Free and open to the public.
Haggis, cock-a-leekie soup, neeps & tatties, shephard’s pie, scotch eggs, and sticky toffee pudding will all be available for sale upstairs in the Club Room starting at 5pm.
Starting at 6pm, the Parade of Pipers and Haggis begins and Tom Schlafly addresses the masses with his annual poem conjuring the spirit of Robert Burns.
Duddy Breeks play live in the Club Room starting at 7pm.
Delicious Scotch Ale will be flowing on draft all night long.
Don’t forget to wear your kilt!
An Extraordinary Evening
For those of you who wonder what Robert Burns is most famous for, think about that song everyone sings on New Year’s Eve. That’s correct!
Burns’ Night is our annual, extraordinary celebration of the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Celebrated on, or about, the Bard’s birthday, January 25th, the event is ideal for brightening up the cold, wet and dark St. Louis winter evenings. Just before Tom Schlafly reads his poem, our Scotch Ale is escorted in by a fancy procession of pipers and drummers. Naturally, we cook up some extraordinarily delicious Scottish food, and round out the festivities with the best Celtic musicians in St. Louis.
Always a fun, loose evening, the event encompasses the whole of life’s emotions in one evening. There is the serious thought provoking speech (of course laced with humor) along with song, nostalgia, merriment, satire, wit, happiness and sadness.