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Robert Burns dinner - SHANO

Robert Burns anniversary celebration
Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio
January 21, 2012

The 253rd anniversary celebration of the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, was held at the Croatian Lodge in Willoughby on January 21, 2012. The event was put on by the Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio (SHANO).

Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio (SHANO) banner

A piper led the Seating of the Table ceremony.

Bagpiper

Marie Crawley Diamond sang the US National Anthem, God Save our Gracious Queen and O Canada.

Michael Crawley and Marie Crawley Diamond

Marie Crawley Diamond


Michael Crawley sang The Flower of Scotland.

Marie Crawley Diamond and Michael Crawley

Michael Crawley




Singing the anthems

Singing the anthems


Craig Shepperly explained some of the language and customs of the classic Robert Burns song Auld Lang Syne.

Craig Shepperly

Craig Shepperly



SHANO head table

Scott Duncan piped Flowers of the Forest in honor of those who passed last year.

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan



Chief Scott Duncan

Chief Scott Duncan

As always, one of the highlights of the evening was the Presentation of the Haggis by SHANO Chief, Scott Duncan.

Presentation of the Haggis

Scott Duncan with the Haggis

Scott Duncan with the Haggis


George Anderson recited Burn's epic poem "Ode to A Haggis" with passion and gusto.

Haggis is a pudding of sorts - but far from the chocolate or banana cream you may be picturing. Instead it is a savory pudding made of such things as sheep's heart, liver and lungs along with oatmeal, suet and spices. It is encased in the sheep's stomach and cooked for a minimum of three hours.


More about Robert Burns

Flower of Scotland lyrics (Unofficial National Anthem)

Ode to A Haggis

Auld Lang Syne


The 253rd anniversary celebration of the life of Robert Burns - Page 1 (this page)
Anthems, Haggis and more

The 253rd anniversary celebration of the life of Robert Burns - Page 2
Faces in the crowd

The 253rd anniversary celebration of the life of Robert Burns - Page 3
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