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Burns Night at Argyll

Some hae meat and canna eat, -- And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”

– The Selkirk Grace

 

21 Jan 2020

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Scottish poet and legend Robert Burns died at only 37, in 1796 due to ill health. On the fifth anniversary of his death, his friends held a celebratory dinner at Burns Cottage, which was quickly followed by the establishment of the first Burns Club. The date it is held on — January 25th — is Burns’ birthday, and ever since 1801, suppers have been traditionally held on that date, firstly in Scotland and later in the rest of the UK. Recently, we have even seen countries such as New Zealand and Australia practising the age old Scottish Tradition! Burns Night embodies and celebrates all things Scottish — and coming so soon after Hogmanay, it’s the perfect time to do so!

Address to a haggis

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,

Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!”

 – Address to a Haggis

A traditional Scottish Burns Supper would not be complete without the serving of our most famous dish, join us for a hearty portion of haggis, neeps and tatties, wash it down with a nip of whiskey, and top it off with a serving of divine cheesecake. Join us for live Ceilidh Acts, a Piper, and addressing of the haggis!

Hae a dram on us

She kiltit up her kirtle weel,

To show her bonie cutes sae sma',

And walloped about the reel,

The lightest louper o' them a'!

- On the Dutchess of Gordons Dancing

In 1923, the Scottish Country Dance Society was founded in Glasgow, just 40 odd miles away from our Holiday Park sites here in Argyll. The society was formed with the goal of preserving "country dances as danced in Scotland". Here at Argyll Holidays we are keen to uphold the age-old tradition of Scottish country dancing. And so, we invite you and your loved ones to join in on our reels and jigs, lets boogie on down and celebrate! 

Live music across our sites for Burns Supper

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village – Saturday 25th 2020

Come join us for a braw evening of food, Ceilidh dancing, and a live performance from Ceilidh Band Jigtime – Only £15 a head

Hunters Quay Holiday Village – Saturday 25th 2020

Free entry from 9pm onwards, great food and a live performance from Scottish Tribute Band – Scotsome Reel!

The Goil Inn – Friday 24th 2020 / Saturday 25th 2020

Jigtime Ceilidh Band are kicking of the weekend with a live performance at The Goil Inn, and are keeping the festivities going with a live performance the following day – come along and grab a bite to eat, a pint and partake in a bit of traditional Ceilidh dancing – Novices welcome!

Ceilidh music live all night

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,

for auld lang syne,

we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!

and surely I'll be mine!

And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,

and pu'd the gowans fine;

But we've wander'd mony a weary foot,

sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn,

frae morning sun till dine;

But seas between us braid hae roar'd

sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!

and gie's a hand o' thine!

And we'll tak a right gude-willy waught,

for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my jo,

for auld lang syne,

we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!

and surely I'll be mine!

And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.

 

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