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Annual Supper 2010

(with thanks to Alistair Deas for the photos)

The Top Table
L to R: Bros Fleming(Guests from Jolly Beggars), Anthony Russell(Peace and the People), Prof David Purdie (Immortal Memory),
Kevin Thompson (President), Henry McLeish (Hon President), David J MacDonald (Vice Pres), Chic Cameron (Toast to the Lasses)


The annual supper was held on Saturday 30th Jan 2010 in the Dundonald Institute. As always tickets were in very high demand and over 110 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. This of course was a special year as it is the club's 70th anniversary, but then every year is special for Bowhill Peoples Burns Club!

Highlights this year were the Immortal Memory, proposed by Prof David Purdie MD and Tam O Shanter, recited by Past President Wilf Allsop... plus the Twa Dugs and the Jolly Beggars....

Wilf Allsop: Tam O Shanter...superb!

The Toasts this year were performed by:

Immortal Memory
Prof David Purdie MD
To the Lassies
Chic Cameron
Peace and the People
Anthony Russell

The Haggis
Poosie Nansie

Jim Young
John Ritchie
Jackie Millan



Prof David Purdie MD
The Immortal Memory

David gave us a very different and memorable Immortal Memory, which has been commented on very positively by many who attended.
Accompanied by a series of slides and with little or no reference to notes, David delivered a thought provoking address for 37 minutes, leaving people wanting more!

The Company

Over the course of the evening 40 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.

Address to the Haggis Jim Young
Selkirk Grace DJ MacDonald
There Was A Lad Iain Harkins
Ae Fond Kiss Tom Dow
Epistle To A Young Friend Bob Garmory PP
Where Helen Lies Humphrey Evry
Holy Willie's Prayer Frank Sandeman
The Blue Eyed Lassie Bill Dawson
Westlin Winds Ron Fleming
Ca The Ewes DF MacDonald
The Twa Dugs Intro:Wilf, Ceasar:Bob G, Luath:Archie A
McPherson's Farewell DJ MacDonald
Death & Dr Hornbrook Jim Chalmers
The Slave's Lament Alastair Cunningham
Lines on meeting Lord Daer Bob Shepherd
Selection From the Band Michael Philip & Paul Glancy
Piping solo Jock Ritchie
Immortal Memory Prof David Purdie MD FSA Scot
A Rosebud by my early Walk Cameron Goodall
Scots Wha Hae Community
Adieu Dougie Abercrombie
My Father was a Farmer Archie Abercrombie
The Bonnie Lass o Ballochmyle Tom Hopton PP
The Lass That Made The Bed For Me Iain Harkins
The Ploughman various
Tam O Shanter Wilf Allsop PP
A Mans A Man David Penman
Peace and the People Anthony Russell FHEA
Ye Jacobites By Name Alistair Deas
Silver Tassie Alex Abercrombie PP
On a Scotch Bard David Potter
Happy Friendship Bill Adie
O Poortith Cauld Cammy Goodall
Killiecrankie Allan MacDonald
Jolly Beggars Cantata (Extract from) Various
Auld Lang Syne: Original Tune Tom Hopton PP
Interval & Raffle  
Toast To The Lassies Chic Cameron
Green Grow the Rashes-o Community
Parcel o Rogues Dougie Abercrombie
Willie Wastle DJ MacDonald
Carls of Dysart Alasdair Cunningham
Presentation To Speakers Kevin Thompson - President
Vote Of Thanks DJ MacDonald
The Star O Rabbie Burns Bill Adie
Auld Lang Syne: Traditional Tune 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 presided over by new club President Kev Thompson 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.

Anthony Russell presented with club tie by President Kev Thompson
Prof Purdie presented with club plate by
President Kev Thompson


2007 supper report

2008 supper report

2009 supper report

Anthony Russell: Peace and the People
Chic Cameron: Toast to the Lasses


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