepressible and always entertaining Lenny Wolfe and his ever smiling wife Shula, and compered by Charles Kaplan, there was a little bit of wine, a lot more whisky, some Burns poetry, Haggis (courtesy of Jo Leviten), fine food, a piper, music and recitations. The night’s entertainment was very good, but at the risk of upsetting some, top marks go to Irene Collins for delivering the response to Charles’ Toast to the Lassies. Not only was her piece funny, but she had struggled out of her sick bed to deliver it.

I took some snaps which you can see here.

*The headline is the start of one of Burns’ most famous poems: Tam o’ Shanter.