Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Scottish can party!
Never let it be said that the Scottish can't party.
The 253rd anniversary celebration of the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, was held at the Croatian Lodge in Willoughby on January 21, 2012. The event was put on by the Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio (SHANO).
Great music from various pipe bands. Plaid Sabbath pipe band played. That may be the best name I ever heard for a pipe band.
One of the highlights of the evening was the Presentation of the Haggis. Yes, haggis. Haggis is like a savory pudding made of such things as sheep's heart, liver and lungs along with oatmeal, suet and spices. It is encased in the sheep's stomach and cooked for a minimum of three hours.
They recited Robert Burns Ode to a Haggis with great gusto and toasted the Haggis with some tasty single malt Scotch whiskey. Of course, toasts were not few in number at this party.
3 pages of pics and videos from the Scottish Robert Burns celebration.