Annual Supper 2012

(with thanks to A. Deas for the photos)
Who did what: previous suppers

top table guests

The Top Table
Iain Harkins (The Lassies), David Baird IPM World Burns Federation (Immortal Memory),
Kevin Thompson FSA Scot, Bowhill Peoples Burns Club President,
Henry McLeish, Honorary President of BPBC (Peace and the People),
David J MacDonald, Vice President & Treasurer BPBC
+ 2 guests from The Jolly Beggars. All in front of Mrs Graham's excellent tapestry

The annual supper was held on Saturday 28th Jan 2012 in the Dundonald Institute. As always tickets were in very high demand and almost 120 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. David Baird's Immortal Memory contained some Dumfries humour as well as some interesting insights into the Bard. Peace and People was delivered in expert form by Hon President the Rt Hon Henry McLeish - a superb narration as one would expect from a politician! Iain Harkins gave us his own take on Burns and the lassies, with some humourous observations.

The Toasts this year were performed by:

David Baird
David Baird - Immortal Memory

Henry McLeish
Henry McLeish -
Peace & The People

Iain Harkins
Iain Harkins - The Lassies

Bob Garmory
Bob Garmory
The Haggis


The Company

company company
company company

Cammy Goodall

Cammy Goodall - Cotter's Saturday Night - Superb!

Kev President
President Kev Thompson -Holy Willie's Prayer


Over the course of the evening approximately 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.

Welcome 2012 President Kevin
Address to a Haggis Bob Garmory
Selkirk Grace Dougie Mooney
There Was A Lad - Opening song Douglas Abercormbie
Reply to Trimming epistle from a Tailor Humphrey Evry
Mary Morrison Bill Dawson
McPherson's Farewell Alistair Deas
Address to the Unco Guid Frank Sandeman
Silver Tassie Alex Abercrombie PP
The Twa Dugs Intro:Iain H, Ceasar:Bob G, Luath:Archie A
Westlin Winds Tom Dow
Death and Dr Hornbrook Ron Fleming
Charming Month of May DF MacDonald
The Slave's Lament Willie Miller
Holy Willie's Prayer Kevin Thompson
Selection From the Band Michael Philip & Paul Glancy
Piping solo Jock Ritchie
Immortal Memory David Baird IPM World Fed
Scots Wha Hae Community
Nature's Law Davie Penman
Adieu Dougie Abercrombie
Scotch Drink Archie Abercrombie
The Bonnie Lass o Ballochmyle Tom Hopton
Dying Wish for Poor Mailie Bob Shepherd
The Ploughman various
Willie Chalmers Jack Graham
Tam O Shanter Bill Adie
A Mans A Man Kev Thompson
Peace The People Rt Hon Henry McLeish Hon President
Cotters Saturday Night Cammy Goodall
Happy Friendship Alex Abercrombie PP
Willie Brewed a Peck O Maut Trio: BD, AD and KT
The Lass that Made the Bed for Me Michael Philp
Ye Jacobites By Name Alistair Deas
Man Was Made to Mourn David Potter
Killiecrankie DJ MacDonald
Auld Lang Syne: Original Tune Tom Hopton
Interval & Raffle  
Toast To The Lassies Iain Harkins
Green Grow the Rashes-o Community
Ae Fond Kiss Tom Dow
Willie Wastle DJ MacDonald
Carls of Dysart Bill Adie
Presentation To Speakers President Kevin
Vote Of Thanks Willie Miller
The Star O Rabbie Burns Alec Hodge
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 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

2011 supper report


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