Address to A Haggis

By |2018-11-16T14:08:24+00:00September 21st, 2017|food and drink, poetry, Robert Burns|

Address To A Haggis The Address To A Haggis is one of Burns most famous ones and is traditionally used on Burns Night. You can find more of Burns poems here. If you are looking for a Burns Night celebration in London then the Ceilidh Club is running several nights at Hammersmith Town Hall 19/25/26 [...]

Auld Lang Syne meaning

By |2017-04-17T09:18:16+00:00April 17th, 2017|poetry, Robert Burns|

Auld Lang Syne Meaning  We always finish the night at the Ceilidh Club with Auld Lang Syne meaning Long, Long ago. The poem was written by Robert Burns and he used his Ayrshire dialect for it, so you find some discrepancy in exact translations. The song begins with the question - is it right to [...]

Tam o’ Shanter

By |2017-03-22T02:35:03+00:00March 21st, 2017|poetry, Robert Burns|

Here is the epic Burns poem Tam O' Shanter. It  is one of his longer poems and tells the tale of the drunkard Tam and his journey home one night where he sees strange happenings going on in the church. Tam o' Shanter is traditionally recited around Burns night.   Tam o' Shanter Tam o' [...]