It’s Burns Night on Saturday 25th January, and the White Lion will be going the Full Tartan with a piper, haggis (optional) and whisky on the night. I understand several regulars on this board will be going along, so here’s a call-out to others to join - you don’t have to be a professional Scot to enjoy it. It’s always a bit of fun. Kilts optional.
The deal is that the WL will offer a special Burns Night menu from 5pm with either haggis (plus neeps and tatties we trust) for those so inclined or a steak for the haggis-averse, plus a double dram of whisky, cost £25. (Haggis, by the way, is delicious.)
The piper in full tartan should show up around 7.30pm, the haggis will be piped in. The ceremony continues with the Address to The Haggis (“Great Chieftain of the Pudding Race....”), the Stabbing of the Haggis and the Address to the Ladies, etc.
Ali and I plan to deliver the Address to the Haggis between us.
I am hoping that many of the glorious "Stroud Green Poetry Group" will attend in honour of the Scottish Bard, and together with others we should be able to command a fairly large table, hopefully others on SG.Org may wish to be sociable and join us. Let me know if you do, though obviously most people would want to book in twos. You can book here: https://www.whitelionn4.com/whats-on
I am not, by the way, being hired by the WL to promote this, it’s just a good opportunity to get a few people together, professional Scot or not. And I do like a good Burns Night.