Who did what: previous suppers

Annual Supper 2011

(with thanks to Angus Findlay Photography for the photos)

Note these photos can all be seen here and may be downloaded by interested parties.

The Top Table
Most of the top table members, Centre, Bowhill Peoples Burns Club President,
Kevin Thompson FSA Scot, with L to R,
Jimmy Law, President of Skelmorlie Poosie Nansie's Burns Club (Immortal Memory),
Geraint Lang FHEA (Peace and the People),
Henry McLeish, Honorary President of BPBC and right,
David J MacDonald, Vice President & Treasurer BPBC
(missing from Photo is Cammy Goodall (The Lassies) )

The annual supper was held on Saturday 29th Jan 2011 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.

All three toasts this year were well delivered and well received. Jimmy Law's Immortal Memory contained some great West Coast humour as well as some interesting insights into the Bard. Peace and People was delivered from a Welsh perspective...and partly in Welsh by native Geraint Lang! He skillfully brought in some personal family aspects as well as elements of Welsh history and custom before relating this to Burns. Cammy Goodall regaled us with stories of his life as a 'Home Maker' cleverly linking that to Burns and the lassies.

For a quick look at the highlights...

The Toasts this year were performed by:

Immortal Memory
Jimmy Law
To the Lassies
Cammy Goodall
Peace and the People
Geraint Lang

The Haggis
Poosie Nansie

Douglas Abercrombie
John Ritchie
Jackie Millan



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.

President Kevin
Address to a Haggis
Douglas Abercrombie
Selkirk Grace
Stewart Abercrombie
There Was A Lad
Alec Abercrombie
Ae Fond Kiss
Tom Dow
Address to the Unco Guid
Frank Sandeman
Yon Wild Mossie Mountain
Humphrey Evry
Holy Willie's Prayer
Bob Garmory PP
Kellyburn Braes
Bill Dawson
Henpecked Husband
Jim MacLean
Sae Far Awa
DF MacDonald
Death & Dr Hornbrook
Ron Fleming
The Twa Dugs
Intro:Davie Penman,Ceasar: Bob Garmory, Luath:Archie Abercrombie
To A Mouse
Jim Chalmers
McPherson's Farewell
Bill Adie
Willie Wastle
Stewart Abercrombie
Mary Morrison
Tom Hopton PP
Lines on meeting Lord Daer
Cammy Goodall
Selection From the Band
Michael Philip & Paul Glancy
Piping solo
Jock Ritchie
Immortal Memory
Jimmy Law Pres Skelmorlie Poosie Nancies
Scots Wha Hae
Dainty Davie
Bill Adie
The Auld Farmer's New Year to Maggie
Iain Harkins
The Lea Rig
Willie Miller
1st Epistle to John Lapraik
Archie Abercrombie
My Love she's But A Lassie Yet
DJ MacDonald
The Ploughman
Tam O Shanter
Bob Shepherd
A Mans A Man
Peace The People
Geraint Lang FHEA
The Lass that Made the Bed for Me
Michael Philp
Ye Jacobites By Name
Kev Thompson - President
Happy Friendship
Alex Abercrombie PP
John Barleycorn
Dave Penman
DJ MacDonald
Jolly Beggars Cantata (Extract from)
Auld Lang Syne: Original Tune
Kev Thompson - President
Interval & Raffle
Toast To The Lassies
Cammy Goodall
Green Grow the Rashes-o
Parcel O Rogues
Dougie Abercrombie
Carls of Dysart
Bill Adie
Presentation To Speakers
President Kevin Thompson
Vote Of Thanks
DJ MacDonald
The Star O Rabbie Burns
Tom Hopton
Auld Lang Syne: Traditional Tune


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 smoothly presided over by 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.

2007 supper report

2008 supper report

2009 supper report

2010 supper report


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