In Celebration of Robbie Burns

Whether they know it or not, most people in the world know the poetry of Robbie Burns. The Scottish poet (Jan 25, 1758 - July 21, 1796) wrote many many poems and songs, including the one that every one knows - For Auld Lang Syne. Every January 25, Scots around the world (and a few honorary Scots) lift a glass in celebration of his life and his contributions. Here are some shots from the local Robbie Burns Night, put on by the Celtic Arts Society and Royal Canadian Legion.

The Pipe Band In All It's Glory

On the March

Here Comes the Haggis (and yes, haggis does taste good)

Highland Dancers Leaping (I love how they are all in midair :))

Kilts Swirling


Heather (Pretty Kittie) said...
28 January 2008 at 23:43

Oh my how that brings back memories....and some of them are good ones :) Seriously, beautiful photos though!!! Nice capture of the dancers in midair.

Lisa B said...
29 January 2008 at 03:44

Very cool! Love these.

Janice said...
29 January 2008 at 21:29

I thought you'd enjoy these Heather! Did you end up continuing with the drums or was that more of a CR thing?

Cristal said...
30 January 2008 at 03:27

How interesting! TFS these- love them all.

Heather (Pretty Kittie) said...
4 February 2008 at 23:23

It's actually taken quite a while to split my enjoyment from being involved with the pipe band from my less than pleasant memories of a certain bagpiper so I still take out my beaters and spin them to Pipe Band mp3s I haven't been part of a band since CR. I'm considering going for the Kimberly Pipe Band and taking lessons for the chanter next time they offer the lessons.

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