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Annual Supper 2009

(with thanks to Alistair Deas for the photos)


The annual supper was held on Saturday 24th Jan 2009 in the Dundonald Institute. As always tickets were in very high demand and over 100 gents turned out for another great evening of Burns and companionship. The evening, as ever was packed full of Burns, starting at 5:30 and ending at midnight. This of course was a special year as it is Burns' 250th anniversary, but every year is special for Bowhill Peoples Burns Club!


The Toasts this year were performed by:

Immortal Memory
Cameron Goodall
To the Lassies
Jim Leishman MBE
Peace and the People
Rev Neil Gardner

The Haggis
Poosie Nansie

Frank Sandeman
John Ritchie
Daisy Grant



The Top Table


Cameron Goodall
The Immortal Memory


The Company

Over the course of the evening 46 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.

Item Artiste
Address to Haggis Frank Sandeman
Selkirk Grace Stewart Abercrombie
There Was a Lad Tom Hopton
Ae Fond Kiss David F MacDonald
Slaves Lament Alistair Cunningham
Holy Willies Prayer Archie Abercrombie
Where Helen lies Humph Evry
Willie Chalmers Jack Graham
The Lea Rig George Barclay
Epistle to Willie Simpson Wilf Allsop
To a Louse Stewart Abercrombie
McPhersons Farewell Bill Adie
My Love She's But A Lassie Yet David J MacDonald
The Inventory Robin Shepherd
Dainty Davie Alex Abercrombie
Harmonica Duet Humph Evry, George Barclayd
Piping Solo Jock Ritchie
Ye Banks & Braes Community
Immortal Memory Cameron Goodall
Scots Wha Hae Community
Michael Philip & Paul Glancy Musical Interlude
Death & Dr Hornbrook Jim Chalmers
Mary Morrison Tom Hopton
To A Mouse Frank Sandeman
Farewell To Lodge Tarbolton Douglas Abercrombie
Silver Tassie Alistair Deas
Willie Wastle Steven Garmory
Killicrankie Allan D MacDonald
Epistle to James Smith David Potter
Tam O' Shanter Bill Adie
A Man's A Man David Penman
Peace & The People Rev Neil Gardner
The Deils Awa Alex Abercrombie
Death & Dying Words Of Auld Mallie Bob Shepherd
Of A' The Airts Bill Dawson
Duncan Gray Tom Hopton
Soldiers Return Iain Harkins
Carles O' Dysart Bill Adie
Auld Lang Syne Cameron Goodall
Fiddle recital Willie Robertson
Toast To The lassies Jim Leishman MBE
Parcel O Rogues Douglas Abercrombie
Vote Of Thanks Iain Harkins
Star O' Rabbie Burns Tom Hopton
Auld Lang Syne Community

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

2007 supper report

2008 supper report


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