Local churches hold Robbie Burns Day celebrations

Piper Jamie Kennedy leads in the haggis carried by Lesley Gray at the St. Paul's United Church's Robbie Burns lunch last Saturday. Photo by Alan Shackleton.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church at 31 Wood Glen Rd. Scarborough will be holding its annual Robbie Burns Roast Beef Dinner and Ceilidh.

The dinner starts at 5:30 pm, soon followed by various songs, readings, Scottish Country Dancers, and Highland Dancer.

Robert “Rabbie” Burns was the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet, and various other names and epithets, he was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

Burns Suppers are held annually on or near Robbie Burns Day/Night on Jan. 25 to celebrate the iconic Scottish bard.

The event is currently sold out, please call 416-699-1878 if you have any further questions about ticket availability.

Last Saturday, Jan. 19, St. Paul’s United Church on McIntosh Street in Scarborough hosted a Robbie Burns lunch featuring haggis, a piper, dancing and the reciting of Burns’ poem Address To A Haggis.

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