A BURNSING SENSATION
Newport, OR – The Celtic Heritage Alliance is celebrating its 5th year in honoring Scotland’s favorite poet, Robert Burns in a culturally colossal evening steeped in Scottish tradition featuring literary readings, humor, frivolity, and retrospect in honoring his legacy during CHA’s 5th Annual Robert Burns Supper at the Shilo Inn Ballroom in Newport set for Saturday January 30th, 2016, 6:00 to 10 p.m.
CHA joins others around the world in hosting a fun and fanciful Robert Burns Supper in a simultaneous celebration near his birthdate of January 25th where the wearing of your kilt, family tartan and raising your glass is highly encouraged!
The unlikely guest of honor; the mighty haggis makes its entrance on its fine silver platter, led by a piper and presented by the chef to the humbled host who pays homage through reciting Burns’ famous “Ode to a Haggis,” and then bathes the sausage in a fine single malt Scotch, slices it open with a ceremonial dirk and serves it to awaiting partygoers.
Having enjoyed this wonderful meal, the guests can partake and participate in an evening of verse and song, fanciful readings, trivia games, and charming toasts.
Between courses, whisky connoisseurs can opt to enjoy five exceptional tastings of Scotland’s finest single malt Scotches; each different than in the previous year’s samples.
Your purchase includes:
A virtual feast of Scotch Eggs, garden salad, “cock-a-leekie” soup, stuffed chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes), with a delectable Drambuie trifle, shortbread and truffles for dessert and beer & wine will be available for purchase.
Live muisc and dance with “Pipedance” from Lincoln City, Oregon will be performed by husband and wife duo Gary Burman and Nora Sherwood who are known for their Irish tunes featuring uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles, bodhran and percussive sean-nós step dance, but will be sharing their love of Burns’ music with partygoers this year.
CHA’s guest speaker will guide guests on a tour of historical accounts and stories, participants may share selections of Burns poetry, and participate in the return of the “What Lifts Your Kilt?” trivia game and our silent auction fundraiser!
Early ticket purchases are highly encouraged as this even has sold out each year since it began and 50% have already been sold.
Advanced Ticket Prices*:
Scotch Tasting (Dinner included): $70.00
Non-Tasting (Dinner only): $45.00
Checks should be made payable to “CHA” and sent by January 25th to:
PO Box 504
Newport OR 97376