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Burns night celebration in Liverpool-region

by Ostin Ronald-Price. Published Wed 23 Jan 2013 09:37
St Georges Hall hosts Burns Night celebration
St Georges Hall hosts Burns Night celebration

Scottish people and non-Scots alike are being invited to join in Liverpool’s newest Burns Night celebration.

St George’s Hall is holding a céilidh on Friday 25 January, the first time a Burn Night celebration has been staged in the hall.

The night marks the birthday of Scottish national poet, Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and is celebrated through-out the world with music, food and dance.

Merseyside Band Gallimaufry will be performing, and guiding everyone through the dance steps at the céilidh, an evening of Scottish/Celtic dancing.

Everyone is taught the dance by the band’s caller, and dances are performed in large mixed groups. You don’t have to be a dancer to take part, just willing to have fun.

As well as the dancing and music, there is also a traditional Scottish buffet of Haggis, with a vegetarian variety such as neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes) and a bar where wee drams of whisky will be plentiful.

Deputy Lord Mayor and trustee of St George’s Hall, Councillor Gary Millar, said: "In the words of the Scots Bard "Don't be a wee sleekit cowerin' tim'rous beastie". No, you don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy Burns Night, everybody is welcome – it’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope it is the start of a tradition at St George’s Hall."

Doors open at 7.30pm and entrance is via the North entrance located opposite the Walker Art Gallery.

Tickets are £10 per person (includes buffet) and can be purchased at the door on the night, or in advance from:

St George’s Hall Heritage Centre, St Johns Lane (0151 225 6909/6903)or to put your name on the paying guest list email at stgeorgeshall@liverpool.gov.uk.


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