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Above: The Inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of the LodgE, WILLIAM STEWART WATSON (1800-1870)

Winding Down, ABSENT FRIENDS & Farewell
We hope you enjoyed our virtual Burns Night of Scottish Country Dances.   As the evening nears its end, please sit by the fire below, take a last turn about the room, and choose your version of an "Auld Lang Syne" dance below.




It was a brilliant evening, but it's time to say farewell.  We hope you will join us again next year.  

Adieu! a heart-warm fond adieu; 
Dear brothers of the mystic tie! 
Ye favoured, enlighten'd few, 
Companions of my social joy; 


Tho' I to foreign lands must hie, 
Pursuing Fortune's slidd'ry ba'; 
With melting heart, and brimful eye, 
I'll mind you still, tho' far awa. 


Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot
And auld lang syne
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Selected Dances

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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


Farewell to the old year with hopes for the new. Happy New Year to all from Scottish Country Dance of the Day!

 Farewell & Auld Lang Syne Dances Index

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