Burns Night: Address to the Haggis?

Santa Fe Stories - March 6, 2012

PhotobucketQ: Burns Night celebrates a) haggis  b) the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, or c) whiskey? Today on the podcast we go to a Burns Night celebration and learn the answer is — all three … but mostly Burns.  Robert “Rabbie” Burns, Scotland’s poet laureate,  is celebrated across the world in January, the month of his birth.  The prolific bard has over 113 entries in World of Quotes, including, “man’s inhumanity to man,” “my love is like a red, red rose,” “the best laid plans of mice and men,” and “Comin’ thro the Rye.”  Burns Night is a raucous but scripted affair with toasts, songs, poems, haggis — yes, haggis, and lots of wee drams of good Scotch whiskey.  See the order of ceremonies here, from a Burns Night in Santa Fe at the home of Steve Ashworth and Christine Glover. Listen to the original podcast and find more information Burns Night, including videos and pictures, on the Santa Fe Stories website.