As many of you are no-doubt unaware, tonight on the 25th of January the wee country of Scotland celebrates it’s most famous poet,
Rabbie Burns and I’d like to wish you all . Merry Burns Night
It’s traditionally a feast with altogether too much theatrical speechifying and toastilliating. The centrepiece of which is an ode to an already infamous denizen of these forums, the
If everyone in the often large gathering isn’t already drunk, they now rapidly become so in order to more merrily navigate the untold more speeches and toasts that flower after the meal.
Top off the evening with an wickedly complicated Scottish Country Dancing tornado and generally leave with a happy if rather confused smile.
Scottish Country dance (SCD) is the distinctively Scottish form of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances. Traditionally a figure corresponds to an eight bar phrase of music. Country dancing which is argua...
I would add, it’s probably best to remember that Burns Supper might be best taken with a pinch of salt.
Scotland isn’t a wee country ya prick.
Never did the dancing, but the poem is absolutely required. And the whisky.
Merry Burns Night to you, too!
I like listening, but these Yank ears can’t make head or tail of it.
As it happens, I am enjoying some McClelland’s scotch presently, and I actually used to go Scottish dancing once a week as a young teen with some friends of scottish descent.
but i’ll not be doing it tonight, laddie.
I worked a double tonight and and yesterday. I’m beat.
but I’ll raise a glass to ye, and Mr. Burns!
its Single Malt Whisky ya boggin bampot
when I ask for “whiskey” around my way, bartenders try to foist something distilled from corn mash upon me. to get what I want, I must say “Scotch.” sorry, but that’s the reality. try not to let it get under your skin, pal.
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