No Burns Supper
would be complete without a piper to pipe in the haggis.
The Supper, on January 25th,
is a celebration of Scotland’s
most famous poet, Robert Burns.
Pipers are in huge demand for Burns Suppers and
you are advised to book well in advance. Contact
to secure a piper for your Supper. We are especially happy
to help organise
a Supper for tourists or people holding their first Supper.
Piping in the haggis
The piper plays a central role, whether it’s a formal
Supper or a raucous bash.
|Robert "Rabbie" Burns
1759 - 1796 is our best loved Scottish poet, famed as much
for his womanising
and drinking as much as for his beloved poetry.Born the son
of a farmer, born in a cottage in Alloway in Ayr, this cottage
is now a museum, dedicated to Rabbie. Burns Night is a great
occasion on January 25th when many dinners dedicated to his
memory are held all over the world.
The piper plays "My
Love is but a Lassie Yet" as he leads in ‘Poosie
Nancy’ (one of Burns’ favoured
landladies) carrying the haggis. A reciter reads the address ‘To
a Haggis’, before he, Nancy and the piper down a whisky.
The piper then leads the procession out and the meal of haggis,
mince, tatties and neeps is served.
The piper can also play a selection of Burns’ work or
other traditional and contemporary Scottish music.
He also plays a vital role in the rendition of Auld Lang Syne
at the end of the evening.
To add a final touch, we can
provide a fully-costumed Rabbie Burns to recite Scotland’s