O pale, pale now, those rosy lips, I aft hae kiss’d sae fondly! And clos’d for aye, the sparkling glance That dwalt on me sae kindly! And mouldering now in silent dust, That heart that lo’ed me dearly! But still within my bosom’s core Shall live my Highland Mary.
Snippets from a Robbie (Rabbie) Burns Night fest in Vancouver, BC on Feb. 09, 2008 at the Scottish Cultural Centre, celebrating the great renegade Scottish poet Robert Burns. The recordings include lectures, laughs, bagpipes, many toasts, various poem readings and tribute to a haggis.
Audio jumps around a wee bit but enjoy the moments nevertheless.
Robbie Burns Dinner in Vancouver by Maple Ridge Pipe Band, 2008
I’ll be attending this Robbie Burns Dinner and am noting it here so i remember to rent my kilt.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008
Location: The Scottish Cultural Centre
Address: 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Time:: Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person including dinner, entertainment and door prizes
This particular feast to the great Scottish bard (and noted ne’er do well and carouser) Robert Burns is put on by the Maple Ridge Pipe Band who are apparently the cream of the scene so i look forward to some excellent piping and drumming.
Robert Burns on Remembrance Day – Postcard #17 – With a head full of cold medicine, Dave reads a haibun poem for Remembrance day and then enjoys John Cairney reading from Robert Burns’ exploits and indiscretions in Edinburgh in a mighty brogue.
To a Mouse Cosmo reads Robert Burns’ classic poem “To a Mouse” in honor of the 248th anniversary of the Poet’s Birthday.