Burns Supper 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013, saw Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums commemorating the immortal memory of Robert Burns. Peter Reid, a native of Scotland and current Texas, gave the toast to Robert Burns intermixed with some spicy humor. We had the traditional toast to the Lassies and the Lads as well. The haggis was piped in and Torf recited Burns’ thorough poem touting the benefits of consuming copious amounts of the Scottish treat! STPD unveiled the Cairncross Ceilidh Band as well as played some of our well-loved, and even some new tunes, on the Great Highland Pipes. Friends conversed, laughter was continuous and the evening was topped off with the entire gathering singing along to the string instruments to Auld Lang Syne. So you’ll be fully prepared the next time you attend a Burns Supper:


Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

   For auld lang syne, my dear,
   For auld lang syne.
   We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
   For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine.
We've wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin' auld lang syne.
We twa hae sported i' the burn,
From morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin' auld lang syne.
And ther's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine;
We'll tak' a right good willie-waught,
For auld lang syne.