Who did what: previous suppers

Annual Supper 2008

(with thanks to Alistair Deas for the photos)

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Two sample audio tracks are below and the contents list is here


The annual supper was held on Saturday 26th Jan 2008 in the Dundonald Institute. As always tickets were in very high demand and 107 gents turned out for another great evening of Burns and companionship. The evening, as ever was packed full of Burns, starting at 5:45 and ending at midnight.

The entire company sing the club song: "Ye Banks & Braes O Bonnie Doon"
Click Play to hear it.

Traditionally the Company sing "Scots Wha Hae " after the Immortal Memory
Click Play to hear it.

The Toasts this year were performed by:

Bill Dawson
Alan Russell
Kevin Thompson
David McNeil : Piper = JohnRitchie
Immortal Memory
To The Lasses
Peace and the People
Address to A Haggis: Poosie Nancy = Jackie Millen


Honorary President

Henry McLeish gives thanks for the invitation to be Honorary President


Bill Dawson: Snr V.P. of World Burns Federation, club president Bob Garmory
and the new Honorary President the Right Honorable Henry McLeish


The Top Table listen to the Club President


The Company


Over the course of the evening 42 items were heard by a very enthusiastic company.
The club excels in having not just the well known works of the Bard but lesser known gems too.

The progamme in its entirety is below.

There Was A Lad Tom Hopton
Ae Fond Kiss David F MacDonald
Westlin Winds Ron Fleming
Epistle To A Young Friend Frank Sandeman
Where Helen Lies Humphrey Evry
The Calf Jack Graham
The Lea Rig George Barclay
Tam Samsons Elegy Wilf Allsop
The Plougman BPBC sextet
McPherson's Farewell Alistair Deas
To A Louse Archie Abercrombie
Dainty Davie Bill Adie
Lines on meeting Lord Daer Bob Shepherd
Selection From the Band Michael Philip & Paul Glancy
Ye Banks And Braes Community
Immortal Memory Bill Dawson
Scots Wha Hae Community
Holy Willies Prayer Jim Chalmers
Parcel o Rogues Douglas Abercrombie
Awa Whigs Awa Kevin Thompson
The Lass That Made The Bed For Me Bill Adie
Killiecrankie David J MacDonald
Man Was Made To Mourn David Potter
Ay Walkin O Tom Hopton
Presentation to Honorary President The Right Honorable Henry McLeish
A Mans A Man Bob Garmory & Stuart Malcolm
Clarinet Solo Stuart Malcolm
Peace The People Kevin Thompson
The Deils Awa wi the Exciseman Alex Abercrombie
The Twa Dugs Archie Abercrombie,Wilf Allsop, Dave Penman
Of A The Airts Bill Dawson
The Dumfries Volunteers Bob Fleming
Carles of Dysart Bill Adie
Address to The Toothache Iain Harkins
Yon Wild Mossy Mountains Humphrey Evry
Jolly Beggars Cantata (Extract from) Various
Auld Lang Syne: Original Tune Kevin Thompson
Toast To The Lassies Alan Russell
Ye Jacobites By Name Cameron Goodall
Happy Friendship Alex Abercrombie
Tam O Shanter Cameron Goodall
John Anderson My Jo Dougie Abercrombie
Presentation To Speakers The President
Vote Of Thanks Humphrey Evry
The Star O Rabbie Burns Tom Hopton
Auld Lang Syne: Traditional Tune Community


Some of the Artistes

Bill Dawson
O' A The Airts
DF MacDonald
takes a turn on the camera
Humphrey Evry
Where Helen Lies
Archie Abercrombie, Dave Penman and Wilf Allsop
The Twa Dugs
Stuart Malcolm & Bob Garmory
A Man's a Man For A' That
Iain Harkins
Address to The Toothache

Tom Hopton
Aye Walkin O

Dougie Abercormbie
John Anderson My Jo
Kev Thompson
Auld Lang Syne & Awa Whigs Awa
Extract from The Jolly Beggars



As can be seen there was a great mix of recitations, songs and speeches, all received with much enthusiasm by the company.



For the third year Michael and Paul provided a superb musical accompaniment and the traditional fare was well served by staff from the 'Tipsy Nipper'.



The evening was expertly presided over by club President Bob Garmory in his usual inimitable style and ended at midnight with the entire company singing Auld Lang Syne for the second time. It was earlier sung to the orginal Burns' tune which can be heard by clicking the link on the front page.

Past President Alex Abercrombie and cousin (club member) Dougie Abercrombie, take a farewell in front of the Bard. Alex leaves us soon for greener pastures.

2007 supper report


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