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Drink a toast and celebrate Burns night at Palazzo de Piro’s Celtic celebrations this month

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For those of you not familiar with the Scottish tradition of Burns night, after having been to a few Burns night dinners myself, I can assure you that it’s an experience not to be missed.

Celebrated on or around 25th January by the Scottish, Burns night is a celebration of the life or Robert Burns. Widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, Burns is also the author of New Year favourite Aud Lang Syne.

Burns night traditions include a meal of Haggis, “neeps and tatties” (mashed turnips and potatoes) and plenty of good Scotch whisky to wash it down with. Traditionally, at more formal Burns night events, the Haggis is brought to the table to the sound of bagpipes. Once at table the host reads the “Address to a Haggis”, an ode to the dish written by Robert Burns himself, and the haggis is sliced in half in ceremonial fashion.

 

To mark Burns night this year, Infinitely Xara will be hosting a Celtic Night at Palazzo de Piro featuring folk band, Celtic Connections. The band is made up of 10 musicians and 6 Scottish dancers.
Celtic Connections Malta is a multinational group of musicians – Irish, Scottish, Maltese, Gozitan, Japanese, German, English, and others, who play mainly Celtic music, but also folk music from other areas. The core of their music is Irish, Scots and English tunes; they even play some of their own compositions. They play as a ceilidh (pronounced Keili) band for Scottish dancing.

Their traditional instruments include fiddles, mandolin, guitars, whistle, flute, accordion, harp, cajon (sit-on drum), and various pieces of percussion.

The Event takes place at Palazzo de Piro’s Sala Panoramicam on  23rd January from 8pm-11.30pm. A reduced a la carte menu with typical Scottish food and beverages will be available. For bookings and for more information about events by Infinitely Xara, visit their partner profile here.

For more information about Celtic Connections visit their Website 
http://maltasession.org/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CelticConnectionsMalta/


2 Comments

  1. Hebergeur says:

    This was originally a short speech given by a male guest in thanks to the women who had prepared the meal. However, nowadays it is much more wide-ranging and generally covers the male speaker’s view on women. It is normally amusing but not offensive, particularly bearing in mind that it will be followed by a reply from the “lassies” concerned. The men drink a toast to the women’s health.

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