January 26th Burns Night Celebration

What an amazing night we had to celebrate Burns Night, organised by Ishbel and David Yellowley! The Master of Ceremonies, Peter Stretton introduced Dave Froggatt who paraded the Haggis around the room before David Yellowley gave the traditional “Address to the Haggis”.
We were entertained with live music and singing accompanied by harpist Hannah Coleman, her daughter Hattie Coleman, soprano, and Ali Adams on violin.
After the traditional grace, a delicious 3 course meal of Cullen Skink, Haggis with neeps and tatties and a selection of traditional Scottish desserts was enjoyed by all the 60 villagers and friends who attended.
After coffee, Matthew Brundrett gave an excellent speech to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, Lucy Treasure gave a gentle rendition of Burns’ “To a Mouse” and then Crawford Robinson gave a “Toast to the Lassies” in the style of Robert Burns and the response “Toast to the Laddies” was given by his wife Margaret Delattre, both of which had their audience in stitches. The evening concluded with a heartfelt rendition by David Yellowley of Burns “A Man’s a Man a’ that”.
A big thank you must also be made to the committee members who helped behind the scenes with cooking, preparing the hall, manning the bar and generally helping to make the evening go so smoothly.
The photos say it all.