(with thanks to A. Deas for the photos)
Who did what: previous suppers
The Top Table
Prof Bill McIntosh (Peace and the People), Local Businessman ,
David J MacDonald, President BPBC
Kevin Thompson FSA Scot, BPBC I.P. President (Immortal Memory)
Albert Richie (The Lassies)
Michael Philip (Musician)
The annual supper was held on Saturday 26th Jan 2013 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 5:30 and ending at midnight.
All three toasts this year were well delivered and well received. Kevin Thompson's Immortal Memory contained some humour as well as some interesting insights into the Bard and posed the question, Why do we have Burns Suppers?
Peace and People was delivered in expert form by local Educationalist Prof Bill McIntosh, and Bert Ritchie gave us his own take on Burns and the lassies, with some humourous observations.
The main Toasts this year were performed by:
Kev Thompson - Immortal Memory
Bert Ritchie - The Lassies
Jock Ritchie Club Piper
DJ MacDonald - Club President
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.
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 Davie MacDonald and ended at midnight with the entire company singing Auld Lang Syne for the second time. It was earlier sung by IPP Kev Thompson to the orginal Burns' tune.
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