Scots Independent Newspaper are delighted to be able to offer all our
visitors the opportunity to listen to a Burns Supper in Real Audio
format. Burns Suppers are held to celebrate the birth of our national
poet, Robert Burns, on 25th January each year.
The only part of a Burns Supper we've missed
out is the "Toast to the Lassies" and we are
indebted to Carson C. Smith, FSA Scot for sending us in the one he gave
at a recent Burns Supper at the Scottish American Club of Indiana.
Suppers come in all shapes and sizes! SI personnel were involved in two
recent vastly differing Suppers with the common thread that they were both
chaired by Peter Wright and The Immortal Memory given by James Halliday.
One, the Stirling CA SNP Burns Supper had a ‘real’ audience and the
second only the four people taking part and a microphone. This was the
first ever SI website Burns Supper recorded by the SI webmaster. Use
RealAudio to download your own instant Burns Supper.
photographer Marilyn Wright was on hand to record the Stirling CA Burns
Supper for ‘Flag in the Wind’.
Chairman for the evening Peter
Wright listening intently to the knowledgable and
thought-provoking Immortal Memory being delivered by James
Halliday at the Stirling CA SNP Burns Supper in the Victoria
Dr Gordon Wilson amusing fellow
speakers James Halliday and Christine Grahame MSP with
reminiscences of his days as "Controller General" of
Radio Free Scotland in the course of his splendid Toast to
Singer Lyndsey Spowart wowed the
audience with an entertaining selection of Burns' songs.
Accordian duo, Laura Richardson
and Scott Bennett, set feet a-tapping with lively sessions of
tunes associated with Robert Burns.
James Halliday enjoys an
interval crack as Christine Grahame MSP ponders her reply to the
Toast to the Lassies.
Piper Neil Bell relaxing after
piping in the Haggis.
Doyen SI and SNP activists Jim
Lynch and Helen Davidson enjoying the proceedings.
No SNP event would be complete
without the RAFFLE ! Mairi MacDonald readily stumping up.
A cheery smile from Alistair
Walker after surviving Christine Grahame's witty reply to his
Toast to the Lassies.
Gerry McLaughlan proposing the vote
of thanks to the speakers and performers.