Annual Burns Supper 2015

The 2015 Waverley Communicators annual Burns Supper was held at the Thistle St James Hotel on Saturday 24 January. President Neil MacLure, ACB CL, welcomed everyone to the evening and provided an overview of proceedings.

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Before eating commenced, Frazer Candlish CC gave the Selkirk Grace.   The haggis was piped in by President Neil Maclure.  Breaking with tradition, Moira Beaton DTM gave the address to the haggis, which is usually delivered by a male speaker. This was the first time a female has delivered the address at a Waverley Communicators Burns Supper. It may also be a first time in history.

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Eileen Scott, CC ALB, began the after dinner entertainment with The Immortal Memory.  This was followed by John Wood’s Toast to the Lassies. The Reply to the Toast to the Lassies was given by Johanne Burns.  Ivor Fennel then sang Ae Fond Kiss and Then We Sever and Green Grow the Rushes O’ whilst also playing the guitar, and Mark McCulloch read the Burns poem, To a Mouse.  Dmitrijs Limonovs read the Burns poem, I Love My Jean, and there was more singing from Aideen O’Malley who sang Ye Jacobites By Name.  The evening came to an end with all guests joining together to sing Auld Lang Syne.

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If you couldn’t make it along this year, do start thinking about attending in 2016 and singing a song or reading a poem!

 

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Waverley Communicators Burns Supper 2014

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Fair fa’ yer honest sonsie face, great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard McMahon 'Of A' The Airts'

Richard McMahon ‘Of A’ The Airts’

 

Neil MacLure tells the (alternative) story of 'Tam O' Shanter'

Neil MacLure tells the (alternative) story of ‘Tam O’ Shanter’

Patrick Bundy toasts Rabbie Burns's 'Immortal Memory'

Patrick Bundy toasts Rabbie Burns’s ‘Immortal Memory’

President Kevin Miller

President Kevin Miller

Neil Mitchison sings a Burns song

Neil Mitchison sings a Burns song

Slainte,Dmitrjs

Slainte,Dmitrjs

Eileen making sure everything is going to plan

Eileen making sure everything is going to plan

Members and guests

Members and guests

Dmitrijs and Anna-Maria - members of Waverley

Dmitrijs and Anna-Maria – members of Waverley

Enthralled

Enthralled

 

A Toast Tae The Lassies

Duncan Thompson gives ‘A Toast Tae The Lassies’

John Wood addresses 'The Toothache'

John Wood addresses ‘The Toothache’

Eileen Scott gives 'The Lassies' Reply'

Eileen Scott gives ‘The Lassies’ Reply’

 

Thanks to members Dmitrijs Limonovs and Moira Beaton for their photography on the night.

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