Burns Night January 24th 2013
A group of forty members and wives assembled at Graeme and Anna's home to celebrate both Burns Night and the first anniversary of the first meeting of the Valley Single Malt Whisky Club. The traditional format for a Burns Night was followed and the photos and videos of the events tell the story. Special thanks to Tom Peter, Tuve Bevan, Tony Lancelot, Joe Ippolito and Bonnie Lipomi for their participation and wonderful contributions and in making this a very memorable occasion. Thanks also to Chris Abernathy, Mike Moffitt and Anna Dalziel (aka the daughter of Stephen Spielberg) for their photos and videos which are featured on this website.
Photos and slideshow of members and wives enjoying the evening
Burns Night Welcome and Introduction Video
Graeme welcomed club members and their wives to the Burns Night celebration and gave a brief introduction into how the evening would unfold.
Click the photo or this link to see the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s420tGWnlFo
The Selkirk Grace Video
Tom adopts a Scottish brogue to share some background information into the Selkirk Grace and then flawlessly recites the prayer of thanks.
Click the photo or this link to see the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WteE81rZweA
The Danish song version of The Selkirk Grace Video
Tuve Bevan sang a beautiful Danish language version of the Selkirk Grace. Tuve sang the Grace beautifully and surprised us all with the essential similarity to the original Scottish version.
Click the photo or this link to see the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCS2HS1reg
Ode to The Haggis Video
Graeme entertains the gathering with some background and the famous Robbie Burns poem "Ode to the Haggis".
Click the photo or this link to see the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iReYR3BJaS0
Immortalization of Robbie Burns Video
Tony immortalizes the life and work of Robbie Burns by sharing stories and reciting some of the most famous poems of "The Bard".
Click the photo or this link to view the video :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUnfc42qtks
Toast to The Lassies Video
Joe draws on his obvious theatrical talent to write and recite a Toast to The Lassies. This is traditionally one of the highspots of Burns Night celebrations around the world. Joe did not disappoint !
Click the photo or this link to view the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vb_h0CK8yw
Response to The Toast to the Lassies Video
Bonnie responds to Joe on behalf of the Lassies and entertains the gathering with a poem which reminds all members present that men really cannot survive without the continuous presence and support of their better halves !
Click the photo or this link to view the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuCLZetyxMA