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Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 19:00 - 22:00


We are pleased to announce that our annual Burns Supper will go ahead this year – on Zoom – and we are delighted that Ian Young, an Edinburgh singer and songwriter will be delivering the Immortal Memory. Ian’s lifelong passion for folk music started in the Ballad Club of Rutherglen Academy under the influence of the late Norman Buchan. Ian won the Edinburgh folk song club’s songwriting competition in 2017 (Time and Tide) and was also a prizewinner jointly with Nigel Gatherer at Monzievaird Hall in 2019. He won the annual songwriting competition at Nitten folk club on four occasions. (Land of the Long White Cloud; The Edinburgh Colonel; Mind o’ them; The Last of the Trees) and he is a past winner of the TMSA traditional singing award (TMSA is the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland). Who could be more qualified to give the Immortal Memory than this folklorist and singer of traditional as well as self-penned songs? Ian promises to make this a very enjoyable musical tribute to the bard.

Our Burns Suppers have been very popular in the past and we did not want to miss out this year; so we have moved it online. It will be a very different experience but we will try to keep the format as close to the original as possible. Unfortunately we could not figure out a way to get Giovanni’s haggis and tattiesto you

The Burns Supper will start in the usual way at 7.30pm. There will be a welcome, a piper, the Address to the Haggis and the Selkirk Grace but without the haggis and tatties. We will then go into the main speeches: Ian will propose the Immortal Memory and we will Toast the Lasses and reply. There will then be the opportunity to go into breakoutrooms to give everybody the opportuinity to have a bit of chat. And after 15 minutes we will all meet up again for sangs and clatter from the floor. This part of thr evening is for everyone to join in.

Numbers are limited, and tickets for this event are free, but you may be aware that the PCAA is struggling to stay afloat in this year of the pandemic and donations are always welcome. We suggest a donation of £5 per ticket.

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
19:00 - 22:00


videoconferencing via ZOOM