BURNS NIGHT - WELCOME
Other Scottish Country Dances for this Day
Today's Musings, History & Folklore
The birthday of Robert Burns is coming up this Jan 25th! Planning a Burns Supper Dance? Enjoy a Virtual Burns Night in Scottish Country Dance form and move through a traditional evening with vintage images and Scottish Country Dances for every aspect! Firstly, THE WELCOME - COME ON IN AND HAVE A DRINK! "Gie him strong drink until he wink, That's sinking in despair; An' liquor guid to fire his bluid, That's prest wi' grief and care: There let him bouse, an' deep carouse, Wi' bumpers flowing o'er, Till he forgets his loves or debts, An' minds his griefs no more." ~ Burns prelude to "Scotch Drink" 1785, and his take on Solomon's Proverbs, xxxi. 6, 7. Let's start with a welcome for your guests with a selection of alcoholic beverages dances. We have Scotch liqueur dances (Drambuie, Bruadar, Atholl Brose, Cock o'the North, The Famous Grouse, and Glayva), and a Whisky Bar of single malt or historic distilleries dances (Auchentoshen, Glen Grant, Islay Mist, Johnnie Walker, Lochanora and more)! Check out the selection or bring a bottle (dance description) and add to it! Shown: The Meeting of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott at Sciennes Hill House, Charles Martin Hardie (1858–1916) Sláinte!